As a WordPress entrepreneur, designer and developer all wrapped up in one, Rich Tabor is recognized as one of the top leaders in this post-Gutenberg era of WordPress. His ever-precise design chops have topped the 2018 Automattic Design Awards and led him to co-found CoBlocks – a top-notch set of page builder blocks and tools for Gutenberg, ThemeBeans – a premier WordPress theme shop and Iceberg – a markdown editor for Gutenberg.
Now Rich leads product at Extendify, where the team is building a platform of site design and creation tools to empower folks to publish beautifully online.
WordPress Origin Story
Since 2011, I’ve been designing, building, and launching WordPress products like CoBlocks, ThemeBeans, and Iceberg. Over the past few years my focus has turned towards defining top-notch Gutenberg tooling to better empower folks to publish with WordPress.
Previously, I joined GoDaddy as the Senior Product Manager of WordPress Experience, where we launched and grew the Go WordPress theme to just over 90,000 active installs and took CoBlocks from 5,000 installs to 500,000 installs.
I also led the effort towards using the Go theme as a medium to bring about 100 different site variations with just one theme, helping to make WordPress at GoDaddy a best-in-class offering.
After a few years at GoDaddy I jumped in with Extendify as Head of Product (current) — where we are building a platform of site design and creation tools to empower folks to publish beautifully online.
In all, building experiences around the block editor is what I do. WordPress themes and plugins that I’ve led on are installed on over 700,000 sites. Crazy.
I love WordPress — it’s priceless and free at the same time, equipping and inspiring folks to be successful online.
Extendify sponsors Rich Tabor to contribute 2 hours per week to the Design team.