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Milana Cap

Milana Cap

Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia
Member since December 5, 2016
Milana is a self-taught WordPress back-end developer. She started learning PHP in 2008, WordPress in 2009—and has been working as a freelance WordPress theme developer since 2010. She's been a full-stack developer (design, front-end, and WordPress back-end) since 2011 and a full-time WordPress theme developer and project lead since March of 2015.
Milana is now available for hire
Portfolio
Experience
  • PHP, 10 years
  • WordPress, 9 years
  • Linux, 8 years
  • Sass, 7 years
  • Git, 6 years
  • WordPress API, 4 years
  • Gulp.js, 4 years
  • Twitter API, 4 years
Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
Linux, Apache, MySQL, Sublime Text, Konsole, Git
The most amazing...
...work I've made was a table for inserting values and calculating the average/totals; populated on the front-end by automatically creating a new post on submit.
Employment
  • Freelance WordPress Developer
    2018 - PRESENT
    World Learning Ltd (via Toptal)
    • Connected WordPress with a custom referral API in both ways: GET and PUT.
    • Refactored the existing code.
    • Created customized templates.
    • Set redirections for various new URLs.
    • Implemented GDPR settings and localization.
    Technologies: WordPress, PHP, Customizer API, Custom API, ACF Pro, Grunt.js, JavaScript, jQuery, Git, Twitter API, Regex
  • Freelance WordPress Developer
    2018 - PRESENT
    Glassdoor (via Toptal)
    • Replicated a client's jobs board from Jobvite.com to WordPress.
    • Gathered all the job data from Greenhouse.io using their API at App.greenhouse.io.
    • Developed a custom theme on top of Sage (Roots.io/sage).
    • Created a custom cron job for fetching data from Greenhouse.io.
    • Built a custom search jobs functionality which combines data from Greenhouse.io and searches for terms within WordPress.
    Technologies: WordPress, Greenhouse API, ACF Pro
  • Freelance Expert WordPress Theme Developer
    2017 - PRESENT
    LyraThemes (via Toptal)
    • Built free and premium WordPress themes for hosting on WordPress.org and online markets.
    • Developed Ariel Pro; the theme was built based on an existing front-end.
    • Created an Elara Pro WordPress theme based on a PSD design.
    Technologies: WordPress, JavaScript, jQuery, Git, Gulp.js, Photoshop
  • Freelance WordPress Developer
    2017 - 2018
    Gatemore (via Toptal)
    • Created customized templates.
    • Refactored the existing code.
    Technologies: WordPress, JavaScript, ACF Pro
  • Freelance WordPress Multisite Developer
    2017 - 2018
    Aledor (via Toptal)
    • Migrate theme options to a customizer for multisite installation.
    • Refactored the existing code.
    • Integrated Facebook Open Graph META tags.
    Technologies: WordPress, Customizer API, Facebook API
  • Freelance Senior WordPress Plugin Developer
    2017 - 2017
    WPChef (via Toptal)
    • Implemented a new feature in the existing plugin.
    • Created a new event in Google Calendar using the custom syntax (wording scheme), getting this event into WordPress and creating new booking post based on data from a custom syntax.
    • Used as much as possible the functionality available from the plugin (DRY).
    • Wrote clean and well-documented code so that other developers can continue the plugin development swimmingly.
    Technologies: WordPress, Google Calendar API
  • Freelance Full-stack WordPress Developer
    2017 - 2017
    EduOpinions SL (via Toptal)
    • Developed a child theme.
    • Heavily customized a commenting system.
    • Customized an automated mailing system based on user level and action.
    • Implemented a custom integration with MailChimp.
    • Built a social login.
    • Created a multilingual functionality.
    • Guided a junior developer in Git, deployment, and various WordPress areas.
    Technologies: WordPress, AJAX, JavaScript, jQuery, HTML5/CSS3, MailChimp API, Facebook API, LinkedIn API
  • WordPress Theme Developer | Project Lead
    2015 - 2017
    The House London
    • Developed small-to-medium business websites in WordPress.
    • Implemented third-party APIs (Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, MailChimp, Eventbrite, and Meetup).
    • Built custom user groups and permissions for viewing, editing, and administrating user groups and content.
    • Created various data models for building content with Advanced Custom Fields PRO.
    • Built various custom plugins which were reusable for different projects.
    • Conducted code reviews and guided junior developers.
    Technologies: WordPress, JavaScript, jQuery, REST API, Git, Gulp.js
  • WordPress Theme Developer | Project Lead
    2015 - 2017
    Creative Agency Egzote
    • Automated the content creation with the Twitter and Instagram feeds (Twitter and Instagram API).
    • Worked onsite RSVP events via the Eventbrite and Meetup APIs.
    • Enabled onsite subscription via the MailChimp API.
    • Implemented various WordPress REST APIs (related posts, Masonry filters by categories, and more).
    • Created content on the front-end via Advanced Custom Fields PRO.
    Technologies: WordPress, JavaScript, jQuery, REST API, Git, Gulp.js
  • Freelance WordPress Theme Developer
    2010 - 2017
    Freelance Work
    • Built small, personal, and business websites using WordPress.
    • Created web designs in Photoshop.
    • Developed an audio-and-video playlist in WordPress via an HTML5 audio and video player.
    • Set up domain hosting (domain name, DNS, emails) and website hosting (cPanel, phpMyAdmin, and FTP).
    • Implemented Google services (webmaster tools, analytics, reCAPTCHA, and more).
    Technologies: WordPress, JavaScript, jQuery, REST API, Git, Gulp.js, HTML5, CSS3, Sass, Photoshop
Experience
  • WordPress Theme Development Workshop (Other amazing things)
    https://sr.wordpress.org/2018/08/16/

    A free WordPress theme development workshop for the local WordPress community.

    · https://www.meetup.com/WordPress-Serbia/events/255169291/
    · https://www.meetup.com/WordPress-Serbia/events/254794321/
    · https://www.meetup.com/WordPress-Serbia/events/254359061/

  • WordCamp Organizing and Volunteering (Other amazing things)
    https://profiles.wordpress.org/milana_cap/

    · June 2019 | WordCamp Europe, Berlin
    - Role: Co-organizer (Community Team Lead)

    · August 2018 | WordCamp Nijmegen
    - Role: Volunteer

    · June 2018 | WordCamp Europe, Belgrade
    - Role: Co-organizer (Community Team)

    · September 2017 | WordCamp Zagreb
    - Role: Volunteer

    · June 2017 | WordCamp Europe, Paris
    - Role: Volunteer

    · June 2017 | Community Summit, Paris
    - Role: Co-organizer (Community Team)

    · May 2017 | WordCamp Belgrade
    - Role: Volunteer

  • WordPress Themes Developer at LyraThemes (Development)
    https://www.lyrathemes.com/

    I built free and premium WordPress themes for hosting on WordPress.org and online markets.

  • Salon Booking System | WordPress Plugin (Development)
    http://salon.wordpresschef.it/

    Salon Booking is a complete and easy-to-manage appointments booking system to help businesses receive reservations on a website and save time with agenda management tasks.

    My job was to implement a new feature: creating a new booking in WordPress by creating a new event in Google Calendar which was done with Google Calendar API.

  • EduOpinions SL (Development)
    http://www.eduopinions.com/

    EduOpinions is a startup that was founded in 2016 to help prospective students choose the best education provider for the degree or chosen subject. They do this by giving students and alumnus a place where they can share their opinions and ratings for schools and colleges.

    My job was to improve the existing features and to develop new ones for a child theme.

    Some of these features include:
    • MailChimp API
    • Facebook and LinkedIn APIs
    • Custom commenting functionality
    • Custom mailing functionality
    • Custom user groups and access
    • AJAX and REST API
    • Multilingual and translation functionality

    Other Responsibilities:
    • Maintained the production and staging hosting in cPanel.
    • Mentored junior developers in the team (WordPress- and Git-related issues, reviewing pull requests in BitBucket, and more).
    • Organized the Git workflow.

Skills
  • Languages
    PHP, HTML5, CSS3, Sass, JavaScript, PHP 7
  • Frameworks
    inuit.css
  • Libraries/APIs
    WordPress API, MailChimp API, Twitter API, jQuery, jQuery UI, Instagram API, Eventbrite API, Meetup API, YouTube API, Vimeo API, Google Calendar API
  • Tools
    Gulp.js, Trello, Sublime Text 3, Git, phpMyAdmin, Bitbucket, GitHub, Apache, SWIG
  • Platforms
    cPanel, Linux, WordPress
  • Other
    WordPress Themes, SVG
  • Paradigms
    Scrum
  • Storage
    MySQL
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