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Hi, I am Darren and I am a full-time freelance WordPress developer.

I very much enjoy the interconnected life we have online, travel, and walking the cliffs and beaches of my local area.


I have been developing websites for 20 years, from the days when website were table layouts, to the new modern mobile responsive website layouts.

I have worked with different CMS’s including Joomla, ExpressionEngine and since 2012 I have been fully committed to WordPress development.

I hold two Master Degrees in Multimedia and Information Design, and separately in Fine Art (which started me in web development!). I am a self-taught developer always looking to expand my skillsets online and I am currently learning ReactJS.


How I can help you

I specialise in the development of custom-built WordPress websites, utilising an initial blank starter theme with PHP, JavaScript, SASS/CSS, WordPress APIs and third-party APIs.

I have experience with working remotely for local, national and international clients including private businesses (SMEs and large organisations) and for web / graphic design agencies (sometimes I am the man behind the scenes crafting agency websites).

I can help you with:
– Custom WordPress Theme Development
– Mobile-First Responsive Design
– Website Speed Security and Optimization
– PSD / PDF / Sketch to Wordpress
– PHP, HTML, CSS/SASS, JavaScript/jQuery
– Website Hosting Migration
– Regular website maintenance
– Hosting setups, DNS updates
– Security, Hacking Cleanup,
– Avada, Divi, Uncode, Underscores, Understrap
– Advanced Custom Fields Pro, WP All Import & WP All Export, Gravity Forms (with add-ons), Woocommerce (with add-ons), Ajax Load More, WordFence.


Chinese Website Development

Alongside my lovely wife (Chinese), we have extensive experience in providing Chinese website development (using WordPress) and digital marketing (Baidu – the largest search engine in China Baidu, WeChat and Weibo – the top 2 Chinese social media platforms, Chinese online PR and advertising).

I can provide help with:
– Create a digital hub for effective Chinese marketing campaigns
– Maximise audience accessibility with Chinese website hosting
– Provide a distinct identifier for China with a Chinese domain name
– Tailor UX to the unique needs of your Chinese customers

If I cannot find clients a solution then I always provide options to help clients always move forward.

Thanks for viewing my profile.


Customer reviews

Darren Stevens 2020-09-03T05:08:50Z 4
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Overall good but some things I expected to be done have been moved to addtional tasks

Matthew Simplay
Darren Stevens 2020-08-25T22:11:32Z 5
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Darren is awesome. I would highly recommend him!

Daniel Hickey
Darren Stevens 2020-08-18T20:23:42Z 5
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Great experience and very informative. I would highly recommend Darren!

Daniel Hickey
Darren Stevens 2020-07-17T05:36:35Z 5
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Reliable & trustable so far.An absolute master of WordPress.

Zaheed Alli
Darren Stevens 2020-07-07T10:25:27Z 5
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very clear, very understanding and very helpful. Will use Darren for advice again in the future.

Daniel Gaskell
Darren Stevens 2020-07-04T13:19:41Z 5
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Excellent work swift and skilled

Sean Hayden
Darren Stevens 2020-07-01T21:34:55Z 4
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Justin Lallo
Darren Stevens 2020-06-27T16:41:51Z 5
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Darren was patient with a very senior citizen's difficulties with Zoom, made some simple recommendations for upgrading my site, and walked me through a few important modifications (things that were blocking me from further development). I shall definitely seek him out if future issues arise

Barry McGhan
Darren Stevens 2020-06-16T22:22:12Z 5
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Very helpful. Very clear in explanation. Will use again if I need help.

Shawna Nunes
Darren Stevens 2020-06-11T19:09:56Z 5
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William Lee
Darren Stevens 2020-06-10T11:11:11Z 5
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Communication, quality and speed of work.

Duncan Rogers
Darren Stevens 2020-06-02T10:23:22Z 4
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Dominique Alessi
Darren Stevens 2020-05-29T13:23:58Z 5
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Great work done quickly with excellent communication.

John Paquette
Darren Stevens 2020-05-22T15:17:52Z 5
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Darren is an amazing developer, he always has not only solutions but alternatives to solve your ideas and make everything you have in mind to happen. He's a professional and he solved my requests in a fast and accurate way even better to what I wanted at the beggining.

victor hernandez
Darren Stevens 2020-05-21T21:19:18Z 5
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