Hey, I’m Steve

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

I’ve been involved with open source software since around 2004, so I’ve been involved in a few things. Here’s an incomplete list of some projects:


PublishPress develops powerful publishing tools that allow over 250,000 WordPress sites to set high standards for their content.


Over 80,000 users trust TaxoPress as the plugin to manage their WordPress taxonomy terms.


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


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

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 books.


Logtivity is a service that helps you understand exactly what’s happening on your WordPress site. Logtivity tracks the user activity on your site.