Abdullah Sajjad, Developer in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
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Abdullah Sajjad

Verified Expert  in Engineering

WordPress Developer

Location
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Toptal Member Since
August 18, 2021

Abdullah, a full-stack WordPress engineer, expertly crafts large-scale websites for various industries. Specializing in custom plugins, enterprise applications, and API integrations such as Airtable, Mailchimp, Mailjet, and Google Maps, he also excels in performance optimization, accessibility, Piano.io, Elasticsearch, WooCommerce, and Chrome extensions. Abdullah's tailored solutions consistently meet the unique requirements of clients across different niches.

Portfolio

Toptal Clients
SCSS, CSS, JavaScript, ECMAScript (ES6), Gulp, Webpack, Gutenberg Editor...
Freelance
JavaScript, PHP, CSS, HTML, jQuery, Git, HTML5, Web Development, Vue, eCommerce...
The China Project
WordPress, PHP 7, Airtable, PHP, SCSS, CSS, Piano.io, JavaScript, jQuery...

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

PhpStorm, PHP 7, GitHub, NGINX, WordPress, SCSS, React

The most amazing...

...custom-built WordPress plugin I've built links subscription and email platforms efficiently, streamlining subscriber management for a news media company.

Work Experience

Full-stack WordPress Developer

2021 - PRESENT
Toptal Clients
  • Assisted a marketing agency in creating a university website using WordPress, SCSS, Webpack, and Gutenberg.
  • Updated and fixed custom plugins for property tax attorneys. Made old functions work with new PHP and jQuery versions.
  • Worked with tax attorneys to smooth out WordPress and DocuSign API integration issues.
  • Collaborated with a team to develop Gutenberg blocks, enhancing the editing experience for site managers and streamlining content management.
  • Worked with an agency to introduce new features and transition the enhanced website to Flywheel hosting. Collaborated on a WordPress theme using Timber, Tailwind CSS, and Vanilla JavaScript for a contemporary look and feel.
  • Partnered with a design studio to expedite their web projects using WordPress, Gravity Forms, and Timber, ensuring timely completion and high-quality results.
  • Collaborated with a web design agency to fix crucial errors in their Sage and Bedrock setup, enhancing speed and reliability.
  • Teamed up with a top real estate firm to launch a cutting-edge property search platform. Added advanced filters and map interactions, enhancing user activity and simplifying property search for buyers.
Technologies: SCSS, CSS, JavaScript, ECMAScript (ES6), Gulp, Webpack, Gutenberg Editor, WordPress, GitHub, Figma, JavaScript 6, Core Web Vitals, WordPress Design, Roots, jQuery, jQuery Plugins, JavaScriptCore, PHP, DocuSign, REST APIs, HTML Email, Templates, Templating, Redux, Genesis Framework, Contact Form 7, Sage, Bedrock, LearnDash, Yoast SEO, MemberPress, Divi, Divi Builder 3, WooCommerce, WooCommerce Subscriptions 2, BuddyPress, Full-stack, Spam Filtering, Local SEO, WordPress REST API, Cron, Learning Management Systems (LMS), Web UI, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Insurance Technology (Insurtech), MariaDB, Themes, Plugins, DevOps, Documentation, WPML, WP Engine, Responsive Design, Sage WordPress Theme, Tailwind CSS, Adobe Photoshop, Google Search Console, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Piano.io, Screaming Frog, Page Speed Optimization, Unbounce, Automation, Communication, Custom Themes, Data Visualization, Payment APIs, Stripe, Bootstrap, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Front-end, Integration, APIs, Mobile First, Social Media, Architecture, Databases, Forms, WordPress SEO, B2B, SEO Tools, HubSpot, Full-stack Development, ADA Compliance

WordPress Plugin Developer

2020 - PRESENT
Freelance
  • Developed an interactive LearnDash course builder using React, streamlining course design and administration with a dynamic user experience.
  • Crafted a WordPress plugin for displaying notification bars on website front-ends, boosting user interaction, and effectively conveying key information to site visitors.
  • Designed a WordPress plugin to display page speed scores in the dashboard, utilizing the Lighthouse API for performance analysis and offering suggestions to improve user experience.
  • Conceived and engineered an advanced WordPress plugin that provides users with a sophisticated toolkit for seamlessly integrating intricate sliders and carousels on their web platforms.
  • Created an event management plugin for WordPress. It offers tools for event design, promotion, and management, along with ticket sales and attendee registration, to simplify the planning process.
Technologies: JavaScript, PHP, CSS, HTML, jQuery, Git, HTML5, Web Development, Vue, eCommerce, Gutenberg Editor, JavaScript 6, Web UX Design, Adobe Photoshop, API Connectors, Web Speed, Ajax, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), WooCommerce, WordPress REST API, Testing, Cron, Web Security, Learning Management Systems (LMS), Web UI, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), MariaDB, Themes, Plugins, DevOps, Documentation, WPML, Full-stack, WP Engine, Responsive Design, Tailwind CSS, Page Speed Optimization, Communication, Data Visualization, Bootstrap, Back-end, Front-end, Integration, APIs, Mobile First, Architecture, Databases, Forms, WordPress SEO

Full-stack WordPress Developer

2022 - 2023
The China Project
  • Developed a custom plugin to integrate Piano and Mailjet seamlessly, leveraging webhooks and a REST API for optimal connection.
  • Developed fresh designs for company profiles on ChinaEDGE, a top business research platform, translating their concept into reality.
  • Designed automation scripts for Airtable to sync link fields, optimizing data handling workflows seamlessly.
  • Migrated the email system from Mailchimp to Mailjet, guaranteeing a smooth transition and enhanced email management.
  • Transitioned their premium newsletters from Piano Experience to native WordPress templates, leveraging Ajax and REST APIs for seamless integration.
  • Set up Google Analytics and Flywheel for in-depth data analysis and improved performance insights.
  • Eliminated technical debt and enhanced code quality, resulting in a more maintainable and efficient codebase.
Technologies: WordPress, PHP 7, Airtable, PHP, SCSS, CSS, Piano.io, JavaScript, jQuery, Google Search Console, Page Speed Optimization, Automation, Communication, Custom Themes, Web Scraping, Data Visualization, Graphs, Stripe, Bootstrap, Back-end, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Front-end, Integration, APIs, Responsive Web Design (RWD), News, Mobile First, Social Media, Architecture, Databases, Forms, WordPress SEO, SEO Tools, Full-stack Development, ADA Compliance, Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Squarespace Web Developer

2022 - 2022
Dry Cleaning Services Company (via Toptal)
  • Developed a landing page for their Whitelabel cleaners page.
  • Created new pages for their upcoming campaigns from Adobe XD designs.
  • Conducted live calls with team members to fix bugs and helped them with analytics and tracking conversions.
  • Added a custom form for zipcode search and optimized page speed.
Technologies: Squarespace, Jira, Web Development, WordPress, JavaScript, jQuery, HTML5, CSS3, Full-stack, WP Engine, Responsive Design, Page Speed Optimization, Communication, Custom Themes, Bootstrap, Back-end, Front-end, Forms, Landing Pages

Senior WooCommerce Developer

2021 - 2021
Splendid Accounts
  • Developed new features for auto-syncing WooCommerce orders and inventory within their main platform.
  • Optimized plugin speed by caching REST requests in WordPress transients.
  • Added custom cron jobs and comped the plugin code with WordPress coding standards.
Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, jQuery, WordPress API, WordPress Plugins, REST APIs, HTML, CSS, Git, HTML5, Web Development, WooCommerce API, eCommerce, Gutenberg Editor, JavaScript 6, Web UX Design, Leadership, Site Speed Optimization, API Connectors, WooCommerce Subscriptions 2, Local SEO, WordPress REST API, Testing, Cron, Web Security, Web UI, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), MariaDB, Themes, Plugins, DevOps, Documentation, WPML, Full-stack, WP Engine, Responsive Design, Tailwind CSS, Page Speed Optimization, Communication, Custom Themes, Bootstrap, Back-end, Customer Portals, Front-end, Integration, APIs, Forms, B2B

Lead WordPress Engineer

2020 - 2021
WP Minds
  • Led the development of a WordPress plugin to manage events for over 150 white label businesses.
  • Managed the development of an online education platform for medical professionals (LearnDash, WooCommerce, memberships, WP Rocket, Gravity Forms, BudyBoss, and custom plugins).
  • Developed a WordPress plugin to block spam entries. The plugin was built using Vue.js and was compatible with Gravity Forms and Contact Form 7.
  • Oversaw plugin releases and maintained the backlog for future releases and planned sprints.
  • Built a release process and created manual user documents.
  • Initiated and participated in code reviews to improve the code quality and help associates level up.
  • Developed a Gravity Form add-on integration with Yardi CRM.
  • Optimized the website page speed and core web vitals and ensured the website loads were under three seconds.
  • Devised custom plugin integration with Zoom, Zapier, and Gravity Forms.
Technologies: WordPress, WordPress Plugins, Product Management, PHP, JavaScript, CSS3, HTML, Prototyping, WooCommerce, Gravity Forms, LearnDash, WCAG 2, Code Review, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Git, MySQL, HTML5, React, NGINX, Web Development, Vue, WooCommerce API, Web UX Design, Elementor, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Responsive Layout, Responsive Web Design (RWD), eCommerce, Gutenberg Editor, JavaScript 6, Adobe Photoshop, Leadership, Core Web Vitals, Site Speed Optimization, API Connectors, Squarespace, WooCommerce Subscriptions 2, Local SEO, WPBakery, WordPress REST API, Testing, Cron, Web Security, Learning Management Systems (LMS), Web UI, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), MariaDB, Themes, Plugins, DevOps, Documentation, WPML, Full-stack, WP Engine, Responsive Design, Sage, Tailwind CSS, Google Search Console, Sage WordPress Theme, Page Speed Optimization, Screaming Frog, Technical Leadership, Zapier, Automation, Communication, Custom Themes, Shopify, Web Scraping, Data Visualization, Payment APIs, Stripe, Bootstrap, Back-end, Customer Portals, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Front-end, Integration, APIs, Architecture, LAMP, Databases, Forms, WordPress SEO, Landing Pages, B2B, SEO Tools, HubSpot, Full-stack Development, ADA Compliance, Team Leadership, Ticket Systems

WordPress and PHP Developer

2019 - 2020
WP Minds
  • Developed pixel-perfect and customized websites using the Genesis framework, ACF, Gravity Forms, Gutenberg blocks, and Yoast SEO.
  • Boosted web traffic by improving website page speed and performance.
  • Developed WooCommerce stores to sell bottles and member subscriptions.
  • Developed static and dynamic Gutenberg blocks with React.
  • Built pixel-perfect landing pages using Elementor and Thrive Architect.
  • Improved website accessibility and met WCAG 2 and WCAG 2.1 guidelines.
Technologies: JavaScript, WordPress, PHP, GitHub, WordPress Plugins, WordPress API, PSD to WordPress, Genesis Framework, Gravity Forms, WooCommerce, WP Rocket, Data Migration, Bug Fixes, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Git, MySQL, HTML5, React, NGINX, Web Development, Vue, Elementor, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Responsive Layout, Responsive Web Design (RWD), eCommerce, Gutenberg Editor, JavaScript 6, Adobe Photoshop, Core Web Vitals, Site Speed Optimization, WooCommerce Subscriptions 2, Local SEO, WPBakery, WordPress REST API, Testing, Cron, Web Security, Learning Management Systems (LMS), Web UI, User Interface (UI), MariaDB, Themes, Plugins, DevOps, Documentation, WPML, WP Engine, Responsive Design, Google Search Console, Page Speed Optimization, Zapier, Automation, Communication, Custom Themes, Back-end, Customer Portals, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Integration, APIs, Architecture, LAMP, Databases, Forms, WordPress SEO, Landing Pages, SEO Tools, Full-stack Development, ADA Compliance

Web Developer

2017 - 2019
Online Freelance Agency
  • Developed a tailored eCommerce website with a unique shopping cart feature using PHP and JavaScript, styled with CSS.
  • Created an educational web application with interactive tutorials and quizzes using Java and JavaScript and designed engaging interfaces with CSS and HTML.
  • Implemented a reservation and booking system for hotels or restaurants, with a user-friendly interface using HTML and CSS and a reliable back end with PHP and JavaScript.
  • Designed and developed a dynamic real estate website that allows agents to post listings, with a search feature implemented in PHP and JavaScript.
Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), WordPress, WordPress API, PSD to WordPress, WordPress REST API, WordPress Plugins, WordPress SEO, WordPress Themes, HTML, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js, GitHub, Custom Themes, Back-end, Integration, LAMP

WooCommerce Shipping Integration with MAF Express

https://github.com/abdullahsajjad/woocommerce-mafexpress
WooCommerce shipping integration with MAF Express (a courier company based in Pakistan). I was the WordPress plugin developer on this project. The plugin sends data to the courier company's API when a customer places an order.

Tarot Card Spinner for Astrologers

https://github.com/abdullahsajjad/tarot-spinner
I built a WordPress plugin for astrologers to improve conversion rates. The plugin displays a tarot card spinner on their website, helping to keep users engaged for longer periods of time.

Monsters Rolodex (React SPA)

https://abdullahsajjad.github.io/monsters-rolodex
A simple yet elegant single-page application (SPA) developed with React. I built this as a work sample to showcase my React skills. It shows a list of monsters and displays a search bar to find monsters from the list.
2016 - 2020

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

University of Central Punjab - Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

JULY 2019 - PRESENT

Certified WordPress Developer

Udemy

Libraries/APIs

WordPress API, jQuery, REST APIs, WooCommerce API, jQuery Plugins, WordPress REST API, Vue, Sage, Stripe, React, BuddyPress, Node.js

Tools

PhpStorm, Slack, Basecamp, GitHub, LearnDash, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Git, Gutenberg Editor, Roots, Screaming Frog, NGINX, Webpack 4, Adobe Photoshop, Google Analytics, WPBakery, Cron, WPML, Piano.io, Zapier, Gulp, Webpack, JSX, Figma, Divi Builder 3, Jira, Wappler

Frameworks

Genesis Framework, JavaScriptCore, Redux, Tailwind CSS, Bedrock, Divi, Bootstrap

Languages

PHP 7, PHP, HTML, CSS, HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3, ECMAScript (ES6), SCSS, JavaScript 6

Paradigms

Responsive Web Design (RWD), Templating, Automation, B2B, Software Testing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Responsive Layout, Web UX Design, Testing, DevOps

Platforms

WordPress, WooCommerce, LAMP, HubSpot, Linux, Shopify, Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

Storage

Databases, MySQL, MariaDB, WP Engine

Industry Expertise

Social Media

Other

Web Development, Software Testing Lifecycle (STLC), Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), WordPress Plugins, Gravity Forms, WP Rocket, Bug Fixes, Code Review, APIs, Custom CMS Development, WordPress Themes, Ajax, eCommerce, Core Web Vitals, Site Speed Optimization, Squarespace, Web Speed, DocuSign, HTML Email, Templates, Contact Form 7, Yoast SEO, Full-stack, Local SEO, Web Security, Learning Management Systems (LMS), Themes, Plugins, Responsive Design, Page Speed Optimization, Technical Leadership, Communication, Custom Themes, Front-end, Integration, Mobile First, Architecture, Landing Pages, SEO Tools, Full-stack Development, ADA Compliance, Product Management, Prototyping, PSD to WordPress, Data Migration, WCAG 2, API Integration, Elementor, Leadership, API Connectors, WordPress Design, WooCommerce Subscriptions 2, Web UI, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Documentation, Web Scraping, Sage WordPress Theme, Google Search Console, Unbounce, WordPress SEO, Data Visualization, Graphs, Payment APIs, Customer Portals, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Forms, Team Leadership, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Ticket Systems, Software QA, CSS3 Animation, Mind Maps, MemberPress, Spam Filtering, Insurance Technology (Insurtech), Airtable, Back-end, News

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