Awais M, Developer in Lahore, Pakistan
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Awais M

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WordPress Developer

Location
Lahore, Pakistan
Toptal Member Since
July 5, 2022

Awais has been a WordPress developer for over a decade and has worked on different projects and challenges. He has used WordPress from the beginning of his career, and he loves the flexibility it offers. Awais is an expert in custom WordPress plugins, working with WP-CLI, WooCommerce, WooCommerce plugin and theme customizations, speed optimization, and maintenance. He also loves solving complex problems and bugs.

Portfolio

Self-Employed
Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Gravity Forms, jQuery, HTML5, CSS, Bootstrap...
Zoom Digital
WordPress Plugins, WooCommerce, Bug Fixes, CSS3, HTML5, jQuery, Optimization...
DatumSquare IT Services
PHP, WordPress, WooCommerce, jQuery, Laravel, JavaScript, Ajax, CSS3, HTML5...

Experience

Availability

Full-time

Preferred Environment

Windows 11, Sublime Text 3, Apache2, NGINX, PHP, Laragon, MySQL, GitHub, WP-CLI, Back-end, Gravity, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Custom Post Types, WordPress, Website Maintenance, Elementor, Full-stack, Front-end, WordPress Plugins, Web Development, CSV File Processing, SQL, Google Maps, Contact Form 7, WPBakery, WordPress Design, Web Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), UI Design, Stripe, PayPal, WP Engine, Integration, Maps, Drupal, WPML, Custom Themes, WooCommerce API, Astra

The most amazing...

...thing I've built is a community plugin with an add-on for Gravity Forms and a custom date-time format in a single field. It has over 400 active installations.

Work Experience

WordPress Engineer | Freelancer

2021 - PRESENT
Self-Employed
  • Developed personalized WordPress plugins and customized themes, focusing on optimizing website speed. Additionally, I served as a retainer, managing multiple WordPress-related tasks using the WP CLI.
  • Created a Bash script that quickly makes a local environment on DigitalOcean to host the website. The script also takes care of the SSL certificate installation.
  • Contributed to an open-source WordPress plugin called WordLift, an AI-based SEO tool.
  • Configured and set up WooCommerce stores, implementing payment gateways and shipping options.
  • Created and modified WooCommerce templates. Troubleshot and resolved WooCommerce-related issues.
Technologies: Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Gravity Forms, jQuery, HTML5, CSS, Bootstrap, Elementor, Visual Composer, Caché, Page Speed Optimization, Web Security, WPBakery, WordPress Design, Web Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), UI Design, IIS, Google Analytics, WP Engine, Integration, Maps, WPML, Custom Themes, WooCommerce API, Astra

WordPress Engineer

2020 - 2021
Zoom Digital
  • Optimized a WordPress site for page speed using plugins and custom code.
  • Created custom plugins to deal with third-party APIs, CPTs, taxonomies, database handling, and import and export.
  • Migrated sites from development to production and updated high-traffic sites smoothly.
  • Fixed many complex WordPress bugs caused by updates or some other reasons.
  • Worked with Elementor-based sites like converting custom templates to Elementor.
Technologies: WordPress Plugins, WooCommerce, Bug Fixes, CSS3, HTML5, jQuery, Optimization, Cloudflare, JavaScript, Ajax, jQuery UI, Gravity Forms, NGINX, Apache2, Ubuntu Linux, Digital Payments, HTML, CSS, Elementor, MySQL, WordPress Themes, GitHub, WP-CLI, WordPress API, WordPress REST API, DigitalOcean, Back-end, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Custom Post Types, Landing Pages, APIs, User Interface (UI), Website Maintenance, WordPress, Full-stack, eCommerce, Web Design, Git, Web Development, WP Job Manager, WPBakery, CSV File Processing, SQL, GoDaddy, Shopify, Google Maps, PHP, Contact Form 7, WordPress Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), UI Design, HubSpot, Integration, Maps, WPML, Custom Themes, WooCommerce API, Astra

WordPress Engineer

2003 - 2020
DatumSquare IT Services
  • Developed a customizable online donation form using jQuery, Twig, and Bloomerang API integration for a donation form for a popular site capitalresearch.org.
  • Worked on a number of WordPress sites and developed custom pages and features. Used Bootstrap to make the site responsive as well as ACF to build custom features quickly.
  • Converted a couple of apps built on the Zend Framework 1 to Laravel.
  • Customized themes using child themes or plugins. Managed WooCommerce sites and customizations.
Technologies: PHP, WordPress, WooCommerce, jQuery, Laravel, JavaScript, Ajax, CSS3, HTML5, jQuery UI, Optimization, Cloudflare, Gravity Forms, Bug Fixes, Apache2, Ubuntu Linux, HTML, CSS, MySQL, WordPress Themes, GitHub, WP-CLI, WordPress API, WordPress REST API, DigitalOcean, Back-end, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Custom Post Types, Landing Pages, APIs, User Interface (UI), Website Maintenance, Elementor, Full-stack, eCommerce, Web Design, Git, WordPress Plugins, Web Development, WP Job Manager, WPBakery, CSV File Processing, SQL, GoDaddy, QR Codes, Google Maps, Contact Form 7, WordPress Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), WP Engine, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Drupal, WPML, Custom Themes, WooCommerce API, Astra

Web Developer

2000 - 2003
Websketchers
  • Wrote HTML5 and CSS3 for pages and then converted the site to WordPress.
  • Built Facebook apps using the Facebook SDK and Facebook API.
  • Built sites that include animations on top of jQuery.
  • Migrated sites from development to staging and production.
Technologies: PHP, jQuery, WordPress, WooCommerce, JavaScript, Ajax, CSS3, HTML5, jQuery UI, Optimization, Gravity Forms, Bug Fixes, Apache2, Ubuntu Linux, HTML, CSS, MySQL, WordPress Themes, GitHub, WordPress API, Back-end, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Custom Post Types, Landing Pages, User Interface (UI), Website Maintenance, Full-stack, eCommerce, Web Design, Git, WordPress Plugins, Web Development, WP Job Manager, WPBakery, CSV File Processing, SQL, GoDaddy, Google Maps, Contact Form 7, WordPress Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Custom Themes, WooCommerce API

Date Time Field Add-on for Gravity Forms

https://wordpress.org/plugins/gf-datetime-field-add-on/
This plugin is a Gravity Forms add-on with a custom date-time format. This would let the user add quickly a single field as date-time. The date-time format pattern must follow Moment.js tokens which change the date and time format.

GEN-Y Hitch

https://genyhitch.com/
A versatile WooCommerce store. I worked on it as a back-end developer and built various WooCommerce add-ons and plugins to customize the product pages and handle conditional payment methods. I also performed site optimization.

Delivery Time for WooCommerce

https://github.com/awais300/delivery-time-woocommerce
Delivery Time for WooCommerce allows users to easily add delivery time for their products globally and per product level. Alternatively, users can show these options on a single product page or a product archive page.

Yoder Oil

https://www.yoderoil.com/
Yoder Oil is a leading and the best distributor of petroleum and lubricant products in the Midwest. I worked on this project as a back-end developer and built the app to pay multiple invoices online using a combination of Sage and PayTrace APIs.

Languages

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

Libraries/APIs

jQuery, Google Maps, WooCommerce API, Google APIs, WordPress API, WordPress REST API, Stripe, jQuery UI

Tools

Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Git, WPBakery, WPML, WP Job Manager, GitHub, WP-CLI, NGINX, Google Analytics

Platforms

WordPress, WooCommerce, Ubuntu Linux, Apache2, DigitalOcean, Shopify, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Drupal

Storage

WP Engine, MySQL, Caché

Other

WordPress Plugins, Elementor, WordPress Themes, Back-end, Custom Post Types, Landing Pages, Website Maintenance, Full-stack, eCommerce, Web Development, Contact Form 7, WordPress Design, Integration, Custom Themes, Astra, Optimization, Gravity Forms, APIs, Website Migration, CSV File Processing, GoDaddy, QR Codes, User Interface (UI), PayPal, Maps, Bug Fixes, Cloudflare, Shipping Management, Ajax, Payment APIs, Digital Payments, Invoices, Visual Composer, Page Speed Optimization, Web Security, IIS, HubSpot

Paradigms

UI Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD)

Industry Expertise

Web Design

Frameworks

Laravel, Bootstrap

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