Ben Wright, WordPress Developer in London, United Kingdom
Ben Wright

WordPress Developer in London, United Kingdom

Member since December 9, 2018
Ben is an expert at developing custom WordPress themes and plugins. He's spent the past five years leading the builds of numerous websites and is capable of taking a project from the design stage to launch. Ben excels at creating blazing fast WordPress sites by optimizing them from the get-go with modern web development techniques.
Ben is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Bluebox Digital
    jQuery, CSS, HTML, PHP, WordPress, Redux, Realm Database, Firebase...
  • Key Digital
    cPanel, MySQL, Sass, PHP, WordPress, JavaScript, CSS, HTML
  • ProvenWorks
    SOQL, Apex, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, Salesforce

Experience

Location

London, United Kingdom

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

GitHub, Visual Studio Code, MacOS

The most amazing...

...product I've coded is an intelligent weight-lifting app. It uses a neural network to predict the perfomance of the user in each workout.

Employment

  • Full-stack Developer

    2020 - PRESENT
    Bluebox Digital
    • Developed an AI-driven weight lifting fitness app to guide users through their workout providing them with suggestions on how to improve each week.
    • Developed an app to discover authentic places to eat, drink, and shop. Filtered by the things you love, captured by the people you trust.
    • Was responsible for launching multiple React Native apps on the App Store and Google Play Store including passing app review and implementing in-app subscriptions.
    • Developed a custom WordPress plugin to search car registration number plates with DVLA API to give the visitor suggestions for their car tires.
    Technologies: jQuery, CSS, HTML, PHP, WordPress, Redux, Realm Database, Firebase, Storybooks, React, React Native, JavaScript
  • Web Developer

    2019 - 2020
    Key Digital
    • Led the development of numerous websites for clients, taking a project from the design stage to launch.
    • Creating easy to customize Wordpress themes using ACF to make it easy for the client to add new pages to the site.
    • Developed a WordPress plugin to be used by IoT devices to grab data using an API (using headless WordPress).
    • Achieving 90+ PageSpeed insights on the majority of web builds.
    • Created a rule-based recurring events plugin to reduce admin on the site and improve page speed.
    Technologies: cPanel, MySQL, Sass, PHP, WordPress, JavaScript, CSS, HTML
  • Cloud Developer

    2017 - 2018
    ProvenWorks
    • Handled the code migration of an app from Salesforce Classic to Salesforce Lightning.
    • Contributed to developer standup meetings to help solve blockers for other developers.
    • Created unit tests for all code written to achieve above 80% code coverage.
    • Updated an old interface with a new, UX-focused interface using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
    • Participated in company meetings to critique the design and architecture of upcoming products.
    Technologies: SOQL, Apex, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, Salesforce
  • Freelance Developer

    2016 - 2017
    Freelance
    • Created a range of bespoke server plugins for video games using Java and the Spigot API.
    • Built a range of bespoke websites for small businesses and charities using WordPress.
    • Various bug fixes and optimizations made to existing WordPress websites.
    Technologies: Java, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, PHP, WordPress

Experience

  • WordPress Build for Accent Technologies (Development)
    https://accent-technologies.com/

    I handled the custom rebuild of a WordPress site. I was responsible for the front-end and back-end development to create a completely bespoke theme. A key objective of the site was to have a fast page speed which was achieved successfully, ranking over 90 in Google PageSpeed Insights.

  • Personal Site (Development)
    https://benwrightdev.com

    This site uses the WordPress CMS and a React-based front end using the Frontity framework to create a blazing fast site to display my current skills and experience.

Skills

  • Languages

    PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Sass
  • Tools

    Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), PhpMyAdmin, Jira, Git, GitHub
  • Platforms

    WordPress, WooCommerce, cPanel, Visual Studio Code, Firebase, Salesforce, AWS EC2
  • Frameworks

    React Native, Redux
  • Storage

    MySQL, Realm Database
  • Other

    Site Speed Optimization
  • Libraries/APIs

    WordPress API, React, jQuery, GatsbyJS
  • Paradigms

    Agile

Education

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Computer Science
    2016 - 2019
    University of Reading - Reading, UK
  • Level 3 extended diploma in Information Technology
    2014 - 2016
    Queen Elizabeth's School - Wimborne, UK

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