Ahmad Awais


Ahmad Awais

Ridiculously hard-working Full Stack Web Developer ❯ Regular WordPress Core Contributor ❯ TEDx Speaker ❯ Spends 50% of his time building FOSS (Free & Open Source Software) ❯ WordPress Advocate & Community Evangelist ❯ DevOps fanboy ❯ Cracks silly jokes ❯ Loves his wife (Maedah)!

🔥 Ahmad Awais

Ahmad AwaisAhmad Awais

Evangelizing open source and coding best practices for over ten years, by building a community and being directly involved with the core WordPress software to improve dev-workflows with an impact on ~29% of the internet sites.

I am a Full Stack WordPress Developer, regular WordPress Core Contributor, Front-end Fanatic and an accidental writer. I love to create optimized but advanced workflows to produce professional Open Source software.

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👀Honestly, this page is pretty much outdated. If you’d like to know who I am and what I stand for, then read my last two year-in-review posts listed below.

  1. 2016: 2016 Year in Review: WordPress, Business, & the Big NEWS!
  2. 2015: My Commitment to WordPress and Epic Moments of 2015


I like computers, problems and using the former to solve the latter. I believe in elegance over adequacy, thoughtfulness over impulse, and in the wonder of the world as we can see it. I have had been designing web pages since the early days of tables & spacers. And No – I’ve never used the scrolling marquee with Comic Sans fonts :P.



Last updated in 2013.


Well, I am an entrepreneur who left an orthodox Electrical Engineering career — after graduation — to become a Full Stack Web developer & an accidental writer.


Design Community Distinctions

  1. SmashingMagazine: Nothing’s Like A Mango In Summer (My wallpaper design) got published at SmashingMagazine.
  2. HongKiat: In 2012 one of my designs i.e. Freakify.com/404 got featured in “The Basics Of Emotional Design”.
  3. The Chris Coyer hearted my pen and added it to his Terrific Tables collection.
  4. ParticlesJs based Hero Unit got published at several design blogs.
  5. Speckyboy Design Magazine: Got Front-end Login in WordPress featured in the Weekly news for designers N.267.
  6. InspiredMag: My article Front-end Login in WordPress got featured in This week in web design – UX design, user psychology and much more.
  7. CodePen: Love CodePen.io which is where I experiment with frontend stuff.
  8. WebDesignerNews: One of my article What Every Beginner Is Doing Wrong as a Web Developer was featured at WebDesginerNews which later went viral in the design community.

I love The WordPress Community

    1. My Commitment to WordPress and Epic Moments of 2015
    2. 2016 Year in Review: WordPress, Business, & the Big NEWS!
    3. I told my story → This Part of My Life Is Called … WordPress
    4. WordPress Core Contributor: I am a regular WP core contributing dev for about last ten major WordPress versions, you can read about my contributions in WordPress 4.4 CliffordWordPress 4.5 Coleman, WordPress 4.6 PepperWordPress 4.7 — The Spirit of Regular Core Contribution, WordPress 4.8, WordPress 4.9, etc.
    5. Contributions: I have also contributed to Twenty Sixteen theme, WP REST API, Chasis, WooCommerce, Easy Digital Downloads, and several other WP products.
    6. WPMetaList designed & developed WPMetaList read about it here.
    7. Core Author at Envato Tuts+ (since 2011). I have written more than 150 in-depth both beginner friendly and advanced WordPress tutorials at Tuts+.
    8. WordPress.org:  My 12 plugins on WordPress.org have a total of 455,480 downloads.
    9. WPGulp: More than 712 developers are using my advanced WordPress Gulp workflow.
    10. _child: built a lean and mean WordPress Child Theme Boilerplate.
    11. WordPress Customizer Package for Sublime Text: Built a Sublime Text snippets/completion package for WordPress Customizer. First of its kind. Featured on the homepage of PackageControl as the 8th most trending package within first three days of launch. Sarah featured the package at WPTavern: Ahmad Awais Releases WordPress Customizer Package for Sublime Text. Stats: Package Control.
    12. ManageWP.com; Plugin of the Month: WPMashSocial got featured at #3 in Top 10 Plugins of the Month.
    13. Contributions at TorqueMage by WPEngine, WPLift (2 posts)| WPBeginner (1 post)| TemplateMonster (1 post).
    14. FinkTanks: I teach WordPress Beginners to Advance Course  (500+ Students & 10+ Workshops).
    15. WP-Pakistan.com: Built WP­Pakistan non-profit community initiative. Five meetups, 50+ workshops, and a WordPress Week with 700+ participants. Conducted Global WordPress Translation and Contributors days.
    16. WordPress Week Lahore: Under the head of WP-Pakistan initiative ran an entire week about WordPress in one of the known universities University of Engineering & Technology Lahore, Pakistan from April 28th, 2014 to May 3rd, 2014. Read about it here.
    17. WordPress Business Group Started a business focused WordPress group at Facebook, and it got featured at WPTavern.
    18. Plugin CF7 Customizer to solve a problem and got featured in some places like ProductHunt, TF Showcase, t3n, etc.
    19. Theme ProductPress an EDD WordPress Theme, which ranks in top 10 eCommerce theme at CreativeMarket (Made it to #2 once).

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