Dinh Tu, Developer in Fremont, CA, United States
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Dinh Tu

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WordPress Developer

Fremont, CA, United States
Toptal Member Since
September 21, 2021

With over 10 years of experience under her belt, Dinh is a professional software engineer heavily focusing on full-stack web development with front-end and back-end support. She specializes in customized WordPress and JavaScript frameworks. With plenty of web apps in various fields already developed, Dinh can build the most qualified, well-optimized, and high-performance app products to satisfy the client by following the standard software development lifecycle using Agile methodologies.


WordPress, WooCommerce, SQL, Optimization, Bootstrap, Ajax, Elasticsearch...
WordPress, React, Vue, Healthcare Services, Finance, Stripe, Twilio, Bootstrap...
Motley Fool
WordPress, PHP, Composer, Lando, eCommerce, WordPress Plugins...




Preferred Environment

Slack, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), WordPress, Git, Jira, SQLyog, Postman, NPM, Composer, MacOS

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on is the MotleyFool Stock advice portal, a localized WordPress multisite with a complex eCommerce integrated with Vindicia.

Work Experience

WordPress/WooCommerce Developer

2022 - 2023
  • Updated and added new features to the eCommerce platform. Built user dashboard features, including financial reports, social feeds, and analytics reports.
  • Implemented Asana for team communication and issues tracking.
  • Worked on site performance improvement and query optimization.
  • Built search functionalities using Elasticsearch engine.
Technologies: WordPress, WooCommerce, SQL, Optimization, Bootstrap, Ajax, Elasticsearch, Responsive Web Design (RWD), WordPress API, Content Management Systems (CMS)

Full Stack Developer

2021 - 2023
  • Rebranded a hospital website and built an online scheduling system for patients to schedule doctors online.
  • Developed a custom advanced search functionality using REST API and Vue.js.
  • Created an internal portal using React and Twilio for hospital guides to manage their chat with moms.
  • Developed an onboarding application for a financial auto-invoicing system in React and Stripe.
Technologies: WordPress, React, Vue, Healthcare Services, Finance, Stripe, Twilio, Bootstrap, REST APIs, Google Tag Manager, Responsive Web Design (RWD), WordPress API, Content Management Systems (CMS)

Full-stack Developer

2021 - 2021
Motley Fool
  • Maintained and added new features to a WordPress localized multisite with subscription products for Australia, Canada, Germany, and Japan.
  • Consolidated an eCommerce system integrated with Vindicia third-party vendor.
  • Updated, refined, and improved old custom plugins and themes using PHP OOP, Lando, PHP unit testing, and Webpack assets bundling.
Technologies: WordPress, PHP, Composer, Lando, eCommerce, WordPress Plugins, WordPress Multisite, Localization, JavaScript, jQuery, Webpack, API Integration, MySQL, Trello, NPM, Responsive Web Design (RWD), WordPress API, Content Management Systems (CMS)

Full-stack Developer

2020 - 2021
  • Maintained and added new features to Bloomberg WordPress multisite.
  • Added and set up new sites to the multisite and localized and resolved East Asian font issues.
  • Built new custom Visual Composer modules and updated existing ones.
  • Built and maintained a webinars registration system integrated with Intrado APIs and WP-Cron.
Technologies: WordPress, WordPress Themes, WordPress Multisite, Localization, JavaScript, jQuery, HTML, SCSS, CSS Grid, MySQL, Git, Jira, Google Translate API, Visual Composer, Webpack, API Integration, Cron, WordPress REST API, Responsive Web Design (RWD), WordPress API, Content Management Systems (CMS)

Full-stack Developer

2019 - 2020
  • Maintained and added features to high-traffic WordPress websites https://essence.com and https://girlsunited.essence.com/.
  • Maintained and added features to https://www.naturallycurly.com, a Laravel CMS website.
  • Built pages using Gutenberg core and built Gutenberg custom blocks using either ACF or React.
  • Designed and implemented infinite scrolling both in the front end and the back end.
  • Integrated third-party video providers like Brightcove and JW Player.
  • Integrated Google Ads and added sticky, general, and lazy-loaded features.
  • Implemented deep third-party tracking, including Google, Facebook, and Salesforce.
  • Built custom CLIs and used cron jobs to auto-publish articles every day based on Google Analytics data.
  • Added a custom sitemap plugin to generate offline sitemap segments and merge them into one and serve on the fly per requests.
  • Used ACF Pro and its various hooks to customize the theme and added custom post types and custom meta fields.
Technologies: WordPress, Laravel, Vagrant, React, Gutenberg Editor, SCSS, MariaDB, Jira, Confluence, Google Ads API, Google Analytics API, Brightcove API, JWPlayer, Webpack, Bootstrap, Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins, Pantheon, Sitemaps, WordPress REST API, REST APIs, Google Tag Manager, Responsive Web Design (RWD), WordPress API, Content Management Systems (CMS)

Full-stack Developer

2018 - 2019
  • Worked closely with the project manager to provide high-end development services for clients.
  • Built WordPress themes and custom plugins from scratch and added flexible content blocks using the ACF Pro plugin.
  • Built beautiful pixel-perfect and mobile-responsive front pages from the given mockup or creative designs.
  • Used Timber plugin and Twig template language to build custom themes.
  • Maintained WordPress websites and added custom features per clients’ requests.
  • Maintained Drupal websites and also moved a Drupal site to the WordPress stack.
Technologies: WordPress, Drupal, Timber, Twig, JavaScript, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Git, Figma, Bootstrap, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Custom Themes, SCSS, Gulp, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Content Management Systems (CMS)

Web Developer

2015 - 2016
DGN Technologies
  • Performed advanced JavaScript functional programming and created single-page apps with React.
  • Developed software using RESTful APIs with Node.js and Express.js.
  • Handled JavaScript UX framework prototyping and built a responsive Angular-based media-heavy website.
  • Build an Angular UI with internationalization and localization capabilities and a modular system for expansion, including custom components, API integration, and Auth.
  • Designed and created a MongoDB database structure.
Technologies: JavaScript, HTML5, SCSS, MongoDB, Node.js, Express.js, React, Angular, Git, Zeplin, jQuery, Content Management Systems (CMS)

Junior Software Engineer

2014 - 2015
Lam Research
  • Implemented a system for creating promotional campaign landing pages from the CMS.
  • Built a career portal for creating and publicizing open positions at the company.
  • Created an eCommerce website with payment integration and social account. authorizing.
  • Built real-estate and travel platforms in the MERN stack and IDX listing.
Technologies: JavaScript, CSS, SCSS, jQuery, Bootstrap, React, Next.js, MongoDB, MySQL, Express.js, Node.js, WordPress, Laravel, Strip, REST APIs, Content Management Systems (CMS)

Financial Advice eCommerce Portal

A financial and investing advice website that sells subscription premium products set up for each country.

This website uses WordPress Multisite and site location that supports the US, Australia, Canada, Germany, and Japan, and is set up to eCommerce using a third-party vendor, Vindicia Service. It has a bunch of custom plugins built that are contributing to its eCommerce system modules. Most of them are created based mainly on OOP, Webpack Assets bundling, Lando set up, and PHP unit testing.

I worked on cleaning up, improving, and optimizing the existing codebase. I also maintained and added new features related to eCommerce premium products and Vindicia third-party integration.

News Article Feed and Video Streaming Portal

A high-traffic portal where visitors find the articles, posts, and video content about the top latest news and stories from the Essence community and black life worldwide. It has over 10,000 videos and almost 80,000 articles, providing a more satisfying user experience through infinite scrolling based on the user preference and popularity, video autoplay and PIP, and eCommerce product recommendations.

The website is built on a custom theme and uses Gutenberg core and custom blocks to create pages. I integrated Ads, optimized Google Analytics, Brightcove videos, JWPlayer videos, and a lot more inside.

Bloomberg Web Portal

Bloomberg is a financial, software, data, and media company. Its web portal contents are built on the WordPress Multisite, split between various languages, including Chinese, Korean, Japanese, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. The contents are built using custom visual composer modules.

I customized the page contents, added new and updated existing custom visual composer modules, and implemented the webinars feed using Intrado API integration with custom search and filters, infinite scroll, custom tags, and custom templates.

Mainstreet Financial Platform Website

A website built on HubSpot using a custom theme and custom modules. All contents on the websites are completely customizable from the HubSpot back-end admin.

Given the designs, I built the website from scratch by creating a custom theme and custom modules using HubSpot CMS APIs. I built CSS and JavaScript animations using the GSAP library. The folder structure is optimized, and the assets are all bundled through Webpack configuration.

The website was successfully launched within one month.

eCommerce Platform for Fundraising and Marketplace

I rebranded the web portal and, in the meantime, added new features, and consolidated existing features. I also customized WooCommerce functionalities, implemented Elastic Search optimization, generated a Cron-based static cache, and optimized query performance and loading time.
2007 - 2011

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

University of California, Riverside - Riverside, CA, USA


Brightcove API, Google Analytics API, Slack API, WordPress REST API, React, jQuery, Mailchimp API, Node.js, Google Ads API, REST APIs, WordPress API, Facebook API, Google Translate API, Google APIs, GSAP, Vue, Stripe


Slack, Git, Jira, SQLyog, Postman, NPM, Composer, Adobe Photoshop, Lando, Vagrant, Cron, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), JWPlayer, Trello, GitHub, ACF PRO, Bitbucket, Jenkins, Webpack, Gulp, Figma, Confluence, Zeplin, Gutenberg Editor, Google Analytics


Bootstrap, Twig, Tailwind CSS, Laravel, Express.js, Next.js, Angular, Vanilla JS


PHP, JavaScript, TypeScript, Timber, Sass, SQL, HTML, SCSS, CSS, HTML5


Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Agile Workflow, Responsive, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Unit Testing


WordPress, HubSpot, Pantheon, Contentful, MacOS, WooCommerce, Drupal, Twilio


MongoDB, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, Elasticsearch, SQL Performance


Operating Systems, APIs, Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), Ad Optimization, WordPress Plugins, WordPress Themes, API Integration, Responsive Web Apps, Pixel Perfect, CSS Grid, Visual Composer, Plugins, Content Management Systems (CMS), Custom CRM Modules, PSD to HTML, XD to HTML, Sketch to HTML, Zeplin to HTML, HTML to WordPress, Google Tag Manager, Data Visualization, Localization, Regular Expressions, Animation, WordPress Multisite, Sitemaps, Elementor, Custom Themes, eCommerce, Strip, Gravity Forms, Optimization, Ajax, Healthcare Services, Finance, Web Dashboards, Analytics

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