About Toby Cryns

Teaching WordPress

Hi, I’m Toby. I have been helping people make better use of their web technology for close to 2 decades. My tool of choice is WordPress, however I’m very curious about a variety of technologies and humans.

I sometimes feel like my approach is a little unconventional, perhaps owing to my non-traditional professional journey to this point (ABC Network News Desk Manager, Northwest Herald high school sports reporter, Field Manager for 2 winning campaigns for State Representative Jack Franks), and little league umpire. Or perhaps my weirdness owes to my unconventional upbringing. My first job was milking goats at 25-cents per goat in Richmond, IL! (Fwiw, I also raised 2 rabbits that won best-of-breed at the McHenry County Fair.)

I have a natural curiosity for humans and founded our local MSPWP WordPress user group. You can find 6 of my free & open source WordPress plugins on WordPress.org, 2 score code things on Github, and 2 awesome musical performances on Spotify. I now live in Minneapolis.

I’ve never owned a new car nor new bike, but I do buy fancy, comfy Hoka shoes, which help with my chronic foot pain.

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Toby Cryns

Toby Cryns is a freelance CTO and WordPress Guru. He also writes for WPTavern.com.