Darko Gjorgjijoski, WordPress Developer in Skopje, Macedonia
Darko Gjorgjijoski

WordPress Developer in Skopje, Macedonia

Member since October 25, 2015
Darko is a professional with several years of experience in software development and knows how crucial quality code, hard work, and excellent communication is to a project's success. Along with having in-depth knowledge of WordPress plugin and theme development, WooCommerce, custom web app, and REST API development, he's also skilled in server and performance optimization. Darko is passionate about learning new things and improving his existing skills.
Darko is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Land Title Association of Mississippi
    WordPress CLI, Gravity Forms, Bootstrap 3+, WordPress API, HTML5, CSS, ACF...
  • MegaOptim
    Adobe Photoshop, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), HTML5, ACF, LAMP, MySQL...
  • CodeVerve
    Web Hosting, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), ACF Pro, WordPress CLI...

Experience

Location

Skopje, Macedonia

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Slack, PhpStorm, Unix, Windows

The most amazing...

...thing I've developed is an image optimization service called MegaOptim used by over 1,000 websites and applications.

Employment

  • Senior WordPress Developer

    2018 - PRESENT
    Land Title Association of Mississippi
    • Developed an identity verification plugin that utilizes the Stripe Identity Verification API to verify a user's identity.
    • Built a user directory that lists all the active user profiles that belong in a specific membership plan.
    • Developed a legislation tracking plugin for tracking specific US house/senate bills.
    • Built various directories like a state county directory with useful information.
    Technologies: WordPress CLI, Gravity Forms, Bootstrap 3+, WordPress API, HTML5, CSS, ACF, MySQL, Back-end, Front-end, Git, jQuery, WordPress Plugins, Stripe, BuddyPress, WooCommerce, Stripe API, WordPress, JavaScript, PHP, WooCommerce API, LearnDash
  • Senior Full-stack Developer

    2017 - PRESENT
    MegaOptim
    • Built image compression APIs in the Lumen framework from Laravel that serves more than 1,000 web apps and sites. The resulting images are up to 92% smaller in terms of size after optimization.
    • Developed a WordPress plugin that utilizes the image compression APIs and automates the image optimization process in WordPress sites.
    • Constructed a support-and-billing panel for customers to purchase premium plans, monitor statistics, and open-support requests.
    • Created a PHP composer package and CLI tool that utilizes the image compression APIs and allows the optimizations APIs to be integrated into any application.
    • Developed a WordPress website to showcase the service and documentation page for REST APIs.
    Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), HTML5, ACF, LAMP, MySQL, Front-end, Back-end, Git, Redis, Laravel, WordPress, JavaScript, PHP
  • Senior WordPress Developer

    2016 - PRESENT
    CodeVerve
    • Built the WordPress plugin "WP Vimeo Videos," which is currently used by more than 150 sites. The plugin integrates WordPress with Vimeo and allows the users to upload Vimeo videos from the WordPress dashboard or in the Gutenberg editor.
    • Developed the GravityForms Handmade Signatures plugin that allows the site owner to embed a signature field in any form created with GravityForms.
    • Helped existing clients with bug fixing, website performance, and page-speed optimization to at least 90% percent and up to two seconds of loading time.
    • Developed a custom WooCommerce solution and integrated various payment gateways for the needs of the clients.
    • Created an internal licensing plugin for WordPress that validates license keys and handles auto-updates of the premium plugins.
    Technologies: Web Hosting, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), ACF Pro, WordPress CLI, WordPress API, HTML5, ACF, WooCommerce, MySQL, Front-end, Back-end, Git, REST APIs, WordPress Plugins, Gutenberg Editor, Gravity Forms, APIs, Vimeo, WordPress, PHP, JavaScript
  • WordPress Developer

    2017 - 2020
    The St. Petersburg Group
    • Developed the St. Pete Catalyst news site in WordPress. The website handles thousands of requests on an hourly basis and several other plugins that provide various functionalities for this site.
    • Built a WordPress plugin and internal events API that hosts events network used by pre-approved websites through the WordPress plugin, which consumes the events API.
    • Created a WordPress plugin for booking advertisements that integrate with Stripe. Clients can top up their accounts with credits that can be used to purchase advertisement slots on pre-approved sites in the network for a given time period.
    • Developed various custom forms from XD designs that are used for data input by the guests, namely guest posts.
    • Implemented a business directory where local businesses can create their profiles and add information about their business.
    • Created a COVID-19 interactive map with several cases in zip-code regions in Pinellas county using Leaflet.js.
    Technologies: WP Rocket, ACF Pro, WordPress CLI, Gravity Forms, Bootstrap 3+, WordPress API, HTML5, CSS, ACF, MySQL, Google Maps, Back-end, Front-end, Git, REST APIs, WordPress Themes, PSD to WordPress, WordPress Plugins, Stripe, jQuery, JavaScript, WordPress, PHP
  • Senior Web Developer

    2013 - 2018
    Freelance
    • Developed a web app game that primarily focused on people with diabetes (they answered quizzes and then gained points and levels in their accounts). The application served more than 1,000 users simultaneously.
    • Built a new functionality and improved the existing functionality as an effort to speed up the service Phptopdf.com which serves more than 100,000 requests on a daily basis.
    • Developed, maintained, and hosted over 100 WordPress websites for local and remote clients.
    • Created HTML/JavaScript promotional animations for the Starbucks site used for promotion.
    • Developed Engagestudio.com based on PSD design including integrations with HubSpot and Trustpilot.
    • Developed the Loopsandbits.ch eCommerce site for music equipment. The eCommerce portion is based on WooCommerce and integrates with several payment gateways like PostFinance, PayPal, and Twint.
    • Developed the Techgarage.blog based on Zeplin designs including dark mode, integration with Campaign Monitor, and Gravity Forms.
    • Developed the Ilubooking.ee WordPress beauty-booking site along with the booking REST API which is consumed by Android and iOS apps.
    • Developed a site for online learning based on LearnDash and BuddyPress where students can sign up, create their social profiles and start online learning.
    Technologies: Web Hosting, Genesis Framework, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), ACF Pro, WordPress CLI, Gravity Forms, Bootstrap 3+, WordPress API, HTML5, CSS, ACF, LAMP, WordPress Rescue, WooCommerce, MySQL, Google Maps, Back-end, Front-end, Git, REST APIs, jQuery, PSD to WordPress, Vue.js, Symfony, Laravel, WordPress, JavaScript, PHP, AWS, AWS S3

Experience

  • Loops and Bits WooCommerce Shop
    https://www.loopsandbits.ch/

    I developed a custom WordPress site for Loopsandbits.ch based on WooCommerce and integrates with PostFinance, PayPal, and TWINT. The site also implements infinite load and grouping by brands in the shop page and various custom filters.

  • Engage Studio Custom WordPress Site
    https://www.engagestudio.com/

    I developed a custom WordPress website from Photoshop designs (PSD) for Engagestudio.com. The site was developed using ACF to provide a seamless editing experience and was integrated with Trustpilot, HubSpot, and Google Maps.

  • Tech Garage Custom WordPress Blog

    I built the Tech Garage blog from scratch based on Zeplin designs. Also, I developed various functionalities like dark mode, integration with campaign monitor, and terms of contents for the posts based on headings.

  • Triple M Metal WordPress Site

    I developed a custom WordPress website for Triple M Metal from Adobe Photoshop designs (PSD). This also included the development of a custom yard locator plugin which allows the user to locate nearest yards using the Google Maps API based on his current location determined with browsers geolocation or ip geolocation as fallback.

  • Area Calculator
    http://areacalc.dg.mk

    I developed an area calculator using JavaScript and Google Maps that allows the user to measure areas by drawing a rectangle on a map and shows the area size under the map element. Also, users can navigate to a specific area by simply searching the desired address.

  • WP Vimeo Videos WordPress Plugin
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-vimeo-videos/

    I developed a WordPress plugin that integrates the WordPress website with the popular video hosting service Vimeo. The plugin allows the admins to upload videos to Vimeo directly from the WordPress dashboard. The plugin also has a Gutenberg block which makes it easy to upload a video to Vimeo from the Gutenberg block editor and embed it in the post/page.

  • MegaOptim Image Optimizer WordPress Plugin
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/megaoptim-image-optimizer/

    I built a WordPress plugin for image optimization that automates the process of image optimization on websites. It provides a bulk optimization module for a media library, provides the user with the option to select an existing filesystem folder that contains images, and optimizes it and also integrates with several WordPress plugins such as NextGen Galleries and so on.

  • Handmade Signatures WordPress Plugin for Gravity Forms

    I built a WordPress plugin that provides the signatures field for Gravity Forms. The signature field can be used to capture a user's signature and store it securely in a digital form as an image. The plugin was developed with PHP and JavaScript.

  • Support and Billing Panel in Laravel
    https://app.megaoptim.com

    I created a Laravel-based web application that handles client billing and support ticketing which integrates with an external payment gateway and the live chat service, Crisp. I developed both the back-end and the front-end parts of the application.

  • IluBooking WordPress site

    I developed the IluBooking.ee site in WordPress using PHP, Javascript, AJAX. The site has multiple languages, booking module and REST API which is consumed by the Android and iOS mobile apps.

Skills

  • Languages

    CSS, HTML, HTML5, JavaScript, PHP, SQL, Java, TypeScript, SCSS, Python
  • Frameworks

    Genesis Framework, Laravel, Bootstrap 3+, Angular, ASP.NET Web Forms, Symfony
  • Libraries/APIs

    WordPress REST API, WordPress API, Vimeo API, jQuery, REST APIs, BuddyPress, Campaign Monitor API, Vue.js, LeafletJS, Google Maps, YouTube API, Stripe API, Stripe, WooCommerce API, Shopify API, Google Maps API, Google Maps JavaScript API 3
  • Tools

    ACF Pro, Git, Trello, Subversion (SVN), Jira, Gutenberg Editor, Adobe Photoshop, C#.NET WinForms, PhpStorm, Slack, LearnDash
  • Paradigms

    Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Responsive Layout, Agile, Scrum, Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Platforms

    WordPress, WooCommerce, LAMP, LEMP, Windows, Unix, Android
  • Storage

    MySQL, Redis, Redis Cache, Memcached, AWS S3
  • Other

    Elementor, ACF, WordPress Themes, PSD to WordPress, Autoptimize, Back-end, Gravity Forms, Web Hosting, WordPress Plugins, WordPress Rescue, WordPress CLI, Front-end, AWS, WP Rocket, Vimeo, APIs, PSD to HTML, Responsive UI, PSD Slicing, Maps, Google Maps Styling, Responsive Design, Performance, UX

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and Engineering
    2013 - 2019
    Saints Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje - Skopje, Macedonia

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