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Meet Mark

Mark Smallman of MacGraphic.co.uk
WordPress Wrangler since 2009

Mark Smallman MacGraphic

WordPress Community

I try to be as active in the WordPress community as time will allow. I am firm believer in giving back to the community. Sharing knowledge and empowering others with the power of WordPress.

In 2014 I setup the WordPress Belfast Meetup. The local community has now grown to around 300 members. However, since the global pandemic we have not managed to have any in-person Meetups sadly.

During 2016, I was lead organiser for the first ever WordCamp to take place within Northern Ireland, and first ever official WordCamp on the island of Ireland. WordCamp Belfast 2016 brought together 155 local, national and international speakers, sponsors, volunteers and WordPress users.

Photo by Dermott McElduff. Mark was lead organiser for WordCamp Belfast in 2016 & 2018
WordCamp Belfast 2018 by Dermott McElduff
Photo by Mark Smallman MacGraphic, volunteer photographer WordCamp Europe 2016 in Vienna
WordCamp Europe 2016 in Vienna

During 2017, I was co-organiser for the first WordCamp in Dublin, which was attended by 243 WordPress users. And in 2018 I was once again lead organiser for the second WordCamp Belfast.

WordCamp Dublin also returned in October 2019, when I was once again co-organiser.

I have also spoken and volunteered at a number of WordCamps. These included WordCamp London 2016, Edinburgh 2016 and 2017, and also WordCamp Europe in Vienna in 2016, and Paris in 2017.

Throughout the later part of 2021, I completed various tasks and stages in order to qualify to be listed on Codeable.io as one of their qualified experts.

The tasks included a time-limited site development project, working from a mock-up image. The resulting site design had to be pixel perfect in order to progress to the next stages in their enrolment process.

Other stages in the process included live video calls & interviews. These involved answering code questions, and completing tasks during the live call.

Having gone through the process, it is not hard to see why only 2% of all applicants successfully complete and qualify to be listed as a Codeable Expert.


If you want to know anything about WordPress.
Or to discuss your next project, drop me a note.

WordPress Events

WordPress Belfast Meetup lead organiser

January 2014 to January 2019

  • Arranging of Meetup venue location.
  • Preparing of required equipment, tables and seating.
  • Organising monthly discussions involving 10-50 members.
  • Organisation of both internal and external speakers at Meetups.
  • Preparation and delivery of topics and presentations for discussion as required.

WordCamp lead organiser: 

WordCamp Belfast October 2016 & May 2018

  • Venue arrangement
  • Sponsor coordinator
  • Volunteer selection and co-ordinator
  • Speaker selection and co-ordinator
  • Event co-coordinator

WordCamp Speaker:

  • WordCamp Belfast 2016
  • WordCamp Dublin 2017
  • WordCamp Edinburgh 2017

WordCamp Volunteer Photographer

  • WordCamp London 2016
  • WordCamp Europe 2016 (Vienna)
  • WordCamp Europe 2017 (Paris)
  • WordCamp Edinburgh 2017
  • WordCamp Edinburgh 2018



Owner / Designer / Developer

Jan. 2006 – June 2007 

Magazine Publishers

Senior Designer & Photographer

June 2003 – Jan. 2006  

Newspaper Publisher

Senior Designer

May 2000 – June 2003   

Specialist Publisher


Aug. 1998 – May 2000  

Print Company

Various roles

March 1997 – Aug 1998

Photographic Retailer

Senior Sales

May 1995 – March 1997

Photographic Studio

Photographer / Owner

Sept. 1994 – May 1995  

Photographic Studio

Photographic Assistant

May 1989 – Sept. 1994  

Photographic Retailer

Senior Sales Advisor


If you want to know anything about WordPress.
Or to discuss your next project, drop me a note.