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Alex Standiford

Alex Standiford

Canton, OH, United States
Member since January 12, 2017
Alex helps companies manage their WordPress websites in less time. He does this by building and customizing WordPress plugins and themes in a way that empowers the company to do their tasks more efficiently. He's been a developer for 5 years—focusing on WordPress plugins and themes. He works with modern workflow practices such as Composer, Gulp, and Grunt. He has built several WordPress plugins including ones that are in the public repository.
Alex is now available for hire
Portfolio
Experience
  • HTML, 10 years
  • PHP, 5 years
  • WordPress, 5 years
  • SCSS, 3 years
Canton, OH, United States
Availability
Full-time
Preferred Environment
PhpStorm, WordPress, *AMP Stack, Git
The most amazing...
...WordPress plugin I've built is Easy Beer Lister. This plugin allows breweries to add their beer info to their website and print menus quickly and easily.
Employment
  • Web Developer
    2015 - PRESENT
    Easy Age Verifier
    • Built a scaleable WordPress plugin that verifies a visitor's age when they visit the site.
    • Built the plugin using modern object-oriented programming practices.
    • Added support for future add-ons.
    • Implemented unique customization to the WordPress customizer that makes it easy to update and change how the verifier looks.
    • Provided ongoing support for the plugin which was added to the WordPress repository last year.
    Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, AJAX, Git, SCSS
  • Web Developer
    2015 - PRESENT
    Easy Beer Lister
    • Built the plugin from the ground up.
    • Went through the approval process with WordPress to get the plugin added to the public repository.
    • Implemented custom post types, as well as a custom framework that allows breweries to create print-friendly menus from their website.
    • Implemented a core functionality that supports upgraded add-ons for the plugin.
    • Created an add-on that connects to the Untappd API and imports beer information into the website.
    • Created an add-on that imports beer information directly from a CSV file.
    • Built a website with WordPress and Easy Digital Downloads that facilitates the add-on upgrade purchases and keys.
    • Maintain and update the code with refactors.
    • Built thorough documentation via a GitHub wiki, explaining how developers can use the plugin.
    Technologies: PHP, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, WordPress, SCSS
  • Web Developer
    2016 - 2016
    Vimeography
    • Assisted the owner of this plugin by implementing sidebars in the WordPress dashboard. These sidebars include call to action forms that generate leads for the developer and potentially lead to conversions.
    • Worked extensively with Git to make updates and communicate the direction of the changes.
    • Worked with and modified an existing WordPress plugin to make improvements.
    Technologies: PHP, Mustache, SCSS, CSS, HTML, jQuery, AJAX, JavaScript
  • Back-End developer
    2016 - 2016
    Improv Piano Tips
    • Supported a front-end developer by implementing his design into a workable solution.
    • Implemented and customized several plugins including Lifter LMS, Ninja Forms, and WooCommerce.
    • Created several AJAX-based solutions for the website.
    • Built a functionality that allows the client to create his own custom Q&A quiz that determines what classes the website visitor should take.
    • Reduced the website's plugin count from over 20 down to 6.
    Technologies: PHP, WordPress, JavaScript
  • Lead Media Developer
    2015 - 2016
    Brechbuhler Scales, Inc.
    • Redesigned the website from the ground up.
    • Implemented a system that makes it easy for the company to update their website in the future.
    • Implemented a way for the company to add or remove sales team members from different branch pages.
    • Implemented SEO-friendly schema code.
    • Implemented foundations for a long-term marketing funnel including an email campaign and content marketing campaign.
    Technologies: WordPress, PHP, jQuery, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Sass
Experience
  • Easy Age Verifier (Development)
    https://github.com/alexstandiford/easy-age-verifier

    Easy Age Verifier makes it easy for taprooms and bars to confirm their website visitors are of legal age. The plugin was designed to work out of the box, but can be easily customized in the settings page as well as a series of hooks and filters.

  • Easy Beer Lister (Development)

    Easy Beer Lister makes it easier for brewers and bars to manage their beer information. Sort beers on your website, and create print-friendly menus.

Skills
  • Languages
    PHP, SCSS, HTML, JavaScript
  • Tools
    Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Trello, PhpStorm, GitHub, Git, Bitbucket, Slack
  • Platforms
    WordPress, WooCommerce
  • Other
    WordPress Plugins, HTML to WordPress, PSD to WordPress, WordPress Themes, APIs
  • Libraries/APIs
    Sage, jQuery, WordPress API, Slack API
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