My History With WordPress
I started using WordPress in late 2009. Back then, I managed and ran my own competitive gaming tournaments. I needed my own website, but didn’t have the funds to pay for one. My web host recommended WordPress (thankfully), and I gradually taught myself PHP development to build my own tournament management and bracket system, which went on to run 300+ tournaments for thousands of players.
This was just the beginning of my journey with WordPress and website development.
In 2013, I completed an Extended Diploma in ICT Level 3 at college, and then went to Hull University, graduating in 2016 with a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science.
During University, I was paid to write content for Red Bull eSports. This required me to register as a sole trader, which also gave me the idea and capability to try making websites for clients to earn some money.
I started working part-time building WordPress websites for several companies during my final year of University, initially looking for work on freelancer sites, and luckily landing a few great projects and clients, some of which I still work with today.
Once I had graduated from University, I then transitioned into being a full-time WordPress developer.
Since 2016, I have worked with hundreds of companies worldwide to help develop, manage, and maintain their websites, including The Fragrance Shop and Contently.
More recently, my main focus has shifted towards WordPress plugin development, following the success of several projects that I have released over the years like Coupon Affiliates and Simple Cloudflare Turnstile.
I do however still continue to work with some clients on website development projects, care plans, and hosting via RelyWP.