Valik Rudd, Website Transfers Developer in Post Falls, ID, United States
Valik Rudd

Website Transfers Developer in Post Falls, ID, United States

Member since March 31, 2016
With over 15 years of real world experience in web design and development, and over 8 years developing with WordPress, your project is in the right hands. Valik is not just developer, but also a designer and SEO specialist. Together, this combination will ensure that your project comes together smoothly. Valik's expertise is in WordPress development and PHP/MySQL, HTML/CSS, and jQuery.
Valik is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Secured Investment Corp.
    Symfony, MySQL, WordPress, Website Transfers, WordPress Rescue...
  • Freelancing
    jQuery, CSS, HTML, MySQL, WordPress, WordPress Theme Design...
  • Oxyfresh.com
    Shopify, WordPress, WordPress Theme Design, WordPress Plugins...

Experience

Location

Post Falls, ID, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Linux Servers, Shopify, WordPress, PHP, WordPress Rescue, Site Speed Optimization

The most amazing...

...thing that I've created was the architectural plans for an eCommerce site that required an advanced search, which was custom built on WordPress & WooCommerce.

Employment

  • Lead Web Developer

    2019 - PRESENT
    Secured Investment Corp.
    • Developed an interactive viewing interface for video streaming of multi-day all-day seminars.
    • Maintained, repaired, and developed WordPress websites and landing pages.
    • Managed a team of developers who maintain Symfony-based events management application and a portfolio of company websites.
    • Maintained company domains, DNS, and web hosting account. Performed webmaster duties.
    • Performed SEO on the existing company websites and web analytics reporting.
    • Managed API connections and customer records in Infusionsoft.
    Technologies: Symfony, MySQL, WordPress, Website Transfers, WordPress Rescue, WordPress Plugins, HTML5, JavaScript, Git, Scrum, Agile, Adobe Photoshop, WordPress Theme Design, APIs, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Adobe Illustrator, Linux Servers, Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), jQuery, PHP, CSS, HTML, Site Speed Optimization
  • Freelance Web Developer

    2007 - PRESENT
    Freelancing
    • Created custom WordPress themes and plugins for business clients and individuals.
    • Built custom PHP and MySQL-based utilities and applications.
    • Performed rescue operations on hacked and broken WordPress websites.
    • Designed beautiful UI and UX for websites for businesses and private clients.
    • Improved organic search engine positions for a window-tinting client by doing SEO work.
    • Customized a Shopify theme for a client and created landing pages.
    • Developed a custom WordPress theme for the network marketing community that allows easy customizations, landing pages, custom sales pages, and many more customization options from the theme's admin panel.
    Technologies: jQuery, CSS, HTML, MySQL, WordPress, WordPress Theme Design, WordPress Plugins, WordPress Rescue, Website Transfers, HTML5, JavaScript, Git, Adobe Photoshop, APIs, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Adobe Illustrator, Linux Servers, Scrum, Agile, PHP, Site Speed Optimization
  • Web Designer | Developer

    2015 - 2016
    Oxyfresh.com
    • Transferred a website from an ancient custom-built system onto a WordPress front-end and Shopify for eCommerce.
    • Designed and developed a custom WordPress theme for the front-end corporate portion of the website.
    • Designed and customized a Shopify theme to match the corporate site.
    • Created a custom Shopify app scripts for manipulating the data and site performance over API.
    • Wrote custom code for editing the shopping cart behavior.
    Technologies: Shopify, WordPress, WordPress Theme Design, WordPress Plugins, WordPress Rescue, Website Transfers, HTML5, MySQL, PHP, JavaScript, Shopify API, Adobe Photoshop, APIs, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Adobe Illustrator, Linux Servers, Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), jQuery, CSS, HTML, Site Speed Optimization
  • Web Designer

    2012 - 2013
    Market Vision Marketing
    • Designed new websites based on the WordPress platform for commercial clients.
    • Maintained existing websites for commercial clients.
    • Fixed errors and vulnerable websites and made them secure.
    • Improved on-site SEO of commercial clients' websites.
    • Helped the graphic designer with design work for web and print.
    Technologies: WordPress, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, SEO Tools, Web Analytics, PHP, MySQL, WordPress Plugins, WordPress Rescue

Experience

  • SpokaneHousePlans.com
    http://SpokaneHousePlans.com

    SpokaneHousePlans.com is an eCommerce website where you can browse through hundreds of house plans or search for specifics using an elaborate custom search form. This website was custom designed and coded by me.

    It is built on the WordPress platform and uses WooCommerce for eCommerce.

    I started by designing the look of the website and then moved on to custom coding the theme to look like the design I created.

    Once the site was up and looked good, I added a WooCommerce product add-on extension to add the necessary functionality.

    Another thing that needed to be done was to add the ability for the site owner to add custom information for each plan, like square footage, bedrooms, bathrooms, and more. This was added using the post_meta function.

    Additionally, I added a feature that allowed the owner of the website to be able to upload a PDF file that the users could print by clicking the Print button.

    It was time to add the cherry on top: the custom search ability. This was a challenging, but definitely fun part of the entire project.

  • TrinityCross.com

    TrinityCross.com is a custom built eCommerce website built on WordPress utilizing WooCommerce.

    I custom designed and coded the theme.

  • Oxyfresh.com
    http://Oxyfresh.com

    Oxyfresh.com is a 30 year-old mail-order company that started their eCommerce when the internet first began. They had a custom-built system created ages ago that they have been tweaking over the years to adapt to the changes in technology.

    In the last decade, their system had become obsolete and outdated and they needed to move on to something modern.

    I was hired as a consultant to find the solution for them that would fit their 30 year old needs. After evaluating the top 10 eCommerce solutions, we settled on using a mix of WordPress and Shopify.

    WordPress was used for the front-end, blog, and the corporate part of the website, and Shopify was used as the eCommerce solution.

    I was the designer that designed the new look of the website, and the coder that created the custom WordPress theme for it. I also transferred the design of the site into a Shopify theme that was customized to match the main site.

    The data migration was challenging and took about 45 days to do. I ended up using a mix of existing Shopify apps as well as custom-built API utilities to migrate and manipulate over 75,000 customer records, about 300 products and over 300,000 historical orders.

  • IMBTheme.com

    IMBTheme.com is a custom WordPress theme that I built for the network marketing market. It allows the owner to fully customize the look of the blog as well as create custom sales pages and opt-in pages right from the theme's admin panel.

    This began as an idea that I had to create a theme for marketers that would have all the tools they would need built-in without the need of external plugins.

    I was contacted by Ty Tribble, the number one network marketing blogger of that time, and he asked if we could partner to make this theme better and focus it on network marketing needs.

    This is when the new version of the IMBTheme was born. It has been sold to hundreds of bloggers and is now on hiatus because I no longer have time to support it.

Skills

  • Languages

    HTML5, HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript
  • Tools

    Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Git
  • Platforms

    WordPress Theme Design, WordPress, Shopify
  • Other

    Website Transfers, WordPress Rescue, WordPress Plugins, Site Speed Optimization, APIs, Linux Servers, Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), SEO Tools, Web Analytics
  • Libraries/APIs

    Shopify API, jQuery
  • Paradigms

    Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Scrum, Agile
  • Storage

    MySQL
  • Frameworks

    Symfony

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