About me

My name is Phi Phan. I’m a husband and a father of two kids. I have worked as a Software Engineer since 2006 after graduating from University. In my earlier career, I did most of my work in Microsoft .NET Framework. My journey with PHP and WordPress started in 2013 and I haven’t looked back since. I quit my fulltime job and started working as a freelance WordPress Developer in 2014. Since then, I have developed hundreds of WordPress projects by creating custom themes and custom plugins.

I have always opposed bloated premium themes or shortcode-based page builders. When Gutenberg came out, I loved it from the beginning. I tried to find a good solution to transform my workflow from developing custom classic themes with meta field frameworks such as CMB and ACF to building WordPress sites in the Gutenberg era. I have done many projects with custom Gutenberg blocks, and blocks based on ACF Block API. But I didn’t feel like that was the right way to do it. For me, Gutenberg is and will be a powerful page builder. It only lacks some advanced features to build real-world projects. After looking through many new kinds of bloated-blocks page builders, I decided to develop my own solution to build the missing pieces of Gutenberg. That is why I built CBB and MFB and a bunch of other plugins, all of them for Gutenberg.

Besides working, I like to travel with my family and watch sports. My favorite sports are MMA and Football (Soccer).

If you want to get in touch with me please drop me an email at mrphipv(at)gmail.com or use the contact form to send me messages.