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Chris Klosowski President — Easy Digital Downloads

Education Northern Michigan University Chris Klosowski is the President of Easy Digital Downloads and has been working with WordPress for over 18 years and involved in eCommerce for over 11 of those years. social network icon social network icon social network icon


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  • President of Easy Digital Downloads, leading WordPress eCommerce plugin used by over 50,000 online stores.

  • Started using WordPress in 2005 and has over 18 years of WordPress development experience.

  • Northern Michigan University Graduate with a degree in Computer Science and Electronic Imaging.

  • WordPress Core Contributing Developer and WordCamp speaker.


Chris Klosowski is an eCommerce expert and lead developer of the popular WordPress eCommerce plugin, Easy Digital Downloads, which is used by over 50,000 online stores. He started building WordPress websites in 2005 and has over 18 years of WordPress development experience. His skillset includes PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, eCommerce development, payments infrastructure, API integrations, and all things back-end web development.

Chris graduated from Northern Michigan University and worked as a software engineer at the web hosting giant, GoDaddy. After GoDaddy, Chris became the Director of Technology at Easy Digital Downloads and progressed into becoming the President and lead developer of Easy Digital Downloads.

Chris is also a well-known core contributor to the WordPress open source project. Over the years, Chris has been a featured speaker at WordCamp Phoenix, and he also runs the local WordPress meetup in Phoenix area.

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