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Phil Kurth

  • Member Since: May 12th, 2012
  • Geelong, Victoria, Australia
  • philsmart.me
  • WordPress Developer / Consultant / Nerd at Freelance
  • @philsmart on WordPress.org, @philkurth on Slack
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Bio/Description

I’m a freelance developer focusing almost entirely on custom WordPress theme and plugin development. I provide ongoing development to organisations such as CyclingTips and FirstOffTheBike, and I also work in tandem with designers to provide cohesive custom builds for SMEs.

WordPress Origin Story

I spent a very long time focusing on front end development, but knew that I would need to branch out to more dynamic solutions if I were to continue evolving. I picked up WordPress a number of years back and have been diving into it ever since.

I knocked around with the Genesis theme framework for a short while, but now maintain my own object-oriented framework which is currently on it’s second version; version 3 is already in planning, however, and it may even be something I release for others to use.

Most of what I’ve learnt is a product of reinventing the wheel; a time-expensive excercise, but incredibly rich in experience. Doing so has built my understanding of WordPress to a point where I can really leverage it’s systems to fulfill my clients’ needs.

  • Phil Kurth's profile was updated

    5 months ago

  • Created a topic, Plugin compatibility warnings, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi there, Just an FYI that MemberPress and WP Session…

    5 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Compatibility with ‘Redirection’ plugin?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Never mind – user error 😊

    12 months ago

  • Posted a reply to Compatibility with ‘Custom Permalinks’ plugin?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Never mind – user error 😊

    12 months ago

  • Created a topic, Compatibility with ‘Redirection’ plugin?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi there, It looks like the Custom Permalinks plugin …

    12 months ago

  • Created a topic, Compatibility with ‘Custom Permalinks’ plugin?, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Hi there, Just noticed the the Custom Permalinks plug…

    12 months ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post Update: Responsive Image Support for Core, on the site Make WordPress Core:
    I'm just going to weight in quickly and say that I actually like the idea…

    2 years ago

  • Phil Smart’s profile was updated

    3 years ago

  • Suggested an idea, More filters in general-template.php functions

    3 years ago

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