About Mike Little

Mike Little, WordPress specialist

Hi! I’m Mike Little. I am a long-term software developer. I have many programming languages, many disciplines, and many years under my belt. You can read my Curriculum Vitae in detail online.

I co-founded WordPress, the website building software. WordPress now powers more than 38% of the web. I started it in 2003 with Matt Mullenweg. We went on to work with a small band of volunteer developers to build and improve the software. WordPress is now developed by a huge worldwide community.

I now run zed1.com. This is 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. This has now grown to include several spinoff sites. I have worked on a few UK government WordPress sites.  I enhanced and supported the Number 10 Downing Street site for the Cabinet Office from 2008-2010.

I have worked with many varied clients. A New York Times best-selling author. Several local and national charitable and campaigning organisations. A world-renowned opera singer. Schools, universities, and many more.


  • I offer WordPress consultancy (in person or on the phone),
  • WordPress training (classroom-based or one to one),
  • and WordPress development services to companies large and small.

Contact me to find out more.

I am a published author. In 2005 I co-authored “Building Online Communities With Drupal, PhpBB, and WordPress“. I wrote the WordPress section of the book. I am also a technical editor. I 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 lifelong interest in free and open source software. I have worked with and contributed to several projects. 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.

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