Matt Christensen Speaker Interview

Matt Christensen WordCamp Grand RapidsMatt Christensen is a professional web developer located in Pontiac, IL. He has been developing web solutions and applications since 2003. He currently works for a large insurance company using WordPress to create marketing and internal microsites.

He’ll be presenting User-Friendly Admin.


Why do you use WordPress?

Pretty much the same as anyone else. Ease of use and the community. I love the API’s and openness. At this point you can make WordPress do anything you want.

When and how did you start using WordPress?

Around 2004. Needed something quick and easy for my personal website.

What tips or resources would you recommend to a new WordPress user?

Check out the Codex. Set up a local development environment and just get started. You have to break a few eggs to make an omelet.

How do you stay informed about WordPress (news, tips, etc.)?

Have plenty of sites in Feedly:,, to name a few.

What’s a cool WordPress-based site you’ve seen recently?

I like Great developer resource not just for WordPress, but built on WordPress.

What do you like most about WordCamps?

Meeting new people and learning new tips and tricks.

Where can we find you online?


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