Who am I?

My name is Aaron Brazell.

Some people know me for WordPress. I have been a long-time contributor to the WordPress open source project and have spent most of the last decade consulting for a variety of clients large and small. Some of these more well-known clients include Bloomberg, Atlassian and TigerLogic. My forte is large-scale, complex WordPress integrations and plugins. If you’d like to work with me, I’d love to hear your ideas.

I am author of the WordPress Bible and I hope you’ll buy it.

In my past, I was a defacto founder of b5media (Employee #2), a blog network of over 350 niche blogs. I also am one of the founders of WP Engine, a highly successful, optimized WordPress hosting company based in Austin, TX (though I am no longer involved in day to day operations).

I also am an amateur photographer and spend a lot of time with my trust DSLR walking around town, taking photos, thinking about photos I could take and plotting those. You can see my work on Flickr.

I have a wide variety of interests from politics and policy, to sports, to craft beer, food and travel.

This blog is a combination of my interests and, at any point, I may write about any topic I’m interested in.

I do not accept guest blogging proposals and I reject any pitches from PR firms and professionals.

5 Replies to “Who am I?”

  1. Hey Aaron!

    I didn’t know this blog existed until I checked WordPress Bible, 2nd Ed from the library. I googled the author and here I am! I just read through your blog and love it!

    Chad McCullough

  2. Hi Aaron,
    Found you while reading last page of your book WordPress Bible :)
    It’s a great book on wordpress, love it really!


  3. Hi Aaron,

    I bought the WordPress Bible (ISBN 9780470568132) in this weekend and started working through it. I’m trying to get the code in chapter 5 to work. Although the Admin page shows up, the resetting of the ‘copyright notice’ doesn’t work: the value of the option does not change.. I think I found at least one error:in listing 5.5: test –> text. Can you send me the right code?


    Joop Jansen

  4. Is the WP Bible the book I need to learn how to create an entire site using WP? I have a blog at http://www.starrline.com/starrtalk — but I want to try my hand at site creation in WP.

    I edit my site using Dreamweaver, have basic CSS skills, how how to link pages, images, etc.

    But the blog doesn’t match the site, so how can I do the site in WP? And I’m trying to find the right book to help me with that.

    Thanks much

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