Jared Atchison

Co-Founder /

Jared is the co-founder of WPForms and lead developer of several other popular WordPress plugins and services, including WP Mail SMTP, Easy WP SMTP, SendLayer, and WP Mail Logging.


  • WordPress
  • Web development
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Email deliverability
  • Website performance


After graduating from Texas A&M University with a degree in Technology Management, Jared started his career as one of the leading consultants in the WordPress industry, boasting high-profile clients such as ​​LeadPages, ShareASale, Texas A&M University, GolfStats.com, and more.

Jared has been building WordPress websites since 2009 and is an experienced web developer with skills in PHP, JavaScript, React, SysOps, and full-stack development.

A regular featured speaker at WordPress events and WordCamps, Jared also contributes to open-source WordPress projects, including bbPress Core and One Click Demo Import.


WPForms Turns 8: Celebrating Another Year of Awesome Forms

It's time to throw a big party. WPForms has just turned 8, and we felt it was the perfect time to celebrate it in style with an exciting sale and surprises to boot. We're also going down the memory lane, remembering our journey through 8 years of innovation and commitment to customer success.
WPForms birthday

Introducing WPForms 1.8.7 – User-Friendly Order Form Upgrades

Great news for anyone selling products or services online! With our latest update, we've added some simple but powerful features to improve the eCommerce functionality of WPForms. You can now enable product quantities in your order forms with a single click. We've also added an order summary so shoppers can see a full breakdown of products, quantities, and discounts at a glance before they check out. Find out more about how we've improved the experience for both you and your customers.
Introducing WPForms 1.8.7 - User-Friendly Order Form Upgrades

Introducing WPForms 1.8.6 – Improved Form Builder and Smarter Data Management

At the start of a new year, it's the ideal time to focus on making small changes that have the potential to make a big difference. Here at WPForms, we're ringing the changes with a simple but effective update to our form builder that will save you time and make it even easier to build forms. We've also upgraded the interface for viewing and managing your form entries to give you the power to organize data in the way that works best for you. Keep reading to find out more about our latest release and how WPForms can help you be more efficient and productive this year.
Introducing WPForms 1.8.6 - Improved Form Builder and Smarter Data Management

WPForms 2023 Year in Review (Annual Report)

2023 was a huge year for WPForms! We passed 6 million active installs and crossed over 175 million total downloads. We're now the #7 most popular plugin on WordPress.org with more than 12,700 5-Star reviews. Read more about everything we achieved in 2023!

Introducing the New ConvertKit Addon for WPForms

Do you want to connect WPForms to your ConvertKit account? Our new ConvertKit addon adds native ConvertKit integration to WPForms, so you can easily create ConvertKit newsletter signup forms and automatically subscribe or unsubscribe users from your list. Streamline your newsletter signup, list management, and optin workflow with the WPForms ConvertKit addon.
Introducing the New ConvertKit Addon for WPForms

Introducing WPForms 1.8.5 – NEW Email Templates

With the latest WPForms update, we've added new notification email templates and styling customization options so you can carry your branding right through to your form notifications. And that's not all! WPCode integration means it's easier than ever to extend the functionality of your forms with custom code snippets.
Introducing WPForms 1.8.5 - New Email Templates
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