🧑🏽‍💻 Consultant and developer specialized in WordPress

Watch out, Francisco has hooks and could use them!

My name is Francisco Torres and I do things with WordPress.

I have been using and working on WordPress for more than 15 years.

I am happy to be able to continue using this tool and proud to be able to contribute to the community.

I currently work as a consultant-developer specialized in WordPress and I am an active part of the WordPress community.

Beginnings with WordPress

My first experience with WordPress was when I started as an editor in the small digital media ecomovilidad.net in 2009.

Since I was studying IT engineering, I was obviously the first person pointed out when we wanted to tackle challenges such as website growth and optimization. I learned a lot.

In 2012 I went to my first WordCamp with Rafael Poveda, I gave a presentation on semantic web (microformats) and two weeks later I started offering my consulting and development services oriented to WordPress under the brand GIGA4.

The community

Personally, I can’t think of WordPress without its community. The community is the one that welcomes you, helps you, elevates you and places you in a position from which you can welcome, help and elevate others.

This support, this approachability, these good personal experiences and the improvement that this causes at a professional level is what encourages me to continue contributing to the community.

WordCamp Granada 2018 Volunteers. Thank you!

The expertise

I couldn’t tell you that I know everything about WP_Query, actions and filters (hooks), plugins, themes, REST API, AJAX, HTTP API, etc.

Because it would be a lie, among other things because I have a terrible memory and even if I use it 500 times I will never learn all the arguments that WP_Query accepts. The good thing is that I know what WP_Query is, what I can do with it, how and I know where to look at what arguments it has.

I can say that after 15 years working in different projects I have been in many situations and I have a well-developed sense of WordPress. I am usually able to quickly diagnose issues and find appropriate solutions for them.

The plugins team

Since May 2023 I am part of the new WordPress.org foundation plugins team.

This comes after the leaving of Mika Epstein, after about 10 years maintaining the WordPress plugin repository. I am absolutely grateful to his work because I believe she must have been one of the greatest individual contributions to the WordPress project.

I joined the team thanks to the trust that several people from the community have placed in me and I am supported by Siteground’s sponsorship through the “Five for the future” program.

The events

The community becomes visible through the various events that are organized by different parts of the community.

They are an essential part of which I have personally participated in almost every possible way: organizing, volunteering, speaking and attending.

WordCamps

It’s a big event, it’s a special time where we come together and learn, it takes between 1 and 3 days, hosting between 100 and 3000 people and where we celebrate the WordPress community and diversity.

2024
September
WordCamp Pontevedra 2024
Pontevedra
Future attendee.
June
WordCamp Europe 2024
Torino
Attendee.
April
WordCamp Chiclana 2024
Chiclana
Attendee.
January
WordCamp Zaragoza 2024 🥶
Zaragoza
Attendee, plugins table.
2023
November
WordCamp Madrid 2023 🍲
Madrid
Attendee, plugins table.
October
WordCamp Sevilla 2023 🪁
Seville
Attendee, plugins table.
June
WordCamp Europe 2023
Athens
Attendee, volunteer, plugins table.
March
WordCamp Chiclana 2023
Chiclana
Attendee, plugins table.
2022
November
WordCamp Sevilla 2022
Seville
Attendee.
2021
December
WordCamp Sevilla 2021 😷
Seville
Attendee.
November
WordCamp España Online
WordCamp España 2021
Online
Attendee.
April
WordCamp Centroamérica 2021
WordCamp Centroamérica 2021
Online
Attendee, speaker.
2020
December
WordCamp Sevilla 2020
Online
Attendee, plugins table.
February
  • WordCamp Valladolid 2020
WordCamp Valladolid 2020
Valladolid
Attendee.
2019
November
WordCamp Granada 2019 🦆🕳️
Granada
Attendee, organizer.
October
WordCamp Sevilla 2019 - Desarrolladores 🐠
Seville
Attendee, speaker.
June
WordCamp Europe 2019 🪩
Berlin
Attendee, organizer.
April
WordCamp Madrid 2019
WordCamp Madrid 2019
Madrid
Attendee.
2018
November
  • WordCamp Granada 2018
WordCamp Granada 2018 🚾🎤
Valladolid
Attendee, organizer, speaker.
October
WordCamp Barcelona 2018
Barcelona
Attendee.
June
WordCamp Europe 2018 🕺
Belgrade
Attendee.
April
WordCamp Madrid 2018
WordCamp Madrid 2018
Madrid
Attendee.
February
WordCamp Gran Canaria 2018
WordCamp Gran Canaria 2018 🌪️
Gran Canaria
Attendee.
2017
October
WordCamp Chiclana 2017
WordCamp Chiclana 2017 👨🏽‍🍳
Chiclana
Attendee, speaker, cache theater.
May
WordCamp Bilbao 2017
WordCamp Bilbao 2017 👨🏽‍⚕️
Bilbao
Attendee.
April
WordCamp Madrid 2017
WordCamp Madrid 2017
Madrid
Attendee.
2016
September
WordCamp Sevilla 2016
WordCamp Sevilla 2016
Seville
Attendee, volunteer.
June
WordCamp Europe 2016
WordCamp Europe 2016 🚠
Vienna
Attendee.
2015
June
WordCamp Europe 2015
WordCamp Europe 2015 🤹🏽‍♂️
Seville
Attendee, volunteer.
2014
September
WordCamp Europe 2014
Sofia
Attendee.
2013
December
WordCamp Sevilla 2013
WordCamp Sevilla 2013 🍕
Seville
Attendee, volunteer.
October
WordCamp Europe Logo
WordCamp Europe 2013
Leiden
Attendee.
2012
September
WordCamp Sevilla 2012
Seville
Attendee, speaker.

Meetups

Meetups are a periodic event organized by local communities that last a couple of hours and usually host between 20 and 50 attendees.

I have participated in several WordPress meetups, in different parts of Spain and also in Berlin during the time I lived there.

I have also been co-organizer of the WordPress meetup in my city, Granada.

I mention some of the ones I have attended:

Other events

  • Hackathon: Animal Protectors of the WordPress community of Granada. February 2023.
  • WPES Camp attendee: Seville 2016, Plentzia 2017, Chiclana de la Frontera 2017, Gran Canaria 2018.

Media

From time to time I have appeared on a few other sites.