About James Morris

Introduction

Hello! I’m glad you’ve taken the time to visit my personal blog and learn more about me.

I have a degree in Network Administration and while I was in college I picked up Web Development as a hobby. As I got involved in Open Source Software, I became smitten by the Web Dev bug. Eventually, I ended up being well known in the Open Source Content Management System world and made the transition to full-time.

Over the years I’ve taken my knowledge of Systems Administration and Web Development and ported that over to the arena of Search Engine Optimization and Social Media Marketing. You might be surprised to learn how much of an interplay there is between these domains.

In addition to the above interests, I’m also an amateur author. I write short fiction and poetry about faith, family, and this crazy adventure we call life.

I love meeting new people and sharing knowledge. Join me as I frolic on the playground that is the Internet and experience all that this wonderful world has to offer.


Professional Background

WordPress Expert with nearly 20yrs experience in Open Source CMS deployment and customization. CompTIA A+, Network+, Linux+ Certified IT Technician with a degree in Computer and Information Technology. Currently serving as an independent consultant, previously served as Chief Technology Officer at Wellspring Search, LLC. as well as served at one of the largest premium WordPress plugin providers in the industry, WPMU DEV.

In addition to the above, I have provided IT, Web Development and/or SEO services for a wide range of local, national, and international clientele encompassing markets ranging from private individuals, non-profit organizations, small-to-medium businesses and Fortune 500 companies.

My areas of focus are in network administration, web server provisioning and web-based application deployment and development. While my formal training is in network administration, during college, I simultaneously developed additional skills in the web application arena. I have worked with a wide range of OSS platforms including, but not limited to WordPress, Moodle, osClass and SugarCRM.

My goals for the future are to continue to specialize in web-based applications and services, further expand my knowledge and experience in application development, and to form strategic partnerships with other corporations that offer complementary services.

Specialities:

  • Cloud Services, including but not limited to AWS, Azure, and DigitalOcean.
  • FileManager Server/Client Deployment and Administration
  • Web server deployment and optimization, including Plesk and WHM/cPanel
  • Web application deployment and development (WordPress Specialist)
  • Standards compliant xHTML/CSS web design (WordPress and Stand-alone)
  • x86 Server/Workstation deployment, administration and maintenance
  • Microsoft Active Directory domain administration