Jacob Simpson, WordPress Developer in Cincinnati, OH, United States
Jacob Simpson

WordPress Developer in Cincinnati, OH, United States

Member since June 17, 2020
As a WordPress developer, Jacob has built several different types of themes and plugins. He is well versed in many of the primary languages of the web, such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, and a number of the other frameworks. Jacob has built features for small and larger companies and has done this for public and private entities. Jacob continues to learn new languages and web features every day to improve his skills.
Jacob is now available for hire


  • Toptal Clients
    WordPress, PHP, JavaScript, React, MySQL, CSS, Sass, Node.js, Gulp.js, CodeKit
  • Freelance
    MySQL, Ajax, CSS, jQuery, JavaScript, WordPress, PHP
  • Clermont County Government
    Visual Studio, PhpMyAdmin, IIS, MySQL, WordPress, Bootstrap, jQuery...



Cincinnati, OH, United States



Preferred Environment

iOS, Windows, GitLab, GitHub, WordPress, Slack

The most amazing...

...thing that I've developed is a custom WordPress theme that turned a network of sites into a network of intranet sites.


  • Senior WordPress Developer

    2020 - PRESENT
    Toptal Clients
    • Developed websites that were built from scratch—utilizing HTML and many common JavaScript and CSS frameworks.
    • Helped develop online services to serve as client platforms and tools to sell to their subscription base.
    • Successfully completed five freelance projects in my first year at Toptal.
    Technologies: WordPress, PHP, JavaScript, React, MySQL, CSS, Sass, Node.js, Gulp.js, CodeKit
  • WordPress Developer

    2017 - 2021
    • Converted a clients’ Weebly site to a self-hosted WordPress website by adding new premium features that they didn’t have before.
    • Built a custom plugin for a client that allowed them to update insurance costs for use in an estimate calculator.
    • Developed a custom plugin for estimating the costs of projects for a project management firm, allowing the client to manipulate data.
    Technologies: MySQL, Ajax, CSS, jQuery, JavaScript, WordPress, PHP
  • WordPress Developer

    2019 - 2020
    Clermont County Government
    • Developed a custom WordPress theme that would turn a network of websites into a functional, file-saving intranet.
    • Built a custom event calendar for storing sensitive events and email notifications.
    • Updated WordPress from 5.2 to 7.1 and repaired all of the deprecated theme functions as the first assignment in this position.
    Technologies: Visual Studio, PhpMyAdmin, IIS, MySQL, WordPress, Bootstrap, jQuery, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, PHP
  • Zoho Developer

    2018 - 2019
    Kingdom Productions
    • Developed a custom application to build client and manager estimates that had built-in email functions.
    • Constructed an application that would track inventory to be used with the estimator application.
    • Helped the company go from an all paper and spreadsheet workflow to transition to automized tools that increased workflow efficiency.
    Technologies: Zoho Creator, Zoho API, Zoho Mail, Zoho Projects, Zoho CRM, Zoho Books, Zoho People, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop


  • Intranet Theme

    I built a custom WordPress theme that would enable a website to act as an intranet site. Users could upload documents, search employees, save personal information pages (uploading a user photo), and search through the custom file directory.

  • Google Map Report

    This project allowed the client to connect to a Google map and display a custom, table layout report. The user would select a date from the date field and submit to have a printable report of the events for that day or selected period displayed on their screen.

  • Custom Event Calendar

    A fully customized calendar that allows users to save events, block out holidays, and even print a daily report of events. Users could opt for an emailed reminder for their saved appointments.

  • Forge Spider Makeover

    Recently I redesigned the Forge Spider company website to make it cleaner and more responsive. I tried to make it very simplistic, yet still informative enough to answer basic questions. Also provided SSL, with site and custom email to match domain.

  • Elementor Site Build

    This company had an existing site that was outdated and used a very basic theme in WordPress. After a discussion with the client, we chose to use Elementor to build this site out so that the client could easily maintain this site. This site also needed a few custom Elementor widgets to help add additional features that Elementor did not provide out of the box.

  • College Services Elementor

    This client was ready for a site rebuild and knew that they would use Elementor for this project. The client sent design files through an online service which enabled me to build out the templates based on their needs. This client required a few custom Elementor widgets to increase the use of Elementor and provide certain features to make editing easier for the client.

  • Custom WordPress Theme

    This client used a custom theme for their site. Using Figma files, I was able to help build pixel-perfect pages for their site from scratch using Sass, HTML, and JavaScript for WordPress templates. This project also needed custom post types and additional functionality based on each post type. This client was very particular about having a unique mobile and desktop setup, and it all needed to be put together well.


  • Languages

    HTML, CSS, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, PHP, HTML4, Sass
  • Tools

    Visual Studio, Adobe Illustrator, Slack, GitHub, GitLab, PhpMyAdmin, Gulp.js, Zoho Creator, Zoho Projects, Adobe Photoshop, Figma
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, Google API, WordPress REST API, React, Node.js, Zoho API
  • Platforms

    WordPress, Windows, iOS, Zoho CRM
  • Storage

    MySQL, Databases
  • Other

    Plugins, IP Networks, UI, Back-end, IIS, Ajax, CodeKit, Zoho Mail, Zoho Books, Zoho People, Elementor, WordPress Plugins, Theme Development, Custom Themes, Custom Post Types
  • Frameworks



  • Bachelor of Applied Sciences degree in Web Development
    2018 - 2020
    Liberty University - Lynchburg, VA, United States
  • Associate of Applied Sciences degree in Network Administration
    2013 - 2015
    ITT Tech Online - Carmel, IN, United States

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