Jacob Hendrik Huisman, WordPress Developer in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Jacob Hendrik Huisman

WordPress Developer in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Member since April 25, 2022
Jacob is a senior full-stack WordPress developer with over ten years of experience. He has worked on over 300 WordPress websites, providing solutions for custom requests. Jacob loves challenging new assignments. He can handle plugin creation, theme modifications, or new API connections. The more challenging the work, the better. Jacob is a university graduate and holds clear communication in high regard.
Jacob is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • JVH webbouw
    WordPress, WooCommerce, WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins, PHP, jQuery...
  • Moowy
    WordPress, WooCommerce, PHP, jQuery, JavaScript, HTML, CSS...
  • SupportDesk
    Magento, PHP, Zendesk, CSS, JavaScript, SSH, Terminal, HTML5, Front-end...

Experience

Location

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Availability

Full-time

Preferred Environment

Ubuntu Linux, Vim Text Editor, Slack, WordPress, Web Development

The most amazing...

...project I've completed is a multilingual eCommerce multisite that generated over $35,000 in monthly revenue.

Employment

  • Senior Full-stack Developer

    2014 - PRESENT
    JVH webbouw
    • Provided custom solutions for over 300 WordPress websites that had no ready-made plugin solution available.
    • Mentored junior developers to help improve their skills and code quality.
    • Created WordPress plugins for internal use, published in the public WordPress plugin repository.
    Technologies: WordPress, WooCommerce, WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins, PHP, jQuery, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Gutenberg Editor, Git, REST APIs, WordPress API, Vanilla JS, MySQL, WooCommerce API, HTML5, WordPress Design, Front-end, Content Management Systems (CMS), Web Design, Design, Web Development
  • Webmaster

    2022 - 2022
    Moowy
    • Generated over $35,000 in monthly revenue by setting up a multilingual eCommerce multisite.
    • Managed the project after taking over from a company that left the website slow and non-functional.
    • Collaborated with a team of marketers and entrepreneurs to expedite and complete the project on time.
    Technologies: WordPress, WooCommerce, PHP, jQuery, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, WordPress Multisite, REST APIs, WordPress API, Vanilla JS, MySQL, WooCommerce API, HTML5, WordPress Design, Front-end, Figma, Content Management Systems (CMS), Web Development
  • Technical Support Engineer

    2014 - 2014
    SupportDesk
    • Resolved issues and requests for Magento webshops, such as fixing bugs, improving performance, implementing custom requests, and installing SSL certificates.
    • Restored hacked websites by identifying and cleaning infected files.
    • Conducted server and site analyses for slow websites and provided performance reports with actionable improvement suggestions.
    • Managed tasks by setting proper time estimates and communicating with clients using Zendesk.
    Technologies: Magento, PHP, Zendesk, CSS, JavaScript, SSH, Terminal, HTML5, Front-end, Content Management Systems (CMS), Web Development
  • Founder

    2007 - 2014
    Sunbula
    • Established a sole proprietorship web development company when I was 17 to fund my studies.
    • Built a user-friendly CMS for clients to efficiently edit and manage their websites.
    • Handled clients and communicated technical subjects to non-technical entrepreneurs.
    Technologies: PHP, Quotations, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, WordPress API, Vanilla JS, MySQL, HTML5, Front-end, Content Management Systems (CMS), Web Design, Design, Web Development

Experience

  • Multilingual eCommerce Multisite
    http://www.moowy.co.uk

    A WooCommerce website for lawn feed products that generated over $35,000 in revenue a month for the client.

    I took over the project after another company left the website slow and non-functional. I was the full-stack developer, and I worked closely with a diverse team of marketers and entrepreneurs to complete the project.

    My responsibilities included:
    • Setting up a multisite
    • Converting designs to WordPress pages
    • Optimizing website speed
    • Creating customizable website elements
    • Building custom WooCommerce emails
    • Adding track and trace code to the emails

  • Page Speed Optimization
    https://www.g-vloeren.nl/

    A website optimization project that resulted in an exceptionally high Google PageSpeed test score of 97 for mobile and 100 for desktop, which provided the client with an advantage in Google search result rankings.

    Some of the techniques used to achieve the desired results:
    • Researched and analyzed site performance and bottlenecks
    • Enabled page caching
    • Unloaded unnecessary CSS and JavaScript assets
    • Delayed the loading of JavaScript files, except those needed above the fold
    • Optimized images and enabled lazy load for images
    • Rebuilt site features to remove slow plugins

  • Product Customization Tool
    https://www.designspiegels.nl/spiegels-op-maat

    An on-page product customization tool for a company selling mirrors. This four-step, user-friendly tool allowed customers to configure and preview the mirror's design and dimensions, view its price, and order the custom product.

    I created this fully-functional and responsive on-page tool based on the client's design and requirements, using the advanced custom fields (ACF) plugin. With customizability in mind, I also built an admin dashboard where the client can configure all options and prices for their customers.

  • WooCommerce Website
    https://www.cadstunter.nl/

    An eCommerce website with one million in yearly revenue.

    As part of a web development team, I provided custom work for which there were no ready-made solutions available, including:
    • Setting up a composite product configurator
    • Converting designs to WordPress features
    • Creating a custom search page
    • Customizing WooCommerce emails
    • Setting up a quotation feature

  • IT Programming Courses Website
    https://www.spiraltrain.nl/?lang=en

    A WordPress multilingual website for IT programming courses.

    I built this website from scratch using a custom-made theme with performance in mind. Some of the features I worked on include:
    • Instant live search
    • XML feeds for other training providers and platforms such as Edudex and Springest
    • Monthly training schedule calendar
    • Automated infosheet PDF from the course page
    • Custom signup form
    • Converted (PSD) designs to WordPress pages
    • Page speed optimization

Skills

  • Languages

    PHP, HTML, CSS, HTML5, JavaScript
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, REST APIs, WordPress API, WooCommerce API, WordPress REST API
  • Tools

    Slack, WPBakery, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Gutenberg Editor, Vim Text Editor, Git, Figma, PageSpeed, Terminal
  • Paradigms

    Clean Code, Object-oriented Programming (OOP)
  • Platforms

    WordPress, WooCommerce, WHMCS, Magento, Zendesk
  • Other

    WordPress Multisite, WordPress Plugins, WordPress Themes, PSD to WordPress, HTML to WordPress, Visual Composer, WooCommerce Subscriptions 2, Page Speed Optimization, Site Speed Optimization, Gravity Forms, Front-end, Content Management Systems (CMS), Web Development, WordPress Design, Elementor, English, Analytical Thinking, Mathematics, Communication, Teamwork, SSH, Quotations, Design
  • Frameworks

    Vanilla JS
  • Storage

    MySQL
  • Industry Expertise

    Web Design

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy
    2008 - 2011
    University of Humanistic Studies - Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Technical Secondary Education (VWO) in Economy and Society
    2001 - 2007
    Carmel College - Emmen, Netherlands

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