Saurabh Dhariwal, WordPress Developer in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Saurabh Dhariwal

WordPress Developer in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Member since November 12, 2016
Saurabh is a qualified engineer with more than a decade of proven experience in solving complex problems with scalable solutions harnessing the power of PHP frameworks/CMS with a keen eye on UX. He is a professional who looks forward to working on high-quality projects—on a side note, his clients and coworkers call him SD.
Saurabh is now available for hire




Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India



Preferred Environment

Vagrant, Linux, MacOS, Sublime Text, Git, WooCommerce, PHP

The most amazing...

...thing I've built is a web app that gathers a patient's health data from wearables and provides it to doctors for analysis and treatment.


  • Full-stack Web Developer

    2017 - PRESENT
    Clients (via Toptal)
    • Coded new WordPress themes and plugins from scratch and modified existing themes and plugins.
    • Designed mockups and graphics in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Converted mockups, wireframes, and custom designs into HTML, PHP, and JavaScript templates. Developed robust, responsive WordPress themes for over a dozen clients.
    • Made periodic updates to the corporate website using an agile scrum team.
    • Improved JavaScript efficiency by rewriting heavily used functions as ES6 (modern JavaScript markup) and writing client-side JavaScript functions to server-side PHP functions. Utilizing JavaScript frameworks to implement website functionality.
    • Designed and developed custom Shopify sites. Developed Shopify API and apps.
    • Implemented and maintained content management systems (primarily WordPress and some Drupal), including installation, configuration, troubleshooting, and creation of custom SLS plugins and content types.
    • Developed and deployed upgrade/migration plans for content management systems.
    • Optimized several WordPress websites, helping to reduce page load speeds and improve PageSpeed scores.
    • Shared my solid understanding of WordPress standards, database structure, themes, widgets, and responsive mobile development.
    • In-depth knowledge of the PrestaShop framework. Possessing skills to modify/override default PrestaShop functionalities. Experience developing PrestaShop modules and themes customization.
    Technologies: CSS, HTML, React, Drupal, JavaScript, Shopify, WordPress, WooCommerce, PHP, Drupal 8, Laravel
  • Senior React and WordPress Engineer

    2019 - 2022
    W3 Edge (via Toptal)
    • Enhanced a WordPress plugin's features and functionalities and made it a premium with new features for an XML sitemap generator plugin.
    • Designed integration for an individual website for plugin users.
    • Enhanced a community plugin and integrated a search engine optimization (SEO) report graphical view.
    • Added multiple site reports to the premium users' website.
    • Stored and created an admin panel to access payment data.
    • Defined and wrote test cases for WordPress plugins.
    • Migrated data from a new plugin to an old one to provide offline support.
    • Created AWS APIs for a React app that can be used as a plugin and a standalone app.
    Technologies: React, WordPress, JavaScript, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), AWS Lambda
  • WordPress Plugin Developer

    2016 - 2017
    Inbound Rocket (via Toptal)
    • Extended the Inbound Rocket plugin with a new power-up called Welcome Mat. The plugin will reuse elements of our existing power-up "scroll boxes" (on how to create custom post types, adding new "welcome mats," deleting "welcome mats," having the Inbound Rocket custom header and footer above the custom post types, and more).
    • Built a configurable welcome mat according to the website theme.
    • Developed an add-on (i.e., a welcome mat) that will be displayed to the user based on cookie settings and setup defined by the admin user: certain posts, pages, post types, and more.
    • Created dynamic form fields for each welcome mat which appeared on the front-end depending upon the admin settings which includes following field types: radio button group, checkbox group, single select checkbox, dropdown menus, hidden fields, and text fields (validations like email, phone, name).
    • Implemented two modes for each welcome mat: normal and embedded.
    • Converted a static HTML eCommerce site into a dynamic, WooCommerce powered platform with the ability to sell physical, virtual, and subscription items.
    Technologies: PHP, WordPress, WooCommerce, HTML
  • Development Lead

    2012 - 2016
    AddWeb Solution
    • Performed effectively in an agile team-oriented environment (local and global teams).
    • Participated in all phases of the SDK construction process from concept to end delivery and support for third-party developers.
    • Designed the architecture of complex web applications. Worked with AngularJS, Backbone.js, or similar front-end web application frameworks. Worked with Express or similar back-end Node.js web application frameworks.
    • Attended to WordPress migrations, Data migration, transformation, and scripting.
    • Built responsive WordPress websites and mobile apps.
    • Served as the social media expert at Abuzz Creative and managed the social media of businesses with creative, engaging posts that entice followers to like and share on social media channels like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.
    • Constructed Drupal modules and patches and monitored uptime, hosting, and databases to ensure the site was performing at maximum capacity.
    • Understood the differences between multiple delivery platforms (such as mobile vs, desktop) and optimizing output to match the specific platform.
    Technologies: AngularJS, Ionic, WordPress, PHP, WooCommerce, JavaScript, React, Drupal 8, Laravel, HTML
  • Head of Department (HOD) — IT Development

    2011 - 2012
    • Conducted project planning and team allocation.
    • Developed in an agile environment.
    • Identified the right technology fit as per requirements.
    Technologies: WordPress, Drupal, PHP, WooCommerce, JavaScript, React, Drupal 8, Laravel, HTML
  • Team Lead

    2007 - 2011
    • Developed code optimization techniques.
    • Conducted project planning, staff augmentations, and led the end-to-end project execution.
    • Built a web-based directory system on touch machines (SiteKiosk).
    • Developed a web-based system for the medical transcription process.
    • Integrated Flex with CakePHP through Amfphp.
    • Gained extensive exposure to open-source CMSs like WordPress and Drupal.
    Technologies: Yii, CakePHP, Drupal, WordPress, JavaScript, MySQL, PHP, WooCommerce, React, Drupal 8, Laravel, HTML
  • Web Developer

    2005 - 2007
    • Encountered PHP as a trainee under a great mentor and learned the global coding standards for PHP.
    • Built an application to fetch and modify eBay data using the eBay API and PHP.
    • Developed an application to search the eBay site using the shopping web API.
    • Made an application to fetch addresses from the user’s address books in Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Indiatimes, and MSN Messenger (Curl and PHP).
    • Implemented eCommerce systems including shopping cart applications in PHP and MySQL.
    Technologies: WordPress, PHP, WooCommerce, JavaScript, Drupal 8, Laravel, HTML


  • Multisite WordPress Website Using a Multi-network Plugin

    Finders International finds, identifies, and locates missing/unknown beneficiaries and I took the site and transformed it into a responsive, multilingual, and multisite website by using a WordPress CMS along with a Bootstrap-based custom theme, performed A/B testing, and delivered a customized WordPress multi-network plugin among others.

  • Frogger Golf | WordPress WooCommerce Website

    Developed with WordPress and WooCommerce.
    Project Details:
    • Developed with WordPress and WooCommerce.
    • Handled customization tasks.
    • Implemented theming.
    • Performed page speed optimization.

  • Multisite WordPress Real Estate Website

    Cedarglen Living is the new multifamily division to produce a well priced, high-quality product for townhome and condominium customers and I designed and built this WordPress-powered site making it mobile-friendly.

  • Medical Domain WordPress WooCommerce Site

    This is an aromatherapeutic range of Australian-made hair and skin-care products that work in synergy with the body built-in WooCommerce. It involved integrating social media platforms (including Instagram, among others) and payment methods (PayPal).

    Project Details:
    • Designed and developed a custom theme.

  • Infographic Resumes WordPress WooCommerce Website

    Infographic Resumes is an eCommerce website where you can buy packages to build your resumes built with WooCommerce. I helped them to optimize the website speed along with updating the themes and plugins and adding new pages (e.g., a blog page) and design changes (animations and so on).

  • BockLighting | Drupal 8, B2B

    I designed and developed this site from scratch. I implemented changes in the Bootstrap theme, listing page, homepage, sales page, Google reCAPTCHA, file download, view merging, dynamic product creation theme, map integration, added marker features, search filter in the map, among others.

    • Live chat (attachment, GIF, emoji)
    • Newsletter
    • Search
    • Cart
    • Latest projects/product
    • Jenkins: installing Docker, database upload, config import, cleared the cache, PDF support, product builder (hover effects)
    • Login and registration: social media login/email login, social media integration.

    • Payment shall be made by credit card or cash only.
    • Payment by cash in advance of shipment will be required for any customer without an active credit account (by MasterCard, Visa or American Express).

  • Custom Tailored WordPress | WooCommerce Website

    Project Details:
    • Revamped it from scratch.
    • Improved JavaScript efficiency by rewriting heavily used functions as ES6 (modern JavaScript markup), rewriting client-side JavaScript functions to server-side PHP functions.
    • Evaluated and minimized used plugins, but the functionalities remained the same.
    • Used a content delivery network (CDN).

  • Tourist Booking Site in WordPress

    Flytropic is a booking and tourism-based site with a video running in the background.

    Its a PHP WordPress site with plugins along with Mailchimp and MD Slider.

    Technical Details:
    • Responsive for web and mobile
    • HubSpot integration
    • SEO friendly
    • Landing page
    • Form submissions
    • Theme: Bootstrap 3-based custom theme
    • SSL certificates
    • Cloudflare

  • Multilingual WordPress eCommerce Brand Website

    Seesu is a brand that sells products online. From this site, you can register on your own and purchase products according to your needs.
    Technologies used include WooCommerce, Autoptimize, Wordfence, Optimus, Slider Revolution, Cachify, Visual Composer, and Theme Forest.

  • WordPress Investment Consulting Website

    Bien Prevoir is a financial investment and wealth management consulting firm. I added some features and functionalities to make it a futuristic WordPress website. I made this one a multilingual and responsive website with toggle sharing icons, Advanced Custom Fields plugin, and AddThis widget.

  • Life Coaching Scholars

    The Self Coaching Scholars app is a feature of the Self Coaching Scholars membership program offered by the Life Coach School.

    Features and Project Details:
    • Design and development of the app from scratch
    • GDPR consent management platform
    • Responsiveness along with a video podcast and a Vimeo audio player
    • Video storage on CloudFront and SoundCloud
    • Management on AWS CDN
    • Caching (watch again, automatic updating if connected to WiFi/internet)
    • Implementation of WordPress widgets, jQuery UI, revealing CSS animations as you scroll down a page, Ajax Libraries API, Yoast plugins
    • Usage of Nginx, Pantheon, Cloudflare hosting, and SSL solutions from Cloudflare

    Mobile Applications
    • Designed and developed from scratch.


  • Surfer's Shopify Website

    A surfing brand website built from scratch on Shopify with custom theme and plugins.

  • Inventory Management Software Website

    Sortly is an inventory management application built into WordPress. I integrated a bunch of futuristic features such as an online chat, plan selection, track warranty, expiry date and values, barcode scanner, and more. I also developed a custom theme using Sass and JavaScript. The customization was done in an ACF plugin.

  • WordPress Rescue Project | Community Care Giving

    This was a rescue project in WordPress 4.4.2, BuddyPress.

    The purpose of this project was to enhance the knowledge, efficiency, and effectiveness of senior caregivers by providing objective guidance and training.

    • Twitter Bootstrap
    • Google Font API
    • A subscription module
    • Three payment gateway integrations (Authorize.Net, Stripe, and PayPal)
    • RSS
    • A live chat
    • Advertisements
    • Contact form 7
    • S2 member plugin
    • Yoast SEO plugin
    • LESS and HTML5

    Tags: YouTube, Yoast SEO Web 2.0 Directory plugin, Buddy Press, Membership 2 Pro, W3 Total Cache, Random Banners, Simple Custom Post Order, Toolset Types, Ultimate Posts Widget, WordPress Social Login, WP Smush

  • JavaScript Work | 360° View Functionality

    This is a mixture of four JavaScript libraries: TypeScript, Node.js, Core.js, and D3.js. Please check the video with a 360° view functionality implemented.

  • Bastow | Drupal 8

    The website is for an educational institute that provides professional learning to aspiring and current educational leaders to build their capacity, knowledge, and skills at every career stage.

    What we did:
    The website was already in development when we started the work but the last developers created a mess. We have rephrased the existing designs, scrapped the content types, modules, and the website and built it using GovCMS.

    • Search option
    • Podcasts integration (audio)
    • Publications integration (PDF)
    • Video integration with transcripts
    • Google Map integration
    • MailChimp integration
    • WCAG complaint
    • Supports cross-browser compatibility

    Plugins: Solr search API

    Complex Features: None


    Theme: Custom theme, GOV CMS

    Technologies: Drupal 8, SaaS, Distribution (GovCMS), Host (, PHP, Lua, GTM, Google Analytics, jQuery, Bootstrap

  • Custom Shopify Website

    A dynamic Shopify website where administrators can add each piece of content or product with a subscription.
    I developed the website from scratch, integrated the store setup and design setup, and installed a payment gateway with Stripe.

  • THE PHOTO ACADEMY | Drupal 7

    THE PHOTO ACADEMY is an organization that offers courses taught by knowledgeable photographers and provides its students with a variety of new photographic experiences.

    The main features include the following:

    • Trilingual language options
    • Live chats
    • Share on social media
    • Google Maps integration
    • Background video player integration
    • Subscription
    • Search
    • YouTube video integration
    • Image pop-up view
    • Login with Facebook and Google

  • Laravel Stacash

    Stacash is an affiliate network website, wherein any user can register as an affiliate and share the offer to their social network and earn a good amount of money. I implemented image pixel tracking and postback tracking (i.e., Server 2 Server).
    Technologies used include Laravel, PHP, Bootstrap, and Voyager.

  • Full-stack Shopify Website and App Development

    I designed and developed the website from scratch with custom plugins and APIs. With the same client, I also created a Shopify app connected with a MySQL database.


  • Languages

    SCSS, Sass, CSS3, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, Less, PHP, HTML5, PHP 7, Python, Liquid Template
  • Frameworks

    Yii, Bootstrap, AngularJS, Ionic, Laravel, Laravel 5, CakePHP, Divi, Drupal Commerce, Genesis Framework,
  • Libraries/APIs

    WordPress API, WooCommerce API, Shopify API, React, Drupal Modules, Amazon EC2 API, Stripe, Stripe API, D3.js, WordPress REST API, Infusionsoft API, Salesforce API, React Redux, Google Maps API, Google Maps, BuddyPress, jQuery
  • Tools

    WPBakery, Sublime Text, Zapier, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), GitLab CI/CD, Figma, Asana, Google Analytics, bbPress, Stripe Checkout, Gulp, Jira, Bitbucket, Adobe Photoshop, GitHub, Git, Basecamp, Infusionsoft, Mailchimp, Ninja Forms, LearnDash, Shopify Plus, InVision, Gutenberg Editor, Sketch, PrestaShop, Google Optimize, Vagrant, Kirki, Microsoft Teams, Plesk, NGINX
  • Paradigms

    DevOps, Hosting, UI Design, UX Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Platforms

    WordPress, Acquia, WordPress Theme Design, Drupal, Drupal 8, WooCommerce, Shopify, Salesforce, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Azure, New Relic, Mixpanel, Pantheon, DigitalOcean, Amazon Lightsail, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon EC2, Blockchain, Drupal 7, Webflow, MacOS, Linux, AWS Lambda, YouTube
  • Industry Expertise

    Web Design, Security
  • Other

    WordPress Themes, Wamp, API Integration, APIs, HTML to WordPress, PSD to WordPress, WordPress Rescue, WordPress Plugins, WordPress Multisite, WooCommerce Subscriptions 2, Wordfence Security, Autoptimize, Plugins, Beaver Builder, DNS, Site Speed Optimization, Minimum Viable Product (MVP), PSD to Shopify, A/B Testing, Drip Marketing, GitOps, SEO Tools, SEO Audits, SEO Backlinking, Website Migration, Shopify Design, HubSpot, eCommerce, Learning Management Systems (LMS), Sports, Shopify Theme, Shopify Payments, Communication, Mentorship, Zeplin to HTML, Formidable, Yoast SEO, Inbound Marketing, Sales & Marketing, Custom Themes, Child Themes, Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), Avada, X Theme, Mailchimp API, Website Performance, Website Maintenance, Performance Tuning, Web Services, Server Migration, Web Servers, Cloudflare, Caching, ACF, Ubuntu Server, SSH, Responsive Design, Single Sign-on (SSO), Office 365, Third-party Integration, Cryptocurrency, Shopify Customizations, Elementor, Sketch to HTML, Drupal Themes, Patches & Updates, Gravity Forms, BrainTree, Triggers, Webhook, Troubleshooting, Google SEO, Education, Workflow, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), GoDaddy, WordPress Design, Squarespace, Optimization, PAN Cards, Presales, Analytics, Segment, Yandex.Metrika, Lightbox, Query Optimization
  • Storage

    WP Engine, MySQL, MariaDB, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Cloudways, JSON, Elasticsearch, Database Triggers, SQL Triggers, Redis


  • Bachelor of Engineering (BE) Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
    2001 - 2005
    University of Rajasthan - Jaipur, India

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