Trevor Wagner, Developer in Charleston, SC, United States
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Trevor Wagner

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Linux Server Configuration Developer

Charleston, SC, United States
Toptal Member Since
June 28, 2016

Trevor is a hybrid, a full LAMP stack, and a front-end developer with 10+ years of experience creating custom WordPress themes and plugins and tailoring WordPress admins on a per-client basis. He also specializes in eCommerce on the WooCommerce platform and other large platforms, like SFCC. Trevor is willing to leverage his skillset in new and challenging projects.


Blue Acorn
Grunt, NPM, Demandware, JavaScript, LAMP
Cobble Hill
WooCommerce, Sass, Less, Magento, WordPress, LAMP
Blue Key
Ruby on Rails (RoR), Kentico, WordPress, LAMP




Preferred Environment

MySQL, Apache, CentOS, Ubuntu, PHP, LAMP, Vue, WordPress

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on was a WordPress platform that allowed users to sign up for access to congressional budget reporting for the DoD and NASA.

Work Experience

Applications Engineer

2016 - PRESENT
Blue Acorn
  • Built a payment gateway module and corresponding back-end module to manage payments.
  • Implemented the SureTax API.
  • Honed skills in Demandware, JavaScript/ECMAscript, Magento, and XML/XMLT.
Technologies: Grunt, NPM, Demandware, JavaScript, LAMP

Senior Web Developer

2014 - 2016
Cobble Hill
  • Built a Magento 1.9.1 site to replace the client's 1.6.0 version, tripling their eCommerce profits year over year.
  • Built two extremely successful wooCommerce sites for small brands, helping them increase sales and revenue.
  • Built a boilerplate theme for WordPress sites.
  • Managed and built server architecture for over 20 clients.
  • Built a real estate website using third party API's from scratch.
  • Worked with Mailchimp, Emma, Sharpspring, and other third-party marketing APIs.
Technologies: WooCommerce, Sass, Less, Magento, WordPress, LAMP

Web Developer

2013 - 2014
Blue Key
  • Built enterprise-grade sites for clients using Kentico.
  • Created a web app that allowed users to seek and sell used CATERPILLAR machinery.
  • Developed a monitoring app for all sites within the Bluekey organization to monitor uptime on Ruby on Rails.
  • Honed skills in the Kentico platform, C#, and .NET.
Technologies: Ruby on Rails (RoR), Kentico, WordPress, LAMP

Front-end Developer

2011 - 2013
The Design Group
  • Built an application on WordPress that allowed users to subscribe to DoD and NASA news.
  • Created a multi-site platform for a restaurant chain with 8 different restaurants using child themes and third-party APIs.
  • Honed WordPress, Git, CodeIgniter, and Google Maps API skills.
Technologies: JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, HTML5, WordPress

Alvia was a complete site rebuild and server re-platform. The client provided a design that evolved as the site became more complex and more features were implemented. The theme is custom built to allow the client maximum flexibility when editing different parts of the site and allows them to make content as well as moderate design changes easily by utilizing advanced custom fields. Without a cumbersome theme that slows down the site or a multitude of confusing plugins, the site runs fast, is easy to use, and gives the client maximum flexibility, saving them money, and more importantly, time.

This theme showcases work done with advanced custom fields, custom post types, and custom built integrations with Mailchimp's and Google's APIs for geolocation.

Imgur Anonymous Upload PHP Wrapper
I built a PHP wrapper for Imgur's anonymous upload API so I could upload images and return a URL for them with ease.

This was a bit of a passion project, that tied into another project I was building at the time for a reservation service.

Wildlife Workshop Firetools
During my time at Cobble Hill, I built this site for a craftsman from Columbia, SC, who really just wanted to sell a few of his products every month.

To his—and our—surprise, his creations were a HUGE hit, and the demand for his firetools skyrocketed.

Holy City Hospitality
This project was the largest WordPress multisite I have ever been a part of creating during my time with The Design Group. At the time that I worked on it, there were only four restaurants and two catering websites, but it still remained an enoormous effort to build it efficiently using child themes so that the site would be fast and each restaurant would have its own look.

At the current point in time, the site has scaled to ten restaurants and caterers, so the use of child themes and the WordPress multisite has been a success in keeping this fast and scalable.

Smith Spencer
While Smith Spencer is a small site, the development to handle the design was challenging, and I'm proud of the smoothness surrounding the execution of the design. The client let us completely dictate the design process, which streamlined the development process and ultimately made the outcome look great on both mobile devices and normal browsers.

The Burlap Elephant
The Burlap Elephant was a small wedding site built during my time at Cobble Hill that showcases some innovative back-end WordPress development to create a flexible framework for the client to add all their media for their wedding galleries and services and to display that content across all devices.


HTML5, PHP, JavaScript, Sass, CSS3, Less, CSS, Python


TensorFlow, Google Maps JavaScript API 3, jQuery, Vue


WordPress Theme Design, WordPress, Magento, Demandware, WooCommerce, LAMP, Ubuntu, CentOS, Percona, CentOS 6


Adobe Photoshop, Git, PhpStorm, Coda 2, Gulp, NPM, Grunt, Kentico, Apache


Object-oriented Programming (OOP)


Salesforce Commerce Cloud, MySQL


Command-line Interface (CLI), Ajax, WordPress Plugins, Linux Server Configuration, Ubuntu Server, Mailchimp API, WordPress Multisite


CodeIgniter, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Jinja

2008 - 2011

Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology

College of Charleston - Charleston, SC

2007 - 2008

Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology

Appalachian State University - Boone, NC