Meet Niklas Högefjord – speaker and developer of WooCommerce extensions

Niklas Högefjord

In today’s speaker interview we’re talking with Niklas Högefjord, founder of e-commerce oriented Krokedil and organizer of the Arvika WordPress Meetup Group. He will talk at WordCamp Stockholm about supporting open source products.

What is your current title and role?

I’m the founder of Krokedil. My role is to do all the stuff that doesn’t get done by anyone else in the company. On a more serious note I spend my time switching between development, sales and managing staff and projects. 

How did you first get started with WordPress?

I was a freelance web developer and around 2006 I realized that the CMS I had built from scratch probably wasn’t the best solution for my clients going forward. I started looking at available open source platforms and used several ones in different projects. But after I found WordPress and did my first project with it (probably around 2007) I never looked back.

How do you work with WordPress today?

Krokedil is an e-commerce focused WordPress agency and most of our time is spent on developing, maintaining and supporting extensions for WooCommerce used by merchants in Scandinavia and other parts of the world.   

What do you like most about WordPress?

The ease of use and the open and friendly community. 

How do you see WordPress changing in the next few years?

WordPress has gone from being a blogging platform to a content management system. I think the usage of WordPress will keep growing but the largest difference in 5 years from now will be that we will see it used more as a headless CMS. A tool to build web applications on top of.

Why did you decide to speak about “Skyldig tills motsatsen bevisats – om support på open source-produkter” this year?

Since we are plugin developers and handle support tickets every day at Krokedil I thought it would be a good idea to share some thoughts and experiences around this topic. Perhaps give a couple of tips on how to get the best possible support when you submit your next ticket.

Are there any other sessions at WordCamp Stockholm that you look forward to?

Since I’m into e-commerce I really look forward to listen to Ulrich Pogson and his talk Building multilingual e-commerce sites

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