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Mike Little
Mike Little at Young Rewired State 2012
Born (1962-05-12) 12 May 1962 (age 62)
Alma materStockport School
OccupationWeb developer
Known forWordPress

Mike Little (born 12 May 1962) is an English web developer and writer. He is the co-founder of the free and open source web software WordPress along with Matt Mullenweg.[1]


Mike Little was born in 1962 to a Nigerian father who was a musician and an English mother in England.[2][3] He was educated at Stockport School.[3]

In 2003, Little and Matt Mullenweg started working on a project in which they built on b2/cafelog and later named it WordPress, releasing the first version on 27 May 2003.[1][4]

In June 2013, Little was awarded the SAScon's "Outstanding Contribution to Digital" award for his part in co-founding and developing WordPress.[5][6]


  • Douglass, Robert T.; Little, Mike; Smith, Jared W. (2006).Building Online Communities With Drupal, PhpBB, and WordPress


  1. ^ a b "History". WordPress Codex. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  2. ^ Simpson, Mollie. "The Stockport man who powered half the internet". The Mill.
  3. ^ a b "Mike Little | Interviews".
  4. ^ "How a Stockport developer helped create the world's biggest online publishing phenomenon – for free". Prolific North. 4 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Unsung Internet Visionary to be Honoured at SASCON". SAScon. 17 May 2013. Archived from the original on 16 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Internet Visionary Honoured". Cheshire Border Independent Newspaper. 26 June 2013. Archived from the original on 3 February 2014.