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Tristup Ghosh

Today we are conducting interview of Tristup Ghosh. He is a wordpress expert plus he is one of the active member contributing in Kolkata WordPress Community and active participants in Meetup that are organized by the community.

In this interview he shared his experienced working with wp-cli and other commands.

About Tristup Ghosh

I started developing the website using WordPress from 2010 onwards. Later in 2014 I started developing a WordPress theme for the Themeforest Market place. I also started developing the plugins which help my development process to run smoothly.

My life started changing from 2010 when I started developing with WordPress. The instability of my life was changed into a stable life, which was beyond my expectations. I was living a good life with my family. What else I can expect from WordPress.

Apart from developing the Websites and other applications, I started my research on how the development process can be more smoother and flexible. I started working on WP CLI to developing the automated process for WordPress. I developed a script that helps developers to install the WordPress flawlessly using WP CLI. My Linux knowledge also helped me to write shell scripts. The script can be found in my account at Github. I am also trying to get into the easy deployment process with CI/CD for the developers using Bitbucket Pipeline and AWS.

I slowly become an expert on the theme approval guidelines of Themeforest Market place. Apart from that, I started writing blogs on various topics related to WordPress. Achieved almost 3K reputation in StackOverflow. Developed Plugins in wordpress.org.

Even though I was developed many plugins and theme I never thought of uploading that in wordpress.org. I start realizing that to help many more people in WordPress, wordpress.org will be a better place than StackOverflow.

I joined Kolkata WordPress Community who was planning the WordCamp Kolkata, and thankfully they have selected me as a volunteer. Mr. Subrata Sarkar( WordPress Core Contributor ) and the team who recognized me and give huge responsibilities in WordCamp Kolkata 2019. It was again a tremendous experience with WordPress. Since that was my first WordCamp I tried to fulfill my responsibilities. Become a Volunteer I learned to be more polite and more decent to the people, make many more friends from different regions and countries.

Q. How did you come into your current field? Share a bit of the background?

A. From starting I have little interest in Web Development. I started learning all the required things to build a website. During that, I learned HTML, CSS, javascript, PHP, Jquery, PERL and many other things. In 2010 I started working with WordPress and till now I am with WordPress only. Currently, I am working with automation for WordPress with the wp-cli along with the Bitbucket, AWS and CI/CD. I also engaged with the Theme review and Training team of WordPress. Also working as WordPress translation editor language “Bengali”

Q. What’s the most interesting project you have done to date in WordPress?

A. I worked with the WordPress Training team and developed a few content for them. Also, I have started working on the wp-cli, and now working on the few new commands to related with wp-cli and svn/git. Also, I am reviewing themes in wordpress.org. I am an active member of Kolkata WordPress Community who are organizing WordCamp 2020 in our city Kolkata. Apart from this, I have taken part in many training organized by WordPress.org. Especially the speaker diversified training, kids camp, WordCamp organizer training.

Q. Have you ever been to any WordPress meetups or WordCamps? If yes did you learn anything useful?

A. I am an active member of the Kolkata WordPress Community. Also, regular participants of meetup organized by the community. I have been looking into spreading the meetups in various local cities nearby. Addressed attendees in our meetups on various subjects, like community build up, community-based technical programs. Kolkata WordCamp 2019 was the first WordCamp of my life, and I have been selected as a volunteer. Later on, I have been included into the organizing team of the upcoming 2020 Kolkata WordCamp.

Q. What does your workstation look like?

A. Nothing special, it looks like another workstation of a crazy developer.

Q. What kind of tools/software do you currently use for your creations?

A. Sublime and VS Code to code, Bitbucket to store the repo.

Q. What interesting feature do you think you would like to see in WordPress and is currently missing?

A. More focus on wp-cli.

Q. Out of the current plugins and themes which one do you like the most and why?

A. Yoast SEO, Resolution Slider is the plugins I mostly use. And Avada and the Divi are the themes that I liked.

Q. Which WordPress hosting do you use and would you recommend for your clients and others?

A. I found AWS perfect but Godaddy Managed and Bluehost is a good option for me.

Q. Do you like/love what you currently do in WordPress?

A. I am loving what I am doing with WordPress.

Q. What would you like to do in the future in the current field or somewhere else?

A. Core Contribution towards WordPress.

Q. Can you give us some reference for whom we should conduct an interview next and why?

A. Currently not remembering, but I can refer Rahul D Sarker the next WordCamp Lead Organizer.

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