Chris Eller is a WordPress Professional with 20+ years in digital, focusing on marketing. Founder of SmileWP, he’s logged over 30,000 hours and 1,100+ projects, delivering custom web solutions and data-driven strategies. Known for reliable, fast (one-second page load) responsive websites, his mission-driven ethic, flexibility, and efficiency earn industry acclaim. Facing web challenges? Chris is your go-to partner, especially if you value individual liberty.

WordPress Origin Story

Started in 1991 with barebones HTML on Cal State University servers creating web pages for faculty. Went full-time web in 1996 and by 1998 was working more in classic ASP, then C#.Net (especially Telerik Sitefinity) for client sites and projects (even DotNetNuke). In the mid 2000’s a client asked for help with his WordPress blog and I discovered the world’s BEST CMS and moved all my clients off Sitefinity and on to WordPress.

  • Member Since: April 11th, 2007
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