Valik Rudd, Software Developer in Post Falls, ID, United States
Valik Rudd

Software 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

Experience

  • WordPress Theme Design, 7 years
  • WordPress, 7 years

Location

Post Falls, ID, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

WordPress, Shopify, Linux Based Servers

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

  • Freelance Web Developer

    2007 - PRESENT
    TimberWebDesign.com
    • 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.
    • 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: WordPress, PHP/MySQL, HTML/CSS/jQuery
  • 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: WordPress, Shopify

Experience

  • SpokaneHousePlans.com (Development)
    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 (Development)

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

    I custom designed and coded the theme.

  • Oxyfresh.com (Development)
    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 (Other amazing things)

    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, APIs, Certified Scrum Product Owner
  • Libraries/APIs

    Shopify API, jQuery
  • Paradigms

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

    MySQL

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