In Episode #5 of the WP Elevation podcast I had the pleasure of talking a fellow Australian Japh Thomson who is WordPress Evangelist at Envato, the company behind several creative marketplaces like ThemeForest and CodeCanyon. Japh is very active in the WordPress community and I thought it would be interesting to learn how he balances his love of WordPress with the commercial nature of Envato. I was also keen to talk about the politics of the GPL and commercial themes and plugins. Ooh, juicy stuff indeed.
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Congratulations Steve! Japh has chosen you as the lucky winner of the competition! Thanks for your contribution and keep elevating! (October 2013).
Japh was very generous with his time and how open and transparent he was talking about some of these issues that have been widely covered in the WordPress space. He also gives some great advice to freelancers about how to differentiate yourself from the pack.
He also mentions the awesome work of Tom McFarlin on the WPTuts+ website as a point of reference if you want to start writing tutorials and makes an excellent reference to Hanlon’s Razor (listen out for it).
Freeagent Central and Helpscout are 2 apps that Japh likes and the quote about the beginers mind and the expert mind comes from Shunryu Suzuki.
Japh suggested I interview Tom Wilmarth. Tom, keep your eyes on your inbox.
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