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Costin Botez, WordPress Plugins Developer in London, United Kingdom
Costin Botez

WordPress Plugins Developer in London, United Kingdom

Member since September 26, 2016
Costin is a self-motivated web developer with a strong technical background. He specializes in back-end coding such as creating plugins and modifying websites from layout to function. He can affirm that he is deadline-oriented and has the ability to produce detailed technical specifications for client requirements.
Costin is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Third Space Learning
    WordPress, PHP, HTML5, CSS3, MySQL, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, React
  • First IT Tutors
    PHP, HTML, CSS, jQuery, BootStrap, MySQL, C/C++, Java
  • Tutora
    Java, C/C++, PHP, HTML, CSS, MySQL, WordPress

Experience

  • PSD to WordPress, 4 years
  • PHP, 4 years
  • Adobe Photoshop, 4 years
  • WordPress Plugins, 4 years
  • WordPress, 4 years
  • Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), 4 years
  • WooCommerce Subscriptions 2, 3 years
  • WooCommerce API, 2 years
London, United Kingdom

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Localhost, Git, WordPress Engine

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

  • WordPress Developer (Contract)

    2018 - PRESENT
    Third Space Learning
    • Developed a UK startup platform; currently, still ongoing.
    • Respected and met tight deadlines.
    • Created marketing pages for A/B tests.
    Technologies: WordPress, PHP, HTML5, CSS3, MySQL, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, React
  • Freelance Tutor

    2017 - PRESENT
    First IT Tutors
    • Offered in-house training for students in programming languages (C, C++, Java) and web development (PHP, HTML, CSS, MySQL).
    Technologies: PHP, HTML, CSS, jQuery, BootStrap, MySQL, C/C++, Java
  • Freelance Tutor

    2016 - PRESENT
    Tutora
    • Offered in-house and online training for students in programming languages (C, C++, Java) and in web development (PHP, HTML, CSS, MySQL, WordPress).
    • Provided in-house and online tutoring in math for children at a primary level and secondary level.
    Technologies: Java, C/C++, PHP, HTML, CSS, MySQL, WordPress
  • Freelance Teacher

    2015 - PRESENT
    Self-employed
    • Offered in-house training for students in programming languages (C, C++, Java) and web development (PHP, HTML, CSS, MySQL).
    Technologies: PHP, HTML, CSS, jQuery, BootStrap, MySQL, C/C++, Java
  • WordPress Developer (Contract)

    2018 - 2018
    Eulogy
    • Developed a website for a UK startup.
    • Managed the project and worked onsite with the marketing and design team.
    Technologies: WordPress, PHP, HTML5, CSS3, MySQL, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, React
  • 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 (updates, A/B testing, and security checks).
    • Optimized the speed and performance of all the company venue websites.
    • Optimized the SEO score for all venue websites.
    • Integrated a "mood recognition" feature in newsletters to help the MK team more efficiently track the conversion rates.
    • 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 & Design teams to work better.
    • Learned a new front-end framework (React) to create in-house apps to promote the company venues and to boost the engagement rate with recurring clients.
    Technologies: WordPress, PHP, HTML5, CSS3, MySQL, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, React
  • Freelance Web Developer

    2016 - 2017
    Filologica (via Toptal)
    • Migrated four static websites to four custom WordPress themes according to the initial design and improved the system logic.
    • Redesigned a WordPress website according to the PSDs by creating a custom theme using the Bootstrap framework.
    Technologies: PHP, WP, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, Bootstrap, Git, MySQL
  • Full-stack WordPress Developer

    2015 - 2016
    Akson
    • Created a WordPress plugin for an e-learning platform where the administrator has the ability to assign courses to custom user roles.
    • Developed a WordPress eLearning platform where members can apply CRUD operations on custom post types depending on their privileges; including an integration with BuddyPress for social media activities.
    • Built a WordPress landing page as a presentation website; included also custom plugins, custom themes, and custom JavaScript effects.
    • Created a WordPress eCommerce website for a coffee shop; included 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 very easily using trees for a given pattern (a week or day module).
    Technologies: PHP, MySQL, Git, HTML, CSS, WordPress, jQuery, BootStrap, Photoshop

Experience

  • Spritz & Giggles (Development)
    https://spritzandgiggles.co.uk

    A small website for a pop-up venue in Central London.

    The website has been optimized in terms of speed and SEO and it renders across all devices.

  • TradeMark Angel (Development)
    https://trademarkangel.com/

    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.

    In terms of GDPR, I've taken care of all aspects including:
    • Setting up a privacy policy page using Iubenda services
    • Creating a cookie policy page
    • Adding a cookie bar for notices
    • Making a page for user request in terms of personal data
    • Developing a way to anonymize user data
    • Ensuring all plugins used are GDPR-compliant
    • Handling security procedures

  • WordlyWise (Development)
    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 (Development)
    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 (Development)
    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, CSS, HTML, PHP, C++, Java, JavaScript
  • Tools

    Asana, Trello, SourceTree, Basecamp, Slack, GitHub, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Sublime Text, Cyberduck, Bitbucket, Adobe Photoshop, Zeplin, InVision, AWeber, MAMP, WP-CLI, Sketch
  • Paradigms

    Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Platforms

    WordPress, Visual Studio Code, Pantheon
  • Other

    PSD to HTML, PSD to Bootstrap, PSD to WordPress, WooCommerce Subscriptions 2, Teaching, GDPR, Optimization, Gravity Forms, WPEngine, ACF, WordPress Plugins, Math, Isotope, Chosen
  • Frameworks

    Bootstrap, Pods.io
  • Libraries/APIs

    BuddyPress, WooCommerce API, jQuery, React
  • Storage

    MySQL

Education

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