Richard Venâncio, Developer in São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
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Richard Venâncio

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WordPress Developer

São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
Toptal Member Since
January 26, 2022

Richard is a software developer with an advanced understanding of building from scratch, maintaining WordPress themes and plugins, and modern web development fundamentals with PHP, HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap, JavaScript, and jQuery. He is skilled in writing clean, well-structured, readable, and shareable code. Richard learns fast, communicates well, and is passionate about finding simple solutions to complex problems.


PackSystem Self-employed
AngularJS, PHP, PHP 7, Web, Web Development, MySQL, SQL, SQL Server 2005...
CoStar Group - Main
WordPress, PHP, CSS, HTML, On-page SEO, Optimization, Gutenberg Editor, CSS3...
Self-employed - LearnTech
WordPress, WooCommerce, PHP, JavaScript, MySQL, Responsive UI, Mobile Web...




Preferred Environment

PHP, JavaScript, jQuery, React, Ionic, WordPress, WooCommerce, MySQL, SQL, Git

The most amazing...

...thing I've developed is a WooCommerce website with an import tool to manage many products, where I imported 3.000 products in less than two minutes.

Work Experience

Senior Full-stack Developer

2011 - PRESENT
PackSystem Self-employed
  • Managed and created all kinds of jobs with PHP and WordPress.
  • Managed a small team for two years, with two designers and one developer.
  • Created many types of administrative systems for finance controlling, issuing invoices, issuing billets, proms, human resources, a process for buying cars, scholarships, schedules, accountants, and others.
  • Built websites with WordPress, mainly creating a customized theme and specific dashboard functions. Used Visual Composer, Elementor, WooCommerce, and other notorious plugins. Followed the layout details 99% of the time, focused on user experience.
Technologies: AngularJS, PHP, PHP 7, Web, Web Development, MySQL, SQL, SQL Server 2005, JavaScript, SAP, CSS, CSS3, HTML, Google SEO, On-page SEO, PHP Performance, SQL Performance, Bootstrap, Ionic, Ionic 4, React, Mobile Web, Responsive UI, Content Management Systems (CMS), Responsive Web Design (RWD)

WordPress Developer

2023 - 2023
CoStar Group - Main
  • Recreated the site using only Gutenberg, a WordPress editor, replacing WPBackery and Elementor.
  • Tracked and improved points on the CSS and HTML to use fewer HTML nodes and less CSS code.
  • Improved PageSpeed points from 24 – 30 to 68 – 75. Without GTM, we achieved a score of 90.
Technologies: WordPress, PHP, CSS, HTML, On-page SEO, Optimization, Gutenberg Editor, CSS3, PHP 8, Content Management Systems (CMS), Responsive Web Design (RWD)

Senior Full-stack Developer

2019 - 2021
Self-employed - LearnTech
  • Developed a tool for online tests with essays and multiple-options questions, recording candidates through a camera. Applied more than 310,000 tests.
  • Built a portal with WordPress and WooCommerce to offer scholarships. The most amazing part is the tool that imports offers and products from the client, allowing them to import more than 2,000 products in a couple of minutes.
  • Improved the database performance by over 70% by creating an appropriate index with the right columns.
Technologies: WordPress, WooCommerce, PHP, JavaScript, MySQL, Responsive UI, Mobile Web, Content Management Systems (CMS), Responsive Web Design (RWD)

Web Developer Analyst

2009 - 2011
  • Created a small mobile for Peugeot, with a QR code reader to give customers more information about the cars at the car salon.
  • Created a portal for Tam, named TamKids, with content about aviation directly for kids.
  • Built the company site with WordPress and the new browser.
  • Created a tool for Labor Print to enable their customers to customize a calendar by setting sentences per day and images per month. The calendars were later printed and delivered to the customer.
Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, WordPress, Joomla, Content Management Systems (CMS), Responsive Web Design (RWD)

Web Analyst

2007 - 2008
PCI Integrated Management Services
  • Developed a system web for the seller to check the sales and ask for support.
  • Tracked and fixed bugs in the legacy system in Visual Basic 6 (VB6).
  • Developed a new website for the company with Joomla.
Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, WordPress, CSS, HTML, Visual Basic, Joomla, Responsive Web Design (RWD)

Computer Technician

2005 - 2007
University of Sao Paulo
  • Created a system to manage the creation of badges for new employees.
  • Developed a system to create a parking ticket, using PDF to print it.
  • Built a function to throw the salaries on the bank system, using the pattern CNAB 400.
  • Created a system to evaluate the professors' research each year. The system counts with the option to create new questions with different weights.
Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, Responsive Web Design (RWD)

Sloop App for Kids Daycare
An Ionic-based app for kids' daycares.

As the full-stack developer, I created the front end with Ionic and AngularJS for the first version and evolved it to Ionic with React. The back end was developed with PHP and MySQL, using Bootstrap as CSS framework and jQuery. I used Firebase to create a quick update content tool and the real-time chat module. OneSignal was the chosen option for the notifications.

WordPress Website with Custom Quotes
I created this site while respecting all the layout needs, making it easy for the customer to change and create content. I also developed a tool to produce quotes where each product has multiple variations, e.g., if a customer requests a table, we can give it to them. Within the table, a customer can set the quantity needed, create a quote, and email it. Basically, it's an easy way for customers to build tables with Gutenberg without needing any technical knowledge.

Scholarship Portal
I was the full-stack developer on this project to create a fast tool to offer scholarships.

WordPress was used with WooCommerce for the front end. The biggest problem was the process of importing these offers, as they change almost every month, so I created a tool to import CSV files with the offers. The tricky part was doing these import processes, which were done with a deep knowledge of MySQL structure. Nowadays, it is possible to import a CSV with more than 2,000 lines in a couple of minutes.

The tool has a dashboard with charts. The customer controls the number of exams finished and other screens such as site check essays, add questions and essay themes, add professor to check essays, create as many exams as needed, reports, and CSV export.

Quote WordPress Plugin

I created a quote plugin with steps to track where the user goes. The plugin makes some math calculations according to the user's answers. The user receives a PDF with the answers and results, and the customer gets an email with the new register. There is also a WordPress admin page where the customer can generate a report with all applications and knows the steps where the user dropped off.

Website Blog for Travelers

I created a WordPress website with a complex hierarchy of content. The main goal was to have a great on-page SEO that works better on mobile than the previews website. The theme was created from scratch using the best techniques since 2019. Without Google Analytics and ads manager codes, we achieved 95 points (mobile) on Google PageSpeed at the time.

WordPress Website with WooCommerce Quotes
I created a WordPress website with WooCommerce. Instead of selling products directly from the website, the customer needed to do quotes. I used WooCommerce to allow customers to easily add and customize products on the Buy button, where a modal box with a form pops up to elicit more information. The information is then sent via email.

Internal System

I created a system to help me manage my work. It had several features.

• Manage clients, passwords, and bills.
• Issue invoices and billets.
• Integrate gateways.
• Create finance charts.
• Make cron functions.
• Build user groups with different sets of access.
• Set up an automated page to create other pages based on database tables.
• Facilitate the dynamic creation of an assisted tutorial for each page.

New Website for [TH]XM

I developed a new WordPress website for [Teaching Harmony] Expanding Minds [TH]XM, using as few plugins as possible and making it mobile-first. I used Gutenberg and the new theme.json options to manage the visual identity colors and default blocks.

I finished a big WordPress project that had already been started. It is a huge site with plenty of content groups separated into categories, custom post types, and custom taxonomies. I implemented two ways of payment, WooCommerce payment for buying gift cards and Stripe or Paypal for subscribing to the content. All the user information was integrated with the Benchmark platform to manage transactional emails and newsletters.

Classic Floor Designs
I created a small website using WordPress. It was a quick job, with a few pages and straightforward customization. I kept it all very simple and manageable for the client by using the WordPress Gutenberg interface.

New Website for HumanitiesDC
I created a medium-sized website following the PSD proposed. I focused on creating a mobile-first experience and used new WordPress Gutenberg technologies such as theme.json. I standardized the colors, fonts, and spaces, keeping it simple for the customer to follow the creative line created by the designers.
2007 - 2009

Specialization in Consulting and Technology Web

Impacta Faculty of Technology - São Paulo, Brazil

2003 - 2006

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

Paulista University - São Paulo, Brazil

2002 - 2003

Technician in Information Technology

SENAC - São Paulo, Brazil


jQuery, React, Stripe


Git, OneSignal, Adobe Fireworks, Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Google Analytics, Gutenberg Editor, Figma


Bootstrap, Ionic 4, Ionic, ASP.NET, AngularJS


Responsive Web Design (RWD), On-page SEO, Search Engine Optimization (SEO)


PHP, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, HTML, Java, Visual Basic, Delphi, Active Server Pages (ASP), PHP 7, CSS3, PHP 8


WordPress, Web, WooCommerce, Firebase, Joomla


MySQL, SQL Server 2005, SQL Performance


Web Development, Development, Performance, WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins, Programming, Mobile Web, Responsive UI, Content Management Systems (CMS), Google SEO, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Marketing Mix, SAP, PHP Performance, SVG, PSD to WordPress, Subscription Processing, PayPal, Newsletters, Optimization

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