My name is Jarryd Long, a WordPress developer based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
My web development journey began in my early high-school days. I was looking to make the ‘next best theme’ on Themeforest and retire young. Neither happened (turned out I wasn’t much of a designer).
Fortunately I moved into backend development and have spent most of my time since 2014 working between customer support and plugin development.
I’ve worked on, maintained and supported a number of popular WordPress plugins such as WP Google Maps, WP Live Chat, Seriously Simple Podcasting (Castos), Paid Memberships Pro and more. I have also built a number of plugins with Yoohoo Plugins when it was still in its infancy.
I’ve spoken at WordCamps and Meetups, focusing on providing great support, and building your first WordPress plugins.
While not a passion, I am also working on leveling up on my content/marketing skills and trying to be more interactive on social media. If you’d like to say ‘Hi’, drop me a tweet on @JarrydLong
Unrelated to WordPress, Development & Customer Support, my family and I own and operate two brick & mortar stores in Johannesburg, South Africa. You’ll find the occasional tweet and post about my experiences with this on my blog too.