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With my wife Jo in Zermatt, 2015

About me and the site

I’m a photographer and web developer living in Switzerland, and Permanent Tourist is my personal website. I came up with the name because I try to live like an interested visitor, whether at home or elsewhere.

I’ve been into photography and programming since 1983, and I’ve been a website designer and content management system developer since 2001. I’ve been working with WordPress since 2004, with TYPO3 since 2011, and became an agency partner in January 2019. I’m originally from England and I’ve been married to Jo since 2007.

WordPress

Back in 2001 and 2002, I collaborated on a piece of blogging software called b2/cafélog. After the original developer stopped working on the project, it was taken over by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little and re-released as WordPress in May 2003.

Since then, I’ve been using WordPress for personal and business projects, both as part of my day job and also as a freelancer. In the late 2000s, I began contributing to the community as a plugin developer, and the first WordCamp conference in Zürich in 2014 led me to begin contributing to the Swiss WordPress community. WordPress is currently the most popular content management system in the world, by quite a long way.

Sharing my experience at WordCamp Zurich in 2019

Some statistics about the website

1,314 blog posts published since 2004

8,309 photos published since 2005

16 years online