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Alan Heric

Alan Heric

Zagreb, Croatia
Member since February 27, 2014
Alan is a talented developer with a proven ability to develop scalable, efficient, and bug-free web solutions. He is technically skilled, passionate about his work, and goal-oriented.
Alan is now available for hire
  • MySQL, 10 years
  • PHP, 9 years
  • WordPress, 7 years
  • JavaScript, 5 years
  • Bootstrap 3, 5 years
  • jQuery, 4 years
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO), 3 years
  • Facebook API, 3 years
Zagreb, Croatia
Preferred Environment
Mac OS X, TextWrangler, Photoshop, Git
The most amazing...
...solution I've built is a customized responsive CMS based on Bootstrap and WordPress allowing for manipulation of article positions, colors, fonts, and visuals.
  • WordPress Blog Manager
    SPOILS Media (via Toptal)
    2017 - 2017
    • Improved site speed.
    • Created custom page templates from supplied design files.
    • Integrated Klaviyo API with WordPress.
    • Created and integrated the referral system with Klaviyo and WordPress.
    • Integrated social login with WordPress users and Klaviyo API.
    Technologies: WordPress, PHP, Klaviyo API, HTML, CSS
  • Developer
    Notio (via Toptal)
    2017 - 2017
    • Created WordPress theme from supplied PSD files.
    • Implemented desired CSS/jQuery animations.
    • Integrated custom fields.
    Technologies: WordPress, PHP, HTML, CSS
  • Senior Wordpress Developer
    Rebekah R Jones (via Toptal)
    2017 - 2017
    • Fixed a theme issue.
    • Improved site speed.
    Technologies: WordPress, PHP
  • Front-end Developer
    TruNorth Management, LLC (via Toptal)
    2017 - 2017
    • Created custom API endpoints in Laraval to manage Shopify hooks.
    • Customized a Shopify theme, API, and cart/checkout process.
    • Customized a WordPress theme.
    Technologies: WordPress, Shopify, Laravel
  • Full-stack Developer
    Javelin HR (via Toptal)
    2017 - 2017
    • Created a custom integration from AWS SQL to WordPress.
    • Built a custom user back-end and front-end.
    • Developed SQL queries based on user email to fetch data and display it on the site.
    • Created different actions for when the user registers on the site.
    • Built custom login/user pages.
    Technologies: WordPress, SQL
  • WordPress Engineer
    Brian Orvek (via Toptal)
    2015 - 2016
    • Created a wp-cli script for parsing large XML files and then interacted with JW player API to upload the video files and then fill in the existing post with embedded videos.
    • Built a plugin for a breaking news option.
    • Developed a plugin for custom template insertion and creation.
    • Created a plugin displaying tags under post content.
    • Added support for different plugin depending on user roles.
    • Created new user roles and rights assignment.
    • Built custom pages for users and custom user type.
    Technologies: WordPress, CSS, jQuery, HTML5, Ajax, Wp-cli
  • Full-Stack Designer/Developer for WordPress Site Redesign
    Solutions Journalism Network (via Toptal)
    2015 - 2016
    • Created a custom WordPress theme from supplied PSD design files.
    • Implemented the forum using bbPress.
    • Implemented a user area using Users Ultra.
    • Made custom changes to the user area and user interactions.
    • Implemented custom post types for back-end and front-end.
    • Created custom back-end options to manage theme options and the page's look and feel.
    Technologies: WordPress, jQuery, JavaScript, AJAX
  • WordPress Developer
    GTE (via Toptal)
    2015 - 2015
    • Customized themes based in provided design changes.
    • Created custom search dropdown elements with Ajax.
    • Handled WMPL integration and configuration.
    • Integrated custom fields.
    • Implemented custom search options.
    • Implemented custom breadcrumbs.
    Technologies: WordPress, PHP, CSS
  • WordPress Theme Development
    New Matter Design (via Toptal)
    2015 - 2015
    • Created a WordPress theme from a supplied design in Sketch.
    • Created HTML, CSS, and JavaScript files from a specified design made in Sketch.
    • Implemented the design to be pixel perfect, CSS3 compliant, and HTML5 compliant.
    • Made custom changes to Bootstrap and custom responsive changes.
    Technologies: WordPress, Bootstrap, jQuery, CSS3, HTML5
  • President (via Toptal)
    2015 - 2015
    • Created a WordPress theme based on supplied HTML and PDF files.
    • Expanded WooCommerce with custom fields and custom post types.
    • Implemented custom search for WooCommerce.
    • Implemented custom user profile fields.
    • Implemented social logins.
    • Implemented Ajax for displaying search results.
    Technologies: WordPress, PHP, jQuery, HTML, CSS, WooCommerce, Ajax
  • WordPress, JavaScript, and Microdata Expert
    Think Basis Inc. (via Toptal)
    2015 - 2015
    • Created WordPress themes on provided HTML files.
    • Implemented six different custom post types for easier back-end handling of site content.
    • Implemented custom search options.
    • Handled microdata implementation based on
    • Optimized page load speeds.
    • Implemented custom fields for different post types.
    Technologies: WordPress, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery
  • WordPress Developer
    TangoSquared (via Toptal)
    2015 - 2015
    • Created WordPress themes from supplied PSD fields.
    • Created a responsive site based on Bootstrap.
    • Created custom jQuery functions for tab behaviors.
    • Implemented Gravity Forms.
    • Implemented custom post types and fields.
    Technologies: WordPress, jQuery, Bootstrap, CSS3
  • WordPress Developer
    Goodbuy Shopping Tours (via Toptal)
    2015 - 2015
    • Customized a theme for user needs.
    • Implemented newsletter options.
    • Implemented a registration form with specific fields and needs.
    • Implemented new CSS changes to the look and feel of the current theme.
    • Handled server HTTPS configuration and setup to support Stripe payments.
    Technologies: WordPress, CSS, Photoshop
  • WordPress Developer
    Hub Culture (via Toptal)
    2014 - 2015
    • Created multiple WordPress sites and themes.
    • Developed Amazon hosting solutions and bug fixes.
    • Created custom WordPress themes based on Bootstrap.
    • Customized existing themes.
    • Implemented customized post types.
    Technologies: WordPress, Bootstrap, CSS3, HTML5, jQuery
  • WordPress / WooCommerce Developer
    Healthy Hemp Oil (via Toptal)
    2014 - 2015
    • Handled WooCommerce integration and template customization.
    • Handled custom theme development.
    • Optimized WordPress pages.
    • Customized search functionality and implemented extra features.
    Technologies: WordPress, CSS, jQuery, WooCommerce
  • Software Developer
    2008 - 2015
    • Finished over 100 projects based on AMX technologies.
    • Managed projects.
    • Implemented IPTV solutions.
    • Created live streaming and video conferencing solutions.
    • Handled system integration and solution finding.
    Technologies: AMX, BSS, AutoCAD
  • Web Developer
    2002 - 2015
    • Created multiple websites based on WordPress.
    • Developed responsive designs based on Bootstrap.
    • Developed WordPress themes.
    • Created WordPress plugins and widgets.
    • Handled Joomla! to WordPress transitions.
    • Built a custom CMS in PHP featuring a webshop.
    Technologies: CSS3, Bootstrap, WordPress, PHP, MySQL
  • WordPress WP eCommerce Consultant
    NightChannels (via Toptal)
    2014 - 2014
    • Engaged in SEO optimization and consulting.
    • Designed custom pages using an active theme.
    • Implemented new CSS changes.
    Technologies: WordPress, CSS, jQuery
  • WordPress Developer
    MyThemeShop (via Toptal)
    2014 - 2014
    • Created a custom social sharing plugin.
    • Developed sites to be WordPress MU compatible.
    • Implemented a dashboard to manage custom options.
    • Used various social sharing APIs (Facebook, Google+, Twitter, VKontakte, etc.).
    • Implemented custom display of icons on hover over post images.
    • Defined custom position in plugin settings (floating, fixed, before content, after content).
    Technologies: WordPress, jQuery, API
  • WordPress Developer
    Adapt Partners (via Toptal)
    2014 - 2014
    • Created an APC plugin.
    • Implemented new CSS changes.
    • Handled theme customization.
    • Created a new breadcrumb code.
    • Created new page navigation code.
    Technologies: WordPress, CSS
  • WordPress Developer
    RiessGroup (via Toptal)
    2014 - 2014
    • Handled CSS changes.
    • Implemented changes to custom post types.
    • Created a new navigation bar.
    • Fixed mobile and general layouts.
    • Implemented a custom avatar for existing custom post authors.
    Technologies: WordPress, CSS
  • Web Developer
    24sata Digital
    2007 - 2008
    • Maintained website quality.
    • Managed a new project.
    • Produced web design and concepts for mobile devices.
    • Implemented new technologies into the existing system.
    • Worked on a project for expanding and load balancing an existing system to meet new needs.
    Technologies: PHP, CSS3, Facebook API
  • Multimedia Content Producer
    Vecernji List
    2005 - 2008
    • Recorded and edited video for on demand material.
    • Built a custom CMS system for content management and user submitted material.
    • Integrated Facebook API into existing web pages, including login/share/like features.
    • Created live streaming solutions for mobile and web platforms, including both software and hardware solutions for Windows Media Center and RealMedia Server.
    Technologies: WMS, PHP, SQL, EDIUS PRO
  • DULIST.HR (Development)

    A web page for the DuList newspaper. It is fully responsive, includes a custom CMS for sorting and configuring every page, and a drag and drop feature for CMS options for news order on the front page and in widgets.

  • Languages
    CSS3, HTML5, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, PHP
  • Frameworks
    Bootstrap 3
  • Libraries/APIs
    jQuery, Facebook Open Graph API, Facebook API, jQuery CDN, Twitter API
  • Tools
    Adobe Dreamweaver, TextWrangler, Adobe Photoshop, Sublime Text 2
  • Platforms
    WordPress, Mac OS, Windows 7, Linux
  • Misc
  • Paradigms
    Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Storage
  • Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Engineering
    Zagreb University - Zagreb
    1999 - 2005
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