Donald Mudenge, Developer in Toronto, ON, Canada
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Donald Mudenge

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WordPress Developer

Location
Toronto, ON, Canada
Toptal Member Since
October 27, 2016

Donald has over 10 years of experience in the WordPress and WooCommerce industry. Working with various business models, he's provided solutions that fit requirements and budgets. Donald has experience collaborating as a valuable team member for enterprises and being a self-managed only-developer for startups. While working with Donald, clients can expect less back and forth, to-the-point answers for requirements, straightforwardness with task feasibility, and a solution provider and executor.

Portfolio

HistoryCourses - Avraham Ashkenazi
WordPress, WordPress Plugins, LearnDash, Stripe, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF)...
ClearFast (via Toptal)
X Theme, PageSpeed, WooCommerce, APIs, Full-stack, WordPress Design...
Golden Financial Services Debt Settlement Corp
JavaScript, WordPress, WordPress Plugins, PHP, HTML, CSS, MySQL...

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

WP Engine, Pantheon, Bitbucket, Git, Windows, MacOS

The most amazing...

...place I've worked at is an IoT eCommerce startup where I coded a real-time process for selecting sensors based on exclusive and shared pins of cart sensors.

Work Experience

WordPress Expert

2023 - PRESENT
HistoryCourses - Avraham Ashkenazi
  • Fixed a few errors related to PHP and missing functions/features.
  • Coded custom add-ons for MemberPress and learndash, providing additional features.
  • Maintained the plugins and kept them up to date, along with manual user testing to ensure everything worked perfectly.
Technologies: WordPress, WordPress Plugins, LearnDash, Stripe, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Contact Form 7, MemberPress, ProfilePress, Yoast SEO

Freelance WordPress Developer

2018 - PRESENT
ClearFast (via Toptal)
  • Created a custom calculator based on an algorithm provided by the client.
  • Implemented WooCommerce for eCommerce feature and did shopping cart tweaks.
  • Optimized the theme for Google PageSpeed Insights score.
  • Developed a responsive theme based on the XD designs provided.
Technologies: X Theme, PageSpeed, WooCommerce, APIs, Full-stack, WordPress Design, User Interface (UI), SEO Tools, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Healthcare IT

Web Developer and Designer

2023 - 2023
Golden Financial Services Debt Settlement Corp
  • Created VWO widgets for the CRO team and created A/B testing campaigns.
  • Fixed design-related bugs on the website as reported by the client.
  • Consulted the client team to get organized with different requests from their different teams by moving their work from emails to Slack and PM tools.
  • Created responsive ACF templates for automating their content creation.
Technologies: JavaScript, WordPress, WordPress Plugins, PHP, HTML, CSS, MySQL, Affiliate Programs, WordPress Themes, Divi, VWO, Pay-per-Click (PPC)

WordPress Developer

2023 - 2023
Modea Holdings, Inc.
  • Created Gutenberg blocks for the responsive page templates provided by the designer via Figma.
  • Created responsive/liquid templates using Reusable blocks and Gutenberg patterns.
  • Served in an enterprise team as a code reviewer for other junior developers.
  • Created WCAG 2.2 and accessibility-compliant design elements.
Technologies: PHP, WordPress, JavaScript, React, WordPress Multisite, Gutenberg Editor, Hosting, CI/CD Pipelines, Bitbucket, Pantheon, Figma, Jira, Custom Themes, Plugins, Back-end

WooCommerce Developer

2023 - 2023
Natural Pack, Inc.
  • Created a sync solution for Sage 100 to WooCommerce for customers and products using a middleware based on MySQL.
  • Built a cron-based sync solution for WooCommerce to Sage 100 for customers, orders, and products using a middleware based on MySQL.
  • Developed a tailor-made pricing structure for different user roles and discount codes.
Technologies: WooCommerce, SQL, MySQL, WooCommerce API, WooCommerce Subscriptions 2, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Database Modeling, WordPress, Sage ERP, PHP, JavaScript, WordPress Plugins, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Custom Themes, Plugins, Back-end

Stripe SDK/Stripe Terminal Expert

2023 - 2023
PartnerPress, LLC
  • Inspected the existing plugin stack to ensure the efficiency of the website.
  • Provided a documentation of modular solution for collecting in-person payments and syncing in WordPress.
  • Provided consultation for miscellaneous WordPress questions.
Technologies: Stripe, Stripe Connect, PHP, WordPress, WooCommerce, WordPress Plugins, POS, Offline Data Synchronization, MemberPress, Dashboards, Plugins, Back-end

WordPress/WooCommerce Expert

2023 - 2023
Impact Gameworks
  • Improved the Google Pagespeed score for product pages from 40s to 80s (out of 100).
  • Set up a Redis cache for improved page load times.
  • Did troubleshooting for a bug that would create a fatal error on the website and used up all server resources, saving a lot of resource usage and hosting costs.
Technologies: WordPress, WooCommerce, MySQL, WordPress Plugins, Redis, PHP Performance, PageSpeed, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Custom Themes

WordPress Developer

2022 - 2023
ExTA
  • Finished the incomplete directory website by resolving usability bugs.
  • Conducted client training on website usage for member handling.
  • Created a search widget that filters through different therapists based on location, insurance coverage, etc.
Technologies: WordPress, WordPress API, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, WordPress Themes, GeoDirectory, Membership Sites, BuddyPress, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Healthcare IT

Marketech Specialist

2022 - 2022
Enzuzo
  • Resolved technical SEO issues on the HubSpot pages.
  • Created the glossary terms subsite using a quick search tool.
  • Built a WordPress theme for their subsite based on the main marketing site's design using HubSpot pages.
Technologies: JavaScript, Shopify, Marketing, Segment, HubSpot, SEO Tools, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Custom Themes, Back-end

WordPress Developer

2022 - 2022
32CountFitness
  • Developed a custom plugin for an existing website that used custom functions. These functions prevented updates to the WordPress core and plugins. All customization was moved onto that plugin using proper hooks.
  • Applied a PHP8 update to all template functions and upgraded the server to the latest stable PHP version.
  • Created an Audio player plugin using the latest Gapeless5 JavaScript library and added pitch and volume control features.
  • Assisted mobile app developers by building REST APIs they require from the website related to memberships, logins, and tracks.
Technologies: WordPress, WordPress Plugins, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Gapless 5, HTML5 Audio, WooCommerce, Membership Sites, WP JSON, REST APIs, Debugging, Stripe, Paid Memberships Pro (PMPro), User Management, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Dashboards, Custom Themes, Plugins, Back-end

WordPress/WooCommerce Expert with MySQL Experience

2022 - 2022
Impact Soundworks LLC
  • Fixed PHP errors that occurred due to usage of outdated methods.
  • Optimized database and manual data cleanup and organization for custom tables.
  • Set up stress and load test using LoadForge browser testing tool.
  • Created a quick add-to-cart feature to eliminate a checkout delay.
Technologies: MySQL, WordPress, WooCommerce, Stress Testing, Load Testing, Redis, New Relic, APM, PHP 8, BrainTree, Debugging, Online Payments, Stripe, User Management, SEO Tools

WordPress Developer for a Cheerleading Coaching Site

2022 - 2022
Cheer Factory Inc
  • Improved a custom-made subscription plugin based on Stripe subscriptions.
  • Created new membership features on a custom plugin built by another agency for the client to create a membership portal.
  • Updated the custom plugin developed by another agency for the client. Updated with the latest WordPress and PHP 8.
  • Fixed coding of the custom plugin to the best practices.
Technologies: Stripe Subscriptions, Stripe API, Forge, Learning Management Systems (LMS), eCommerce, WordPress, Full-stack, Debugging, Online Payments, Stripe, Paid Memberships Pro (PMPro), Client Portals, User Management, Dashboards, Scheduling, Custom Themes, Plugins, Back-end

Senior WordPress Developer for Business and Residential ISP Platform

2022 - 2022
Misignal, Inc. (via Toptal)
  • Updated functions and methods of the proprietary WordPress Plugin built a couple of years ago for the client website.
  • Made an update on the code in the back end for custom post types for customer locations and internet coverage where admin can mark a polygon on the map.
  • Updated Sonar software API version from REST(v1) to GraphQL(v2).
  • Improved payment gateway from Authorize.Net to Stripe to collect payment info and created a process of authorise now and charge later.
  • Cherrypicked the CRM Sonar form from the old theme and deployed it to the new design/theme.
Technologies: Sonar, Twilio API, WordPress Plugins, Divi, Patches & Updates, Google Maps API, Google Places API, Custom Post Types, GraphQL, Stripe API, Authorize.net, Full-stack, CRM APIs, BrainTree, Online Payments, Stripe, Client Portals, User Management, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Dashboards, Scheduling, Custom Themes, Plugins, Back-end

Full-stack WordPress Specialist (Freelance)

2021 - 2021
Luxar LLC
  • Created a luxury car rental eCommerce portal with membership options.
  • Built a custom plugin as an addon of bookings plugin to create a scoped booking process with admin moderation.
  • Developed templates based on XD designs provided by the designer.
Technologies: XD to HTML, WooCommerce, Booking, SendGrid API, Bootstrap, Underscore.js, AffiliateWP, Full-stack, PayPal, WordPress Design, User Interface (UI), SEO Tools, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Responsive Web Design (RWD), Custom Themes

Full-stack Developer

2021 - 2021
Platform9
  • Managed Auth0 implementation of an app via WordPress pages.
  • Created shortcodes for various login and lead forms.
  • Took over unfinished work of the previous engineer and finished it.
  • Synced data on Hubspot using HubSpot API on various custom forms built on the WordPress site.
Technologies: Divi, Auth0, Shortcodes, WordPress Plugins, XD to HTML, Responsive UI, HubSpot, Contact Form 7, Segment, Full-stack, PayPal, CRM APIs, BrainTree, Debugging, WordPress Design, User Interface (UI), Adobe Experience Design (XD), Responsive Web Design (RWD), Custom Themes, Back-end

WordPress Developer | Optimization, Plugins, and Templates

2021 - 2021
Baker Hughes (via Toptal)
  • Customized menu options and created a mega menu for the marketing site.
  • Created page templates to be used as landing pages.
  • Developed custom fields for easy content management.
  • Worked on page speed optimization for a few other landing pages.
Technologies: WordPress Plugins, WordPress Optimization, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Pantheon, WordPress Design, User Interface (UI), SEO Tools, Custom Themes, Back-end

Full-stack WordPress Developer

2021 - 2021
Modern MedEd LLC
  • Managed the medical app built on WordPress using custom plugins.
  • Performed changes in design and the filters of CME results.
  • Secured install using Wordfence with an advanced config that only worked with the client's hosting.
  • Set up quizzes using LearnDash and a custom process client scope.
Technologies: WordPress Themes, JavaScript, Thrive Themes, Divi, DNS, Bootstrap, WordPress Security, Wordfence Security, Formidable, LearnDash, Full-stack, Paid Memberships Pro (PMPro), SEO Tools, Healthcare IT, Custom Themes, Back-end

WooCommerce Developer

2020 - 2021
A Solucum Studio LLC
  • Worked on multiple sites managed by the client built on WooCommerce.
  • Followed git-flow process to deploy changes to live sites.
  • Fixed styling and script code issues based on the requirements.
Technologies: WooCommerce, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, GitHub, Full-stack, PayPal, BrainTree, WordPress Design, Adobe Experience Design (XD)

WordPress Plugin and Gravity Forms Expert

2020 - 2021
Drummond
  • Created a Gravity Forms add-on plugin to add manual triggers.
  • Edited view-entry template of Gravity Forms using hooks to add additional options to call webhooks and Zapier hooks.
  • Developed and updated this plugin to work with different addons of Gravity Forms.
Technologies: Gravity Forms, APIs, Webhooks, Zapier, Scheduling, Plugins, Back-end

Full-stack WordPress Developer

2020 - 2020
Ruon Trading Ltd (via Toptal)
  • Built a membership platform on top of BuddyBoss for premium content sharing.
  • Created a content-based social networking platform among the members.
  • Built subscription and membership levels with different options to use.
  • Created a video upload, auto-tagging, and delivering feature in a custom plugin to be used for premium members.
Technologies: WordPress, WordPress Theme Design, WordPress Plugins, BuddyPress, Stripe Connect, MemberPress, Membership Sites, Gravity Forms, AffiliateWP, Instagram API, Full-stack, Online Payments, Plugins, Back-end

Full-stack WordPress Developer

2020 - 2020
Flow Media Systems, Inc. (via Toptal)
  • Created a responsive theme based on the sketch file provided by the client for the marketing site.
  • Added animated elements with parallax effects to the sections.
  • Created shortcodes for easy content edits post-development.
  • Gave client training on how to use the new theme, shortcodes, and get the best of WordPress.
Technologies: WordPress, WordPress Themes, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Bootstrap, Parallax, Sketch, Shortcodes, Full-stack, WordPress Design, Back-end

WooCommerce Developer - Custom Shipping Zones Expert

2020 - 2020
SimpliFaster, Inc (via Toptal)
  • Created a plugin to show client-defined shipping and payment options based on product, user role, and country conditions.
  • Set up various shipping carriers using their API and a mix of some WooCommerce add-ons.
  • Helped the client to turn the raw requirements into defining the scope of the project.
Technologies: WooCommerce, JavaScript, PHP, WordPress Plugins, FedEx API, UPS API, APIs, Shipping, Online Payments, Stripe, Back-end

Full-stack WordPress Specialist (Freelance)

2020 - 2020
Travel Guide LLC
  • Set up booking availability using custom plugin customizations to the client-managed hotel sites.
  • Used WordPress's built-in admin-ajax.php calls to update the page content.
  • Customized landing page for additional options client requested.
Technologies: PHP, Ajax, WordPress Plugins, Gravity Forms, GravityView, Landing Pages, Full-stack, Debugging, SEO Tools, Back-end

Full-stack WordPress Developer with WooCommerce Experience

2019 - 2020
Artilia Inc (via Toptal)
  • Created Elementor templates based on the Figma designs provided by the client's designer.
  • Created AN eCommerce using WooCommerce and its add-ons.
  • Used FacetWP to create advanced product filters and made custom color swatches to work with it.
  • Connected SendGrid with the custom post-checkout messaging feature.
  • Customized gravity forms using Hooks to create item meta to be used in the personalized product.
  • Connected the store with Shipstation for shipment management.
Technologies: WooCommerce, Gravity Forms, GravityView, Elementor, FacetWP, SendGrid, Zapier, Figma, Full-stack, PayPal, Online Payments, WordPress Design, Stripe, User Interface (UI), User Management, SEO Tools, Dashboards, Back-end

Freelance WordPress Developer

2019 - 2020
Body Spartan (Via Toptal)
  • Fixed several PHP errors, notices, and warnings due to the plugin's conflicting depreciated functions.
  • Updated WooCommerce templates to get rid of using deprecated functions.
  • Connected a custom membership platform client had with the app made by his team.
  • Fixed the membership payment issues for irregular charges to customers and synced with the app platform.
  • Changed apparel selling from WooCommerce to Shopify and created sync between the two.
Technologies: WooCommerce, Subscriptions, Stripe API, Shopify API, Customer Success Platforms, Full-stack, PayPal, BrainTree, Debugging, Online Payments, WordPress Design, Stripe, User Management, SEO Tools, Dashboards, Back-end

Freelance WordPress Developer and Troubleshooter

2017 - 2020
OakvilleNews.org (via Toptal)
  • Added a directory feature to the existing news site.
  • Created a shortcode mapper for the MailPoet plugin.
  • Corrected site-wide errors resulting from the old work client had.
  • Fixed mail issues not going through some emails because of a plugin conflict.
Technologies: SendGrid, AdRotate, MailPoet, WordPress, Automatic kismet (Akismet), Android Jetpack, Debugging, WordPress Design, News, SEO Tools

Freelance WordPress Developer

2019 - 2019
Pocketmade
  • Worked on different ongoing WordPress projects for the client.
  • Created landing pages for Marriot Vacation Club based on the designs provided in Sketch.
  • Developed a sales funnel form to capture leads and passed data to CRM via API.
Technologies: WordPress, JavaScript, PHP, Bootstrap, jQuery, DevOps, Pantheon, Sketch, XML, Salesforce API, Full-stack, Debugging, User Interface (UI), SEO Tools, Back-end

WordPress Developer

2019 - 2019
Engravers Guild Limited (via Toptal)
  • Created a plugin to pull Feefo product reviews for each product.
  • Implemented user experience fixes and QA.
Technologies: WooCommerce, REST APIs, Online Payments, WordPress Design, User Interface (UI)

WordPress Developer with eCommerce Experience

2019 - 2019
Taste Buds Entertainment LLC (via Toptal)
  • Created a responsive theme as per the design provided.
  • Built custom search processes for recipes.
  • Constructed a personalized interface based on user preferences and activity.
Technologies: Bootstrap, Underscore.js, Full-stack, WordPress Design, Stripe, User Interface (UI), SEO Tools, Back-end

WooCommerce Expert

2018 - 2019
Drummond (via Toptal)
  • Created custom multistep forms with programmatic calculation, based on user login and field values.
  • Implemented Salesforce webhooks with Gravity forms.
Technologies: Salesforce, WooCommerce, Gravity Forms, Debugging

Freelance WordPress Plugin Developer

2018 - 2019
Travel Guide | Travel Media Group (via Toptal)
  • Customized an already built plugin as per client requirements.
  • Created responsive templates.
  • Synced up two websites using WP-JSON and REST API.
Technologies: Underscore.js, Bootstrap, REST APIs, WP JSON, Optimization, Plugin Development, Full-stack

eCommerce Developer

2018 - 2018
My Toy And Game Shop, LLC (via Toptal)
  • Setup the WooCommerce store.
  • Implemented a custom shipping plugin that allowed users to hold orders and ship multiple orders according to their directions.
Technologies: WordPress, Shipping, WooCommerce, BrainTree, WordPress Design, Stripe

Freelance Developer

2018 - 2018
Statewide Turf Equipment, Inc. (via Toptal)
  • Fixed several design issues in the overall website.
  • Optimized the website for Google Pagespeed and YSlow.
  • Integrated an "add to quote" custom feature.
  • Managed the indexing of pages using Google Webmasters.
Technologies: Google Webmaster Tools, WooCommerce, Optimization, PageSpeed, Google, WordPress

Freelance WordPress Developer

2018 - 2018
LaGrande Marketing (via Toptal)
  • Provided on-demand maintenance for client websites.
Technologies: WordPress Plugins, WordPress Themes, WordPress, WP Engine

Freelance WordPress Developer

2018 - 2018
CCCU (via Toptal)
  • Created custom post types and taxonomies as required.
  • Developed template pages for a Symfony framework-based theme.
  • Made use of ACF for custom fields and relations of posts-posts/taxonomies.
  • Established a DevOps environment on Pantheon.
Technologies: Pantheon, Symfony, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Data Loading, Debugging

Freelance WordPress Developer

2018 - 2018
Cleveland Cavaliers (via Toptal)
  • Created a Bootstrap-based theme from scratch.
  • Implemented RSS feeds to create posts automatically.
Technologies: Sass, Underscore.js, WordPress, User Interface (UI)

Freelance Developer and Coder

2017 - 2018
Cambria Design Build (via Toptal)
  • Designed and created responsive fixes.
  • Added minor features.
  • Implemented back-end administration.
Technologies: WordPress, User Interface (UI)

Freelance eCommerce Developer

2017 - 2018
Zen Den Web Design (via Toptal)
  • Created a plugin for fetching AJAX-based posts.
  • Developed custom Stripe based subscription plugin.
  • Built responsive websites using Avia Builder.
  • Migrated the old site's data to a new site with complex conditions.
Technologies: WooCommerce, Builder, Ajax, Stripe, Debugging

Freelance Developer

2017 - 2018
The GreenLine (via Toptal)
  • Developed a ShipStation plugin to be used with shipments for vendors.
  • Extended the features of a Dokan Marketplace plugin.
  • Created a plugin using Bing Cognitive search so it can auto-suggest search terms with wrong spellings.
  • Used WooCommerce APIs and hooks for minor upgrades to its basic features.
  • Integrated the API in a WooCommerce store.
Technologies: WooCommerce API, Search, Marketplaces, Dokan, ShipStation, Full-stack, User Interface (UI)

Freelance WordPress Developer and Webmaster

2017 - 2018
Surety Systems (via Toptal)
  • Migrated all the sites to WP Engine without any downtime.
  • Created a child theme from DIvi.
  • Built a child theme out of the PSDs provided.
  • Updated the Google search console and site map.
Technologies: Divi, Bootstrap, WP Engine, WordPress

Freelance WordPress Developer and Expert

2017 - 2018
Cocoa Electronics (via Toptal)
  • Created a custom product process for WooCommerce.
  • Designed a responsive theme.
  • Created an ACH Payment Gateway plugin for WooCommerce using Stripe.
  • Designed a Zendesk theme.
  • Implemented a Zendesk SSO.
Technologies: Zendesk, SCSS, Underscore.js, jQuery, PHP, WordPress, WooCommerce, Full-stack, User Interface (UI), Scheduling

Freelance WordPress Developer

2017 - 2017
Legion (via Toptal)
  • Developed and maintained a WordPress website.
  • Fixed layout issues.
  • Embedded Pardot forms and custom designed those Pardot forms according to the theme.
Technologies: Bootstrap, Divi, Pardot, WordPress, Full-stack

Freelance WordPress Developer

2017 - 2017
Sole Patch Men's Shop (via Toptal)
  • Fixed the broken WooCommerce product and checkout process.
  • Implemented plugin updates in WordPress and fixed the resulting error on the pages.
Technologies: Ajax, jQuery, PHP, WordPress, WooCommerce, Full-stack

Freelance WordPress Developer with SEO Expertise

2017 - 2017
AssurX (via Toptal)
  • Improved the SEO score.
  • Implemented Google's Rich Snippets on the pages.
  • Improved the site's speed.
  • Optimized the Jupiter theme to be more SEO-friendly and fast.
  • Converted the client-submitted PSD to a Child theme using the Aleb theme.
  • Optimized the Visual Composer plugin.
Technologies: Google Search Console, WordPress, User Interface (UI)

Freelance WordPress Developer

2017 - 2017
Test.io (via Toptal)
  • Made a Bootstrap-based theme.
  • Installed and configured WPML as per needs.
  • Implemented a data import.
  • Trained clients for CMS management.
Technologies: WPML, Bootstrap, WordPress, User Interface (UI)

Freelance WooCommerce and NetSuite Integration Expert

2016 - 2017
Spectruss (via Toptal)
  • Made a plugin for a partner (a commission-based user) that involved registration, affiliation, and commision handling.
  • Built a plugin to sync partner commissions and accounts on NetSuite.
  • Helped to fix WooCommerce issues.
  • Created a WordPress theme from the design provided.
Technologies: WooCommerce, Bootstrap, WordPress, SendGrid, NetSuite, SuiteTalk, Full-stack, CRM APIs

Freelance WordPress Developer

2016 - 2017
Docler USA, LLC (via Toptal)
  • Made a responsive Child theme.
  • Used a SOAP API for creating a video-based feed.
  • Implemented a Video.js player with AJAX feeds.
Technologies: MySQL, PHP, cURL Command Line Tool, Ajax, SOAP, WordPress

Freelance Web Developer

2016 - 2017
The Sterling Woods Group (via Toptal)
  • Created a theme.
  • Made a membership plugin and full structure.
  • Implemented Optimizely.
  • Implemented Google Analytics Events Tracking.
  • Did client-training about the content and membership handling.
Technologies: WordPress, Optimizely, WooCommerce, News

Freelance Senior WordPress Developer

2016 - 2016
Calibrater Health (via Toptal)
  • Fixed their WordPress resource usage.
  • Optimized and sped-up their site.
  • Performed a migration and host setup.
  • Checked their Apache Daemon and added tweaks as necessary.
Technologies: Apache, PHP, WordPress, Healthcare IT

Freelance PHP/WordPress Developer

2016 - 2016
Fill in the Blank (via Toptal)
  • Made a plugin for restricted content that links up to Contact Form 7.
  • Helped improve Ajax call experiences.
  • Fixed the styling of a few items.
  • Corrected a custom-made plugin for footer content.
Technologies: jQuery, Bootstrap, WordPress, PHP, Full-stack, Debugging

Senior Web Application Developer (Contract-based)

2016 - 2016
Singh Transport Systems, Ltd.
  • Worked to get proper functional know-how of the new features they wanted in their existing application, based on WordPress.
  • Shifted their application on Pantheon and maintained version control on Bitbucket.
  • Debugged and added awesome features.
  • Implemented WP-CLI commands for data management and Cron processes for better performance.
Technologies: WP-CLI, WordPress, PHP, Full-stack

Senior Web Engineer

2013 - 2015
Millenium Technosoft, Ltd.
  • Created WordPress responsive themes and plugins.
  • Managed a team of three assistant developers.
  • Used many APIs like PayPal, Stripe, Facebook, Instagram, and other REST/SOAP based APIs.
  • Created web services for various mobile apps.
  • Managed the VPS, WP Engine, Flywheel, and Pantheon environments for setting up till management.
  • Created a soccer video uploading and sharing platform in which I made themes and plugins from scratch.
  • Developed a plugin to synchronize inventory and sales with WooCommerce and eBay stores.
  • Created WP-CLI commands for regular backups on the local directory and uploading on Dropbox.
Technologies: Genesis Framework, SOAP, REST, WooCommerce, PHP, WP-CLI, WordPress, User Management

PHP Application Developer

2012 - 2013
Millenium Technosoft, Ltd.
  • Worked on CMS like WordPress, Magento, and Joomla.
  • Started working on PHP-OOPS based programming and used the Code Igniter Framework.
  • Made a PHP application using GMAP where users can submit their complex requests to the admin and it was used by the government of Bogota.
  • Customized WordPress themes and plugins and used it as a base of other PHP applications.
  • Made a front-end dashboard for users with less privileges in WordPress.
Technologies: Ajax, WordPress, PHP

Assistant Software Developer (Administration Section)

2009 - 2011
Carnegie Mellon University
  • Worked on ASP-based CRM software.
  • Assisted the staff in learning how to use the software.
  • Helped in the transitioning of the software to PHP open source.
Technologies: jQuery, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, PHP, Active Server Pages (ASP)

Quicken Loans Arena WordPress Site

I worked for Quicken Loans Arena, which is connected with the Cleveland Cavaliers, an amazing basketball team. I built this site using a Bootstrap-based custom theme which also used the Underscores framework.

CCCU News and Magazines Module

https://bit.ly/2LKknSt
I made custom post types and taxonomies and created a custom module for news and magazines as requested by the client. It used lazy loading, infinite scrolling, and several jQuery codes, which were used in the existing Symfony-based template.

Surety Systems

https://www.suretysystems.com/
I created a custom WordPress responsive theme from PSD using Avada as the parent theme. I also customized the Avada framework as needed with custom hooks and managed the Google Analytics and search console.

Legion

http://bit.ly/2k8iePP
I fixed responsive issues on their existing website and styling the Pardot forms according to the theme.

AssurX

http://assurx.com
I optimized the site for speed and search engine visibility.

Test IO | Design

https://test.io
I created a responsive Bootstrap theme with the Underscores framework.

HPE Service Blog | Design

I created a responsive blog theme with AJAX support.

Sterling Woods Group | Design

I created a WordPress theme with a responsive layout.

Party Like a Vegan | Design

I customized a responsive theme as according to the designs in the PSDs given.

Bisura

I created a responsive WordPress theme, made a car classified system within the theme, and also developed a detailed, layered-based search form.

Multifuse: White-label Digital Marketing Partner

https://multifuse.com/
I created the theme and the third-party plugin which uses WooCommerce and makes bundle products of SEO packages dynamically and also calculates the delivery time—based on the data, services, and options the user has selected.

TrueSides: All You Need to Know

TrueSides is a leading source to stay up to date with the latest news, reviews/analysis, and about stuff that matters for the social generation.

I created a magazine-based WordPress theme and a very elegant gallery to be used on articles with Google AdSense advertisements.

MemberMouse Auto Emails Plugin

A WordPress plugin is used in conjunction with the MemberMouse plugin to send email reminders to users whose subscription expires soon.

The Bathroom Factory

I made the whole site which comprises of theme development and plugins (eBay and WooCommerce synchronization for inventory and orders).

Littlemico Copenhagen

http://littlemico.com
I created an eCommerce platform template. It has a feature where users can enter their custom text over a product and they can see it virtually on the product before purchasing.

Crowd Funding Exposure

http://crowdfundingexposure.com/
I created the theme for the site and a plugin for selling and managing the services they offer.

Text-to-speech Dictionaries | Read Clearly Dictionaries

http://www.readtaclearly.com/text-to-speech-dictionaries/
I created a full-text search based plugin which gives out results for the perfect pronunciation of English words in different accents. In the back-end, it crawls another website regularly and updates its database with Cron jobs.

Languages

HTML, SCSS, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, PHP, PHP 7, XML, Active Server Pages (ASP), Sass, HTML5, CSS3, GraphQL

Frameworks

Genesis Framework, Divi, Bootstrap, Symfony

Libraries/APIs

WooCommerce API, REST APIs, jQuery, Salesforce API, Stripe API, Shopify API, FedEx API, UPS API, Parallax, BuddyPress, Stripe Connect, Instagram API, SendGrid API, WordPress API, Stripe, React, Underscore.js, Twilio API, Google Maps API, Google Places API, Authorize.net

Tools

Git, Bitbucket, WPML, PageSpeed, Google Webmaster Tools, GitHub, WP-CLI, Sketch, GravityView, Android Jetpack, Zapier, Figma, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), AffiliateWP, LearnDash, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Apache, Auth0, Optimizely, cURL Command Line Tool, SuiteTalk, SendGrid, Pardot, ShipStation, Google Analytics, Composer, Gutenberg Editor, Sonar, GeoDirectory, MemberMouse, Jira

Paradigms

REST, Responsive Web Design (RWD), DevOps, Scrum, Stress Testing, Load Testing, Hosting, Pay-per-Click (PPC)

Platforms

Pantheon, WordPress Theme Design, Linux, WordPress, WooCommerce, Zendesk, MacOS, Windows, Salesforce, New Relic, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Shopify, VWO

Storage

MySQL, WP Engine, Redis, Database Modeling

Other

Ajax, SOAP, Dokan, Marketplaces, Plugin Development, WP JSON, X Theme, Gravity Forms, APIs, eCommerce, WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins, Elementor, Beaver Builder, Thrive Themes, Landing Pages, Automatic kismet (Akismet), Subscriptions, Customer Success Platforms, FacetWP, Shortcodes, MemberPress, Membership Sites, Webhooks, DNS, WordPress Security, Wordfence Security, WordPress Optimization, XD to HTML, Responsive UI, Booking, Web Development, Full-stack, PayPal, Debugging, Online Payments, WordPress Design, Paid Memberships Pro (PMPro), News, User Interface (UI), Client Portals, User Management, SEO Tools, Content Marketing Platforms, HTML5 Animations, CSS3 Animation, Dashboards, Scheduling, Custom Themes, Plugins, Back-end, Google Search Console, Formidable, HubSpot, Stripe Subscriptions, CRM APIs, BrainTree, Healthcare IT, NetSuite, MailPoet, AdRotate, Search, Builder, Data Loading, Google, Optimization, Shipping, Custom Post Types, Symphony, PSD to PHP, Avada, WebKit, Contact Form 7, Segment, Patches & Updates, Forge, Learning Management Systems (LMS), APM, PHP 8, Gapless 5, HTML5 Audio, PHP Performance, POS, Offline Data Synchronization, WooCommerce Subscriptions 2, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Sage ERP, WordPress Multisite, CI/CD Pipelines, ProfilePress, Yoast SEO, Affiliate Programs

Industry Expertise

Marketing

2007 - 2009

Master's Degree in Computer Science

Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda - Kigali, Rwanda

2004 - 2007

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda - Kigali, Rwanda

2002 - 2004

High School Diploma in Commerce

Lycée de Kigali - Kigali, Rwanda

JANUARY 2022 - PRESENT

The Complete 2022 Web Development Course

Udemy

SEPTEMBER 2021 - PRESENT

Gutenberg Blocks for WordPress and React Developers

Udemy

APRIL 2014 - PRESENT

Ultimate WordPress Plugin Course

Udemy

APRIL 2014 - PRESENT

WordPress Development with Bootstrap

Udemy

MARCH 2014 - PRESENT

Responsive Websites With HTML and CSS

Udemy

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