Stefano Ginella, WordPress Developer in Novara, Province of Novara, Italy
Stefano Ginella

WordPress Developer in Novara, Province of Novara, Italy

Member since September 14, 2018
Since 2011, Stefano has been making a living as an Italy-based web developer and designer. However, his interest in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and WordPress began long before. His specialty is WordPress development–creating tailored WordPress websites, converting various design files, like Figma, Sketch, PSD, AI, INDD to WordPress, WordPress maintenance, optimization, and hardening, along with possessing an in-depth knowledge of most major plugins.
Stefano is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Codeable
    WordPress, PHP, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Elementor, Oxygen
  • Self-employed
    PHP, JavaScript, SCSS, CSS, HTML, Jekyll, WooCommerce, WordPress...
  • RT7 Inc.
    Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, HTML, WordPress, CSS, JavaScript

Experience

Location

Novara, Province of Novara, Italy

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

VS Code, Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), WordPress, Lando

The most amazing...

...thing I've done was the redesign of a high-traffic news website, considerably improving its loading time and resource usage.

Employment

  • Certified Expert WordPress Developer

    2019 - PRESENT
    Codeable
    • Developed numerous websites for small and mid-sized companies. Designed themes from scratch or used popular page builders like Elementor or Oxygen Builder.
    • Troubleshot bugs and WordPress plugin incompatibilities efficiently and quickly.
    • Offered ongoing maintenance support for WordPress websites, including backups, updates, and monitoring.
    Technologies: WordPress, PHP, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Elementor, Oxygen
  • Freelance Web Designer and Developer

    2012 - PRESENT
    Self-employed
    • Designed, redesigned, and developed more than 100 websites, from simple showcase websites to full-fledged eCommerce platforms.
    • Provided ongoing support to dozens of clients, keeping their websites secure, optimized, and updated.
    • Developed custom WordPress websites, integrating all significant plugins, such as WooCommerce, Gravity Forms, ACF Pro, WPML, Polylang, and many others.
    • Helped clients configure and optimize their hosting and set up all the third-party services they needed to take full advantage of their online presence.
    • Developed super-fast static websites with Jekyll static site generator.
    • Cooperated with web agencies, graphic designers, and directly with many small and medium-sized companies.
    • Collaborated efficiently with various professional figures, from graphic designers to project managers, SEO specialists, and copywriters.
    Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, SCSS, CSS, HTML, Jekyll, WooCommerce, WordPress, WordPress Themes, Bootstrap, Tailwind CSS, Responsive Design, Responsive Coding, Responsive Web Design (RWD), WordPress Theme Design, Elementor, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), ACF Pro, AI to WordPress, Sketch to WordPress, Figma, PSD to WordPress, HTML to WordPress, Content Management Systems (CMS), Custom Post Types, PhpMyAdmin, jQuery, WordPress Plugins, MySQL, JSON, WP Engine, Oxygen Builder, Gutenberg Editor, Git, Gravity Forms, Adminer
  • Junior Web and Graphic Designer

    2011 - 2011
    RT7 Inc.
    • Designed websites and graphic materials for print and screen.
    • Contributed to some engaging and fast-paced startup projects.
    • Improved my English by working in a foreign country with a multicultural team.
    Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, HTML, WordPress, CSS, JavaScript
  • Community and Social Media Specialist

    2006 - 2011
    MTV Italia
    • Moderated and managed a forum and a community composed mostly of teenagers.
    • Managed multiple social media accounts when social media marketing was still unchartered territory.
    • Oversaw the social channels for the launch of various internal projects.
    Technologies: Proprietary CMS, Moderation, Social Media, Content Management Systems (CMS)

Experience

  • HUM Nutrition Blog
    https://www.humnutrition.com/blog

    I developed the new HUM Nutrition blog based on a design provided by the client during a Toptal engagement. I used Roots Sage 9 as a WordPress starter framework with extensive use of ACF Pro, and the front end is based on Bootstrap 4.

    The website integrates seamlessly with the Instagram API and YouTube Data API since all videos are taken automatically from their YouTube playlists. Everything was deployed to Kinsta hosting.

  • Parsons TKO Website
    https://parsonstko.com

    I developed the new Parsons TKO's website based on a design provided by the client during a Toptal engagement.

    I used Roots Sage 8 as a WordPress starter framework with extensive use of ACF Pro to create a simple but efficient page-builder. The front end is based on Bootstrap 4. Everything was deployed to Pantheon hosting.

  • Xendit
    https://www.xendit.co/en/

    I implemented the new Xendit website based on a design provided by the client via Figma during a Toptal engagement.

    I used the Elementor Pro page builder and the Hello Elementor starter theme. I also developed a few custom widgets for it.

  • Waterfront Italy
    https://www.waterfrontitaly.com/

    I developed the new Waterfront Italy website based on a design provided by a graphic designer.

    I used Roots Sage 9 as a WordPress starter framework with extensive use of ACF Pro to create a simple page builder, and the front end is based on Tailwind CSS.

    The website makes extensive use of FacetWP for advanced property filtering. Everything was deployed to Kinsta hosting.

  • Strider
    https://strider.xyz/

    I implemented the Strider website with Elementor Pro based on a design provided by the client in Adobe XD and Adobe Illustrator during a Toptal engagement.

    There are some custom CSS animations on top of the standard Elementor Pro features.

  • Modern WordPress Development Workflow with the Roots Stack (Publication)
    WordPress development relies on tried and tested technologies and techniques. This allows for good backward compatibility but also causes many developers to stick to legacy solutions for far too long. In this article, Toptal WordPress Developer Stefano Ginella introduces us to the Roots stack and explains how it can help WordPress developers harness the latest front-end technologies.

Skills

  • Languages

    HTML, CSS, SCSS, JavaScript, PHP
  • Paradigms

    Responsive Coding, Responsive Web Design (RWD)
  • Platforms

    WordPress Theme Design, WordPress, WooCommerce, Pantheon
  • Other

    Responsive Design, WordPress Themes, AI to WordPress, PSD to WordPress, HTML to WordPress, Custom Post Types, Content Management Systems (CMS), Gravity Forms, Elementor, WordPress Page Builder, WordPress Plugins, Sketch to WordPress, Kinsta, Oxygen Builder, Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), FacetWP, Oxygen, CSS3 Animation
  • Frameworks

    Bootstrap, Tailwind CSS
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, YouTube API, Sage
  • Tools

    PhpMyAdmin, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), WPML, Jekyll, ACF Pro, Adminer, Figma, VS Code, Git, Roots, Gutenberg Editor, PostCSS, Lando, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Avocode, Illustrator CC
  • Storage

    JSON, MySQL, WP Engine

Certifications

  • Codeable Certified WordPress Expert
    JUNE 2019 - PRESENT
    Codeable

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