WordPress partner. Tech sounding board. Good egg (apparently).

About Me

I’ve been called the “WordPress whisperer”, “WordPress mechanic” and even a “website alchemist”; I’m just me, here to take away your WordPress woes!

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I’ve always been interested in the web. Wayback in the early 00’s, I created my very first online space in Yahoo’s Geocities. I’m so glad that site doesn’t exist now, it was awful!

I first learned how to build a ‘proper’ website in 2007, when a work colleague showed me how he had built his hobby site using just HTML and CSS and I was hooked.

I set to work learning as much as I could about websites and began creating sites for clients from around 2009.

Discovering WordPress

In 2011 I happened upon WordPress purely by accident, but I was amazed by the potential of the software even back then.

I learned as much as I could about WordPress, getting involved in the support forums, sharing my knowledge almost as soon as I gained it.

I now focus exclusively on WordPress.

When I’m not helping clients with their websites

When I’m not helping clients with their websites, you can find me exploring our beautiful homeland of the Isle of Man with my amazing wife and soulmate Elizabeth.

Or, if the weather is inclement (as it usually is on the island), I love to read cosy crime thrillers or watch crime shows like Midsomer Murders or Poirot.