John Peden

Wordpress & Front End Developer

Hi! My name is John Peden and build WordPress websites. Take a look at my resume or my portfolio to see some of the cool 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 7 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.


  • Freelance ProjectsJune 2009 – Present

    Overseas Work

    Started taking remote freelance contracts upon graduating from University Carried out work for clients all over the World whilst living in Thailand and Spain including a talent management agency (work completed for X-Factor and BGT 2009 finalists), an oil and gas software company, an international school in Thailand (work completed on-site) and other clients in Australia, the UK and the USA. More recently projects have included: -Security consultations and updates for local digital agencies to their WordPress websites. -A microsite build for GE, through a local marketing agency, using Foundation framework, HTML5, SCSS and JavaScript. -A rebuild of a marketing training site using Genesis framework, JavaScript, SCSS and HTML5. -Coding of Primark’s Christmas email newsletter -Multiple WordPress projects for a Chester-based marketing agency including setting up a new site for ACDOCO and Adoption Matters NW.

  • Wordpress DeveloperJune-August 2014

    The National Audit Office

    Brought in to work on existing WordPress Multisiteinstallation for government department responsible for auditing other public-sector departments. Scoped-out work to be completed ranging from front-end development (including my recommendation that the theme my built in SCSS) through to custom coding in WordPress. Code deployed to enterprise-level hosting environment through GitHub to hosting system managed by DXW (main supplier for government WordPress hosting).

  • Wordpress DeveloperOctober 2014

    Fantastic Thinking

    Short contract to handle work for The Times Politics blog Custom WordPress theme built on _s Lead developer working in an agile team using interesting effects like infinite scroll and AJAX calls to load content.

  • Wordpress DeveloperOctober 2014-Present


    Rebuild of using _s theme for WordPress Lead developer in agile team working with HTML5, SCSS, AJAX and a variety of APIs to power a highly profitable bookmaking affiliate site.

  • 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.


  • Linux CLI

  • Git

  • jQuery

  • Angular JS

  • WordPress

  • HTML5


  • PHP

  • JavaScript

Contact info

  • 129 Great Stone Road

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  • Phone: 07955382603
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