Alan Heric, WordPress Developer in Zagreb, Croatia
Alan Heric

WordPress Developer in 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




Zagreb, Croatia



Preferred Environment

Mac OS X, PHPStorm, Photoshop, XD, Sketch, 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 Developer

    2019 - 2019
    Code to the Future (via Toptal)
    • Created custom themes from Sketch designs.
    • Added custom back-end fields for theme management.
    • Integrated custom map sections.
    • Utilized Foundation 6 as a framework for the entire theme. Each section of the web page can be edited from the back end.
    Technologies: WordPress, PHP, HTML, CSS3, jQuery, Foundation
  • WordPress Expert

    2018 - 2018
    GLO Science (via Toptal)
    • Built different custom landing pages.
    • Implemented custom layout and user experience for each page.
    • Developed product pages and implemented designs.
    • Created custom post types for different segments of the web page.
    • Implemented and configured BBForum.
    • Developed custom sections based on user roles.
    • Implemented and configured social login.
    • Implemented and configured a download monitor.
    • Customized the Enfold theme and expanded its features.
    Technologies: PHP, jQuery, CSS3, HTML5
  • Lead WordPress Engineer

    2017 - 2018
    Stephanie Kurpis (via Toptal)
    • Created a custom social media login plugin.
    • Developed the ability to link multiple social logins within WordPress user management.
    • Integrated custom Google Maps for picking up client locations.
    • Implemented a custom "wizard" process for new users after signing up.
    • Built a custom theme based on Sketch designs.
    • Implemented Ajax saving for each "wizard" step.
    Technologies: WordPress, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP
  • Freelance WordPress Blog Manager

    2017 - 2017
    SPOILS Media (via Toptal)
    • 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

    2017 - 2017
    Notio (via Toptal)
    • Created WordPress theme from supplied PSD files.
    • Implemented desired CSS/jQuery animations.
    • Integrated custom fields.
    Technologies: WordPress, PHP, HTML, CSS
  • Senior WordPress Developer

    2017 - 2017
    Rebekah R Jones (via Toptal)
    • Fixed a theme issue.
    • Improved site speed.
    Technologies: WordPress, PHP
  • Front-end Developer

    2017 - 2017
    TruNorth Management, LLC (via Toptal)
    • 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

    2017 - 2017
    Javelin HR (via Toptal)
    • 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

    2015 - 2016
    Brian Orvek (via Toptal)
    • 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 WordPress Designer and Developer

    2015 - 2016
    Solutions Journalism Network (via Toptal)
    • 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

    2015 - 2015
    GTE (via Toptal)
    • 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 Developer

    2015 - 2015
    New Matter Design (via Toptal)
    • 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

    2015 - 2015 (via Toptal)
    • 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

    2015 - 2015
    Think Basis Inc. (via Toptal)
    • 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

    2015 - 2015
    TangoSquared (via Toptal)
    • 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

    2015 - 2015
    Goodbuy Shopping Tours (via Toptal)
    • 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

    2014 - 2015
    Hub Culture (via Toptal)
    • 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

    2014 - 2015
    Healthy Hemp Oil (via Toptal)
    • 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 web shop.
    Technologies: CSS3, Bootstrap, WordPress, PHP, MySQL
  • WordPress WP eCommerce Consultant

    2014 - 2014
    NightChannels (via Toptal)
    • Engaged in SEO optimization and consulting.
    • Designed custom pages using an active theme.
    • Implemented new CSS changes.
    Technologies: WordPress, CSS, jQuery
  • WordPress Developer

    2014 - 2014
    MyThemeShop (via Toptal)
    • 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

    2014 - 2014
    Adapt Partners (via Toptal)
    • 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

    2014 - 2014
    RiessGroup (via Toptal)
    • 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

    2007 - 2008
    24sata Digital
    • 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

    2005 - 2008
    Vecernji List
    • 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

    SCSS, Less, Sass, PHP 7, PHP, HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3, HTML, CSS
  • Frameworks

    Bootstrap 4, Bootstrap 3, Play, ZURB Foundation 2, ZURB Foundation
  • Libraries/APIs

    WordPress API, WooCommerce API, jQuery, jQuery CDN, Facebook API, Facebook Open Graph API, Twitter API
  • Tools

    Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), PhpStorm, Sketch, Adobe Experience Design (XD), TextWrangler, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Paradigms

    Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Platforms

    WooCommerce, WordPress, MacOS, Windows, Linux
  • Other

    Shortcodes, WordPress Rescue, PSD to WordPress, HTML to WordPress, WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins, AMX, Web Development
  • Storage



  • Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Engineering
    1999 - 2005
    Zagreb University - Zagreb
  • AMX Introduction to Control System Design
    Harman Professional University
  • AMX Control Associate Programmer (ILC)
    Harman Professional University

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