Ahmad Wael, Developer in Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
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Ahmad Wael

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WordPress Developer

Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
Toptal Member Since
September 1, 2022

Ahmad is a WordPress developer with a decade of experience and has progressed from a blogger to a skilled professional. He has mastered working on custom-built WordPress themes and plugins, using recognized plugins on his projects, such as Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Elementor, WooCommerce, WP All Import, Contact Form 7, and Gravity Forms. Besides WordPress, Ahmad enjoys exploring Linux and its tools, using those skills in website migrations and server cleaning and analysis.


An Online Freelance Agency
CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, WordPress, WordPress API, WordPress Plugins...
PHP, JavaScript, WordPress, Git, Linux, NGINX, Redis Cache, Node.js, Cloudflare...
PHP, WordPress, WordPress Themes, WordPress Theme Design, WordPress Plugins...




Preferred Environment

PHP, MySQL, WordPress, MacOS, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), PhpStorm, GitHub, PhpMyAdmin, Google Chrome, Slack

The most amazing...

...website themes I've developed are four WordPress premium themes that have been reviewed and approved to be sold on the Envato market.

Work Experience

Certified Expert WordPress Developer

2021 - PRESENT
An Online Freelance Agency
  • Used popular page builders like Elementor to design several themes.
  • Troubleshot and fixed issues and WordPress plugin bugs efficiently and quickly.
  • Developed many websites for small and mid-size companies.
  • Offered ongoing maintenance support for WordPress websites, including backups, updates, and monitoring.
Technologies: CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, WordPress, WordPress API, WordPress Plugins, WordPress Themes, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), ACF PRO, Elementor, Visual Composer, Divi Builder 3, Contact Form 7, WooCommerce, WooCommerce API, WooCommerce Subscriptions 2, Carbon, Git, GitHub, GitHub Actions, GitHub Pages, WP-CLI, Ubuntu, Linux, NGINX, PHP, PHP-FPM, Redis Cache, PSD to WordPress, WordPress REST API, HTML, Gutenberg Editor, TinyMCE, MySQL, PhpMyAdmin, PHP 8, Custom APIs, Payment Gateways, Troubleshooting, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Plugins, SQL, Software Consulting, WordPress Design, REST APIs, HTML5, Landing Pages, Content Management Systems (CMS), Full-stack, APIs, WP Engine, Hosting, Web Hosting, Integration, Web Development

WordPress Lead Developer

2021 - PRESENT
  • Reduced the company infrastructure costs by $2,000 per month by fixing its WordPress website's core plugin complexity issues and applying the best PHP and WordPress code practices.
  • Built a smart search engine for the company's website that can guess the search results from words with typos and provide the best results, using Typesense engine, PHP, WP-CLI, and WordPress REST API.
  • Led the conversion of the company's WordPress website into a headless website, and now it is using WordPress as the back end and dashboard only, while the front end of the website is working with Next.js.
  • Transferred a lot of gigabytes of the company's website media to be hosted on the Amazon S3 service, fixing many database image links and uploading files using PHP, MySQL, and s3cmd.
  • Created WP-CLI custom commands that helped remove nearly all 404 and 301 links in the company's website database using PHP, MySQL, WP-CLI, PHP command line, and Linux.
Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, WordPress, Git, Linux, NGINX, Redis Cache, Node.js, Cloudflare, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), WP-CLI, Elementor, WordPress API, HTML, WordPress REST API, WordPress Themes, Typesense, Algolia, WP All Import, Custom APIs, Website Migration, Yoast SEO, Troubleshooting, Web Scraping, Figma, SEO Tools, User Experience (UX), Responsive Web Design (RWD), Plugins, Data Migration, SQL, Twig, REST APIs, HTML5, Landing Pages, GiveWP, RTL, Content Management Systems (CMS), Full-stack, Back-end, APIs, Hosting, Web Hosting, ChatGPT, FTP, Integration, Web Development, Video Streaming

Exclusive WordPress Code Author

2016 - PRESENT
  • Performed all planning, analysis, design, and implementation of the whole process of creating WordPress themes that meet customer needs.
  • Created the documentation to help the customer to learn how to work with the themes.
  • Logged, diagnosed, and solved the queries of customers as a support agent.
Technologies: PHP, WordPress, WordPress Themes, WordPress Theme Design, WordPress Plugins, Unyson, Redux, Bootstrap, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Responsive Web Design (RWD), WordPress Design, HTML5, Content Management Systems (CMS), Full-stack, Back-end, Front-end, FTP, Web Development

WordPress Technical Lead

2019 - 2021
Business Valley
  • Developed a website builder, enabling vendors to fill a small form, and the builder will create a new online store with a selected theme and a new React Native mobile app uploaded to the app stores.
  • Built a simplified dashboard with unique graphics on top of the WordPress dashboard to help vendors and non-technical people get their market insights and interact with the dashboard easily.
  • Enabled support for top drop shippers, allowing the vendors to form their online market without having any goods, focusing only on marketing.
  • Added support for local payment gateway and shipping providers and integrated them into the WooCommerce shop to help vendors start selling without paperwork.
  • Created a lightweight WordPress theme based on the ACF plugin that combines many customization possibilities and fast website loading.
Technologies: Git, WordPress, WooCommerce, CSS, JavaScript, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), jQuery, PHP, Elementor, WordPress Plugins, WordPress API, HTML, WordPress REST API, WordPress Themes, WP All Import, Custom APIs, Payment Gateways, WordPress Multisite, Website Migration, Yoast SEO, Troubleshooting, Bootstrap, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Responsive Web Design (RWD), Plugins, SQL, WordPress Design, REST APIs, Online Payments, HTML5, eCommerce, RTL, Content Management Systems (CMS), Back-end, APIs, Hosting, Web Hosting, Lead Generation, FTP, Integration, Web Development

WordPress SEO Crawler Plugin

A WordPress plugin that crawls your website homepage to report all links found in it. Based on the action-scheduler library, the plugin can run in the background, so the users do not need to stick to the page until the crawl process is complete. Also, it was designed to crawl the homepage every hour to update the crawl results.

WooCommerce Purchase Orders

A WordPress plugin that provides a purchase orders gateway for WooCommerce. You can upload PDF or DOC purchase order file and the document number on the checkout page instead of paying with other payment methods. The file will be securely scanned, and the order will be submitted for review before marking it as complete.

Norman Website

A website based on Bedrock for WordPress. My role was troubleshooting all company website problems and adding new product and blog page features. These new features helped the manufacturers to showcase their products and variants.

WindowMag WordPress Theme

WindowMag is a WordPress premium theme sold on the Envato market, and it's excellent for news, magazines, food, blogging, and fashion websites. It also supports review systems, advertisements, and video and audio from YouTube, SoundCloud, and other service providers, or self-hosted files to preview your media easily. It also uses the best SEO and Schema.org practices to be on the top of search engine results. I was a full-stack developer on this project, designing and developing all components in this theme.

Wink Blogging WordPress Theme

Wink theme allows for creating a beautifully designed blogging site efficiently. With its multiple concepts, it fits both personal and professional needs. I developed all the theme's components and built the options based on the Unyson framework.

Empire Banking Website

A WooCommerce WordPress website. My role was to build a WordPress plugin that helps the customer choose each product availability date within allowed dates and select the preferred pickup location. It also helps the website owner to sort the customer data and invoices and automate generating the required products.
2008 - 2012

Bachelor's Degree in Law and Justice Administration

Mansoura University, Faculty of Law - Mansoura, Egypt


Certified WordPress Expert



WordPress REST API, Carbon, WooCommerce API, Custom APIs, REST APIs, jQuery, WordPress API, Node.js, Masonry


NGINX, WP-CLI, Gutenberg Editor, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), ACF PRO, GitHub, PhpStorm, Divi Builder 3, WPML, WP All Import, Slack, ChatGPT, Git, GitHub Pages, PHP-FPM, PhpMyAdmin, Figma, Chrome Developer Tools, Composer


Unyson, Redux, Bootstrap, Twig, PHPUnit


PHP, JavaScript, CSS, Less, HTML, HTML5, SQL, CSS3, PHP 8


Hosting, Responsive Web Design (RWD)


WordPress, WooCommerce, Google Chrome, WordPress Theme Design, MacOS, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Linux, Ubuntu, Algolia


MySQL, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), WP Engine, Redis Cache


WordPress Plugins, Website Migration, Troubleshooting, WordPress Themes, Visual Composer, Contact Form 7, Git Repo, Git Flow, HTML to WordPress, Yoast SEO, Plugins, RTL, Content Management Systems (CMS), Back-end, APIs, FTP, Web Development, Video Streaming, Elementor, WooCommerce Subscriptions 2, GitHub Actions, WordPress Multisite, Payment Gateways, Data Migration, Software Consulting, WordPress Design, Online Payments, Landing Pages, GiveWP, eCommerce, Full-stack, Front-end, Web Hosting, Cloudflare, PSD to WordPress, TinyMCE, AI to WordPress, Masonry Grids, GitOps, Typesense, Web Scraping, SEO Tools, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Lead Generation, Generative Pre-trained Transformers (GPT), Integration, Scraping, YML, Ajax

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