Samuel Silva, Developer in Porto, Portugal
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Samuel Silva

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WordPress Developer

Location
Porto, Portugal
Toptal Member Since
May 24, 2021

Samuel is an expert WordPress developer who has delivered clean, high-quality solutions for 10+ years, including the Kia Portugal website. His expertise includes developing websites from scratch along with custom themes and plugins; integrating APIs with WordPress sites; converting custom designs and web mockups into websites and apps; and consulting on web security and performance. Samuel's experience is complemented by a master's in digital marketing and a bachelor's in design and multimedia.

Portfolio

Freelance
WordPress, PHP, JavaScript, CSS, APIs, MySQL, WooCommerce, WooCommerce API...
Freelance
WordPress, PHP, User Experience (UX), WordPress API, JavaScript, CSS, HTML5...
Legendary People + Ideas
WordPress, PHP, JavaScript, CSS, System Administration, Website Performance...

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

WordPress, PHP, JavaScript, WordPress API, MySQL, WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins, Front-end, Gutenberg Editor, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF)

The most amazing...

...website I've co-developed was for Kia Portugal, and I was the lead developer (https://kia.pt).

Work Experience

Senior WordPress Developer

2020 - PRESENT
Freelance
  • Delivered clean and performative solutions for everything related to WordPress, from custom plugin development to web security and performance.
  • Received 5-star review ratings and positive feedback from 22 satisfied customers.
  • Completed 50 projects related to WordPress customization and development.
Technologies: WordPress, PHP, JavaScript, CSS, APIs, MySQL, WooCommerce, WooCommerce API, Front-end, Website Performance, WordPress API, Sass, Web Security, WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Shipping Management

Senior WordPress Developer

2018 - PRESENT
Freelance
  • Developed custom themes and plugins for WordPress, using the best WordPress coding standards and PHP practices.
  • Integrated with clients' internal teams to work directly on their projects.
  • Created three WordPress plugins that are available and free to install on the WordPress repository.
Technologies: WordPress, PHP, User Experience (UX), WordPress API, JavaScript, CSS, HTML5, Jamstack, WooCommerce, WooCommerce API, Shipping Management, Front-end, Website Performance, User Interface (UI), Design, Sass, Web Security, WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins, Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Senior Web Developer

2016 - 2018
Legendary People + Ideas
  • Developed websites and landing pages based on WordPress CMS.
  • Managed projects technically, in collaboration with the team leaders and micro teams.
  • Managed the web hosting performance and security for the agency.
Technologies: WordPress, PHP, JavaScript, CSS, System Administration, Website Performance, Web Security, Front-end, User Interface (UI), Design, Sass, WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), WooCommerce API

Web Developer

2012 - 2016
Minigrip
  • Developed a dashboard platform, based on PHP, for internal management of the company.
  • Performed SEO marketing management, SEO optimization (HTML5), and website maintenance.
  • Set up marketing automation for newsletters, paid media, and ads.
Technologies: PHP, CSS, JavaScript, User Interface (UI), Design, Web Security, Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Kia Portugal | Website Development

https://kia.pt
A huge website based on WordPress CMS with several API communications. The UI/UX was based on international design guidelines. As the lead developer, I managed the technical aspects of this project and collaborated with a micro team.

Creative Bravery Festival

https://creativebraveryfestival.com/
A fully customized WordPress project, CB is a festival that's transforming and rethinking the way we educate. This website is 90% focused on the front end, UI, UX, and animations, and everything is editable on WP Admin. The animations were rendered using Lottie. I was the lead developer in this project.

Espaço de Arquitetura

https://espacodearquitetura.com/
EA is a Portuguese web portal focused on architectural projects. With a huge database of users and projects, this website is 100% based on a WordPress environment, running custom themes and plugins for external integrations. The previous website was made on Node.js, so this project required a migration from Node.js and MongoDB to WordPress with MySQL and custom fields.
2015 - 2018

Master's Degree in Digital Marketing

University of Coimbra - Porto, Portugal

2009 - 2012

Bachelor's Degree in Design and Multimedia

University of Coimbra - Coimbra, Portugal

Libraries/APIs

WordPress API, WooCommerce API

Tools

Gutenberg Editor, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF)

Languages

PHP, CSS, JavaScript, HTML5, HTML, Sass

Paradigms

Jamstack, Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Platforms

WordPress, WooCommerce

Storage

MySQL, MongoDB

Industry Expertise

Web Design, Marketing

Other

Website Performance, WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins, User Experience (UX), Design, SEO Marketing, System Administration, APIs, Shipping Management, User Interface (UI), Lottie, Web Security, Front-end

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