Alex King: Original WordPress Contributor

Picture of the "Share Icon," created by Alex King
The ‘Share’ icon, originally created by Alex King

When you talk about web development alongside the name Alex King, there are are a number of different projects you can associate him with. He is the founder of Crowd Favorite, which build websites and web applications. He is involved in BackupMoxie, which provides website backup and recovery. He even invented the “Share” icon, which we can see on a countless websites today.

But when you talk about WordPress, Alex King might ring some bells if you know your WordPress history. That is because King is one of the original contributors for WordPress.
According to his personal website, alexking.org:

I started contributing to Open Source projects in 2002 and had the good fortune to be one of the original developers contributing to WordPress. From 2004-2007 I moved to Denver and built my reputation as an independent developer.

Though now focused on his own projects, King’s early contributions to WordPress echo in his work today. Crowd Favorite specializes in using WordPress “as a tool and a platform to solve problems.”

Crow Favorite also build a great many WordPress Plugins, with a wide range of applications, from Twitter tools to plugins that discourage users from commenting on old posts.

From helping make WordPress a reality to his work with WordPress today, Alex King is obviously an important figure, not only in the WordPress community, but in the web development community as a whole.

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