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I am a PHP developer, system administrator, and overall jack-of-all-trades engineer. I have over 10 years experience combined in numerous languages, platforms, and technologies.


I have special experience in automation, game development, web hosting/vps hosting/cloud, and web scraping. I have been in the hosting sector for over 5 years and know every major system there is outside of windows.

Specific to WordPress I have special experience with the Pods plugin, W3TC (caching), WP-Rocket (caching and minify), and I prefer using roots.io for building themes from scratch as it uses proper tools like grunt, frameworks like bootstrap, and languages like SASS. I have personally been a contributor and bounty hunter for pods for over 6 months and use it for every site I can.

However even if I do not have extensive or any prior experience to your plugin or theme, I am a very quick learner and will have no issues resolving or building anything you require.

The one thing I unfortunately can not take on is any design work. If you give a mock-up or a visual reference, I can create it in most cases. I can also fix UI’s if there is an issue and do minor changes, and sometimes even major. But the heart of my skill set lies in engineering as a backend engineer despite being a full stack engineer.

What I do is my passion and I take pride in doing it properly. I have been a developer and learning since I was 10 and I have never stopped. I love learning and most importantly I love and thrive on a challenge to learn more.

You may view my past work below
* https://financer.com


Customer reviews

Derrick Hammer 2018-10-16T07:34:06Z 5
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On point communication and such a relief to have an expert working on this!

Rob Thomson
Derrick Hammer 2018-10-12T21:34:32Z 5
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Peter Trahan
Derrick Hammer 2018-10-10T10:51:27Z 5
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Got the job done in half the time and spent just as much time figuring out the job before hand

Cillian Bracken-Conway
Derrick Hammer 2018-10-10T07:14:55Z 5
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Sergio Sini
Derrick Hammer 2018-10-09T18:02:58Z 5
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Chris Tuttle
Derrick Hammer 2018-10-08T05:33:24Z 5
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Great communication! Enjoyed working with Derrick to migrate our website to a different host. Informative and helpful!

Alex Koo
Derrick Hammer 2018-10-06T03:39:01Z 5
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Jeremiah Prummer
Derrick Hammer 2018-10-05T21:36:42Z 5
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Derrick stepped in at short notice, found and fixed a bug in code that got our store back online. Thank you!

Chris Lopez
Derrick Hammer 2018-10-04T02:04:31Z 5
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Adam Baird
Derrick Hammer 2018-10-02T20:34:02Z 4
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Derrick is clearly knowledgeable, and had good ideas for addressing my project needs. We had some trouble communicating by phone because he spoke fast and couldn't easily explain the project plan step-by-step. Overall, it was productive and I intend to hire him for next steps.

Karen Straus
Derrick Hammer 2018-10-02T16:25:32Z 5
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He was extremely helpful, responded quickly and had clear and concise answers!

Taylor Ward
Derrick Hammer 2018-10-01T18:39:45Z 5
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Len Ward
Derrick Hammer 2018-09-28T20:20:57Z 5
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Marc Avila
Derrick Hammer 2018-09-27T22:37:13Z 4
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Abdull Warsame
Derrick Hammer 2018-09-22T18:45:40Z 5
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Derrick helped me get over a hurdle that I would never have figured out on my own. I'm now able to have a local instance of the website up and running and I feel more in control of my destiny. Thank you for your patience and getting me up and running with docker.

Johnny T Cheng