Jared Atchison

Co-owner /

Jared is the co-founder of WPForms and lead developer of several other popular WordPress plugins and services, including WP Mail SMTP, Easy WP SMTP, SendLayer, and WP Mail Logging


  • WordPress
  • Web development
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Email deliverability
  • Website performance


After graduating from Texas A&M University with a degree in Technology Management, Jared started his career as one of the leading consultants in the WordPress industry, boasting high-profile clients such as ​​LeadPages, ShareASale, Texas A&M University, GolfStats.com, and more.

Jared has been building WordPress websites since 2009 and is an experienced web developer with skills in PHP, JavaScript, React, SysOps, and full-stack development.

A regular featured speaker at WordPress events and WordCamps, Jared also contributes to open-source WordPress projects, including bbPress Core and One Click Demo Import.


Introducing WP Mail SMTP 3.7 – Backup Connection and Smart Email Routing

This feature-packed release brings Backup Connection and Smart Routing. If you've ever wanted to put a fail-safe in place for your emails in the event of a mailer problem, you can now use a backup connection to solve exactly that! And Smart Routing allows you to route your emails via different mailers based on conditions defined by you. Click to learn more about these awesome new features.
Introducing WP Mail SMTP 3.7

Introducing WP Mail SMTP 3.5 – Alert Notifications Are Here

Has an email from your WordPress site ever failed to send, and you didn't even know there was a problem? We're excited to announce WP Mail SMTP 3.5, which includes alert notifications for failed emails. Now you can know right away if something goes wrong with your WordPress emails, because you'll get an alert via email, Slack, SMS, or a custom webhook. Try it out and let us know what you think!
Introducing wp mail smtp 3.5 alert notifications are here

Introducing WP Mail SMTP 3.4 – SendLayer Mailer Is Here

Wait... what? Another mailer? You got that, right! We're proud to announce the new WP Mail SMTP 3.4, which includes SendLayer integration. SendLayer is the most affordable yet highly reliable email deliverability solution yet. Give it a run and let us know what you think!
WP Mail SMTP 3.4

Announcing the New SparkPost Mailer – WP Mail SMTP 3.2 Is Here

We’re proud to announce that WP Mail SMTP 3.2 is here! We want to make email deliverability easy for WordPress users. And to achieve that, we decided to add another secure mailer option in Lite and Pro. Introducing… SparkPost! If you’re concerned about tracking your sending reputation, SparkPost could be the perfect transactional email provider […]
Announcing the new SparkPost mailer
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