About Me

My name is Mike, I’m 34 and I live in Lincolnshire in the UK. I’ve been a website designer for 15 years and I’ve used WordPress for over 10 years.

About My Skills

I am most experienced with front end development and love to work in the following areas:

  • WordPress install and config
  • Theme install and customisation
  • Bespoke theme development
  • Plugin installation, configuration and customisation
  • WooCommerce(and extensions) installation and configuration
  • Converting PSD, AI, PNG, etc to WordPress themes
  • Monthly support and maintenance
  • Website fixes and cleanup after hacks
  • …and more

About My Experience

Speed is very important, if a website takes too long to load, visitors get bored and leave. I love squeezing every last bit of performance out of a website, I’ve helped lots of clients improve the speed of their website and reduce size and load time.

I also have a lot of experience with the following products and technologies:


X Theme (and extensions), Avada, Divi and many more


Gravity Forms (and extensions), Contact Form 7, Yoast SEO, WooCommerce (and extensions), Divi Builder, Cornerstone (X Theme Builder), Visual Composer, and many more


HTML, CSS, PHP, SQL, JavaScript/jQuery

About My Clients

La Montañosa Villas

I built a website for Steven’s main business and he was so happy with it that he wanted me to create this second website for him. It was built using OpenRealty and using a lot of custom HTML/CSS/PHP

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LN4 Architectural Design

George is an architectural designer. His two WordPress websites were hacked and after invoicing issues with his host his account was terminated with an incomplete backup provided. I restored his websites as they were, cleaned up the hack and then hardened them to prevent it happening again.

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Greenstone Financial Planning

A few years ago, I was contacted by Martin, a graphic designer who had designed a website. He supplied Photoshop designs and was very clear that he wanted the final website to match the design exactly, it had to be pixel perfect.

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Many more

There are some more examples of websites I’ve designed and built on my personal website (PLNT) including a few custom built WordPress themes, some heavily customised themes and a few OpenRealty websites too.

About Finished

You’re just about finished reading my profile now. Thank you so much for taking the time to learn a little about me.

Hopefully after reading this page it’s clear to you that I do what I love, and I love what I do. So if you choose to work with me, I will do everything in my power to exceed your expectations and give you a result that you will be proud to show off!

Customer reviews

Mike Copestake 2020-06-15T15:47:58Z 5
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Mike was excellent at dealing with our website speed optimisation project. He responded quickly, gave full and detailed information, explained everything well and finished the job by giving several recommendations for improving things further. The job was smooth and Mike very helpful. Will use again.

Kate Lawton
Mike Copestake 2020-06-11T22:31:15Z 5
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Mike was such a pleasure to work with and so knowledgeable! He kept me in the loop at all times and was super patient and flexible. Even before we started the project, he took the time to thoroughly understand the scope of my project before sending me a quote. I'm super happy and look forward to a continued partnership with Mike! Thanks for everything Mike!

Alicia Bishop
Mike Copestake 2020-04-18T13:46:53Z 5
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I was VERY happy with the service provided by Mike. He was quick to help me with my issues and got my site to a super fast speed! Thanks, Mike!

Melissa Byron
Mike Copestake 2020-08-17T06:32:14Z 5
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nicky sciotto
Mike Copestake 2020-08-06T16:07:15Z 5
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Mike is professional, attentive, and great at what he does. He helps me every time I need something. What I love best is the feeling that he really cares about me and my site and getting me to a place where I feel good about the site. Thank you Mike!!

Liat Gat
Mike Copestake 2020-07-28T19:35:48Z 5
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excellent work!

zach weinstein
Mike Copestake 2020-07-24T16:58:20Z 5
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Great. Mike goes above and beyond with his communication and thorough work. I'm in good hands and will use his services again.

Sarah Falugo
Mike Copestake 2020-07-20T14:26:59Z 5
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jenny hamilton
Mike Copestake 2020-07-16T16:17:22Z 5
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chris manna
Mike Copestake 2020-06-18T22:22:30Z 5
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Great communication and very professional. He seems knowledgeable and was able to figure out my problem, fixed it in very quick time, and was able to give me an explanation. I am very satisfied regarding the fee and turnaround and of course with the result.

Mohammad Ashori
Mike Copestake 2020-06-17T15:18:01Z 5
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Cameron Conaway
Mike Copestake 2020-06-11T14:17:43Z 5
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Paul Glendinning
Mike Copestake 2020-06-03T22:52:20Z 5
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MRD Dev Team
Mike Copestake 2020-05-31T18:31:39Z 5
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Mike is great to work with!

MRD Dev Team
Mike Copestake 2020-05-29T20:43:06Z 5
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Great work! Was prompt and willing to help on a short notice. Thanks Mike!

MRD Dev Team