alt text

About me
I started learning to code when i was 8 years old, making simple BASIC programs on my C64. Annoyingly my family didn’t want to head into my bedroom, load up a tape to access a phone book or recipe cards. While finding practical uses for my skills didn’t really come until we finally got the internet in 1998 and turned my hand to simple HTML web sites. Later working for a local charity who made websites for local community groups and training others in HTML and Flash.

In 2005 i started sinking my teeth into php and javascript and founded “Saggy-Pants” a local music community. What started as a website of gig reviews, quickly grew to become a magazine, promoters, running podcasts, print shop and web design group. I ran dozens of websites for local bands, promoters, venues and small indie record labels. A combination of the 2008 crash and with many of my team finding work within the wider music industry, Saggy-Pants did its final encore before packing away for good.

Almost by accident I started working in specialist retail (Pipes & Cigars), helping set up eCommerce stores and running our marketing through clubs, events, blogs, community forums, YouTube and later on Facebook. WordPress became my goto tool for quickly setting up sites and i sank my teeth into modifying themes and creating plugins to push our sites as far as we could.
After setting up my own online retail outfit, I continued to use WordPress to run multiple websites (inc woocommerce stores) to get around restrictions in advertising. Sadly the never ending increasing in regulation saw me step away and sell my business and concentrating on expanding my WordPress development skills. Which brings us onto today and hopefully why you are reading this profile.

alt text
Aside from my 15 years experience managing teams comprised of both volunteers and hired staff. I have in depth knowledge on not only setting up eCommerce stores, but 8 years experience running them (from stock procurement, warehouse & staff management and marketing). So if you are looking to open your first online store, migrating (from Shopify, BigCommerce or Magneto), unlocking the power that lies within woocommerce or minor tweaks. I have the added advantage of trying out multiple approaches first hand, what sounds amazing in theory often gives warehouse/office staff more headaches as they try to maintain overly complex systems and at times costs the retailer through lost trade and additional wage bills.
Lots of bells and whistles on your website is great way to help customers find what they are looking for, but if your staff are spending too much time updating multiple areas of the site, they are responding to customers and above all not maintaining your stock control (which costs retailers more than a fancy widget generates). Careful planning and wise plugin choices are key to avoid this. Remember a plugin will often only get you 80% towards your goal, the final 20% requires careful implementation and customisation.

alt text
API Intergration
Sometimes we all need our websites to communicate with 3rd parties and everyday new services are being opened upto us. While some of these already come with handy WordPress Plugins, many do not and those that do often offer very little flexibility. I have experience using many common APIs such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, eBay and many many more. No matter what you are looking to do, together we can have your website in sync with almost any service on offer. No matter if you want to work with existing plugins or code from scratch together we can get your website communicating with the world.

alt text
Gravity Forms
Gravity Forms is one of the most powerful form suites available for WordPress. Whether are looking to offer a contact form, writing posts from the front end of your site or interacting with 1000s of API’s, Gravity Forms has a hook to help us. Thanks to the extensive selection of hooks and filter, Gravity Forms is able to manipulate data before rendering the form and after submitting. No matter what functionality you are looking for, together we can get Gravity Forms singing from the right hymn sheet.

alt text
Custom Plugins
Plugins help give WordPress more functionality, but often we only need to make use a small portion of it functionality and the rest requires trying to bend it to function differently. That is if you can find one in the first place to do the processes you wanted. While some custom code can be placed in your functions.php, a custom plugin not only removes the nightmare scenario of updating your theme but also gives you the ability to turn it off should debugging me required. No matter what functionality you are after, together we can create the perfect plugin to give your site that extra functionality.

alt text
Additional Skills
* Theme Modifications
* PDF to WordPress development
* Server Migration

Customer reviews

Glynn Quelch 2018-05-22T14:31:51Z 5
Project rating:

Anthony Sexton
Glynn Quelch 2018-05-19T00:46:53Z 5
Project rating:

Very clear, concise and appropriate guidance and recommendation.

Jason Jennings
Glynn Quelch 2018-05-18T11:43:08Z 5
Project rating:

Glynn rocks!

Peggy Hartman-Shields
Glynn Quelch 2018-05-14T15:28:51Z 5
Project rating:

Glynn is thorough in his work and responsive in his communications. A true professional.

Tactics FC
Glynn Quelch 2018-02-28T16:51:57Z 5
Project rating:

Excellent communication, pragmatic approach to the project, a clear understanding/analysis of the brief and quick updates to requested tweaks.Great all-round.

Tom Myatt
Glynn Quelch 2018-02-22T13:25:04Z 5
Project rating:

Glynn is professional, clear about the issues, timely and easy to work with.

James Moss
Glynn Quelch 2018-02-06T11:49:03Z 5
Project rating:

Glynn was a pleasure to work with. He did the job quickly & professionally. I highly recommend him!

Adam Small
Glynn Quelch 2018-02-02T17:19:59Z 5
Project rating:

He's the best!

Jeff Brown
Glynn Quelch 2018-01-30T22:18:27Z 5
Project rating:

Bonnie Katz
Glynn Quelch 2017-12-22T22:21:34Z 5
Project rating:

Great to work with and responsive and helpful and knowledgeable

Damon Jones
Glynn Quelch 2017-11-24T16:21:45Z 5
Project rating:

Glynn was very quick to respond, understood the task immediately and even suggested things to me which I hadn't thought of which will improve the UX for our clients. Good work!

Keilan Redmond
Glynn Quelch 2017-10-26T17:05:06Z 5
Project rating:

Glynn is thorough and proactive, a real professional. I highly recommend him.

Jeff Brown
Glynn Quelch 2017-10-25T06:45:37Z 5
Project rating:

Very helpful and professional

Paul Santacreu
Glynn Quelch 2017-10-13T18:09:22Z 5
Project rating:

I was referred to Codeable by the guys over at WP Engine and i am glad i ended up here.Glynn is an absolute life saver. He understood exactly what i wanted from beginning and provided me with a solution which blew my expectations out of the water.Glynn was able to finish the project quickly which is what i needed. His speed was more than enough to prove to me that he really knows what he is doing.I have hired many developers before and i ecstatic with the service he provided me.I would be honored to work with him in the future, He is definitely my go to guy from now on! If you are currently reading this review please stop what you are doing and reach out to him. This is the man for your job!

John Shamamyan
Glynn Quelch 2017-10-10T19:59:15Z 5
Project rating:

I had a very specific project with the possibility for creative solutions to achieve the results I needed. Glynn did some great problem solving, was quick and efficient, and his solution was exactly what we wanted. He is an excellent developer and is also pleasant to work with and very accommodating. I definitely hope to work with him again.

Bonnie Katz