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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 2018-01-18T10:48:11Z 5
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Professional & fast I would recommend Derrick. He was upfront about having to troubleshoot the problem and whether he could fix it but he did it. Thanks for your help!

Jayne Freeman
Derrick Hammer 2018-01-17T01:55:10Z 5
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Stiftelsen Oase
Derrick Hammer 2018-01-11T19:47:56Z 5
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Derrick worked to ensure that our issues were addressed. We would work with him again.

Johan Rust
Derrick Hammer 2018-01-10T12:50:20Z 5
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Derrick did a great job - reducing my site's page load time from 20+ seconds to under 5 seconds. He was extremely responsive to questions and requests. A true professional!

Paul Roberts
Derrick Hammer 2018-01-06T00:34:11Z 5
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It's nice to work, with this good person, very professional...very fast and accurate...

Enrique Rivas
Derrick Hammer 2018-01-01T16:06:40Z 5
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Derrick worked tirelessly to get my project finished. He offered useful tips, advice, and added his expertise for a great experience working on this. I highly recommend hiring him.

Rosemary Angelina
Derrick Hammer 2017-12-30T01:06:29Z 5
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John Beaubien
Derrick Hammer 2017-12-29T17:44:41Z 4
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Cheryl Myers
Derrick Hammer 2017-12-28T18:23:14Z 5
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Amit Bhalla
Derrick Hammer 2017-12-24T21:11:13Z 5
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Timely and professional. Everything you could ask for.

Daniel Moreau
Derrick Hammer 2017-12-18T20:01:57Z 5
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Derrick is very responsive. Really knows his stuff. Made a huge difference in our website performance. I would HIGHLY recommend him.

Mark P
Derrick Hammer 2017-12-08T09:45:36Z 4
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Fast and precise in delivery. We only had a trouble with him because he was not proactive in asking if any design work was actually needed/required for this feature.

Fabrizio Regini
Derrick Hammer 2017-12-07T15:27:46Z 5
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Derrick could start to work right away on my project and he solved the problem. Communication was also quick and easy. Thanks!

David Bizer
Derrick Hammer 2017-12-05T19:21:26Z 5
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Very helpful with speeding up our site. knows his stuff. Thanks Derrick. Looking forward to using him again on other projects.

Jason Richter
Derrick Hammer 2017-12-04T22:46:33Z 5
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Really knows his stuff, great communication, great work. I would hire Derrick again without hesitation.

Mark P