Kennith Nichol, Developer in Royston, BC, Canada
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Kennith Nichol

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Royston, BC, Canada
Toptal Member Since
June 27, 2019

Ken is a diligent developer who undertakes complex projects with a range of technology stacks. He has 18 years of experience in front-end and back-end development using various methodologies. Ken has a solid knowledge base in PHP and WordPress, building custom themes, plugins, and troubleshooting and training. He specializes in WordPress and custom development for both the front end and back end of applications.


Nichol Consulting
WordPress API, CSS, WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins, JavaScript
Three Five Two
WordPress, Node.js, React, React Redux, Git, GitHub, Recurly, PubNub...
Altus Solutions, Inc.
ActiveCampaign, WordPress, Website Setup, Web Analytics, PHP, LearnDash...




Preferred Environment

Terminal, Git, Visual Studio Code (VS Code)

The most amazing...

...project I've built was a large non-multisite network of related WordPress sites with a common plugin and theme environment.

Work Experience

Full-stack Developer | WordPress Consultant

2004 - PRESENT
Nichol Consulting
  • Built, troubleshot, and maintained software and websites.
  • Provided web development, web hosting, and consulting for the development of web services.
  • Focused primarily on the development of LAMP-powered solutions.
Technologies: WordPress API, CSS, WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins, JavaScript

WordPress Developer

2020 - 2022
Three Five Two
  • Improved the performance of an older WordPress site that was heavily customized to migrate from s2Member to MemberPress. The site required an extensive review of the custom functionality to determine what could be safely removed.
  • Maintained and updated a three-part product with a WordPress marketing site, a React client app, and a Heroku-hosted Node.js API. Issues are handled via Jira and weekly spring planning.
  • Participated in the restructuring and redesigning of the application with a new design provided via Adobe XD.
Technologies: WordPress, Node.js, React, React Redux, Git, GitHub, Recurly, PubNub, MemberPress, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Heroku

WordPress Developer

2020 - 2022
Altus Solutions, Inc.
  • Aided in the setup and improved performance of a multisite WordPress network, which consisted of inter-connecting standalone marketing WordPress sites with the network.
  • Implemented automated tagging, automation, and integration between LearnDash and ActiveCampaign. Worked with the marketing team to devise a practical approach to labeling, lists, and segmentation.
  • Investigated and resolved tickets, bugs, and other issues as they appeared. Aided in the Zoho Desk setup to help manage support tickets.
Technologies: ActiveCampaign, WordPress, Website Setup, Web Analytics, PHP, LearnDash, MemberPress, Learning Management Systems (LMS)

WordPress Developer

2020 - 2021
YouTurn, Inc
  • Developed an "out of the box" WordPress system with LearnDash. This project required as little custom code as possible, which has been challenging to reconcile with its unique requirements.
  • Debugged unique edge cases with LearnDash, Uncanny Owl, and Uncanny groups, including login and register redirection via a referrer.
  • Implemented multi-site usage via a broadcast plugin, which is used to clone the central learning platform and customize it for access and branding purposes.
Technologies: WordPress, LearnDash, MemberPress, Learning Management Systems (LMS), Broadcasting

WordPress Developer

2019 - 2020
iSpot Interactive
  • Developed custom WordPress plugins and themes for an enterprise multisite WordPress installation.
  • Implemented WordPress REST API customizations and Ajax-powered front-end development with a modular theme and plugin integrations.
  • Worked as part of a variable-sized enterprise team that is part of a larger enterprise structure. Several development teams were working on the production product in different geographic areas.
Technologies: WordPress API, CSS, WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins

Website Administrator

2014 - 2019
Vista Radio, Ltd.
  • Created and deployed more than 36 community websites as a source of local news, events, and contests.
  • Developed custom themes and plugins with core customizations to facilitate various radio station promotions and functionality.
  • Provided internal technical support and troubleshooting.
Technologies: CSS, WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins, JavaScript

Front-end Developer

2016 - 2017
Noble, Inc.
  • Built the initial landing page and lead capture forms with an API integration to Twilio and Mailchimp.
  • Created a custom WordPress theme based on the designers files in InVision.
Technologies: PHP, CSS, Mailchimp, Twilio, JavaScript

Campaign Manager

2010 - 2012
Love Clients, Inc.
  • Executed and managed numerous SEO and PPC campaigns for clients around the world.
  • Built internal project management tools to replace paid platforms like Basecamp to reduce costs.
  • Implemented various server-side and on-page optimizations on a variety of client websites.
Technologies: PHP, CSS, Joomla, HTML, Google AdWords

Advanced Link Builder

2007 - 2008
Beanstalk SEO
  • Researched a variety of advanced link building techniques.
  • Automated link scraping and page rank analysis for reporting and research.
  • Built manual links for many clients.
Technologies: WordPress, Search Engine Marketing (SEM)

Planning Poker
A React-based app with a Node.js API. This app is used as a Scrum planning software. I am a full-stack developer for this project and have been heavily involved in the product redesign. I liaise with the project manager and DevOps manager to fix bugs and implement new features.

Get Noble Landing Page and Lead Collection

I built the first version of the Get Noble website. This WordPress-powered site required a customized theme and a featured newsletter for lead capturing and an integration with Twilio.

Mars Rover Curiosity Photo Viewer

A simple web app with a React front end and Express.js server back end. The back end, hosted on Heroku, integrates with NASA's Mars rover image database API.

You can specify the Mars solar day and camera to filter the images returned by the API.

A small business roofing company website, powered by WordPress.


CSS, HTML, PHP, JavaScript, CSS3, HTML5, SQL, TypeScript


WordPress API, jQuery, React, Google AdWords, Node.js, React Redux, PubNub, React Redux Form


Git, GitHub, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Adobe Photoshop, Bitbucket, Terminal, Mailchimp, Subversion (SVN), LearnDash, Recurly, Webpack, NPM


Visual Studio Code (VS Code), WordPress, Linux, Heroku, Twilio, Joomla, Docker, AWS Lambda


WordPress Plugins, WordPress Themes, PSD to WordPress, PSD to HTML, Search Engine Marketing (SEM), ActiveCampaign, Website Setup, Web Analytics, MemberPress, Learning Management Systems (LMS), Data Structures, Algorithms, SSH, Website Performance, Web Security, CI/CD Pipelines, APIs, Broadcasting


Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Clean Code, Clean Architecture, Agile, Testing


MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis, PostgreSQL 10.1


Redux, JSON Web Tokens (JWT), Express.js


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