I’m from Portsmouth in southern England and now live in Sarasota, Florida.

Between leaving England and arriving in the US, there were a few stops in between, including Wales, Mexico, Japan, Australia, and Atlanta.

Much of what I do straddles the line between software development and teaching. Here’s a few of things I’m involved in:


Joomlashack has been selling templates and extensions for Joomla since 2006. It’s a cornerstone of the Joomla community.


PublishPress develops powerful publishing tools that allow WordPress writers (and teams of writers) to really set high standards for their content.


Watchful is a site management SaaS for WordPress and Joomla. Watchful also develops XCloner, one of the most popular WordPress backup plugins.

Advanced Gutenberg

This page is built using the Advanced Gutenberg plugin! This plugin gives super-powers to the WordPress editor.

Writing Books

I’ve been lucky enough to work with some great co-authors over the years and write books on MySQL, Drupal, Joomla, WordPress and other platforms. Click to see my current books.


OSTraining teaches people how to build great websites. The company has been around since 2007 and has taught 100,000’s of people to build websites with open source software.