• Member Since: October 30th, 2018
  • Location: Chicago
  • Website: lonnietapia.com
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I love cheese, but doesn’t love me.

WordPress Origin Story

My first blog launched in the early ’00s and was hand-coded. Don’t tell anyone but it was called the “Loh Down”, obviously because of my love for budding star and actress Lindsay Lohan. I loved the content creation but the upkeep was super time consuming, I tried out several blogging platforms and eventually retired the Loh Down (RIP!). Somewhere along the way I stumbled into WordPress and never looked back.

Since then, I’ve run my own portfolio website on WordPress website and tinker with my theme regularly. I love the flexibility and seemingly unlimited options. If I want to add a new bit of functionality, there’s there’s always a plugin for that.

For the past 7 years, I’ve been part of an amazing team at Grip (hellogrip.com). Most of my agency’s mid- to large-scale websites have used WordPress including our own agency’s site.