Speaker Interview: Chase Replogle

Our next person in our Speaker Interview series is Chase Replogle.

Chase builds websites for a living. He’ll be presenting a beginner track on Planning Your Website. 🙂


NILE FLORES: What got you interested in WordPress?

CHASE REPLOGLE: I got interested in WordPress while in college. Being open source and free, it was the perfect foundation to learn on.

NILE FLORES: What is the most interesting WordPress-related project you’ve worked on?

CHASE REPLOGLE: I’m currently working on an application which allows brand designers to build online brand guides and share with clients. Instead of passing logos back and forth over email, designers can manage all of a brand’s assets online. The whole application with monthly membership fees, a user management system, and front-end posting is built on WordPress Multisite.

NILE FLORES: Name 3 WordPress plugins that have always been on your MUST install list, and why.

CHASE REPLOGLE: Gravity Forms, Advanced Custom Fields, and WP Migrate DB Pro

NILE FLORES: What is something interesting about you that the WordPress community doesn’t know?

CHASE REPLOGLE: I listen to a lot of Bluegrass and am slowly working on my mandolin skills.

NILE FLORES: In regards to new WordPress users, what one or two pieces of advice would you give them that could be very helpful?

CHASE REPLOGLE: “Not all themes are created equal.” Really do your homework when picking a theme or having one built. WordPress’ best asset is its flexibility, but that can often lead to challenges when learning the platform, complicated further by poorly organized and documented themes.

Don’t forget that you can ask Chris questions here or at the event, so please don’t forget to buy your ticket.