Alex Spataru, WordPress Themes Developer in Bucharest, Romania
Alex Spataru

WordPress Themes Developer in Bucharest, Romania

Member since March 6, 2020
Since 2014, Alex has been working full time in projects that involve WordPress, including building custom themes and plugins. Among the most complex projects that he's worked on included API and CRM integrations, shops (WooCommerce), and extending already-made plugins. All in all, Alex is an expert at converting designs into code, no matter if the end project is WordPress or an HTML page.
Alex is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

Bucharest, Romania

Availability

Full-time

Preferred Environment

WordPress, WordPress Custom Themes

The most amazing...

...feeling was to get mostly 5-star reviews on a plugin that I've listed on WordPress's official plugin directory.

Employment

  • WordPress Developer

    2013 - PRESENT
    Freelance
    • Developed a website that integrates multiple APIs under a single application, using my custom-made web services.
    • Created and maintained a WordPress plugin listed on the official directory at Wordpress.org.
    • Built and maintained multiple WooCommerce shops using designs provided by the clients.
    Technologies: WordPress, PHP, JavaScript
  • WordPress and WooCommerce Developer

    2018 - 2020
    NOLIOS, Inc.
    • Developed multiple webshops based on WordPress and WooCommerce, based on the designs created by our designer.
    • Maintained and improved the overall performance (database and front end) of WordPress sites.
    • Helped to secure websites that were partially insecure or needed malware removal.
    Technologies: WordPress, WooCommerce, PHP, JavaScript
  • WordPress Developer

    2016 - 2018
    Graitec
    • Developed a WordPress multi-site network with eleven sites and languages.
    • Created multiple web services helping the communication between a client's Windows application, website, and CRM.
    • Upgraded the website design using the modern standards and tools.
    Technologies: WordPress, PHP, REST API, CRM Integration

Experience

  • A Web Shop for Cosmetic Products (Development)
    https://colette-camenisch.com/

    My task was to convert the given design into a WooCommerce shop. As part of this job, I also integrated the Stripe payment gateway. After releasing the site (it went live), I also maintained the site on a monthly basis and made sure the custom made WordPress theme followed the latest WooCommerce standards.

  • Custom WordPress (Multi-site) with a CRM Integration (Development)
    https://www.graitec.com

    The project started with rebuilding a WordPress template that was using Visual Composer. Soon after that, I created a simple PHP website combining an existent HTML template and mixing it with the given design.
    In December 2016, we decided to move all the content into a single WordPress website and migrate it from Microsoft Server (ASP) to Linux (Apache/PHP). I was responsible for the transfer from ASP to PHP/WordPress, including some web services and ERP related tasks.
    A major achievement of mine was extending the WP-REST API to have a better integration with the ERP/CRM. The API didn't allow adding/editing users from the multi-site and it was also tricky to add user metadata. The core plugin is extensible and if the client adds a new site (in the multi-site), the API will simply integrate into that site straight away.

Skills

  • Languages

    HTML5, SCSS, JavaScript
  • Frameworks

    Bootstrap 3
  • Other

    Custom Themes, WordPress Plugins, APIs, Content Delivery Networks (CDN)
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery
  • Platforms

    WooCommerce, WordPress

Education

  • Certificate of Completion in Web Design
    2011 - 2013
    Vespasian Lungu - Braila, Romania

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