World of WordPress Interview

World Of WordPress is one of the best WP recourses sites on the web, of course, there’s a lot of work behind it, see all in this interview

By Claudio Pires
Updated on December 23, 2022
World of WordPress Interview

World Of WordPress is one of the best WordPress recourses sites on the web, of course, there’s a lot of work behind its amazing feed aggregator project. So, we prepare these interview questions so you can know more about this brand, we’ll see the history of this great internet company that is helping the WordPress world by helping WordPress users select good sources of information and the WP-bloggers as well by showing their articles.

World of WordPress Interview

Who are you? What do you do?

My name is Ronald Heijnes, 53, and happily married. I live in Gemert, a small village in the Netherlands and some parts of the year in an even smaller village in France. I have been an application manager for nearly 30 years now. Working with WordPress for nearly a decade. Everything regarding WordPress is done in my spare time.

I manage a few company websites, and I am pretty busy with my latest project: World of WordPress. I blog about my experiences with WordPress and related WebID.

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World of WordPress – Logo Webid

Who’s Behind Your company?

Mainly it’s just me.

What made you want to start your business?

In 2005 I started managing the website of my wife. An HTML-based website that was built and maintained with Dreamweaver. Because we wanted a website that was easier to maintain, I started to look around for better alternatives. After using CMS Made Simple for a while, I discovered WordPress. That discovery started a long-lasting relationship with a CMS that has unlimited possibilities, check more in the World of WordPress Interview!

At first, I thought it might be an excellent business opportunity to design and maintain WordPress websites and possibly say goodbye to my 9 to 5 job. That didn’t quite work out for me. But I still maintain a few websites and have done some exciting projects over the years. And learned a lot about WordPress, the pros and cons (not that there are many cons). In fact, the learning still goes on because WordPress and everything related doesn’t stop developing best WordPress recourses sites.

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What was the biggest challenge in starting your own business?

The competition and the lack of some skills. There are many more designers and developers out there. Many of them are better than I am. That made me realize I had to do something different, like starting my own projects. Trying to do something unique, keep up with all developments and share my knowledge and findings with the WordPress community.

Who helped you and how did they play a role in shaping the direction of your business?

My biggest help is my wife. She helps me sometimes with designing and gives me the space to do what I like to do. And a few people in the big world of WordPress gave me the necessary feedback. They also made me realize that coding isn’t my thing.

How long have you been developing/designing? World of WordPress Interview

It has been over ten years now in total, and eight years of working with best WordPress recourses sites.

What is your design/development philosophy?

Keep it simple. Use what is needed, no more, no less. Too many websites are loaded with features that aren’t used, just because they came with the theme or the plugins. Be selective in what you use.

What advice do you have for other designers/developers just starting out?

WordPress is the most used CMS in this world. From amateur to multinational, from one-page websites to huge news websites. Focus on what you are good at, and be prepared to learn every day. And be aware of everything that comes with producing a fully functional website that is good looking, safe, findable and worth visiting more than once. The competition is huge!

Many books are written about starting a business. Could you not read them all? Do what you are good at, make sure people notice it and make them want to pay for your services.

What do you like to do in your free time? World of WordPress Interview

Most of my WordPress activities are done in my spare time, so I don’t have much left! Although I like to think of myself as a WordPress professional, it doesn’t pay the bills for me. Besides that I like to listen to music, watch English detectives, I am a fan of NCIS, I love cars and try to spend my scarce real spare time in France.

It’s incredible to see how important and good a one-person work can become, all our Visualmodo team would like to congrats Ronald on his fantastic job! That’s it, feel free to use the comments section below in the case that you want to share anything and also follow our friend of World of WordPress in their Twitter profile.

Claudio Pires

Claudio Pires is the co-founder of Visualmodo, a renowned company in web development and design. With over 15 years of experience, Claudio has honed his skills in content creation, web development support, and senior web designer. A trilingual expert fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, he brings a global perspective to his work. Beyond his professional endeavors, Claudio is an active YouTuber, sharing his insights and expertise with a broader audience. Based in Brazil, Claudio continues to push the boundaries of web design and digital content, making him a pivotal figure in the industry.