Theo Ciprian Platica, Full-stack Developer in Constanța, Constanța County, Romania
Theo Ciprian Platica

Full-stack Developer in Constanța, Constanța County, Romania

Member since April 9, 2017
If you are looking for someone who can do it all on his own, someone who has been there, someone who can handle all your technical needs so that you can concentrate on your business/organization, you have arrived at the right profile. Theo is a WordPress meetup organizer and community contributor. His ultimate aim and pleasure are to help businesses grow and thrive instead of just making websites and applications that don't contribute to anything.
Theo is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • iKnowlogy
    PHP 7, WordPress, Tableau, AWS, JavaScript
  • Opster
    PHP 7, WordPress, CSS3, HTML5, Optimization, Page Speed Optimization...
  • Clients (via Toptal)
    PHP 7, WordPress, JavaScript, CSS3, HTML5, SCSS, Communication, Reports...

Experience

Location

Constanța, Constanța County, Romania

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Trello, Slack, Asana, Jira, Zoom, Skype

The most amazing...

...websites and applications I've developed are multi-sites, eCommerce websites, WordPress plugins and WordPress themes which were all heavily optimized.

Employment

  • WordPress Engineer

    2021 - PRESENT
    iKnowlogy
    • Implemented a custom WordPress application that integrates Tableau dashboards.
    • Came up with the application design on the fly and applied the best UX solutions.
    • Integrated with the client (which was technical) and made in-call progress via teamwork.
    Technologies: PHP 7, WordPress, Tableau, AWS, JavaScript
  • WordPress Full-stack Engineer

    2020 - PRESENT
    Opster
    • Redesigned and optimized the website to its present state.
    • Implemented ACF flexible layouts and custom Gutenberg blocks.
    • Maximized the loading speed, obtaining the following Google PageSpeed Insights result (98% on mobile and 99% on desktop); Developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fopster.com%2F.
    Technologies: PHP 7, WordPress, CSS3, HTML5, Optimization, Page Speed Optimization, Site Speed Optimization, Web Speed, UX, WordPress Themes, Gutenberg Editor, ACF Pro, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager
  • WordPress Engineer

    2020 - PRESENT
    Clients (via Toptal)
    • Handled WordPress full-stack development for Toptal clients.
    • Contributed to multiple client projects involving a range of development (front end, back end, eCommerce, WordPress plugins, and themes) as well as UX.
    • Integrated with the clients' teams and maintained a good process flow.
    Technologies: PHP 7, WordPress, JavaScript, CSS3, HTML5, SCSS, Communication, Reports, WordPress Themes, WordPress Plugins
  • WordPress Developer

    2018 - PRESENT
    TargetBox
    • Oversaw and contributed to all the WordPress websites' development.
    • Converted PSD/XD designs into full-fledged WordPress websites.
    • Developed and Integrated various types of application programming interfaces.
    • Implemented a custom subscription payment process using the Stripe API.
    • Implemented advanced Google Maps integrations and analytics reports.
    • Developed and implemented data collection funnels.
    Technologies: Gravity Forms, APIs, WooCommerce, Google Maps API, Google Analytics, Responsive Web Design (RWD), WordPress Theme Design, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Trello, WP Rocket, WordPress, CSS3, HTML5, jQuery, JavaScript, PHP
  • WordPress Developer

    2018 - PRESENT
    Next Thing Education Camps
    • Developed a custom theme as well as integrated the API.
    • Implemented an Advanced Google Maps Search that displays results in a predefined range (close to a given post-code).
    • Performed WooCommerce custom changes and a custom payment integration.
    • Took care of design, functionality, and speed optimizations.
    Technologies: Front-end, APIs, Website Redesigns, Web UX, WordPress Themes, Google Analytics, Responsive Web Design (RWD), WordPress Theme Design, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), W3 Total Cache, WordPress, Less, CSS3, HTML5, jQuery, JavaScript, PHP
  • WordPress Developer

    2018 - PRESENT
    SaleFreaks
    • Developed a custom theme and redesigned the existing website (twice in two years).
    • Integrated and developed custom APIs, connecting them to the CRM platform.
    • Developed custom JavaScript features and implemented website optimizations.
    • Performed marketing improvements and provided support for both the internal team and freelance team.
    Technologies: Front-end, User Interface (UI), UI, User Experience (UX), UX, Project Management, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Gravity Forms, APIs, Local SEO, Website Redesigns, Autoptimize, WordPress Themes, PSD to WordPress, Responsive Web Design (RWD), WordPress Theme Design, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), WP Engine, CSS3, HTML5, Ajax, jQuery, JavaScript, PHP, WordPress
  • Founder | Web Developer

    2017 - PRESENT
    Web Lounge Design
    • Developed for the web including back end, front end, and eCommerce.
    • Managed projects, provided estimations, held communication sessions, and worked in teams.
    • Managed and nurtured the relationships with clients.
    Technologies: Testing, APIs, WordPress Themes, Google Analytics, Responsive Web Design (RWD), WordPress, CSS3, HTML5, jQuery, JavaScript, PHP
  • Freelance Full-stack Developer | WordPress Guru

    2017 - PRESENT
    A Job Board for Freelance Work
    • Developed for the web, providing a full-stack service.
    • Trained and provided support for the various teams I worked with.
    • Developed and integrated APIs and SVN systems and handled server operations.
    • Communicated with clients and established workflow details and estimations.
    Technologies: Front-end, Web Applications, Sublime Text 3, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Cache, InVision, HubSpot, WordPress Multisite, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Testing, APIs, BuddyPress, Shopify API, Shopify, WP-CLI, WP Engine, Isotope, Microsoft Excel, Website Redesigns, WooCommerce, Web UX, Autoptimize, Model View Controller (MVC), WordPress REST API, PHPExcel, MVC Frameworks, WordPress Themes, Google Maps API, PSD to WordPress, WordPress Plugins, CodeIgniter, Responsive Web Design (RWD), WordPress, CSS, HTML, jQuery, JavaScript, PHP
  • WordPress Plugin Engineer

    2020 - 2020
    Word
    • Created a plugin for migrating data from one LMS System to Another (keeping track of course and quiz progress).
    • Determined the database schemas for both LMS systems and came up with the solution for the migration code.
    • Implemented a plugin that hooks into the LearnDash API and into WordPress REST API, performing new custom actions requested by the client.
    Technologies: PHP 7, WordPress, JavaScript, Databases, LearnDash, BuddyPress, Data Migration, Schema Migration, WordPress Plugins
  • WordPress Developer (Contract)

    2019 - 2019
    Third Space Learning
    • Handled the development of all WordPress websites that the company owns.
    • Implemented API integrations as well as Cron jobs.
    • Took care of optimizations and deployments and ensured their success.
    • Integrated with the company's team and their workflows.
    Technologies: Front-end, User Interface (UI), UI, User Experience (UX), UX, Project Management, APIs, Website Redesigns, WooCommerce, PSD to WordPress, WordPress Plugins, Responsive Web Design (RWD), WordPress Theme Design, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Cron, WordPress, SQL, MySQL, Sass, CSS3, HTML5, Ajax, jQuery, JavaScript, PHP
  • Full-stack Developer | Project Manager

    2017 - 2017
    Marketing Office
    • Developed websites from scratch and managed the existing ones.
    • Built a framework to ease the creation of new landing pages.
    • Implemented procedures for design and coding departments.
    • Managed projects for the web development department.
    Technologies: Front-end, APIs, Website Redesigns, Google Analytics, PSD to WordPress, Responsive Web Design (RWD), WordPress, SQL, MySQL, Sass, CSS3, HTML5, Ajax, jQuery, JavaScript, PHP
  • Remote PHP Developer

    2016 - 2017
    Bioelite Vert SRL
    • Managed my own work server and developed websites from scratch and managed existing ones.
    • Performed not only PSD-to-WordPress conversions but also PSD-to-HTML conversions.
    • Developed OOP apps (object-oriented programming) using Smarty.
    • Conducted QA testing and elicited client feedback.
    Technologies: Front-end, Linux, Website Redesigns, Google Maps API, PSD to WordPress, WordPress Plugins, PSD to HTML, Responsive Web Design (RWD), Nginx, Command Line Interface (CLI), Git, WordPress, Smarty, Server Sent Events (SSE), Cron, cURL Command Line Tool, SQL, Sass, CSS, HTML, Ajax, jQuery, JavaScript, PHP
  • Web Technician

    2014 - 2016
    Inter Core Web
    • Developed websites from scratch and managed existing ones.
    • Performed PSD-to-WordPress conversions as well as managing clients.
    • Oversaw and was responsible for the management of IT equipment (laptops, PCs, printers, copy machines, and networks).
    Technologies: Front-end, Project Management, Website Redesigns, WooCommerce, WordPress Themes, Google Analytics, PSD to WordPress, PSD to HTML, Responsive Web Design (RWD), cPanel, Adobe Photoshop, SQL, MySQL, CSS, HTML, Ajax, jQuery, JavaScript, PHP, WordPress
  • Equipment Configurator | Dispatcher-Operator

    2012 - 2015
    RCS & RDS
    • Configured the network equipment as well as provided support for the field teams.
    • Monitored the network equipment in the field and forwarded issues.
    • Discovered and corrected database inconsistencies.
    • Evaluated situations and provided the necessary checks and reports.
    Technologies: Microsoft 365, TFTP, PuTTY, Linux

Experience

  • Opster
    https://opster.com/

    I redesigned and optimized the website to its present state. I also implemented ACF flexible layouts and custom Gutenberg blocks. Another task was maximizing the loading speed and I obtained the following Google PageSpeed Insights result: 98% on mobile and 99% on desktop.

    Check this out:
    • https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fopster.com%2F

  • Salefreaks
    https://salefreaks.com

    Salefreaks is a top-notch dropshipping company. Since I started working with Salefreaks, we have implemented two redesigns, built custom click funnels as per the requirements, and optimized continuously. Changes come on a weekly basis, and I'm always on top of them.

  • Social Sharing 9
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/social-sharing-9/

    I developed a customizable WordPress plugin that enables you to display social sharing icons in different places on your website. It creates an admin page where you can select all your options, chose what social networks you’ll activate, chose sizes, colors, and even set a preferred order. I built this just for fun.

  • Tiger21
    https://tiger21.com/

    Tiger21 is an exclusive peer membership organization of high-net-worth entrepreneurs, investors, and executives.

    I worked within a team of developers and helped with building templates, the front-end style, created new ACF blocks and changed the existing ones.

  • MeetupCall Website
    https://www.meetupcall.com/

    Current Role: Full-stack Developer

    My Responsibilities:
    • Implemented geolocation and PHP changes.
    • Implemented website redesign.
    • Developed new website pages and landing pages.
    • Handled customization and optimization requests.
    • Provided technical support.

  • Targetbox.de
    https://targetbox.de

    I started from a commercial theme, did some style changes, and implemented new custom templates. Later on, I developed a series of custom multi-step forms which included some non-typical integrations of Google Maps API (for advanced localization).

  • Beschuetzerbox.de
    https://beschuetzerbox.de/

    A German online store that needed help on the front end. I implemented some WP Bakery custom changes (custom widgets) and migrated it from WP Engine to CloudWays.

    The WooCommerce implementation also needed some attention. By the end of the project, I managed to update all the WooCommerce-related plugins maintaining the original functionality.

  • BrandDoctors.com
    https://www.branddoctors.com/

    BrandDoctors.com is a website owned by a Dutch company that provides marketing services.

    I implemented custom changes, implemented multi-lingual functionality, and optimized the website. Along the way, we also worked on additional websites that this company needed help with.

  • NextThing.Education
    https://nextthing.education

    It's an eCommerce website for tech camps held in London.

    I built the back end, fixed the front end, and added custom options and API integrations for products and orders. I also implemented a custom search that displays results within a specific radius, depending on the distance from the given postcode.

  • Yanjep.org
    https://www.yanjep.org/

    This is the site for Young Audiences—ARTS FOR LEARNING—New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania.

    I built custom pages, worked on new taxonomies, added lazy-loading, and performed additional optimizations, as per the client's requirements.

  • Addict Controllers
    https://addictcontrollers.auvenit.ro/build-xbox/

    I built a custom shop that enables you to build your custom controller. You can change parts and colors, add custom texts, and in the end, order your custom product.

    The customizer options are manageable on the WordPress admin side within ACF fields.

    For the front-end part, I relied on my JavaScript/jQuery coding abilities and came up with the exact complex-detailed functionality required by the client.

  • Advocate Abroad
    https://advocateabroad.com

    This is a mature platform with great functionality features that provide services abroad.

    Tasks Accomplished:
    • Developed a custom WordPress plugin, facilitating the registration of new service providers.
    • Implemented a new design and functionality features.
    • Made improvements.
    • Maintained speed and security.
    • Developed API integrations.
    • Implemented automation.

  • LeadCheetah
    https://leadcheetah.com/

    LeadCheetah is a marketplace that allows you to find valid leads including their email addresses and phone numbers.

    I've been responsible for implementing the functionality for calling the leads, record the calls, and chat via SMS.

  • Ustanzadan
    https://www.ustanzadan.me/

    I implemented the front-end part of this project including the maps with Google Maps API (custom clustered markers), forms, filters; integrated and implemented all the libraries required for the front-end functionality and getting everything ready to be connected with the back end.

  • Rendeljkinait
    https://rendeljkinait.hu/

    Rendeljkinait is a big traffic website that reviews products and offers various purchase places.

    Responsibilities:
    • Implemented custom PHP changes and improved the page speed.
    • Performed three hosting migrations. We tried Bluehost, iPage, and in the end, the client decided on a Hungarian hosting provider.
    • Implemented custom WPBakery blocks.

Skills

  • Languages

    PHP, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, SCSS, CSS, PHP 7, SQL, HTML, Sass, Less
  • Frameworks

    Bootstrap, Smarty, CodeIgniter
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, Google Maps API, Stripe, jQuery UI, Google Maps API (GeoJSON), Google Maps, Shopify API, Plivo, WordPress REST API, PHPExcel, BuddyPress, React, WordPress API, Social Media APIs, NMP
  • Tools

    Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Google Analytics, Trello, Sublime Text 3, PageSpeed, Skype, Slack, WP-CLI, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Git, InVision, Microsoft Excel, Figma, Bitbucket, PuTTY, cURL Command Line Tool, Adobe Photoshop, Nginx, Cron, Asana, Jira, LearnDash, Tableau, Gutenberg Editor, ACF Pro, Webpack, Zoom
  • Paradigms

    Responsive Web Design (RWD), Testing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Model View Controller (MVC), Object-oriented Programming (OOP)
  • Platforms

    WordPress, WooCommerce, cPanel, WordPress Theme Design, Shopify, XAMPP, Linux, Bluehost
  • Storage

    WP Engine, Cloudways, MySQL, JSON, Cache, Databases
  • Other

    WordPress Plugins, PSD to WordPress, PSD to HTML, WordPress Themes, Local SEO, Web UX, Website Redesigns, APIs, WordPress Multisite, Builder, Gravity Forms, Isotope, Ajax, UX, User Experience (UX), UI, User Interface (UI), Elementor, Page Speed Optimization, Site Speed Optimization, Web Speed, Cloudflare, GoDaddy, PSD Slicing, Front-end, Backlinks, Web Applications, HubSpot, Public Speaking, W3 Total Cache, Autoptimize, WP Rocket, MVC Frameworks, TFTP, Server Sent Events (SSE), Command Line Interface (CLI), Recording, Communication, Reports, Data Migration, Schema Migration, AWS, Optimization, Back-end, Avada, Google Tag Manager
  • Industry Expertise

    Project Management, Teaching, Social Media

Education

  • Master's degree in Circuits and Integrated Systems for Communications
    2014 - 2016
    Politehnica University of Bucharest - Bucharest, Romania
  • Licentiate degree in Electrical, Electronics, and Communications Engineering
    2010 - 2014
    Constanta Maritime University - Constanta, Romania
  • Licentiate degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
    2010 - 2014
    Constanta Maritime University - Constanta, Romania

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