About

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I’m Slava Abakumov, working for Awesome Motive as a Development Manager since 2017.

I am involved in the development of many plugins that have a huge user base and a great WordPress ecosystem impact: Contact Forms by WPForms, WP Mail SMTP, BuddyPress, CMB2.

I’ve been working with BuddyPress since 2008¬†and I translate it into Russian as part of an official Russian WordPress products localization team. I was also BuddyPress 2.8.0 Release Lead.

In 2017 I’ve started working for the Awesome Motive company. And since then I actively develop WPForms and WP Mail SMTP plugins. I also participate in various other secret projects.

I got commit access to CMB2 in 2018 and trying my best to find time to fix various bugs or provide valuable improvements and new features to this awesome library, that allows you to create custom fields for pretty much anything: users, CPTs, plugins, themes, options, etc.

I also have some own publicly available plugins and also hundreds of custom. I’m the author of the first and the only BuddyPress-specific blog in Russian: CosyDale.com. There I share news, hacks, my knowledge, and ideas with the audience – all about BuddyPress (mostly).

On this site, Ovirium.com, I write about my observations, experience, thoughts, tools, processes – whatever is a part of my daily activity as a developer, project manager, or team lead.

You can always ask me any questions via the form on the Contact page and I will gladly answer.