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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
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Customer reviews

Derrick Hammer 2019-07-28T16:57:23Z 5
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This guy is fantastic. A real pro. Keep him cause he's a real asset to codeable.

Stephen Klinksiek
Derrick Hammer 2019-07-22T18:20:41Z 5
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Derrick is wonderful. Highly recommend.

Andrea K
Derrick Hammer 2019-07-16T15:07:45Z 5
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very responsive, rally knows his stuff. I have used Derrick for a few web speed up jobs. He always delivers.

Mark P
Derrick Hammer 2019-07-14T21:22:31Z 5
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Derrick is very responsive and really knows what he's doing.He achieved a great result for my site. I intend to use him again.

Mark P
Derrick Hammer 2019-07-12T16:16:32Z 5
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He had all the answers I was hoping for. Thanks!

jasmin chang
Derrick Hammer 2019-07-09T19:19:27Z 5
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We worked with Derrick to address very low page speed scores that we felt were negatively impacting our SEO. Derrick went methodically through a series of elements related to our site (site host migration, adding tools to reduce image size, removing bad plug-ins, improved caching, added Critical CSS, and much more. Our site speed (as measured by GTmetrix and Google PageSpeed) improved DRAMATICALLY. The process wasn’t without it’s hiccups, but Derrick made sure to stick with it – and even came back a few weeks after we thought we were done – to address any remaining issues. Bottom line – he’s top notch and he will do what he promises to do. Highly recommended!

Evan Klein
Derrick Hammer 2019-06-25T23:29:06Z 5
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David Bolton
Derrick Hammer 2019-06-07T13:15:27Z 5
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Once again, a job well done!. Really appreciate Derrick's patience.

Ken Bakos
Derrick Hammer 2019-05-08T21:04:51Z 5
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Mark P
Derrick Hammer 2019-05-06T18:22:04Z 5
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Jack Macy
Derrick Hammer 2019-05-02T10:59:47Z 5
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Derrick is highly knowledgeable, very responsive and fast - and effective. Much appreciated.

Jim T
Derrick Hammer 2019-05-01T17:26:50Z 5
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Kunwar Gadhok
Derrick Hammer 2019-04-29T23:37:51Z 5
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Always helpful with my questions and very quick to respond.

Gary Dowse
Derrick Hammer 2019-04-16T12:40:42Z 5
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Derrick is simply the best, most helpful person I have ever worked with. He dealt with all tasks completely and absolutely, going out of his way. He kept me informed at every stage and also pitched in with additional advice outside the scope of these tasks. Thank you so much, Derrick!

Anubha Charan
Derrick Hammer 2019-04-13T01:44:59Z 4
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Derrick is very knowledgeable about a lot of things, but maybe not the best fit for my project request (thus our call was very long)-I am very appreciative that he decided to take my call!!--the the first person dropped me and he also gave concessions. With this being said I received a lot of information - which I now have to do a ton more research. I also now have a great resource for very technical issues in the future. Thank you!!

Lisa Gerald