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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
* Theme Modifications
* PDF to WordPress development
* Server Migration
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