Jake McMurchie saxophonist and Wordpress developer

Jake McMurchie

Website design and development

I’m a WordPress developer and have been working with WordPress since 2006. I like to build fast, performant, easy to use websites with a low carbon footprint. I like to build custom themes from the ground up using git, node/npm, sass, JavaScript, jQuery. I can write plugins and create Gutenberg blocks. And there’s always something new to learn.

I really appreciate all of the patience you’ve had, and all the work you’ve put in to get the site to where it is.  Everyone at AEF is really pleased with it.

Lizzie Harrocks, Aviation Environment Federation

Iā€™m feeling so much more confident about all this thanks to your expert help & also having you gently steer me in the right direction to just generally have a go! Actually starting to be quite excited about this new piece of work taking off instead of feeling overwhelmed.  

Naomi Seager, Pause Breathe Feel Yoga Studio



Pete Judge Music
Website for musician and composer extraordinaire Pete Judge. A lean, minimalist site that showcases the diversity of his career while also achieving 100% Lighthouse score for performance.


Leuser Ecosystem Action Fund
A website showcasing the extraordinary beauty of the Leuser Ecosystem and providing information about the group coordinating funding to protect it.


Environmental Paper Network Biomass Facility Map
I worked with the Environmental Paper Network and the Global Forest Coalition to produce a bespoke map pinpointing biomass facilities around the world. The map was produced using Open Street Maps, LeafletJS, and custom javascript, and converted to a plugin allowing it to be embedded in the EPN website.


The Unitarians
I worked with designers This Ain’t Rock and Roll to produce a WordPress block-based site that would change the image of the Unitarian community.


ICCA Consortium Self-Strengthening Process
This multi-lingual website was built for the ICCA Consortium to provide a template of guidance for indigenous groups looking to organise and mobilise. Performance was key because internet connectivity may be an issue for some of the groups using it ā€“ Lighthouse scores it 99% for performance.

Climate Yes
A website built from the ground up for performance to help a Christian Aid led campaign to urge climate action on behalf of faith groups worldwide. I worked as lead developer with Long White Digital.

Aviation Environment Federation
News and information site for the Aviation Environment Federation. I worked with their communications officer to reposition the organisation as a more publicly accessible campaigning organisation.

World Economics Association
I designed and built the WEA network, including the main website which features a system for maintaining membership subscriptions, a WordPress Multisite for online conferences, another for regional chapters, and online journals including Economic Thought. The latter incorporates an internal publishing system with a work-flow suitable for academic publishing.

Michelson Morley
The website for my quartet.