Why We Built It
First of all, WP Grid Builder was created due to the growing demand for a solution to easily filter WordPress content. But also be able to scale up for medium to large WordPress sites.
This observation is the feedback from thousands of users of a plugin (The Grid) we released several years ago on CodeCanyon (Envato Market). The main functionality of this plugin is to layout content with grids. The grids can be filtered but in a very limited way by revealing/hiding the elements in the page. This is not the main feature and purpose of this plugin, but at the time we had many requests for it.
Beyond that, Envato Market place, and more specifically CodeCanyon, is not on a roll. For many years, due to the bad reputation of the Envato market and the questionable quality of many of the plugins available on this market, the sales of the best plugins on CodeCanyon have continued to plummet. CodeCanyon can be a great place to start selling WordPress plugins, but it's not the right place as an author or company to make a product that shines.
From these observations WP Grid Builder was born in 2019, after over a year of intensive development. A brand new plugin responding to a high demand for grid layout and content filtering, features missing from WordPress core.
I discovered WordPress in 2008 while studying materials science engineering, a very different field from web development. After graduating from engineering school, the passion for the web finally won out.
I developed my first website with Dreamweaver in 2004 and some Flash… I released my first premium WordPress theme in 2011 and my first premium plugin in 2013.
I currently live in the south of France not far from Marseille where I work from home every day for many years. In parallel, I co-organize the WordPress Meetup in Aix-en-Provence.
Mission & Vision
WP Grid Builder has quickly established itself as a solution in the WordPress ecosystem to layout and filter content.
The primary goal of WP Grid Builder is to reconcile WordPress users with advanced filtering features that are sometimes not easily accessible or difficult to implement. WP Grid Builder is all about simplicity. But, simplicity does not necessarily mean limited. WP Grid Builder is also intended for advanced users, freelancers and WordPress agencies.
The user base and community around WP Grid Builder continues to grow and we are working hard to make WP Grid Builder the ultimate solution for WordPress layout and content filtering.