Mike established Outerbridge Ltd in 2010. Mike’s interest in IT started with a Texas Instruments digital watch in the late 1970s and continued through a Sinclair ZX81, a Commodore 64 and a degree in Mathematics and Computing from the University of Exeter. His career has included building and designing databases, implementing, upgrading and auditing accounting systems, and fixing data quality and integrity issues for several blue-chip financial services companies across the UK and Europe. He started working with WordPress back in 2007 when version 2.3 was current. He works wonders with WordPress, PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery. Mike loves rolling his sleeves up, designing, coding and troubleshooting. Recognised for his versatility, ingenuity and ability to deliver to tight deadlines. Mike is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA) and a Member of the British Computer Society (BCS). You can follow Mike on Twitter at @outerbridgemike

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Fourth best Web Developer in the UK

4th Best Web Developer in the UK – it’s official! Despite being a small company, Outerbridge are officially now rated as the 4th best web developer in the United Kingdom. From nearly 3,000 rated developers. This means that according to the independent FreeIndex website, we’re improving all the time. FreeIndex ratings are based on independent…

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Outerbridge – WordPress Experts in Europe

WordPress Experts in Europe On Wednesday evening, Penny and I represented “Outerbridge – WordPress Experts” in Europe at the WordPress Meetup in Cádiz in southern Spain. We contacted Paco Marchante, one of the organisers of the Meetup beforehand, and established that although the meeting would be conducted in Spanish, we would be most welcome to…

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Fixing a Hacked Website

Fixing a Hacked Website Potential Ransomware We’ve had an interesting week this week at Outerbridge Towers. Someone came to us wanting help with their website. So far, so usual. Unusually, their website had been comprehensively hacked. Outwardly, the site looked normal. Often hackers1 deface the site so that it’s immediately obvious what they’ve done, but…

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We’ve sweetened our WordPress Website Support Plan Offering

New, sweeter WordPress Website Support Plans We’ve made some changes to our WordPress website support plans over the last month or so. We offer three plan levels: Silver, Gold and Platinum. For a detailed list of the benefits included in each of the plans please visit our support packages pages.   Website Development and Enhancement Time The…

Automatic Failover Added to Gold and Platinum Premium Support Packages

Outerbridge are pleased to announce that we’ve completed the roll-out of our new Automatic Failover functionality. What does this mean? Well, we’ve always had a monitoring system in place for all of our Premium WordPress Support Package customers. This alerts us in the unlikely event of a site going down. Now, exclusively for our Gold and…

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Hacked Off?

Unfortunately, things don’t always go according to plan. That carefully prepared speech becomes a jumble of random words; a stumble on a step ruins a grand entrance; an unexpected guest spoils your special party evening. When your lovingly created WordPress site gets hacked and your visitors are automatically redirected to a different site like the…

New Adventures in Web Design

“New Adventures in Web Design”. An interesting name for an fantastic conference. The venue was Nottingham, England. Yesterday. The day didn’t start well, with those of us with surnames between H and P queueing around the block. For 45 minutes in my case! However once inside, we were treated to 10 speakers, all experts in…