Afif Jawhary, Developer in Boqaata, Mount Lebanon Governorate, Lebanon
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Afif Jawhary

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WordPress Developer

Boqaata, Mount Lebanon Governorate, Lebanon
Toptal Member Since
October 21, 2022

Afif is a senior web developer with about ten years of experience in building eCommerce, portfolio, blog, corporate, and many other websites for clients like Axa Insurance and PillowtalkDerm. He specializes mainly in PHP MySQL with various platforms and content management systems like WordPress, Drupal, Symfony, and Laravel. Afif has also built some websites using Shopify and PrestaShop.

PHP, MySQL, jQuery, JavaScript, HTML, WordPress, WordPress API, Shopify...
Katamu Co Inc
Shopify, Mobile eCommerce, eCommerce Development
Katamu Co Inc
Shopify, Mobile eCommerce, eCommerce Development




Preferred Environment

Sublime Text 3, XAMPP, Slack, Jira, IntelliJ IDEA, Windows

The most amazing...

...thing I've built is an eCommerce website that reached a surprising number of orders in less than 20 minutes thanks to hard work and focusing on every detail.

Work Experience

Senior Web Developer

2021 - PRESENT
  • Developed an eCommerce website for a skincare company that attracts many users. About 1,000 orders were received in less than 20 minutes.
  • Worked on a WordPress API to create products from an external API with all their details like categories, subcategories, variations, attributes, and more.
  • Connected a Shopify website to an external API to retrieve specific information about products.
  • Developed an international multisite clothing website with online shopping,
Technologies: PHP, MySQL, jQuery, JavaScript, HTML, WordPress, WordPress API, Shopify, Custom Post Types, Plugins, Custom Themes, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), CSS, PSD to HTML, WordPress Plugins, PSD to WordPress, Excel to MySQL, Web Scraping, UI Design, RTL, Webflow, Figma, Responsive Design, WordPress Design, WordPress Theme Design, WordPress Themes, Hosting, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Web UI, Amazon Web Services (AWS), WooCommerce, WooCommerce API, eCommerce, SEO Tools, Landing Pages, Responsive, ACF PRO, Gravity Forms, FileMaker Pro

Shopify Developer via Toptal

2024 - 2024
Katamu Co Inc
  • Developed a new website from scratch using Shopify and themes' draggable sections.
  • Built website responsiveness for mobile and tablet devices.
  • Implemented best practice techniques in building the sections to be fully dynamic and editable by the client.
Technologies: Shopify, Mobile eCommerce, eCommerce Development

Shopify Developer

2023 - 2023
Katamu Co Inc
  • Implemented a new feature to include custom variants on the product page.
  • Changed the product price to take new custom variant prices.
  • Fixed design issues on the catalog page and shop pages.
Technologies: Shopify, Mobile eCommerce, eCommerce Development

WordPress Developer

2023 - 2023
Micheal Shakaid
  • Connected the website to FileMaker Pro Data API.
  • Created requests to check for student IDs in the API.
  • Handled Gravity Forms on the website and connected it to FileMaker.
Technologies: WordPress, REST APIs, Gravity Forms, FileMaker

Senior Shopify Developer

2023 - 2023
Dounia Samango-Turner
  • Developed the mega menu for mobile devices to show a collapsing sliding menu of items.
  • Tracked tasks and fixed bugs using the Milanote platform.
  • Customized the theme to fit with the design perfectly.
Technologies: Shopify, Web Development, Shopify Design, Plugins, Sketch

WordPress Developer

2023 - 2023
  • Migrated the website to a new hosting provider, GoDaddy.
  • Prepared the environment and configuration in anticipation of using migration tools.
  • Tracked and logged database queries to detect most of the plugins that were consuming resources.
Technologies: WordPress, PHP, WooCommerce, Payment APIs, Migration, Hosting

WordPress Developer

2022 - 2023
Elena Christodoulou
  • Developed a website for a goods exchange platform with a new idea to exchange items instead of selling/buying them. By the use of a simple WhatsApp chat application, users can exchange items very easily.
  • Tracked bugs and logged them in a log file to monitor and detect any warnings or errors.
  • Implemented a front-end WooCommerce products dashboard where users can add a product with all its info without using the back end.
Technologies: WordPress, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), eCommerce, Web Design

Senior Web Developer

2013 - 2022
  • Built a real estate website for a client in Australia.
  • Developed portfolio and blog websites using WordPress.
  • Created the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) website for donation using WordPress.
Technologies: PHP, WordPress, MySQLi, jQuery, Yii, Yii 2, HTML, CSS, PSD to HTML, User Interface (UI), Hosting

Senior Web Developer

2020 - 2021
Eurisko Mobility
  • Developed several apps using Node.js and MongoDB as back-end APIs.
  • Tracked and fixed bugs using Jira as a reporting and task management tool.
  • Built WordPress APIs to manage eCommerce operations like adding products to a cart, applying coupons for discounts, placing orders, and more.
Technologies: Node.js, MongoDB, WordPress, WordPress API, CSS, HTML, Elementor

Senior Web Developer

2017 - 2020
  • Developed a tourist tube system to book flights and hotels. It is very similar to Expedia.
  • Customized Drupal websites following client requests.
  • Built a kiosk application in the UAE airport to show all tourist attractions in the city.
Technologies: PHP, jQuery, MySQL, Symfony, Drupal, WordPress, PSD to HTML

PHP Web Developer

2013 - 2017
Eastline Marketing
  • Developed several Facebook apps for famous clients like City Center Beirut, Carrefour, Al Wadi Al Akhdar, and Decathlon.
  • Built robust, responsive websites that are compatible with all kinds of browsers and platforms.
  • Developed an eCommerce website for Sportstown, which sells the most famous brands like Nike and Adidas.
Technologies: PHP, jQuery, MySQL, WordPress, PrestaShop, Shopify, Page Speed Optimization, Site Speed Optimization, Bootstrap, Penetration Testing, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Responsive, Responsive UI, PSD to HTML, CSS, HTML

Junior PHP Developer

2012 - 2013
Layout International
  • Worked on a job tracking system to manage projects and resource tasks.
  • Developed an HR management system to manage a recruitment process completely.
  • Built a NewsPress system to manage the printing of newspapers and magazines.
Technologies: PHP, MySQL, jQuery

eCommerce Website for PillowtalkDerm
An eCommerce website to sell products for skincare based on Shopify. It is mobile device responsive and connected to a third-party API to retrieve product lists, lists of ingredients, and ingredient details.

eCommerce Website for Lensbooking
A website that is used to sell eye contact lenses and is customized according to the client's requests to use specific discount conditions and quantities. In addition, it employs a WordPress API to manage eCommerce operations.

WordPress Plugin for Importing Products Using an API

A plugin that reads data from an external API and inserts them as products with all needed information, including categories and subcategories, variations and attributes, prices and stock-keeping units (SKUs), and descriptions of various lengths.
2010 - 2011

Master's Degree in Computer Engineering

Lebanese International University (LIU) - Beirut, Lebanon

2007 - 2010

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

ISSAE-CNAM - Baakline, Lebanon


jQuery, WordPress API, Node.js, Liquid, WooCommerce API, REST APIs


Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Sublime Text 3, Git, Slack, Jira, IntelliJ IDEA, MATLAB, PrestaShop, Figma, Sketch, FileMaker, ACF PRO, FileMaker Pro


Bootstrap, Laravel 5, Symfony, Yii, Yii 2, CodeIgniter


PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript


Responsive, Hosting, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Penetration Testing, UI Design


Windows, XAMPP, WordPress, Shopify, WordPress Theme Design, Joomla, Drupal, WooCommerce, Webflow, Amazon Web Services (AWS)


MySQL, MongoDB, MySQLi, Amazon S3 (AWS S3)

Industry Expertise

Web Design


PSD to HTML, Responsive Web Apps, Custom Post Types, Taxonomy, Custom Themes, WordPress Design, WordPress Themes, Site Speed Optimization, Page Speed Optimization, WordPress Plugins, Wamp, Plugins, Responsive UI, PSD to WordPress, Excel to MySQL, Web Scraping, Elementor, User Interface (UI), RTL, Responsive Design, User Experience (UX), eCommerce, Payment APIs, Migration, Web UI, SEO Tools, Landing Pages, Web Development, Shopify Design, Gravity Forms, Mobile eCommerce, eCommerce Development

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