Hi there, I’m Jonathan, a full stack WordPress plugin and theme developer.
I don’t just write code, I solve problems, specifically my clients problems!
You’re probably reading this because you clicked on my profile link to see more about me or we’re already chatting in a Codeable task room. There’s also a possibility you clicked on the ‘hire me’ link from my web site. Either way, I’m going to try and do the best job of introducing myself to you as I can, without boring you to death in the process. Hopefully by the time you finish this, you’ll be ready to work with me ;-).
The quickest way to get to know me is to watch the two videos below.
The first is my Changing Lives video, in which I chat with Matteo from Codeable about what it means to me to be a self employed developer and how being part of Codeable aligns with that mindset.
The second is my WordCamp Cape Town 2016 talk, in which I discuss the importance of contributing to open source.
I’m also part of the Codeable Expert Vetting Team, helping Codeable staff with the process of reviewing new developer applications, specifically plugins.
Every project is unique, and needs to be treated as such. Over the years I’ve learned that a patient developer spends more time investigating and asking questions than calculating costs. Therefore when we first start talking, I’ll probably ask you a few questions to make sure we both understand your requirements. This might lead to me suggesting a consultation. This is only because I feel the project is larger than we both realise and the requirements list needs to be fine tuned a bit before I can estimate properly.
During the initial communication process I may ask if I can make a backup of your site to install locally. Why is this? Well, it allows me to properly investigate your problem, and provide the correct solution. It also means I can make changes risk free, without affecting your live or staging environments. I’ll always ask for permission to do this first, just so that you know it’s being done. If you have any concerns about confidentiality rest assured that your site and it’s data are safe with me. In my 12 years as a web developer I’ve never shared client privileged information with anyone but the relevant parties involved.
I often get asked by clients if I can do what they need done. My answer is always the same, “Anything can be done, it just needs to be figured out, and done properly.” Rest assured if I say I can complete something, I will do it, even if it means putting in a few extra hours, outside of the project budget, to get my knowledge on a specific topic up to speed.
Once I have confirmed what you need and we kick off the project, I’ll keep in touch with you constantly, with both project updates and any possible delays from my side. As a father of two this often just means I’ll be out for an hour fetching my son from school or running some errands for my wife. Either way, I’ll keep you in the loop as much as possible..
What it’s like working with me?
I’ve had the privilege of working with some great people, both internationally and locally. While my Codeable reviews are just below this profile, you can read the testimonials of some of my pre-Codeable clients on my testimonials page.
Besides working for great Codeable clients like yourself, I develop and sell Divi and Divi related extension plugins. One of my plugins was featured on the Elegant Marketplace blog article “10 Awesome Third Party Divi Plugins” Building Divi plugins means I have expert level knowledge of the Divi theme, so fixing problems is a breeze.
In my free time I build (or contribute to) open source plugins, child themes and resources for WordPress developers and the WordPress community.
I am also quite passionate about education and the sharing of knowledge, so I still blog about web development and related topics, to help others learn, grow and build better websites with WordPress.
I am a purple belt (and instructor) in the art of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. 9 years of training in jiu-jitsu has taught me some valuable lessons about timing and patience that I can bring into my development work. It’s also a great way to keep in shape and a wonderful form of stress release.
Code worked brilliantly. Super helpful and really quick. Thanks!
Solved my problem! Great work!
Very professional and capable. Worked to understand the issue and framed a solution ahead of schedule.
Went above and beyond the initial task. Beautiful code! Thank you!
Jonathan worked closely with me through the whole project ensuring he understood fully what was required. It was done quickly end efficiently, with Jonathan keen to ensure I was happy and able to test the work. Will be using again for additional support!
Jonathan delivers well written code on promised time. Daily feedback which is a big plus! I can highly recommend Jonathan Bossenger :)
Jonathan was fast to understand the task and delivered as promised within the timeframe. Thanks for your help Jonathan :)
Jonathan went above and beyond. I would highly recommend him.
Jon did a great job and was easily able to translate my wishes into requirements and develop to them.
Jonathan was very helpful in pinpointing the problem and offering multiple solutions. I would highly recommend him for plugin and theme issues.