Welcome to my profile page :) I am Rafał Gicgier, an experienced Web Developer from Lodz, Poland with more than 9 years of experience with WordPress.
➤ Informal Description (a little bit about my work habits)
- I am a friendly, open-minded and experienced programmer willing to deliver a high quality, scalable solution to the clients I work with.
- I like to plan the project, hence expect me to ask a lot of questions throughout the whole development.
- I appreciate ongoing and clear communication, which I believe helps in building a healthy relationship.
- I usually need some time to think things through. So, I’d rather avoid ASAP projects.
- I like to work on mid-sized projects the most, although I am open to any kind of work when it comes to the project size.
➤ Formal Description (a little bit about my experience)
Given my 9 years of experience working as a Lead WordPress Developer for the Xfive.co, academic background and a huge interest in Cybersecurity I can help Coadable client’s with:
- Custom Theme development – from .psd theme development, child theme development, bug fixes, style fixes, WooCommerce Theme development.
- Custom plugin development – custom database tables, API integrations, custom functionalities.
- Site Migration – from one host to another, from wordpress.com to self-hosted and another way around.
- Gravity Forms custom functionalities – custom front end login / registration / reset password / edit details / post creation forms.
- WordPress maintenance fixes – inability to login, .js, .css, .html and .php bug fixes.
- Specific host choices – I am very experienced with WP Engine, Bluehost, Media Temple or Kinsta.
- Custom Back End utilities based on Advanced Custom Fields (they are great for custom, hand-crafted Back End panels).
- Safeguarding WordPress, removal of malicious code, security checks, hardening of WordPress using multiple tools, password suggestions, safety suggestions, file privileges and more.
- Plugin wise I have extensive knowledge of: Gravity Forms, WPML, Advanced Custom Fields, BackupBuddy, WP All Import, bbPress and BuddyPress.
➤ Other (a little bit about my hobbies)
I love WordPress for 11 years where I started my first, personal blog. I like the platform’s availability, extensibility, ease of use and scalability. I like to blog as I can help the others out: WP doin.
Privately, given my sports background I exercise a lot, doing all sorts of activities from Martial Arts (boxing is my background), through gym, swimming and acrobatics– healthy body, healthy mind – that’s what I believe.
I am also a book lover and if you read a lot like I do feel free to add me on services like goodreads
Outside of that I love traveling and have traveled a lot of Europe already, have been living in Portugal and Northern Ireland for a long while.
Finally, I take care of my lonely two grandmothers, given the fact some of my family lives abroad.
Rafal is the best, don't ever let him go! I will definitely request his assistance for all my development needs. What a brilliant developer!
Rafal came with a comprehensive plan, executed it and spared no effort in trying to solve unexpected issues.
This was an investigational project and we will now proceed to implementation work. Good communication, so happy thus far.
did exactly as i wanted and edited some extra work!
Rafal did a good job clarifying what I was looking for. He did the work quickly and accurately. He made a couple of little adjustments quickly when I requested them.