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James Laws
Works at I'm the owner and one of the developers at WP Ninjas. WordPress is my job and my hobby.
Lives in Cleveland, TN
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There is a pitfall with being successful that is very dangerous because most never see it coming. It’s subtle at first and sneaks in under the radar with the success itself. Sure, for some it’s already latched itself onto it’s host far before the success,…
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Our most popular product, Ninja Forms, is extremely powerful and flexible. I firmly believe it is the most feature rich free WordPress form building plugin available. But it’s not perfect. We’ve been thinking a lot about user experience over at the WP…
Our most popular product, Ninja Forms, is extremely powerful and flexible. I firmly believe it is the most feature rich free WordPress form building plugin available. But it’s not perfect. We’ve be...
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I probably should have posted this earlier, but regaining momentum after the long holiday season has been a little slower than I hoped. I think I’m getting there now so it’s time to really buckle down and focus. 2014 was a great year filled with huge wins…
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If you sell annual licenses what have you done to increase your renewal rates?
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Yesterday I posted the 2014 review of my business, The WP Ninjas. I wasn’t the only one sharing these reviews. Over the past few days many have been posting about how their businesses have fared over the past year. You may find reading about these…
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We live in a day and age where almost nothing is out of reach as it pertains to knowledge. If you want to learn how to do something it’s generally only a search away. But there is a big difference between having information and the act of applying it…
We live in a day and age where almost nothing is out of reach as it pertains to knowledge. If you want to learn how to do something it’s generally only a search away. But there is a big difference ...
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I have a love/hate relationship with the idea of affiliates. On one hand I’m not a fan of people only promoting my products because I’m offering them money to do so. On the other hand, if I believe in the products that I provide what do I care who sent…
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As I’m building momentum into this new year I’m thinking a lot about onboarding. Onboarding is basically the process of getting a new individual the needed information and skills to perform a task effectively. While the concept is most commonly used when…
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A couple years ago when a friend posted his year-end review, someone else basically belittled him and told him that he could be doing so much better. This bothered me then and it still bothers me to this day. There has been a lot of discussion about some…
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If you sell a WordPress theme or plugin with annual licenses then you probably have a desire to see those renewals be as high as possible. In my conversations with other product businesses, these renewal rates can be all over the place from really low to…
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A short while ago Matt Mullenweg wrote an article about the future of WordPress and how he feels businesses should be contributing back to the project. My business (WP Ninjas) is built on WordPress so obviously it’s in my best interest to see it flourish.…
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  • I'm the owner and one of the developers at WP Ninjas. WordPress is my job and my hobby.
    Owner, 2006 - present
  • Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union
    Web Administrator, 2007 - present
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I love WordPress and building awesome tools for it and awesome sites with it. I have a few plugins available in the WordPress Repository including Ninja Forms. Most are available as FREE and PRO versions.

If you are going to follow me I would love to here what your interests are so I can make sure I place you in the appropriate circle. Below are the type of content I post most often. Send me a message and let me know which one you would like to be in. That way you don't have top see stuff you don't want. :)
  • WordPress
  • Technology
  • Spirituality
Those are my biggies so if you would like to have a chance on what I write on any of those topics be sure to let me know.

You can check more about my WordPress world at http://wpninjas.net

And more of my spiritual writings at http://xchurch.net
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Cleveland, TN
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Utica, NY - Rome, NY - Westmoreland, NY