Hi, my name is Jonathan and this is my blog.
TL:DR version – I am an open source, freelance web developer from Cape Town South Africa. Currently my time is split between being lead developer on Seriously Simple Podcasting/Castos, freelance work through Codeable and building Divi extension plugins. I enjoy writing and sharing my knowledge with others and I regularly blog here about development or development related topics, from hosting to freelance business practices.
In his spare time you will find me training and teaching the art of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu or playing with whatever piece of software technology I wants to learn this week.
I’ve been playing with technology since before I knew what technology meant. The first time I used a computer was when I was asked to take part in an extra mural class that made use of the Logo programming language (turtles anyone?). At that time the world wide web didn’t exist, a career as a web or mobile developer was unheard of and social media was calling your mate on the dial up telephone.
Fast forward to the present and I’ve spent the better part of the past 13 years working as an open source web and mobile application developer. It’s been an amazing journey and I’ve been privileged enough to work with some amazing companies and clients along the way.
As of 2015 my focus has shifted to WordPress. In early 2015 I started building child themes plugins for the Divi theme from Elegant Themes. You can find my work over at Atlantic Wave or on Elegant Marketplace.
In September 2016 I was accepted as an expert at Codeable. Codeable is the #1 outsourcing service for WordPress and I’m part of an international team of freelancers and agencies committed to making the web a better place, one project at a time. If you would like to work with me you can hire me right now.
In 2017 I started working with Craig Hewitt on the Seriously Simple Podcasting plugin. In late 2017 we launched Castos, a premium podcast hosting service. This also allowed me to launch my own podcast, the WP Hacker Cast where I interview other WordPress professionals.
When time allows, I like to blog as much as possible, with a focus on useful tutorials that will help others solve the complex problems they face when building a website.
If you’d like to get in touch, please use the email address in the header of this website. I willingly accept coffee donations to help fuel my work.
Here are a list of places you’ll find me on the web
Alternatively you can email me at jonathanbossenger AT gmail DOT com.