Mehul Kaklotar, Developer in Pune, Maharashtra, India
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Mehul Kaklotar

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WordPress Developer

Location
Pune, Maharashtra, India
Toptal Member Since
December 10, 2021

Mehul is a WordPress expert with over seven years of expertise working with PHP, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. He has experience working with React and Vue.js as well. An expert in custom plugin development with WordPress customization and troubleshooting, he can easily integrate REST APIs and any third-party APIs. Mehul is well-versed in website speed and performance enhancements. He has contributed to more than WordPress releases with other plugins like WooCommerce, BuddyPress, and bbPress.

Portfolio

Secnet Pte Ltd
WordPress, WordPress API, WordPress REST API, APIs, SEO Tools...
10up
PHP, WordPress, JavaScript, Gutenberg Editor, WP-CLI, MySQL, WordPress Plugins...
Modern Tribe
PHP, WordPress, WordPress API, WP-CLI, WooCommerce API, Payment APIs, Webhooks...

Experience

Availability

Full-time

Preferred Environment

MacOS, Linux, WordPress Plugins, BuddyPress, bbPress, Database Architecture

The most amazing...

...things I've developed are WordPress plugins for WooCommerce and BuddyPress with millions of users.

Work Experience

WordPress Developer

2023 - 2023
Secnet Pte Ltd
  • Developed a custom plugin to integrate an SEO tool to identify orphaned content on the website.
  • Created crawl and action for a scheduled process to send orphaned content and its emails.
  • Maintained coding standards and in-time delivery of the plugin.
Technologies: WordPress, WordPress API, WordPress REST API, APIs, SEO Tools, Page Speed Optimization, Screaming Frog, Stripe, Communication, DigitalOcean, WordPress SEO, Google Tag Manager, CI/CD Pipelines, GitHub, YITH Plugin, GoDaddy

Senior Web Engineer

2021 - 2022
10up
  • Improved performance of WordPress core as part of the WordPress Performance core team member. Utilized Google to research and analyze various WordPress sites to improve security and performance.
  • Performed auditing of sites for security and performance.
  • Improved the site's load time using Core Web Vitals and caching.
  • Developed and maintained several enterprise-level projects.
  • Fixed bugs and developed major features for websites and handled migrations.
  • Wrote and implemented documentation from discovery to functional requirements.
Technologies: PHP, WordPress, JavaScript, Gutenberg Editor, WP-CLI, MySQL, WordPress Plugins, Single Sign-on (SSO), Performance, Website Optimization, Plugins, WordPress REST API, WordPress VIP, Git, WordPress Themes, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Site Speed Optimization, WordPress Design, Web Development, SEO Tools, WordPress Optimization, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Web, CSS, WordPress Theme Design, WP Engine, Performance Optimization, Learning Management Systems (LMS), CSS3, HTML5, REST, Responsive Web Design (RWD), API Integration, Ajax, Divi, Plugin Development, Google Analytics, Website Maintenance, Security, Marketplaces, Hosting, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), NGINX, HTML, WordPress API, Web UI, APIs, Debugging, Online Payments, User Interface (UI), Lead Generation, Landing Pages, REST APIs, Query Optimization, Web Speed, Performance Tuning, CSV File Processing, SQL, DevOps, WordPress Multisite, WordPress Multi-user, Bluehost, Yoast SEO, Google Optimize, Web Security, Infrastructure, Auditing, LearnDash, Page Speed Optimization, Google Search Console, Tailwind CSS, WP Rocket, Cloudflare, Technical Leadership, Web Analytics, WordPress eCommerce, Stripe Checkout, HTML to WordPress, BrainTree, Leadership, Communication, Automation, Make, DigitalOcean, Google Sheets, WooCommerce, Credit Card Processing, Digital Payments, Payment Gateways, Payment Processing, React, Figma, WordPress SEO, Google Analytics 4, Google Tag Manager, CI/CD Pipelines, GitHub, Docker, Kubernetes, Apple Pay, YITH Plugin, GoDaddy

Back-end Developer

2021 - 2021
Modern Tribe
  • Developed a coding structure for Gutenberg block development in Tribe library to improve coding standards and reusability.
  • Worked on various sites for performance improvements and scalability.
  • Fixed bugs and developed major features for client projects like Elasticsearch, Cache API, and others.
  • Launched a process for BigCommerce WordPress plugins and releases.
Technologies: PHP, WordPress, WordPress API, WP-CLI, WooCommerce API, Payment APIs, Webhooks, eCommerce, MySQL, WordPress Plugins, Single Sign-on (SSO), Performance, Website Optimization, Plugins, WordPress REST API, WordPress VIP, Git, WordPress Themes, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Site Speed Optimization, WordPress Design, Web Development, SEO Tools, WordPress Optimization, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon S3 (AWS S3), JavaScript, Web, CSS, Squarespace, WordPress Theme Design, WP Engine, Performance Optimization, Learning Management Systems (LMS), CSS3, HTML5, REST, Responsive Web Design (RWD), API Integration, Ajax, Divi, Dialogflow, Plugin Development, Google Analytics, Website Maintenance, Security, Marketplaces, Hosting, Timber, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), NGINX, HTML, Web UI, APIs, Debugging, Online Payments, User Interface (UI), Lead Generation, Landing Pages, Real Estate, REST APIs, QuickBooks API, Shipping, Query Optimization, Web Speed, Performance Tuning, CSV File Processing, SQL, DevOps, WordPress Multisite, WordPress Multi-user, Bluehost, Yoast SEO, Web Security, Infrastructure, Auditing, LearnDash, Page Speed Optimization, Google Search Console, WP Rocket, Cloudflare, Stripe, Web Analytics, WordPress eCommerce, Stripe Checkout, HTML to WordPress, BrainTree, Leadership, Communication, Automation, Make, DigitalOcean, Google Sheets, WooCommerce, Credit Card Processing, Digital Payments, Payment Gateways, Payment Processing, React, Figma, WordPress SEO, Google Analytics 4, Google Tag Manager, CI/CD Pipelines, GitHub, Docker, Kubernetes, Apple Pay, YITH Plugin, GoDaddy

Senior WordPress Lead Developer

2017 - 2021
BuddyBoss
  • Improved security and performance of the BuddyBoss Platform plugin and theme. Increased scalability regarding media handling and auditing of sites with millions of users.
  • Developed an application in Vue to support the headless WordPress concept.
  • Built and fixed the BuddyBoss platform and theme forked from BuddyPress.
  • Oversaw the team launching and deploying products and solutions.
Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, WordPress, WordPress API, WooCommerce API, Payment APIs, Webhooks, eCommerce, MySQL, WooCommerce Subscriptions 2, WordPress Plugins, Single Sign-on (SSO), Performance, Website Optimization, Plugins, Gravity Forms, WordPress REST API, Git, WordPress Themes, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Site Speed Optimization, WordPress Design, Web Development, SEO Tools, WordPress Optimization, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Web, WP-CLI, Shopify, WordPress Theme Design, Elementor, WP Engine, Web Scraping, Performance Optimization, Learning Management Systems (LMS), CSS3, HTML5, REST, Responsive Web Design (RWD), API Integration, Ajax, Divi, Chat Support, Chatbots, Dialogflow, Plugin Development, Google Analytics, Website Maintenance, Security, Marketplaces, Hosting, Timber, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), NGINX, Web UI, APIs, Listify, Debugging, PayPal, Online Payments, Web Design, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Lead Generation, Landing Pages, Real Estate, REST APIs, QuickBooks API, Shipping, Query Optimization, Web Speed, Performance Tuning, CSV File Processing, SQL, DevOps, WordPress Multisite, WordPress Multi-user, Bluehost, Yoast SEO, Web Security, Infrastructure, LearnDash, Page Speed Optimization, Google Search Console, Sage WordPress Theme, WP Rocket, Cloudflare, Stripe, Technical Leadership, Web Analytics, WordPress eCommerce, Stripe Checkout, HTML to WordPress, BrainTree, Leadership, Communication, Automation, Zapier, Make, DigitalOcean, Google Sheets, WooCommerce, Credit Card Processing, Digital Payments, Payment Gateways, Payment Processing, React, Figma, WordPress SEO, Google Analytics 4, Google Tag Manager, CI/CD Pipelines, GitHub, Docker, Kubernetes, YITH Plugin, GoDaddy

Web Developer

2014 - 2017
Freelance
  • Worked on several eCommerce and community projects for different clients, from scratch to debugging or handling issues.
  • Enhanced many projects by adding proper search tools and caching techniques like Elasticsearch, WordPress cache APIs, Redis, or Memcached.
  • Launched several websites for clients and maintained them with a user base of over 100 thousand.
Technologies: PHP, WordPress, WP-CLI, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, jQuery, BuddyPress, bbPress, WooCommerce, WooCommerce API, Webhooks, eCommerce, MySQL, WooCommerce Subscriptions 2, WordPress Plugins, Website Optimization, Plugins, Gravity Forms, WordPress REST API, Git, WordPress Themes, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Site Speed Optimization, WordPress Design, Web Development, SEO Tools, WordPress Optimization, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Web, Squarespace, Shopify, WordPress Theme Design, Elementor, WP Engine, Web Scraping, Learning Management Systems (LMS), CSS3, HTML5, REST, Responsive Web Design (RWD), API Integration, Ajax, Divi, Chat Support, Chatbots, Dialogflow, Plugin Development, Google Analytics, Website Maintenance, Security, Marketplaces, Hosting, Timber, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), NGINX, WordPress API, Web UI, APIs, Listify, Debugging, PayPal, Online Payments, Web Design, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Lead Generation, Landing Pages, Real Estate, REST APIs, QuickBooks API, Shipping, Query Optimization, Web Speed, Performance Tuning, CSV File Processing, SQL, DevOps, WordPress Multisite, WordPress Multi-user, Bluehost, Yoast SEO, Web Security, Infrastructure, Auditing, LearnDash, Page Speed Optimization, Stripe, Web Analytics, WordPress eCommerce, Stripe Checkout, HTML to WordPress, BrainTree, Communication, ChatGPT, DigitalOcean, Google Sheets, Credit Card Processing, Digital Payments, Payment Gateways, Payment Processing, Figma, WordPress SEO, CI/CD Pipelines, GitHub, Docker, Kubernetes, YITH Plugin, GoDaddy

WordPress Performance Lab Plugin

https://wordpress.org/plugins/performance-lab/
The Performance Lab plugin is a collection of modules focused on enhancing your site's performance, most of which should eventually be merged into WordPress core. The plugin allows users to individually enable and test the modules to get their benefits before they become available in WordPress core. It also allows them to provide feedback to improve the solutions further.

Snow Software

https://snowsoftware.com
A blog website for software that I migrated from Drupal to WordPress.

I was one of the web engineers to work on enhancements and migrations. Developed Gutenberg editor blocks and front-end templates like the post, archive, categories, and customizations.

Sage Company

https://sage.com/
A multisite website made in WordPress. I was one of the developers working on customizations and enhancements of the site. I was involved in troubleshooting and debugging issues, fixing them, and maintaining other plugins on the site.

Groundworks

Groundworks is a WordPress-based blog for foundation services and solutions. I was one of the developers who developed the website for the launch and integrated most of the site's components using Gutenberg.

SnapBox

https://snapbox.com
SnapBox is a WooCommerce-based shop that delivers custom-made photo frames. I was involved in making a lot of significant features like subscriptions and photobooks. I collaborated with four people to develop all the solutions for the site to manage shipping, delivery tracking, and a checkout process.

BuddyBoss Platform and Theme

https://www.buddyboss.com/
This is a WordPress plugin and theme based on a social media site. The plugin provides all the required features for social media sites and the theme makes it beautiful. It has all the features like activity feeds, groups, profiles, messages, photos, videos, etc.

Woo Custom Emails

https://wordpress.org/plugins/woo-custom-emails/
A WooCommerce plugin to create your custom order emails with default email settings functionality.
Set subject, heading, and content. You can use the plugin's standard WooCommerce email placeholders.
Set email recipient(s) – customer, admin, custom email address.

Buddy Views

https://wordpress.org/plugins/buddy-views/
A BuddyPress plugin that shows profile view count for the BuddyPress user similar to Linkedin.
The plugin also shows who viewed your profile and a graph of your profile view with the names of the users and links to their profiles.
2012 - 2014

Master's Degree in Computer Science

Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DAIICT) - Gandhinagar, India

2008 - 2012

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

Veer Narmad South Gujarat University (VNSGU) - Surat, India

Libraries/APIs

WordPress API, BuddyPress, jQuery, WordPress REST API, WooCommerce API, REST APIs, QuickBooks API, Stripe, React

Tools

bbPress, Gutenberg Editor, WP-CLI, Git, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Google Analytics, NGINX, Google Optimize, LearnDash, Stripe Checkout, Google Sheets, Figma, GitHub, YITH Plugin, Dialogflow, Screaming Frog, Zapier, Make, ChatGPT

Frameworks

Divi, Tailwind CSS

Languages

PHP, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, CSS3, HTML5, SQL, Timber, C++, VB.NET, C#, Java

Paradigms

REST, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Hosting, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), DevOps, Automation

Platforms

WordPress, WooCommerce, Web, WordPress VIP, Amazon Web Services (AWS), WordPress Theme Design, Bluehost, DigitalOcean, Docker, Kubernetes, MacOS, Linux, Shopify

Storage

MySQL, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), WP Engine, Database Architecture, SQL Performance

Industry Expertise

Web Design

Other

Plugins, Security, Payment APIs, Webhooks, eCommerce, WooCommerce Subscriptions 2, WordPress Plugins, Performance, Website Optimization, WordPress Themes, Site Speed Optimization, WordPress Design, Web Development, SEO Tools, WordPress Optimization, Performance Optimization, Learning Management Systems (LMS), API Integration, Ajax, Plugin Development, Website Maintenance, Marketplaces, Web UI, APIs, Debugging, PayPal, Online Payments, User Interface (UI), Lead Generation, Landing Pages, Real Estate, Shipping, Query Optimization, Web Speed, Performance Tuning, CSV File Processing, WordPress Multisite, WordPress Multi-user, Yoast SEO, Web Security, Infrastructure, Auditing, Page Speed Optimization, Technical Leadership, Web Analytics, WordPress eCommerce, BrainTree, Leadership, Communication, Credit Card Processing, Digital Payments, Payment Gateways, Payment Processing, WordPress SEO, Google Analytics 4, Google Tag Manager, CI/CD Pipelines, Apple Pay, GoDaddy, Gravity Forms, Single Sign-on (SSO), Squarespace, Elementor, Web Scraping, Chat Support, Chatbots, Listify, User Experience (UX), Google Search Console, Sage WordPress Theme, WP Rocket, Cloudflare, HTML to WordPress, Algorithms, Data Structures, PHP Performance, Performance Testing

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