Tyson Armstrong

Web development Frontend & Backend HTML5, CSS, PHP, MySQL, jQuery CakePHP Ghost Wordpress & plugins eCommerce & WooCommerce Payment gateway integrations

About me

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I'm a freelance web developer based in Melbourne, Australia. I love working with people and organisations, particularly in the arts, community, and not-for-profit sectors to build a functional web presence, as well as getting stuck into designing and building web systems that work. I also enjoy working on eCommerce and third-party integration projects.

Whether you need a whole web system, a simple website or even just some tweaks to what you already have, I can probably help.

May 2015 update: My work load is fairly high at the moment, however I might be able to take on small ad hoc tweaks and fixes.

Email me or follow me on Twitter. I also have a personal blog.

Client work

The Astor Theatre

The Astor Theatre have a huge following in Melbourne, so we built a new site that more closely reflected the theatre's art deco aesthetic and sophisticated atmosphere. I also built a number of Wordpress plugins to improve the calendar update process, offer iCal integration and power on-site banner advertising.

What I did: Layout and frontend/backend development. Built on Wordpress.

Chapel Distribution

Chapel Distribution needed a new home to house their classic film catalog, feature new DCP releases and have it all easily updatable. Wordpress allows the team to update the listings, add key art and prominently highlight popular releases.

What I did: Design and development. Built on Wordpress.

WooCommerce extensions

I've developed a number of payment gateway extensions for WooCommerce, sold through the official WooCommerce Extensions catalog including:

For support for these plugins, please contact WooThemes support.

My work


Working with not-for-profit organisations, I found a lack of good software to manage membership databases. I created MemberNest to provide a simple cloud-based product for membership management for not-for-profits, arts and community groups.

MemberNest can also take care of online membership fee payments, renewals and reporting.

What I did: Design and development. Built on CakePHP.


I built Repertwa for the musical theatre community. Repertwa makes it easy for new theatre writers to sell their sheet music and recordings to singers.

Repertwa collects a small commission from each sale to cover hosting costs with artists receiving 80% of their prices. I use Amazon S3 for cheap and secure storage of media files, and integrate with PayPal for purchases and payment distribution.

What I did: Design and development. Built on CakePHP.

Couch Movies

Couch Movies is my pet project. Sick of trawling the TV guide for interesting movies, I built this site to show which movies (complete with poster art) are going to be on Australian free-to-air television in the coming days.

Visitors can also set email or twitter reminders.

What I did: Design and development. Built on CakePHP.

Email me, follow me on Twitter or read my blog.