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

Verified Expert  in Engineering

WordPress Developer

Location
Novara, Province of Novara, Italy
Toptal 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.

Portfolio

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

Experience

Availability

Full-time

Preferred Environment

Visual Studio Code (VS Code), WordPress, Lando, Linux

The most amazing...

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

Work Experience

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: 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: Content Management Systems (CMS)

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.
JUNE 2019 - PRESENT

Codeable Certified WordPress Expert

Codeable

Libraries/APIs

jQuery, YouTube API, Sage

Tools

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

Paradigms

Responsive Coding, Responsive Web Design (RWD)

Frameworks

Bootstrap, Tailwind CSS

Languages

HTML, CSS, SCSS, JavaScript, PHP

Platforms

WordPress Theme Design, WordPress, WooCommerce, Pantheon, Linux, Visual Studio Code (VS Code)

Storage

JSON, MySQL, WP Engine

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, Oxygen Builder, Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), FacetWP, Oxygen, CSS3 Animation

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