John Peden

WordPress Consultant

My name is John Peden and I'm a web development contractor, based in Manchester, UK. I specialise in WordPress and front-end development. Take a look at my portfolio or C.V. to see some of the fantastic projects I've been involved with.

  • John Peden
  • August 29, 1987
  • 129 Great Stone Road
  • 07955382603


  • I’ve been developing websites (primarily using Wordpress as a CMS) for the past 6 years and more recently, have focused on front-end as a specialization. I’m a great self-manager and can work confidently, both remotely and on-site. I take great pride in my work and strive to use simple, logical and re-useable code to solve complex problems.


  • DirectorFebruary 2012 - Present

    John Peden Ltd

    I started taking clients my final year of University and moved abroad after graduating, taking my clients with me and working remotely. I spent 2 years living and working in Thailand (and subsequently Spain), growing the business rapidly upon returning to the UK at the end of 2011. I am comfortable turning my hand to any front-end development role and aim to adapt myself to fit the exact needs and personality of my client.

  • Wordpress DeveloperNov 2013 - Present

    The British Council

    Invited back to British Council to continue work on ‘Solas Lite’ project. Implemented a wide-variety of updates and security fixes. Updated theme to use SASS, improved accessibility and functionality

  • Front End DeveloperSept 2013 - Oct 2013

    Amaze PLC

    Brought in to handle a front-end build for Bridgestone Corporation. Built front-end interface for Bridgestone extranet in HTML5, CSS3 and JS Wireframes supplied and worked on my own to complete the project.

  • Wordpress DeveloperSept 2012 – July 2013

    The British Council

    Large-scale WPMS installation to allow the rapid deployment of 70 country and project sites. Two custom Genesis child-themes built from scratch using an array of front-end languages (CSS, HTML, JS) to deliver function and form. Media queries used to make themes responsive. Worked closely with UX team to ensure site was brand and usability-standard compliant. PoC site setup on EC2 instance, later migrated to highly available test/stage/live environment. Deployment of new code through Git and Jenkins, release cycle put in place and versioned release notes added to each deployment. WPMS setup to run in resilient environment, with backend using internal standardised URL, front-end using different URL and cached through Akamai. Generated all training materials and taught the training team how to use WPMS.

  • Wordpress DeveloperApr 2012 - June 2012

    The University of Salford

    Rebuilt one Wordpress site, two WPMS sites and one Moodle site. Branded all sites using front-end development knowledge to comply with stakeholder requests, University branding and performance criteria. Liaised directly with wide variety of stakeholders to ensure sites delivered all required functionality (including complex user account and social network system in BuddyPress), matched University branding and remained accessible but highly secure. Facilitated handover to maintenance team.

  • ICT ManagerMay 2010 – Aug 2011

    Samui Centre of Learning, Thailand

    Migrated site from Joomla to Wordpress designed and coded bespoke Thesis theme in common front-end languages. Setup of Linux (Ubuntu) file and print server, running local intranet including a wiki detailing all hardware inventory, procedure and tasks.

  • ICT ManagerDec 2008 – Jun 2009

    The University of Sheffield

    Part-time work managing the website and hardware for a department at the University of Sheffield. Migrated the site from Joomla to Wordpress, setup a custom theme for the department using common front-end languages.

Version Control

  • SVN

  • GIT

Front End Development

  • HTML 5


  • Javascript

  • Photoshop

Back End Development

  • Wordpress API

  • PHP

  • MySQL

  • LAMP Environment

Contact info

  • 129 Great Stone Road

  • Email:
  • Phone: 07955382603
  • Website:

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