Ben Wright, Developer in London, United Kingdom

Ben Wright

WordPress Developer

London, United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since
October 11, 2019

Ben is an expert at developing custom WordPress themes and plugins. He's spent the past five years leading the builds of numerous websites and is capable of taking a project from the design stage to launch. Ben excels at creating blazing fast WordPress sites by optimizing them from the get-go with modern web development techniques.

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Pretty Little Thing
React Native, React, Mobile App Development, Jest, CI/CD Pipelines
Bluebox Digital
jQuery, CSS, HTML, PHP, WordPress, Redux, Realm, Firebase, Storybook, React...
My PT Hub
JavaScript, React, React Native, Redux, TypeScript, Jest


London, United Kingdom



Preferred Environment

GitHub, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), MacOS

The most amazing...

...product I've coded is an intelligent weight-lifting app. It uses a neural network to predict the perfomance of the user in each workout.

Work Experience

2021 - PRESENT

React Native Developer

Pretty Little Thing
  • Developed a greenfield marketplace app project for clothing reselling.
  • Oversaw the launch process, which saw 150 thousand users register in the first few months.
  • Created automated CI/CD workflows and make them suitable for a team of developers.
Technologies: React Native, React, Mobile App Development, Jest, CI/CD Pipelines
2020 - PRESENT

Full-stack Developer

Bluebox Digital
  • Developed an AI-driven weight lifting fitness app to guide users through their workout, providing them with suggestions on how to improve each week.
  • Created an app to discover authentic places to eat, drink, and shop—filtered by the things you love, captured by the people you trust.
  • Launched multiple React Native apps on the App Store and Google Play Store.
  • Developed a custom WordPress plugin to search car registration number plates with DVLA API to give the visitors suggestions for their car tires.
Technologies: jQuery, CSS, HTML, PHP, WordPress, Redux, Realm, Firebase, Storybook, React, React Native, JavaScript
2021 - 2021

Mobile Developer

My PT Hub
  • Kickstarted component and end-to-end testing on the mobile app with the introduction of React Native Testing Library and Detox to reduce bugs.
  • Implemented a strategy for converting codebase from JavaScript to TypeScript to improve code quality and reduce bugs.
  • Tracked and fixed bugs from the Jira bug board and resolved long-standing code debt issues.
Technologies: JavaScript, React, React Native, Redux, TypeScript, Jest
2019 - 2020

Web Developer

Key Digital
  • Led the development of numerous websites for clients, taking a project from the design stage to launch.
  • Created easy-to-customize WordPress themes using ACF to make it easy for the client to add new pages to the site.
  • Developed a WordPress plugin to be used by IoT devices to grab data with an API using headless WordPress.
  • Achieving 90+ PageSpeed insights on the majority of web builds.
  • Created a rule-based recurring events plugin to reduce admin on the site and improve page speed.
Technologies: cPanel, MySQL, Sass, PHP, WordPress, JavaScript, CSS, HTML
2017 - 2018

Cloud Developer

  • Handled the code migration of an app from Salesforce Classic to Salesforce Lightning.
  • Updated an old interface with a new, UX-focused interface using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Participated in company meetings to critique the design of upcoming products.
Technologies: SOQL, Apex, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, Salesforce


WordPress Build for Accent Technologies
Handled the custom rebuild of a WordPress site. I was responsible for the front-end and back-end development to create a completely bespoke theme. A key objective of the site was to have a fast page speed which was achieved successfully, ranking over 90 in Google PageSpeed Insights.



React Native, Redux, Jest


React, WordPress API, jQuery


Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), PhpMyAdmin, Jira, Git, GitHub, Gutenberg Editor


PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Sass, TypeScript


WooCommerce, Firebase, WordPress, cPanel, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Salesforce




Site Speed Optimization, Mobile App Development, CI/CD Pipelines, Gatsby, Software Development, Computer Science




2016 - 2019

Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree in Computer Science

University of Reading - Reading, United Kingdom

2014 - 2016

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Information Technology

Queen Elizabeth's School - United Kingdom