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About me

I’m a Front-End Developer and Designer with many years of experience building, maintaining, and fixing websites. Originally with a background in Graphic Design and Printing, I taught myself HTML and CSS and started creating websites by the turn of the century. Later on I further expanded my knowledge by adding PHP, MySQL and JavaScript to my arsenal, and dived deeply into the world of PHP/MySQL-powered Content Management Systems.

Since 2009 I work remotely most of my time, although I’ve done some in-house contract and consulting work for companies in Europe and South East Asia.

WordPress related experience

I created my first WordPress site in 2006 for a printed magazine. At that time I also used to work with Joomla! (or rather Mambo), Drupal and other CMSs, but as time passed by I gradually got more and more involved with WordPress.

In 2009 I started working remotely for a Web Hosting company, a job that lasted for over 8 years and taught me the ins and outs of Linux-based server configurations. Being a small company the job was not demanding at all, and allowed me to do some moonlighting on the side.

From 2013 onward I worked simultaneously for a number of online WordPress Support companies, which provided me with the opportunity to understand the kinds of issues most users come across when setting up and running their WordPress websites.

Throughout all these years I worked in literally hundreds of WordPress websites and I’m fully acquainted with every aspect of installing, customizing and troubleshooting all kinds of WordPress installations. I also mentored many people including customers, co-workers, and employees from large companies with different technical skills, from the very basic to the very advanced.

My daily tasks involve installing, configuring and customizing a wide range WordPress Themes, plugins and frameworks, including but not limited to the ones listed below:

Tasks that I can help you with

  • Technical Support & Consultation
  • Web Standards & Accessibility
  • WordPress Design & Development
  • WordPress Updates & Maintenance
  • Server Updates & Maintenance
  • Website Migrations
  • Website Security
  • Website Speed
  • Multilingual Setups
  • WooCommerce Design & Development
  • WooCommerce Bookings
  • WooCommerce Memberships
  • WooCommerce Shipping
  • WooCommerce Payment Gateways
  • SEO

Frameworks

  • Cherry Framework
  • Genesis Framework
  • Timber

Themes

  • Avada
  • Astra
  • ClassiPress
  • DirectoryEngine
  • Divi
  • Ember
  • Enfold
  • Flatsome
  • GeneratePress
  • MH Magazine
  • Neve
  • OceanWP
  • Reykjavik
  • Storefront
  • Sydney
  • Underscores
  • Wealty
  • X Theme

Plugins

  • Advanced Custom Fields
  • AffiliateWP
  • AMP for WP
  • Autoptimize
  • Beaver Builder
  • BuddyPress
  • Business Directory
  • CloudFlare
  • Contact Form 7
  • Easy Digital Downloads
  • Elementor Page Builder
  • Gravity Forms
  • LearnDash
  • MainWP
  • Paid Membership Pro
  • Polylang
  • ShortPixel
  • Sucuri Security
  • The Events Calendar
  • UpdraftPlus
  • WordFence
  • WP Accessibility
  • WP Rocket
  • YITH WooCommerce plugins
  • Yoast SEO

My life at Codeable

I started at Codeable on December 2019, and if I had to highlight something among the many things I appreciate from working here that would be the spirit of Coopetition. When you hire an expert from Codeable you literally put yourself into the hands of hundreds of top-notch specialists who rank among the top 2% in the world, and who work together to complete projects. The system in my opinion is brilliantly designed because it makes it illogical to compete with each other and instead it rewards everybody involved when there is cooperation. This really is a breath of fresh air compared to other environments where stabbing in the back and racing to the bottom are the usual politics. No such things here, for the simple reason that it benefits no one. On the contrary, helping each other, sharing knowledge and playing fair and honest yields tangible results.

A truly international company, full of professionals who speak the same programming languages that I do, and whose experiences and life-style relate closely to my own. Couldn’t be happier to be here. Just making it through the vetting process was a huge achievement. Only thing I regret is not having taken the time to apply before.

Personal interests

I collaborate with non-profit organizations as a Web Developer and have given some lectures about topics related to Web Accessibility mostly concerning WordPress and WooCommerce.

During the little free time left I have these days, I like to swim, sail, watch movies, and read about history and science.

Additional information

For more information please check my CV at LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rafaelminuesa/

And samples of my WordPress websites at:
https://wordpresssamplesblog.wordpress.com/


Customer reviews

Rafael Minuesa 2020-03-25T17:30:26Z 5
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Outstanding

Paul Drake
Rafael Minuesa 2020-03-24T18:16:47Z 5
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Rafael with prompt, and professional, and wonderful to work with!

Denver Bierman
Rafael Minuesa 2020-03-20T18:08:52Z 5
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Communication was a little tough via Zoom had to switch to audio only and still have some serious bandwidth issues likely related to COVID19 and everyone working from home. Hopefully it improves

Corey Stutz
Rafael Minuesa 2020-03-17T15:41:30Z 5
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Very responsive and was persistent in getting things 100%!

Andrew Koppejan
Rafael Minuesa 2020-03-10T19:31:45Z 5
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Arthur Hartz
Rafael Minuesa 2020-03-10T19:29:29Z 5
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Heather Sears
Rafael Minuesa 2020-02-26T18:51:25Z 5
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Rafael knew exactly what the problem was when trying to migrate my site to a new host, and he fixed the plug-in and coding errors within a matter of hours. Beyond fantastic experience!!

Greg Niewold
Rafael Minuesa 2020-02-26T18:02:42Z 5
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Excellent communication and very open to learn our about our business to deliver the best results.

Jose Infante
Rafael Minuesa 2020-02-25T01:09:44Z 5
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He was incredibly helpful and easy to talk to.

Arthur Hartz
Rafael Minuesa 2020-02-23T22:41:41Z 5
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He did everything expected in a timely manner, updated as he progressed.

Mahesh Kol
Rafael Minuesa 2020-02-16T11:12:59Z 5
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Miriam Springer
Rafael Minuesa 2020-02-03T11:17:23Z 5
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Very happy with Rafael's performance, response and treat. Fantastic!

Julian Kunimine
Rafael Minuesa 2020-02-02T05:21:36Z 5
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Rafael is a master communicator, developer and all around gentleman. He answered all of my questions and made valuable suggestions. I look forward to working with him continually as my website, customer base, and business grows. Top notch performance!

Taylor Honaker
Rafael Minuesa 2020-01-30T23:27:29Z 5
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Rafael was working constantly and always checking in with me. He answered all my questions and was courteous every step of the way. Really appreciate your support and guidance sir!

Maurice Pennington
Rafael Minuesa 2020-01-16T23:48:23Z 5
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