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Hello! I'm Greg Rickaby 👋🏻


👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 About Me

Just an ordinary father of 3 with a job in tech. I’m always trying to learn something new, everything from leadership skills, or mastering new technology, to playing music. When I’m not at work, I enjoy hangin' with the family. Check out my blog to learn more.

👨‍💻 At Work

A servant leader to the engineering department at WebDevStudios. As Director of Engineering I oversee staffing, policy, wellness, continuing education, and technical guidance. I also help support the Project Management office with resource allocation, the Business Development and Strategy departments as sales engineering, and assist both the CEO and COO with planning and execution of engineering department goals. Learn more about my professional credentials on LinkedIn

:octocat: Contributions

Over the years, I’ve also contributed to various areas of the WordPress ecosystem, such as core, plugins, themes, Gutenberg, and BuddyPress, as well as speaking at WordCamp Milwaukee and Birmingham. I also contribute to other open-source projects including GatsbyJS, and Next.js, StorybookJS, as well as dozens of my own projects on Github. I also serve my community at Wiregrass Church.

📚 Books

On the side, I contract with Wiley and have authored a children’s book titled, Creating a Website for Dummies, Jr. and serve as Technical Editor on three other books, WordPress for Dummies 9E (January 2021), WordPress All-In-One For Dummies, 4E and Professional WordPress Plugin Development, 2E.


  1. The React Framework

    JavaScript 54.5k 9.1k

  2. A starter theme from WebDevStudios.

    PHP 419 110

  3. Whenever I setup a LAMP stack, here is my http.conf

    170 74

  4. A collection of packages that build a website using npm scripts.

    HTML 11 3

  5. A slightly opinionated, yet bare-bones Next.js starter.

    JavaScript 2

  6. Create an SPA with React using WordPress REST API

    JavaScript 9 4

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Contribution activity

October 2020

Created a pull request in vercel/next.js that received 2 comments

(docs) Fixes for "Migrating from Gatsby" doc

Noticed there's an extra backslash in the example which causes an error. EDIT: Also the promise needs to be resolved using .toString() before it ca…

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Created an issue in gregrickaby/reddit-image-viewer that received 3 comments

Allow multi-subreddits in search

It would be cool if a user could use itookapicture+pics+aww in the search to pull in all of those subreddits and their respective media.

149 contributions in private repositories Oct 5 – Oct 19

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