Dylan Lea, WordPress Developer in Burntwood, United Kingdom
Dylan Lea

WordPress Developer in Burntwood, United Kingdom

Member since October 8, 2021
Dylan discovered his love for websites at the young age of 12 when he started creating simple PHP-based websites for games he played at the time. When he was 16, he secured a job as the sole PHP developer with a small digital marketing agency that specialized in creating WordPress websites for a large range of companies, and after, he joined a larger digital marketing agency as a member of the development team who specialized in creating bespoke themes and plugins for WordPress websites.
Dylan is now available for hire


    WordPress, Gutenberg Editor, PHP, HTML, CSS, jQuery, JavaScript, React...
  • CoffeeBlack LTD
    PHP, WordPress, JavaScript, jQuery, MySQL, MongoDB, CSS, CSS3, Laravel, AWS...



Burntwood, United Kingdom



Preferred Environment

MacOS, Slack, GitHub, PhpStorm, Docker, WordPress, PSD to WordPress, WordPress API

The most amazing...

...website I developed was for a large charity based in the UK. The whole theme was created using Gutenberg custom blocks so that the client had flexibility.


  • WordPress Developer

    2019 - 2021
    • Developed a custom WordPress theme from scratch using mainly custom Gutenberg blocks, that I'd also created.
    • Created a Gutenberg block to allow custom donations to be given to the charity using direct debit, or using WorldPay as a payment processor.
    • Developed a custom WordPress plugin to allow adding hotspots to images all from the admin area of the site.
    • Updated over 20 bespoke WordPress websites, ensuring all plugins were up-to-date.
    • Created a Gutenberg block to showcase selected products within a slider.
    • Managed tasks and fixed bugs using Monday.com project management tool.
    • Used GitHub to share code with other team members.
    • Created docker containers to use as development environments.
    Technologies: WordPress, Gutenberg Editor, PHP, HTML, CSS, jQuery, JavaScript, React, WordPress Themes
  • PHP Developer

    2012 - 2019
    CoffeeBlack LTD
    • Developed a WordPress plugin to allow a website to sell products with custom sizes based on a pricing Matrix CSV.
    • Managed projects and fixed bugs, using Asana as a project management tool.
    • Created many plugins for clients wanting bespoke features on their WordPress website.
    • Set up of LNMP and LAMP stacks using the Ubuntu environment.
    • Managed over 100 websites in WHM Server Management.
    • Built many WordPress websites using prebuilt WordPress themes.
    Technologies: PHP, WordPress, JavaScript, jQuery, MySQL, MongoDB, CSS, CSS3, Laravel, AWS, Redis, Amazon SQS, AWS Lambda, Selenium, Python, Ubuntu, Web Host Manager (WHM), WordPress Themes


  • WordPress Theme for Acorns

    A WordPress Theme for Acorns Children's Hospice. I was the full-stack developer when creating this theme. Also, I liaised with the designers to get the correct assets, and PSD designs. The client requested that the website would be flexible, and should they decide to add any landing pages at a later date, they'd be able to do so. I made the decision that the website should be built using the Gutenberg editor. Every page is built using custom blocks for the Gutenberg editor which I made.


  • Languages

    PHP, CSS, CSS3, HTML, JavaScript, Python
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, WordPress API, React
  • Tools

    PhpStorm, Slack, GitHub, Gutenberg Editor, Amazon SQS
  • Platforms

    WordPress, MacOS, Docker, Ubuntu, AWS Lambda
  • Storage

    MySQL, MongoDB, Redis
  • Other

    Web Host Manager (WHM), Child Themes, WordPress Themes, PSD to WordPress, AWS
  • Frameworks

    Laravel, Selenium

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