I have been working with WordPress since 2005. 2 weeks after I installed WordPress 1.5.2 I saw a need and created my first plugin for it. A plugin called “Events”. The first plugin in its category. Since then I have created dozens of plugins of all kinds for WordPress and since 2012 also for WooCommerce. These include plugins in several categories ranging from Event planning to Advertising to Payment Gateways. Some of those plugins even got popular… Imagine that, hah!
I’ve always been a bit of a tech nerd. Around the turn of the century I used to work as an electrician, finding a affinity with large scale computer networking (the building part of it) and combined that with being a security engineer. Later on I’ve worked for various Apple hardware repair shops, data recovery services and then moved on full-time to WordPress related work around 2012, turning my hobby into a job.
In 2015 I left the Netherlands behind in search for something more sunny and fun. I’m still searching today. As a result I travel regularly to a new location. Currently I’m in Mexico. I’ve been all over Europe, parts of North Africa and spent a few years in South East Asia. Kinda like those digital nomad types. Though I do not consider myself a digital nomad.
Plugins and Services
Over the past few years WordPress and WooCommerce have been my focus. Next to that I handle all support and sales for all plugins and services I provide. This website is of-course a big focus point and a great learning experience for me to build and maintain it in the best way possible.
I create plugins for fun. But also recognized the need to take it more serious so I can help others and enjoy my life as a result.
If you’re curious to know a bit more about me you can www.arnan.me.
You can also find me on Mastodon: @arnandegans.