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.
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Derrick is responsive and understands the requirement and gets the tasks done.
I hired Derrick to work on my Wordpress site after having some very questionable results from someone else offered on a different platform. First of all, I was able to follow Derricks work using Teamviewer which to me was very interesting to see and allowed me to understand just how detail-oriented Derrick worked on my website. It was in my interest to keep communicating with him and we were able to achieve exactly what I expected and more! Derrick’s expertise lies especially within making a website fast. Ultra-Fast. To the extent of it loading within 500ms to be precise! I wanted to keep my design as simple as possible and Derrick was always willing to recommend and suggest different plugins and solutions that would help to achieve these goals. In a nutshell, if you want your website to be built properly and without a doubt professional to the core, my recommendation to hire Derrick is unconditional. Thank you Derrick and thank you Codeable if anything comes up in the future, I will be back!
Extremely honest about what was needed to complete the potential project and what the costs would be. Would definitely go to him for server configuration and systems administration reviews and projects again.
Really helpful and completed the job quickly
Derrick took our site from a "D" speed to an "A" speed rating! That deserves an "ALL-STAR" rating. Thanks a million.
Had some unexpected challenges in this project, and Derrick did a great job hammering through them.
I have had so many bad experiences with developers in the past, that just the thought of having to hire one struck me with dread like a kick in the nuts. The speed improvements in my website are huge. Derrick did this very quickly and is a good communicator. This is my second time using Codeable, second time hiring Derrick, these have been the best Dev experiences I have ever had.
Derrick fixed the problem in a flash. He even offered to do more to help me. There is no doubt that I will ask him to help me again. I believe you can have great confidence in his abilities.
This migration went flawlessly because of Derrick's experience and careful attention to detail. The site is running twice as fast now - like night and day. Thanks to Derrick, we're also saving money and have lowered the complexity of our site management. Fantastic job.
Derrick replied to me almost instantly when I first launched this job request expressing interest and asking a couple questions to understand the scope of work. The next day spent troubleshooting before coming back with an estimate and being confident he could fix this issue. He fixed our issue just like he explained he would and solved every issue, be it major or minor (I don't know because I'm not a programmer) easily and quickly. In conclusion, Derrick knows his stuff and it seems there isn't anything he can't handle. Highly recommended!
I know a little about wordpress and website but not enough. I have reached out to freelancers in the past only to be disappointed. Naturally, I was skeptical when hiring Derrick. This guy is very gifted, amazing and pretty smart. I am beyond impressed. I wished I had his knowledge. He took my website from page speed F(28%) to A(98%) with a large video in the header. I couldn't be happier! Furthermore, I checked my scores on GTMetrix, Pingdom and Google PSI and they are impressive to say the least!
He solved an issue that 3 others failed to do. It's because he is a natural trouble-shooter and willing to dig until he's figured it out. We were really struggling to solve this problem and the clock was ticking. Thanks to Derrick, we're back in business.