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The world’s favourite content management system.

I’ve been creating websites for over 26 years, and working with WordPress for over 20 years.

WordPress projects are the main focus of my professional career and I have also contributed to the community as a theme and plugin developer, translation editor and WordCamp speaker and co-organizer since 2009. My open-source plugins are currently being used on over 20,000 websites.

I develop and manage website projects, web apps and API integrations at Swiss web agency Say Hello, supporting clients directly and providing technical and conceptual support to partner agencies.

…oh, and if you’re interested: the very site you’re reading has been running WordPress since 2003, with the first of the current content being published in 2004.

Mark Howells-Mead on stage at WordCamp Zurich
Presenting at WordCamp Zurich in 2019

Programming and design

I’ve either conceived, designed, developed or collaborated on the following projects as part of my work for my employers.

Screenshot of Gantrisch website
Integration of two APIs to the website of a national nature area, drawing data from third-party systems. (Say Hello, 2023)
Single-page application for a garage’s used vehicle selection using the WordPress REST API and React (Say Hello, 2020)
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Design and programming of a website with course management and CRM synchronisation (Say Hello, 2019)
Custom website design and programming for a multilingual online shop (Say Hello, 2019)
Deep integration of Gutenberg blocks using React and custom web components. (Say Hello, since 2018)
Interactive map with geolocation, search and a reactive list of club locations (cubetech, 2018)
Express development of a multilingual, media-intensive website for a major Swiss p.r. agency (cubetech, 2018)
Screenshot of the Sportamt Bern website
Dynamic frontend elements using AngularJS and the WordPress REST API (cubetech, 2017)
Design and programming of a multilingual WordPress multisite installation and social media collator (Burson-Marsteller, 2008)

Blog posts

Conference presentations

I have presented at WordCamp events in Switzerland several times, sharing my experience and design review techniques.