• Herb Miller – online CV

    I’m a full stack web developer, specialising in WordPress; the creator of oik plugins – the home of lazy smart shortcodes, and WP-a2z – the dynamic API reference for WordPress core, plugins, themes and blocks.

    I focus most of my efforts into developing WordPress plugins for oik-plugins and bespoke plugins and themes for customers of bobbing wide.
    The rest of my time is spent cataloguing WordPress blocks.
    I also organise the WordPress Portsmouth Meetup.

    Download my latest resumé


    Technical skills

    WordPress (core, plugins and themes), PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Genesis theme framework, MySQL, Git, SVN, PHPUnit, problem determination.
    ReactJS, REST API.
    Drupal, C/C++


    I formed my web design and web development company ( Bobbing Wide ) soon after retiring from IBM, where I’d developed software for 31 years. Originally I focused on developing websites for small to medium businesses, mostly using Drupal and WordPress. In 2011, I started developing WordPress plugins using the brand name of oik-plugins. Many of the plugins are aimed at web designers, developers and power users.

    There are now over 80 plugins avaliable from oik-plugins.com, 13 of which are available from wordpress.org. In total I have over 160 repositories on my main GitHub account: bobbingwide.

    Self employed since 2010

    Working as Bobbing Wide and oik-plugins:

    • Develop and support a range of advanced WordPress plugins, both bespoke and Open Source.
    • Develop and support bespoke themes for customer sites.
    • Contributor to WordPress
    • Develop and support the WordPress Dynamic API Reference suite of sites

    Earlier career – June 1979 to October 2009

    Senior Application Developer / IT Architect at IBM Global Services

    • e-business integration specialist since 2003.
    • Industries: Communications, Retail, Banking (FX), Energy and Utilities.
    • Multi platform development.

    See also LinkedIn profile or read my IBM CV

    Other Interests

    Golf, Progressive Rock – especially Caravan, Cycling, Cats, Real Ale.

    I live in Rowlands Castle with my wife and two cats.

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    Last updated:

    November 8, 2022

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18th July 2024
02:42 Low Tide ( 1.9m )
10:11 High Tide ( 4.1m )
15:09 Low Tide ( 1.94m )
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18th July 2024
02:50 Low Tide ( 1.56m )
10:08 High Tide ( 3.75m )
15:04 Low Tide ( 1.62m )
22:22 High Tide ( 4m )