Founded in 2010

About WP Mayor


Our Founding

WP Mayor began back in 2010 when Jean Galea, our founder, wanted to document everything he’s learning about WordPress as he ran his web agency. It was a great way to keep track of what he’s learning, but also to share those lessons with others around the world. Slowly but surely, WP Mayor grew to one of the most popular WordPress blogs in the world.



Having run WP Mayor for many years, Jean involved Alyona Galea (Jean’s wife) and Mark Zahra (Jean’s cousin) to keep the website moving forward as he started to focus on other areas. During these years, WP Mayor kept providing readers with product reviews, tutorials, articles, and much more, ensuring that we live up to the reputation built by Jean himself. New ideas led to the creation of marketing services for WordPress business owners and an improved operations setup.


A New Leaf

A decade in, Gabriella Galea (Jean’s sister) joined initially as Content Manager, later becoming Project Operations Manager in 2022. Gaby has spearheaded our efforts in revamping WP Mayor to bring it into the 2020s with a new website design and a revamped way of doing things on the back-end. Gaby, Jessie (who joined in 2022), and Mark are now running the blog along with our expert team of writers, and the project continues to be a bootstrapped effort till this day.

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Meet the Team

Mark Zahra

Mark Zahra

Considered as our myth buster, constantly challenging the norm, Mark is the CEO at RebelCode, WP Mayor's parent company. He has been involved in WordPress since 2014 and today runs a distributed team, working on both WP Mayor and a couple of popular WordPress plugins.

Gaby Galea

Gaby Abela

Our in-house digital architect - Gaby runs Project Operations at RebelCode, which includes WP Mayor as one of its 3 main WordPress projects. She is the organizational genius who helped revamp WP Mayor in 2020 and continues to be an integral part of our team.

Jessie Brown

As the newest member of our team, Jessie has taken on the Editor's role and responsibilities at WP Mayor. With her vast experience having used WordPress since its early days, she has an eye for detail and a knack for knowing which products and companies are worth your time.

Colin Newcomer

Colin has been using WordPress for over a decade and is on a quest to test all 60,000+ plugins at He has been a Writer and Product Review Expert for WP Mayor since 2017, testing well over 150 products and services throughout that time.

D.J. Billings

D.J. is an experience WordPress designer, developer and consultant who has been part of the WP Mayor team as a Writer and Product Review Expert since early 2022. They love all things open source, creating illustrations, and running long distances.

Miguel Muscat

Miguel is the one who dreams in code and turns our ideas into reality. As the CTO of RebelCode, Miguel is responsible for all things technical at WP Mayor, helping to maintain the website and ensuring it's always available for our readers to find exactly what they're looking for.

Jean Galea

The one who started it all. Jean is the Founder of WP Mayor and the reason that everyone on the WP Mayor team gets to enjoy working with WordPress on a daily basis while contributing to its future and continued growth.

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