Hey! So this is all a little bit out of date, I’m working on an update. In the meantime if you want to know more check out Make Do, my WordPress Agency.
What We Do at Make Do
Custom Plugin Development
Make Do’s technical team are experts in WordPress plugin development and our experienced specialist of WordPress coders can deliver on any requirement.If you want it done in WordPress, we’ll make it happen!
Custom Theme Development
We design and deliver fully customised and flexible WordPress themes and a suite of custom WordPress plugins for all projects.
We can design your theme from scratch or convert your designs into an easy-to-use custom WordPress solution!
Advanced API Development
WordPress integration with other systems can be done using a number of methods. The REST-API is key to the more advanced requirements however integrations can be made using other API functions such as XML-RPC, AJAX API calls and RSS (don’t worry if you don’t recognise these acronyms. We know what we’re doing, and we can recommend the best solution for you).
Our Technical WordPress Team can integrate WordPress into any other system that has an API!
Technical WordPress Partnerships
We value relationships at Make Do because we know the best work comes out of strong partnerships.
We take time to get to know our clients and understand how we can support them.
Check us out at makedo.net
If you need a WordPress solution that is custom built to meet your organisation’s complex technical requirements then get in touch today – makedo.net
Some more stuff about me…
This is my personal and professional bio; it’s very informal and open. For a more formal background of what I do check out my LinkedIn profile. If you’re a recruiter or potential client then I recommend you drop me an email at [email protected] or visit the Make Do Agency website and request a quote or proposal.
I’m Michael Kimb Jones, please don’t call me Michael, it’s just Kimb with a ‘b’ because without it I’d just have a girls name.
I love films, animation, technology, space, comic books, converse trainers and hoodies. I also have an unhealthy addiction to Wikipedia.
Making, doing & learning
I’ve always been in love with technology and have a passion to make new things.
I started making things for the web back in 1996 while I was at college studying for a degree in music production and multimedia. After graduating I started a small company (Music Support Ltd) that made educational CD-ROMS (remember those?) for schools and universities to assist in musical education. After a couple of years success we realised that the internet would come along and scoop up all of our business so we shut down and moved onto new things.
NHS and Digital
In 2001 I was hired by a local hospital to assist in the creation of their new web and intranet developments. I worked as part of the IT team for 5 years designing and developing a new intranet platform, a number of web-based clinical applications and other enterprise tools that are still in use today. After my stint in IT I moved into the newly formed Marketing and Communications team as Digital & Web Manager where I spearheaded the re-launch of the highly successful website, blog and updates to the internal intranet. I also support the web and digital aspect of the Barnsley Hospital Charity which formed in 2012.
In 2005 I discovered a ‘blogging platform’ called WordPress (v2). I was hooked and have been using it to power my own website and client websites ever since.
I started providing WordPress website design and development services soon after and have worked with clients all over the world helping them to build WordPress-powered websites, brands and blogs.
In 2009 I was invited to speak at my first WordCamp in the UK at Cardiff. And I was lucky enough to be asked back to perform the keynote at the 2010 event in Manchester where I announced the launch my first WordPress-based start up WonderThemes.
WonderThemes was my first big personal business project. It took over 2 years to get from idea to inception but after just 12 months the site was closed down after I’d ran out of money and passion for the project.
You can read all about the rise and fall of WonderThemes in this amazing feature at WP Candy, I also did an interview over at the WPMU blog when the site was launched.
Conferences, events & education
In late 2011 I ran my first event, a conference called ‘The Digital Barn’ which was the first event of it’s kind in my home town of Barnsley.
The event was an incredible success and attracted speakers from Opera, Microsoft, BT, the NHS and the BBC. The Digital Barn is now a yearly event and continues to grow in maturity and quality.
After the success of The Digital Barn I partnered with my close friend a fellow geek Matt Watson to form MKDO Ltd which eventually formed the Make Do WordPress Agency.