Chris Ellison



I'm Chris, a senior PHP & WordPress developer with experience managing auto-scaling sites using AWS, a digital marketer with a history of large clients in vocal spaces, a live video consultant capable of successfully executing streams for conferences, book launches, movie premieres, & more, as well as a husband. I come from Central New York with a bachelor's degree in Communication and Social Interaction from SUNY Oswego. My hobbies include classic computers, video games, cooking, and DIY auto repairs.


Current Projects

Panel for HyperDeck

Panel for HyperDeck is a PHP-based control panel used to manage the HyperDeck line of broadcast recording decks.

Previous Works




Back in 2012, I had the opportunity to guest-write for Smashing Magazine, and the article I wrote dealt with WordPress permission settings to restrict whom can view a single post on a post-by-post basis. You can read Limiting The Visibility Of Posts In WordPress Via Usernames for full details.

I was a recurring guest writer for WordPress Hub in 2012 and 2013, for which I wrote tutorials for WordPress users of skill levels ranging from beginner to pro. Here's a list of my tutorials:

During my time as the Web Editor for my university's student newspaper, The Oswegonian, I wrote a few articles in order to cover topics I had more expertise in or to which I could add a personal touch, a list of which can be found here:


  • WordPress
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • PHP 5, 7, and 8
  • Javascript
  • Amazon Web Services
    • Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
    • Simple Storage Service (S3)
    • Elastic Beanstalk (EB)
    • CloudFront
    • Relational Database Service (RDS)
    • Lambda
    • Route 53
  • Let's Encrypt
  • CloudFlare
  • Bootstrap
  • Python
  • Apache
  • MySQL
  • Bash
  • Docker
  • pfSense
  • IPv4 & IPv6
  • Social Media Marketing (SMM)
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Social Media Advertising (SMA)
    • Facebook Ads
    • Instagram Ads
    • Twitter Ads
    • Google Ads (AdWords)
  • Google Analytics
  • Newsletter Creation
  • Video Production
  • Livestreaming
  • IP Audio & Video
    • Dante by Audinate
    • NDI by Newtek
  • Broadcast Engineering
  • Video Editing
  • Adobe Creative Suite
    • Premiere Pro
    • Photoshop
  • Microsoft Office
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Conflict Management
  • Philosophy & Logic