Costin Botez, Web Developer in London, United Kingdom
Costin Botez

Web Developer in London, United Kingdom

Member since October 28, 2016
Costin is an accomplished contract WordPress developer with over seven years of professional cross-industry experience, specializing in web development. He is experienced in advising clients and executives, developing bespoke website features, coordinating web development project delivery from inception to completion, and working with cross-functional teams and senior stakeholders. Costin can effectively self-manage during independent projects and collaborate in a team setting. 
Costin is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Pangolin Communications
    PHP 7, WordPress, Elementor, HTML5, CSS3, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), SEO...
  • Cisco
    WordPress, Figma, HTML5, CSS3, PHP 7, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Seos...
  • Feed Communications
    API Integration, Development, WordPress

Experience

Location

London, United Kingdom

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

WP Engine, Git, Local Hosting

The most amazing...

...thing I've coded was an algorithm for a WordPress e-learning platform where courses can be structured very easily using trees for a given pattern.

Employment

  • Contract WordPress Developer

    2022 - 2022
    Pangolin Communications
    • Curated a corporate website for an award-winning tech supplier in China by improving their website's page speed.
    • Successfully identified, diagnosed, and fixed their website bugs, including boosting the SEO score and ranking.
    • Worked with custom fields to develop new eCommerce features.
    Technologies: PHP 7, WordPress, Elementor, HTML5, CSS3, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), SEO, Page Speed Optimization
  • Contract WordPress Developer

    2021 - 2021
    Cisco
    • Effectively translated client requirements into a presentation website development and fresh design.
    • Developed a bespoke page builder using ACF and a custom theme to achieve a consistent look across the website.
    • Remained dedicated to emerging technology and the latest digital marketing concepts.
    Technologies: WordPress, Figma, HTML5, CSS3, PHP 7, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Seos, Responsive UI
  • Contract WordPress Developer

    2019 - 2019
    Feed Communications
    • Worked along with the design and marketing teams in order to redesign a client's website and migrate everything to live quickly and smoothly.
    • Implemented speed improvements and enhanced their SEO ranking.
    • Cooperated alongside design and marketing teams to redesign a client's website and migrate everything to live quickly and smoothly.
    Technologies: API Integration, Development, WordPress
  • Contract WordPress Developer

    2018 - 2019
    Third Space Learning
    • Worked mainly as a WordPress consultant, helping the company improve their social awareness by improving their SEO score.
    • Performed day-to-day responsibilities such as redesigning the company’s websites for specific marketing campaigns, maintaining the code for security reasons and consistency, developing and implementing new features.
    • Planned and estimated all milestones alongside marketing and design teams on sprints to deliver the new features on schedule.
    Technologies: Bootstrap, JavaScript, MySQL, CSS3, HTML5, WordPress, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), PHP 7
  • Contract WordPress Developer

    2018 - 2018
    Eulogy
    • Developed a bespoke theme in a WordPress website for a UK startup.
    • Cooperated alongside design and marketing teams in order to re-design a client's website and migrate everything to live quickly and smoothly.
    • Successfully identified, diagnosed, and fixed their website bugs, including boosting the SEO score and page speed ranking.
    Technologies: Bootstrap, jQuery, JavaScript, MySQL, CSS3, HTML5, PHP, WordPress
  • Web Developer and Project Manager

    2017 - 2018
    Inception Group
    • Created a landing page for a new pop-up venue, Spritzandgiggles.co.uk.
    • Managed the development of Mr. Fogg's collective multisite.
    • Dealt with the weekly maintenance such as updates, A/B testing, and security checks.
    • Optimized the speed and performance of all the company venue websites.
    • Successfully identified, diagnosed, and fixed their website bugs, including boosting the SEO score and page speed ranking.
    • Integrated a "mood recognition" feature in newsletters to help the MK team track conversion rates more efficiently.
    • Implemented an isotope gallery for the IG website.
    • Found and removed malicious viruses from Mr. Fogg's websites.
    • Developed an in-house events menu builder that is currently helping the events and design teams to work better.
    Technologies: Bootstrap, jQuery, JavaScript, MySQL, CSS3, HTML5, PHP, WordPress
  • Full-stack WordPress Developer

    2015 - 2016
    Akson Kreative
    • Created a WordPress plugin for an e-learning platform where the administrator can assign courses to custom user roles.
    • Developed a WordPress e-learning platform where members can apply CRUD operations on custom post types depending on their privileges, including integration with BuddyPress for social media activities.
    • Built a WordPress landing page as a presentation website that included all custom plugins, themes, and JavaScript effects.
    • Created a WordPress eCommerce website for a coffee shop, including the capability of buying coffee via subscriptions based on custom grinds and quantities (bags or not) which would be delivered in regular intervals.
    • Developed a WordPress plugin that lists all the upcoming orders by date and distinct products from all orders in a given day. Each order contained a preferred delivery date.
    • Wrote an algorithm for a WordPress e-learning platform where courses can be structured easily using trees for a given pattern (a week or day module).
    • Conducted day-to-day responsibilities such as maintaining the legacy websites, help the business open new venue websites, and integrating them smoothly with the existing internal hubs.
    • Integrated a few CRM software, guided the marketing team on different strategies using the traffic data, created landing pages for specific campaigns, and created an internal menu creator tool (which was fun).
    Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, Bootstrap, jQuery, WordPress, CSS, HTML, Git, MySQL, PHP

Experience

  • TradeMark Angel

    I've built this presentation website for a trademark agent from Canada. It includes several pages such as about us, services, pricing, contact us, blog, and many more.

    The website is built on WordPress and I've used Avada Theme for the design.

    Tasks Accomplished:
    • Set up a privacy policy page using Iubenda services.
    • Created a cookie policy page.
    • Added a cookie bar for notices.
    • Made a page for user requests in terms of personal data.
    • Developed a way to anonymize user data.
    • Ensured all plugins used are GDPR-compliant.
    • Handled security procedures.

  • WordlyWise
    https://www.wordlywise.co.uk/

    I've created this website using WordPress and Avada Theme. The presentation website is responsive across all devices and includes several pages such as home, about us, contact and many more.

    I've been working with the client for more than six months and it still is a pleasure to work with.

    In terms of GDPR, I've taken care of all necessary actions and procedures to make the website compliant.

  • Clearance Price for WooCommerce Products
    https://github.com/costibotez/Clearance-Price

    The plugin allows the admin to set a custom price for simple products or variable products to be calculated in a different way. If the clearance price is set for a product, his regular or sale price will be overwritten with the clearance price.

    The plugin also has another option to set a date interval when the clearance price should overwrite if set.

  • Schedule Data Manager
    https://bitbucket.org/costibotez94/schedule-data-manager

    This web app is a management system of academic schedules and is composed of eight modules, eight controllers, 38 view settings, and a general settings panel that works by MVC pattern. Each controller communicates with his own module and his views are independent according to the user's action on the system.

    The web app was written using languages such as HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, MySQL, and frameworks such as BootStrap, jQuery, and Chosen. For management, I used Asana software.

Skills

  • Languages

    CSS3, HTML5, JavaScript, PHP, PHP 7
  • Libraries/APIs

    WooCommerce API, jQuery, BuddyPress
  • Paradigms

    Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Platforms

    WooCommerce, WordPress
  • Storage

    WP Engine, MySQL
  • Industry Expertise

    Teaching
  • Other

    Plugin Development, Theme Development, Debugging, Support & Maintenance, Migration, Performance, PSD to WordPress, API Integration, Google SEO, Local Hosting, Elementor, SEO, Page Speed Optimization, Responsive UI
  • Frameworks

    Bootstrap
  • Tools

    Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Figma, Seos

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science
    2013 - 2016
    Ovidius University, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics - Constanta, Romania

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