Manish Sharma, Developer in Panchkula, India
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Manish Sharma

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WordPress Developer

Panchkula, India
Toptal Member Since
July 26, 2018

Manish has more than ten years of experience developing web-based solutions for clients all over the globe. His projects include various web applications, both small and large, in PHP using PHP frameworks and content management systems. Manish is highly focused on providing high-quality, dynamic solutions throughout his work.


Prime Entertainment Ventures
Google Analytics, JavaScript, Google Tag Manager, HTML, CSS, PHP...
Voyent, Inc.
WordPress, CSS, JavaScript, HTML, PHP, WordPress Plugins, WordPress API, APIs...
Oculus Technologies India, Pvt. Ltd.
Varnish, MySQL, NGINX, WordPress, jQuery, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, PHP, RSS Feeds...




Preferred Environment

Git, TextWrangler, PhpStorm, MacOS, Elementor, Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), Gravity, Custom Post Types, Gravity Forms, REST

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on was reading GPS data from large, complex log files and adding that data to a database to track vehicles' real-time location.

Work Experience

Web Developer

2022 - 2022
Prime Entertainment Ventures
  • Redesigned the website based on the user's business model and requirements.
  • Set up plugins on the website to handle various back-end modules.
  • Custom-coded plugins to get the client the kind of experience they were looking for.
Technologies: Google Analytics, JavaScript, Google Tag Manager, HTML, CSS, PHP, Google Analytics API, Google SEO, MySQL

Back-end WordPress Developer

2021 - 2022
Voyent, Inc.
  • Developed and maintained a viable solution for the client requirement related to lead management and follow-up. The project had a broken affiliate structure, and my job was to fix the broken functionality and provide the user with a working website.
  • Set up a project deployment process on WpEngine using git and CLI and a process for ticketing using Jira as the PM system. Set up a launch process for the Laravel app using Elastic beanstalk, AWS, and Amazon S3.
  • Oversaw the deployment and maintenance process for the websites and Laravel app. Created a process for smooth monitoring and bug fixes, and issue identification.
  • Interacted with the client to gather requirements and wrote process documents to better understand the project process in the long run.
Technologies: WordPress, CSS, JavaScript, HTML, PHP, WordPress Plugins, WordPress API, APIs, Back-end

Project Manager and Lead Developer

2012 - 2020
Oculus Technologies India, Pvt. Ltd.
  • Developed a WordPress search-based plugin for one of our US-based clients.
  • Worked on developing APIs and a website for a US-based client for a coupon project.
  • Set up and maintained servers hosting multiple sites based on Nginx, PHP, MySQL, and Varnish.
  • Created solutions for various clients based on customized requirements.
  • Developed a solution for GPS tracking of moving vehicles.
  • Worked as a bridge between developers and clients by taking client requirements and passing them on to developers after in-depth analysis and developing a project plan.
  • Developed project plans for project execution based on client requirements. Directed the interaction with the client to understand project requirements and suggest the best ways possible for project execution.
Technologies: Varnish, MySQL, NGINX, WordPress, jQuery, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, PHP, RSS Feeds, Caching, WooCommerce, Cloudflare, JavaScriptCore, Apache2, Ubuntu, PayPal API, Laravel, Linux, Web Scraping, Divi, Communication, Business Requirements, HTML5, Shopify, eCommerce, Liquid, Client Portals, User Management, WiX, Design, UX Design, UI Design, Figma, Shopify Customizations, Shopify Design

Team Lead | Software Development

2009 - 2012
Dot Technologies
  • Entered the company as a web developer before being promoted to a senior developer and then team leader.
  • Led a group of ten to twelve developers as a team leader.
  • Analyzed technical feasibility and estimated deadlines for various projects.
  • Handled all tasks related to team management, such as monitoring the execution of work, assigning projects, and following them through until delivery.
  • Managed projects from a technical standpoint and provided support both to developers and the business development manager for communication on the business side.
  • Interacted directly with some clients to take feedback and input on tasks and explain the workflow.
Technologies: WordPress, HTML, CSS, MySQL, PHP

Local Mascot Apps

This project is for school students to raise funds for their school teams by referring businesses to sell their coupons on the website and apps.

Businesses have to pay a membership fee to enable them to show their coupons. The membership amount is used for raising funds for the school teams.

SearchIQ WordPress Plugin
Developed a WordPress plugin for a client that uses a REST API to save WordPress data into a remote database that is then used to populate an autocomplete widget in the search boxes on the website.

My role in the project was to handle the WordPress plugin development.

I developed a website for Sapiens International Corporation. Several custom sections and functionalities needed to be developed for various sections of the website.

I developed custom plugins to get the functionalities in place. I also added responsiveness to the website to look good on all devices.

This is a portal to showcase the best of the best responsive websites. Users can submit their websites on this portal, and the portal promotes the designs.

I added a PayPal payment gateway on the website for accepting payments. I also made the site responsive to make it look seamless across all browsers and devices.

Universal Certification

This project is for lifeguards to enter their portfolio and add courses to their portfolio and for lifeguard instructors to enter their courses.

The lifeguards can also choose to enroll in a course entered by an instructor and can pay for the course online. The lifeguards are then provided with an auto-generated ID card.

Prime Entertainment Ventures
This project was related to WordPress site migration from an old site to a new fresh installation.
The new site had a new theme, and the task was to migrate the following existing post types to the new site:
• Posts
• Pages
• Artists
• Releases
• News

I successfully migrated all the data to the new site and also improved the site's UI based on the new theme. Several plugins were required to be added for this, and I was able to get the following tasks done as well:

• Speed optimization of the site
• SEO fixes for the site.
• Added a way to add media and images with the new post types to make the site look visually appealing.
• Fixed all server-related issues and made the site as secure as possible.
• Fixed GA and GTM implementation for the site.

CharacterStrong Website
This project was for a US-based client, and the site was named CharacterStrong.

This company offered several learning opportunities to people through conferences and webinars. Their main way to showcase the webinars and conference information to people was through the website.

The website was used for the following:
• Listing of webinars
• Listing of Conferences
• User registration for webinars and conferences
• User quotation request form submission.

Apart from the above-mentioned points, the website has many small features.
My main task was to make all the webinars and conferences dynamic so that while adding one, the editors just had to add data into predefined columns and could also select predefined design templates for the front end.

I achieved this using the Advance Custom Fields plugin and also created custom functions to handle the integration of ACF with design templates which were created based on the design.

As long as I was involved with the project, it went really smoothly, and I was able to guide the in-house development team of the company to take the project further.

The Doe
This project is for a US-based organization whose vision was to build a product for authors to write anonymous news articles.

My role in the project was to deliver the custom theme and plugins as requested by the project lead. The project and task plan were presented to me, and my input was taken on how to move forward.

I successfully delivered an MVP as per the instructions and project plan presented to me.


CSS, HTML, CSS3, JavaScript, PHP, HTML5


jQuery, WordPress API, REST APIs, Liquid, PayPal API, Google Analytics API, jQuery UI, HTML5 APIs


Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), WiX, NGINX, Google Analytics, Figma, PhpStorm, TextWrangler, Git, Varnish


REST, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Search Engine Optimization (SEO), UX Design, UI Design


Ubuntu, WordPress, Apache2, WooCommerce, Shopify, Linux, MacOS, WordPress VIP




Plugins, Google Tag Manager, WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins, APIs, RSS Feeds, Gravity, Custom Post Types, Gravity Forms, Back-end, Site Speed Optimization, Caching, Cloudflare, W3 Total Cache, Landing Pages, Full-stack, Front-end, Web Development, WordPress Design, Web Scraping, Communication, Business Requirements, SEO Tools, eCommerce, Client Portals, User Management, CSS3 Animation, Animation, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Design, WordPress SEO, Shopify Design, Elementor, Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), Shopify Customizations, Google SEO


Laravel, JavaScriptCore, Divi

2004 - 2008

Bachelor of Technology Degree in Computer Science and Engineering

Himachal Pradesh University - Shimla, India

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