About Mike Little

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Mike Little is a long-term software developer. He has many programming languages, many disciplines, and many years under his belt. You can read the nitty-gritty Curriculum Vitae on-line.

I am the co-founding developer of WordPress, the website building software that powers more than 22% of the web. I started it in 2003 with Matt Mullenweg and went on to work with a small band of volunteer developers to build and improve the software. WordPress is now developed by a huge world wide community.

I now run zed1.com, my WordPress specialist company providing web development, training, and consultancy services.


I developed and continue to enhance the award-winning “I’m a Scientist Get me Out of Here” site for my client Gallomanor along with a number of spinoff sites. I have worked on a few UK government WordPress sites, most notably I enhanced and supported the No10 Downing Street site for the Cabinet Office from 2008-2010.

I have worked with a New York Times best-selling author, local and national charitable and campaigning organisations, a world-renowned opera singer, schools and universities, and more.


I provide WordPress consultancy (in person or on the phone), training (classroom-based or one to one), and developmentservices to companies large and small. I am a published author and technical editor. Contact me to find out more.


I am is a published author. I co-authored “Building Online Communities With Drupal, PhpBB, and WordPress” in 2005, writing the WordPress section of the book. I am a technical editor and have worked on a number of technical books for Wiley and Sons and other publishers.

I am passionate about what I do and the projects I work on. I have had a life long interest in open source. I have worked with and contributed to several projects; including DJGPP, CVS, MYSQL, b2/cafelog and of course WordPress. I am particular about standards and “doing the right thing”.

I live with my family in Stockport, England.