Michael Entwistle

Wordpress, Joomla, CMS, Web Design, E-Commerce. HTML, CSS, PHP, SEO


I have nearly 10 years experience building and designing websites and intranets using HTML and CSS. I also have a great deal of experience with CMS systems such as Joomla, Drupal, Wordpress, osCommerce, Zen Cart, Magento etc. and have designed and commissioned many websites for clients using these systems.

I also have experience with responsive web designs which are cross device compatible i.e. desktops, tablets, smartphones etc.

I am also a proficient photoshopper and have designed many banners, logos, flyers, business cards etc. over the years.

Other skills include search engine optimisation and online marketing/advertising.

Currently a member of the Google Engage programme.

Currently a member of the UK Web Design Association (UKWDA).


Posted by Phil May (Director ), RM Tyres

Written testimonial:
Being not the greatest techno wizz
Michael has advised and guided into the Internet and social media world . For a good price and quite quickly we are up and running looking sharp and professional .
Will be using Michael Fir all or upgrades and updates !
Many Thanks
Phil May

Posted by Karine (Project Manager / Digital Designer), Larineka.com

Written testimonial:
Michael is not only fun to work with but he always tries his best - never gives up! Always happy to take on a new challenge and learn new things. He's not the typical developer who hides behind emails - he makes himself available as much as possible and is always happy to have a phone catch up.
I have worked on several projects with Michael and many more to come. I'd definitely recommend him to anyone looking for someone who cares about what they do.

Posted by Amy (Marketing), TransparentChoice

Written testimonial:
Michael did a great job on short notice for our company website. We would use him again for any further improvements.

Posted by Tom (Owner), Web Designers

Written testimonial:
Michael Entwistle has completed a complex project called careers in textiles which is a recruitment site. This project was built using Joomla CMS with various plugins. The project turned out to be much more complex then first expected and a lot more work than was advertised but Michael was great he was able to engineer good solutions to complex problems. I would totally recommend working with him! I can confirm he is great skills with css, php, joomla and databases.

Posted by Shane Nelson

Written testimonial:
Michael is a credit to both the Programming profession and to Freelancers.net, His can do attitude, and sensible pricing make him easy to work with and easy to depend on. He accepted a job that others had either turned down or turned their noses up at, and delivered excellent results. As we expanded the brief, his positive can do attitude shone though and he delivered time and time again. Would not hesitate to recommend Michael to anyone.

Posted by philip towl (sole trader), muscle-masters

Written testimonial:
I wanted to set up an affiliate based on line shop selling whey protein shake powder and automatically pay my affiliates a commission for each sale.Michael was recommended to me and he did not disappoint.He set up a Joomba based website using paypal chained payments to achieve my goal.The site was set up to my exact requirements and even remotely set up my paypal account to use chained payments.Michael is always polite,professional and extremely knowledgeable.Nothing was too much trouble,his rates were very reasonable and I would be more than happy to recommend Michael to anyone.

Posted by Andy Bloice (CinC Paperclips)

Written testimonial:
I contacted 3 freelancers after midnight on a Wednesday with a Joomla! issue.
Michael was the only one to get back to me with a personal response - but he came back in 7 minutes!!
A conversation followed in the morning, my menu problem was resolved in about 20 mins then Michael just got stuck in and helped massively.
We launched the new site the following day and it's all good!!

Michael was professional, personal, courteous, honest, technically proficient and did what was asked, even though that was changing by the hour!

Rates were very favourable, considering the urgency of the situation.

I look forward to meeting Michael in person for the several beers I owe him and I genuinely can recommend him for anything Joomla related.

Please don't take all his time though as I will be working with Michael again in the near future!

Posted by Clive Graham (Managing Director), LMW Electronics Ltd

Written testimonial:
We are a small electronics design & manufacturing company based in
Leicester and weren't happy with our existing website, so approached Web
Hosting 4UK to re-vamp it for us, redesign the main site and also design
and build an online shop. We were initially wary about having our
company website redesigned and moved to another host due to a bad
experience with a previous hosting/design company.

Michael very quickly dispelled any of our concerns by explaining the
whole process to us in plain English and advising us of the best
solution for our requirements and budget.

From the initial design brief right through to configuring and
launching our e-shop, Web Hosting 4UK were always on hand to advise us
and even visited us to give training on managing our websites. They even
threw in a free £75 Google Adwords Voucher, set up a Google Adwords
campaign for us and also set up Google Analytics for both our website
and shop. They also got us on page 1 of Google withing 2 weeks on
various keywords and phrases.

We were so impressed with the level and quality of service that we also
had an Intranet designed to manage all of our internal processes and ISO
9000 quality system.

I highly recommend Web Hosting 4UK and have yet to find fault with any
of the services the provide for us.

Posted by Malcolm Voce (Chair), Notts County Golf Society

Written testimonial:
Superb service from Michael, nothing too much trouble.


Graham Ikin


Design and implementation of a Joomla! 3 driven website for Graham Ikin - Designer & Cabinetmaker. Complete site design and setup including slideshow/banner/logo design. Site code optimisation for search engines, sitemap generation and submission, google analytics setup

skills used: CSS, CMS, Joomla, Photoshop, AJAX, Graphic Design, Html, PHP, SEO, SQL

Be Exposed


Design & implementation of a wordpress driven website for a new fashion house and design agency. Site design based on a custom implementation of Avada wordpress theme from themeforest. Customisation of the template, installation, setup and customisation of plugins including Royal Slider, uSquare Responsive Grid, Justified Image Grid, NextGen Gallery, Facebook & Twitter feeds, social share buttons, Issuu online magazine, Polaroid Gallery, various widgets etc. Site code optimised for search engines, sitemap generation & submission, google analytics setup.

skills used: Wordpress, CSS, Html, PHP, CMS, SEO, Web Design, Photoshop, JavaScript, Video

Wireless Networks Ltd.


Conception, design and implementation of a Wireless & IP equipment distributor/supplier website. Complete site design from the ground up, including extensions setup/customization, banner and logo design. Site optimization, sitemap, submission to search engines, google analytics setup

skills used: CSS, PHP, AJAX, E-Commerce, Graphic Design, Joomla, Logo Design, Photoshop, SEO, Web Design

Muscle Masters


Design & implementation of a Joomla! affiliate website selling whey protein powder in 5 flavors. Payments were set up using paypal chained payments which allow percentage or fixed amount payments to be made to more than one paypal recipient when a sale was made. Template design, artwork design, site optimisation, sitemap, submission to search engines, Setup and configuration of Google Analytics account.

skills used: CSS, Photoshop, SEO, Joomla, E-Commerce, Web Design, Logo Design, CMS, Html, PHP

Floor & Wall Solutions Limited


Design & implementation of a Zen Cart online store selling thousands of tile trims and tile trim accessories. Template design, artwork design, complete configuration including shipping modules setup, paypal standard and express setup, zones, taxes, scrolling specials, featured etc. SEO - site optimisation, sitemap, submission to search engines. Setup and configuration of Google Analytics account.

skills used: CMS, Database, E-Commerce, Flash, Web Design, Logo Design, Photoshop, PHP

LMW Electronics Ltd


Design & implementation of a Joomla! website showcasing LMW's products and services. Design and implementation of an online shop (Zen Cart) to sell various products. SEO - site optimisation, sitemap, submission to search engines. Setup and configuration of Google Analytics account and Googe Adwords campaign for marketing purposes.

skills used: CSS, CMS, Joomla, E-Commerce, Flash, Graphic Design, Photoshop, PHP, Web Design, Advertising

Work Flexibility

Location flexibility

Within Leicester.
Within Leicestershire.
Within United Kingdom.

Length of contract