Todor Gaidarov, WordPress Developer in London, United Kingdom
Todor Gaidarov

WordPress Developer in London, United Kingdom

Member since December 1, 2015
Todor has over fifteen years of web development experience, with the past eight years spent mostly on WordPress API, plugins, and themes. Well-versed in Agile, TDD, and CI/CD, Todor understands the importance of good communication, aims for high-quality, documented, and maintainable code, and is comfortable working solo or as part of a team.
Todor is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Core Sash Windows
    ACF, jQuery, WordPress, WordPress API, Yii, Git, MySQL, PHP 7, HTML5, CSS...
  • StoryShare Platform
    WordPress REST API, MySQL, Postman, jQuery, React, Docker, AWS, Jenkins...
  • LexisNexis UK
    WordPress, PHP, Jira, Agile Sprints, MySQL, Git, GitLab, Jenkins, AWS ECS...

Experience

Location

London, United Kingdom

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Git, Mac OS, Sublime Text, PhpStorm

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on is re-architecting and migrating a legacy Java application to WordPress to make it more secure, scalable, and performant.

Employment

  • Freelance PHP Developer

    2021 - 2021
    Core Sash Windows
    • Refactored and brought in shape an existing, part-finished CRM system written in Yii.
    • Developed API integrations with SalesForce and Xero.
    • Built a mobile app with synchronization capabilities and CRM integration for surveyors.
    Technologies: ACF, jQuery, WordPress, WordPress API, Yii, Git, MySQL, PHP 7, HTML5, CSS, WordPress Plugins, WordPress Themes, Postman, GitHub, Sublime Text, JavaScript, HTML
  • WordPress developer

    2019 - 2020
    StoryShare Platform
    • Worked on adding REST API endpoints, system automation, back-end improvements for content creators to a WordPress multi-site platform.
    • Developed integrations with third-party LMS and other services - Unsplash, Kontiki, Degreed, Go1, and SalesForce.
    • Added unit and integration testing. Used PHPUnit and Jenkins CI.
    Technologies: WordPress REST API, MySQL, Postman, jQuery, React, Docker, AWS, Jenkins, PHPUnit, Test-driven Development (TDD), Git, AWS ECS, PHP 7, HTML5, CSS, WordPress Plugins, WordPress Multisite, Scrum, GitHub, Sublime Text, PhpStorm, JavaScript, HTML
  • Software Engineer - Contract

    2018 - 2019
    LexisNexis UK
    • Helped with GDPR compliance effort, which involved developing an in-house solution for handling data requests, export, and deletion across the RELX network of sites.
    • Converted an old Java and Oracle app to WordPress, including pay-wall, migration of data, improved UI for members, and API endpoints allowing existing data-entry facilities to continue working.
    • Developed multiple Gutenberg blocks, both native and using ACF.
    • Developed custom themes and plugins, participated in handling support requests.
    Technologies: WordPress, PHP, Jira, Agile Sprints, MySQL, Git, GitLab, Jenkins, AWS ECS, PHP 7, WordPress REST API, HTML5, CSS, Java, SQL, WordPress Plugins, WordPress Themes, Postman, React, Docker, AWS, WordPress Multisite, Scrum, GitHub, Sublime Text, JavaScript, HTML, Migration, WooCommerce
  • WordPress Developer

    2015 - 2018
    27Partners
    • Worked on the unit and integration testing to a WordPress multi-site platform. Used PHPUnit and Jenkins CI.
    • Took part in developing a WordPress REST API-based mobile apps platform.
    • Developed client sites hosted on WordPress multi-site.
    Technologies: WordPress, WordPress Multisite, WordPress REST API, PHPUnit, MySQL, PHP 7, Docker, Jenkins, AWS, Jira, Scrum, Test-driven Development (TDD), Git, GitHub, AWS ECS, HTML5, CSS, WordPress Plugins, Sublime Text, PhpStorm, JavaScript, HTML

Experience

  • Bond Marketplace

    Rebuilt an old Java and Oracle app to WordPress, including a pay-wall, migration of data, improved UI for members and API endpoints, allowing existing data-entry facilities and connection to Oracle database to continue working.

    I was the sole developer assigned to the project while I was at RBI (LexisNexis). There were multiple little things I had to find a solution for while working on this, like an Outlook-like view of a record's details view, preventing concurrent logins to the same user account, user record creation, and synchronization of changes using the REST API. I was also in constant contact with the product owner and their design team.

  • Unsplash Integration

    A WordPress multisite-ready plugin for integration with the Unsplash photo library. I was the sole developer assigned the task. I had to dive deep into the media library to add the image search interface and use hooks to download the selected images and their metadata from Unsplash and create local media items. The plugin could be enabled per user role and allowed for separate API credentials per customer.

  • Go1 Integration

    Plugin for a WordPress-based LMS, providing access to Go1, an expansive source of external learning. The integration allowed uploading a SCORM file, which would then be present in the media library as a video item, including metadata and featured image.

Skills

  • Languages

    PHP, PHP 7, HTML, HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, Java, SQL
  • Libraries/APIs

    WordPress API, WordPress REST API, jQuery, React
  • Platforms

    WordPress, WooCommerce, Linux, Mac OS, Docker
  • Other

    ACF, WordPress Plugins, Migration, WordPress Multisite, Agile Sprints, WordPress Themes, AWS, WordPress UX
  • Frameworks

    PHPUnit, Yii
  • Tools

    Git, AWS ECS, Jira, Postman, Jenkins, GitLab, GitHub, Sublime Text, PhpStorm
  • Paradigms

    Test-driven Development (TDD), Scrum
  • Storage

    MySQL

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