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Jared Atchison

Co-Founder WPForms
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  • Co-founder of WPForms and WP Mail SMTP.

  • Started using WordPress in 2009 and has over 14 years of WordPress experience including developing WordPress plugins and software applications. He recently founded SendLayer, an email deliverability platform.

  • Texas A&M University Graduate with a degree in Technology Management.

  • bbPress Core Contributor and Lead Developer of One Click Demo Import open source project.


Jared Atchison is a WordPress expert and co-founder of the popular WPForms plugin for WordPress which is used by over 6 million websites. He started building WordPress websites in 2009 and is proficient in PHP, JavaScript, React, SysOps, and Front-End / Back-end web development.

Jared graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Technology Management. In the early days of his career, he worked for Texas A&M University while starting his WordPress consultancy practice called Atchison Consulting. In 2016, he partnered with Syed Balkhi to launch WPForms which is now the world's fastest growing form builder for WordPress.

Aside from WPForms, Jared is also the lead developer of other well-known WordPress plugins including WP Mail SMTP, WP Mail Logging, Easy WP SMTP, and SendLayer.

Over the years, Jared has been a featured speaker at many WordPress events including WordCamp San Diego, WordCamp Miami, BuddyCamp Miami, among others.

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