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  • $75 hourly
    As a highly dedicated FullStack & FileMaker developer with exceptional UX/UI design abilities, I bring years of experience to the table and am ready to leverage it to take your business to new heights. I deliver a hands-on approach to the entire creative process, ensuring that each project is curated with the utmost attention from inception to final delivery. Following industry-leading guidelines, I successfully identify business drawbacks and provide prime solutions for all of them, utilizing a wide range of cutting-edge technologies. This includes my expertise in the entire Claris Pro Suite, encompassing Connect, Pro, and Studio, as well as FileMaker, HTML, CSS, Javascript, TypeScript, PHP, Swift, Angular, React, APIs, Google Cloud Platform, and Amazon Web Services. My goal is centered around a single idea: bringing simplicity into complexity. With my vast knowledge and hands-on approach, I ensure that every project is meticulously crafted to provide exceptional results that exceed expectations. Choose me as your development partner, and I will work tirelessly to take your business to the next level.
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    Web Application
    Angular
    Database Maintenance
    API
    API Integration
    Database Design
    CSS
    HTML
    JavaScript
    Claris FileMaker
    Apple Xcode
    FileMaker WebDirect
    Business with 100-999 Employees
    Adobe XD
  • $75 hourly
    Over fifteen years experience in professional web design and development. Extensive experience in PHP/MySQL development as well as modern web design technologies. Highly experienced in SEO/SEM practices, UI design, and eCommerce. I offer a unique blend of technical and digital marketing knowledge, and am a true full-stack developer. My work emphasizes best practices in security, SEO, accessibility and development.
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    Google Analytics
    jQuery
    MySQL
    Web Design
    Magento
    WordPress
    HTML
    CSS
    JavaScript
  • $140 hourly
    Top rated Upwork contractor. I specialize in responsive, mobile friendly WordPress websites, creating custom themes as well as modifying existing themes, plugins, and writing custom code needed to achieve my client's goals. I also have extensive experience integrating the WooCommerce shopping cart system for e-commerce websites, as well as working with the WordPress REST API. Over the past 14 years, I have developed a wide range of websites using HTML5/CSS3, PHP, MySQL and Javascript, including sites for startup companies, small businesses and individuals. I enjoy developing, coding and maintaining clean, professional, easy to navigate websites. I can help you or your business create a website from design concept to a completed, polished and professional site. I can also help maintain and update existing websites.
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    Adobe Creative Suite
    Graphic Design
    Content Management
    Web Development
    Responsive Design
    CSS 3
    WordPress
    jQuery
    HTML5
  • $60 hourly
    What i do in WordPress: - WordPress Plugin Development (From scratch or Customize any plugin). - WordPress Theme Development (From scratch or with ANY framework). - API Integration (Integrate any API to WordPress). - WP Rest API (adding or editing endpoints, authentication with CRUD for any post type). One of my plugins in WordPress Repository bit.ly/omar-wpp Also in the Woocommerce marketplace bit.ly/omar-woop This is exactly what you are going to get from me. (Client Review) "Omar completed every task to a high standard and before deadlines. Omar was able to look at the scope of work and offer further advice which made the performance of the website better."
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    WordPress e-Commerce
    AJAX
    Google Maps API
    API Development
    Plugin Development
    WordPress Plugin
    WordPress
  • $25 hourly
    As a web developer, providing a qualitative web-application with a flexible architecture, structured JSON/XML with a flawless API connectivity interface, well-constructed code following the OOPs concept and a seamless development cycle are my standards. Developing applications in PHP using the Laravel framework and my expertise in the developer tools like PhpStorm and skills in MySQL, PostgreSQL etc has brought me this far and has allowed me to get involved in complete application development from scratch. Complex bug fixes, corner case handling and architecture builds are the major areas that I am good at and like to play with. My Services include APIs, optimizations, cache, queuing, monitoring, and you'll get all the expected with professionalism. Frontend development with the help of HTML, CSS, Javascript is also the area I worked at. My key skills include: Php, Laravel Framework (Advanced level) FrontEnd (HTML, CSS, Javascript, Bootstrap)(Advanced level) Databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis)(Advanced level) Hosting (AWS, Digital Ocean) Amazon services (ELB, RDS, S3, EC2, SNS and etc.) Version Control tools (git, GitHub, bitbucket, etc.) Project management tools (Trello, Skype, asana, slack, Discard, Pivotal Tracker, Jira, team viewer, zoom, etc.) Solution Architecture, Web-application Architecture (code, database, choosing best solution) Server configuration API Tools (Apiary, Postman, etc.)
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    Version Control
    Web Hosting
    Server
    Front-End Development
    Solution Architecture
    Database
    API
    Laravel
    Amazon Web Services
  • $50 hourly
    I am experienced Ukraine-based web developer with an attitude to work of a field surgeon: I've seen a lot, never judge and get my work done :) You may come to me when everything is falling apart or when you could not establish a constructive dialogue with previous devs. I have enough expertise to reverse-engineer the existing code and continue work steadily. I value my clients highly, because my fees are on the higher end. But I assure you that you will get some of the best value for your money on the market. My skills include (but not limited to): - PHP/backend; - HTML/CSS/JS/jQuery; - WordPress (plugin development, various custom-logic implementation and so much more); - MySQL. Feel free to contact me with your request and I will be happy to find the most effective solution for you in a professional and friendly manner.
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    MySQL Programming
    API
    WooCommerce
    Search Engine Optimization
    Web Development
    WordPress
    CSS
  • $45 hourly
    ✔ "Highly responsive and capable freelancer. The work on my drupal site was top notch. Freelancer also provided detailed documentation that made it a breeze to utilize the tools he provided to us." -- Nick Sahinidis, Carnegie Mellon University. Over 9 years of intense experience in drupal. My clients have ranged from ambitious startups from all around the world to top universities. I am proficient in all aspects of frontend & backend Drupal development including site installation/maintenance/updating, troubleshooting, custom module and theme development, Drupal coding standards and training. I am a good communicator, with a bilingual English level, and am very experienced with working with clients in different timezones and locations, I am organized, adaptable, work well under pressure, learn quickly, keep to deadlines and am equally at ease working alone or as part of a team. My drupal services: - Drupal 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10; - New website building from scratch using a psd design; - Creating responsive, mobile friendly themes; - Module development, modification, and fixing; - Making a site multilingual; - Implementing third party software and features; - Updating out-of-date Drupal core and modules; - High quality web design; - Consultancy. I will provide you: - Things done fast! - Almost-native English level; - Flexibility; - Great sense for corporate design; - On time or fast responses; - Availability for suggestions and discussions; - Strong deadlines; - Total commitment! I look forward to hear from you! Sergio Morais Drupal Developer
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    CMS Development
    API
    MySQL
    CI/CD
    PSD to HTML
    jQuery
    Git
    Web Development
    Adobe Photoshop
    HTML5
    Drupal
    CSS
    SCSS
    HTML
  • $45 hourly
    During the past several years I have carried over my experience from large, mid-range systems (AS/400 using COBOL and SYNON) to the area of web back-end development using PHP and MySQL. I seek opportunities to help you develop efficient back-end processing which will allow you to achieve success for your websites.
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    IBM AS/400 Control Language
    COBOL
    CodeIgniter
    Laminas
    MySQL
  • $68 hourly
    ⭐ Shopify solutions developer ⭐ Shopify Certified Partner/Developer ⭐ Responsive Design & Mobile Web Device Strategies ⭐ Integration of third-party web services ⭐ Theme code customization and configuration ⭐ Strong development background ⭐ SEO optimization and keyword targeting Hello, I am a Shopify certified Full Stack Developer(7 years) with 10+ years ecommerce and digital marketing development experience. My goal is to provide solutions for business challenges on the Shopify platform. My philosophy in providing these solutions is that the business should be able to manage the solution without needing continuous support of a technician. I pride myself on my ability to talk to business operators to learn not only about the challenge(s) they are trying to solve but how it fits into their overall business to deliver the most effective, forward-facing solution. Sampling of successful small challenges solved: -- Custom coding of Shopify notification templates -- Custom Collection filtering by tags -- Custom product attributes by order -- Replaced theme carousel with ADA compliant carousel -- Disabling of Add-to-Cart button until required fields entered Sampling of successful larger projects -- Numerous migrations of WordPress/WooCommerce to Shopify -- Numerous full theme redesigns per mockups and requirements -- Numerous theme updates to Shopify 2.0 version -- Shopify store launch including configuration, product input, and theme customization Sincerely, Thomas Williams
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    Email Marketing
    Responsive Design
    Web Hosting
    PSD to HTML
    JavaScript
    HTML5
    CSS 3
    Shopify
    Liquid
    SQL
  • $60 hourly
    🏆 Top-Rated Plus Bubble-Certified Developer and Bubble.io Silver Partner Agency 🌟 7+ Years of Proven Experience Working with Bubble 🌟 45+ Apps Built on Bubble.io 🌟 11,000+ Hours as a Full-Time Bubble Developer 🚀 Launch your Bubble MVP in just 4-8 weeks 📈 Supercharge Growth with a Customer-Centric UI/UX Bubble Design 📉 Slash Costs by 20-40% with Optimized Bubble Workflows 🔐 Safeguard your Business and Customer Data with Bubble Privacy Rules 🦄 Attract Pre-Seed and Seed Funding with Confidence for your Bubble App If you or your company have a app or website idea or issue, I'm here to support you through the entire process from conception until the maintenance of your app. Exactly, it doesn't mind the size of your project, and I'm here to help you using all of my experience and knowledge in platforms like Bubble.io. For me, the most crucial thing will be the trust relationship we will establish during the job. You can count on a person compromised with delivery time, focused on problem-solving, and making user-friendly interfaces (UI / UX) and working well. I've been working with IT for 25+ years, own Bachelor's Degree in Business Management and MBA in IT Management. I also know Agile Methods as DevOps and Scrum. During this period, I founded my own company in 2007, with a core business in IT technical support. I've developed apps and websites using MySQL and PHP in the backend and CSS, HTML, and JavaScript in the frontend. I have hands-on experience in configuring, developing, migrating, and optimizing apps/websites, as well as working with several plugins and widgets in Bubble.io. I hope we can talk about your next need, whether for a job opportunity, or share a little of my experiences and ideas about how to help you out. Anyway, please get to know you can count on me.
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    API Integration
    Zapier
    No-Code Landing Page
    UI/UX Prototyping
    Bubble.io
    App Development
    No-Code Development
    JSON
    Ecommerce Website Development
    No-Code Website
    Responsys Development
    GPT-3
    Web Development
    CSS
    HTML
    JavaScript
  • $10 hourly
    I have graduated from Babeș-Bolyai University, Department of Computer Science and I am a web Developer with 3 years of experience using PHP, Apache and MySQL for any kind of web related project, delivering the final product within the deadline and keeping clients satisfied. I am always available to help you with any problems that you encounter or to build from scratch any kind of web application. I can help you with the following : Blog Development Business Website Development Portfolio Development for Artists and Designers Website Repairs Website Modifications and Customization PHP Scripting Web Crawlers and Automation My english skills are good,so communication will not be an impediment to our collaboration
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    MySQL Programming
    GitHub
    CodeIgniter
    JavaScript
    HTML5
    Sass
    HTML
    jQuery
    CSS 3
  • $25 hourly
    I am Stanislav Pyshevskyi. I have more than six years of experience in backend development, CRM and ERP integrations, and managings Linux servers. For the last few years, I have got more involved in communicating with clients, supporting them, and helping them resolve their requests. I would be happy to work with you, hone my skills, be involved in your team, raise the quality and efficiency of your products and services, and get more achievements with you. I am interested in getting more involved in DevOps, Linux management, and complex integration systems. I discover new technologies and develop my soft skills. Passing courses, learning languages.
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    Data Processing
    Automation
    Data Integration
    Pipedrive
    Data Entry
    API
    HubSpot
    Database
    CRM Software
    Salesforce
    Laravel
    Node.js
    JavaScript
  • $200 hourly
    — Mediawiki and Semantic Mediawiki rockstar, Mediawiki open-source contributor, Skins/Themes creator, extensions author — Full-stack web-developer with 10+ years of experience — Primary backend specialization is PHP ( all common frameworks ) + MySQL — Excellent in CSS, JavaScript, HTML — Parsers and Scrappers using Python + Google Refine
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    MediaWiki
    MODX
    PSD to HTML
    CSS
    jQuery
    Python
    HTML
    JavaScript
    Laravel
  • $15 hourly
    Over the last 3+ years, developed a wide range of web application. Skilled on several Programming Language PHP, PHP Framework Laravel , Codeigniter , Android , JavaScript , jQuery ,Vue.js . I developed several Web and Android applications. I always like to write clean and well-designed code. I am a quick learner and a programmer. I gained expertise in the following fields: Backend skills: - PHP - CodeIgniter - Laravel - RESTful APIs Frontend skills: - Reactjs - JavaScript - JQuery - AJAX - HTML5, CSS3 - Bootstrap Databases: MySQL, SQLite Mobile Application Development Background - Android - Firebase Tooling: -PhpStorm, NetBeans, Android studio - Bitbucket - GIT I am focused on developing web and mobile that are easy to use. Employer satisfaction is my priority. I am able to work alone with client directly and find solutions to the most complex tasks, and I am also a team player. Please take some time to check my education, portfolio. Thank you for taking your time to review my profile. I'll be happy if get the opportunity to work for you. Thank you!
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    Android
    jQuery
    CodeIgniter
    Bootstrap
    HTML5
    CSS 3
    AJAX
    Laravel
  • $155 hourly
    20 Years Experience with FileMaker Pro, AppleScript, and QuickBooks development. Expert in FileMaker to QuickBooks integrations. Expert in FileMaker to Apple Apps integrations. Expert in Mobile Apps development. Expert In API and SDK integrations Certified FileMaker Pro Developer. If you are sick and tired of redundant and repetitive tasks contact me as soon as possible. I can save you time, I guarantee it!
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    Web Design
    Google APIs
    Intuit QuickBooks
    FileMaker WebDirect
    HTML
    JavaScript
    API
    QuickBooks Online
    Database Programming
    AppleScript
    Database Design
    Claris FileMaker
  • $25 hourly
    Over 20 years experience as a web developer, and 10+ years experience as Wordpress developer makes it almost nothing that I can't do. Parts of my code were used in Wordpress 3.x core. Wordpress API, PSD-to-Wordpress, custom themes, custom plugins, sites from scratch. Ecommerce, payment solutions integration, website speed boost, high load. PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, Wordpress, Woocommerce, Elementor, WPBakery, Gutenberg. Quality counts. If you want to invite me to your project, I will also consider general PHP projects, but Wordpress is preferred.
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    API
    WooCommerce
    Ecommerce Website Development
    Plugin Development
    WordPress Development
    jQuery
    Web Development
    JSON
    WordPress
    AJAX
    CSS 3
    HTML5
    JavaScript
    WordPress Plugin
  • $40 hourly
    Over 8 years of experience in web development, focusing on Laravel framework, with strong knowledge of PHP language, JS, HTML & CSS. I have developed dozens of websites. I tend to write clean, readable, and highly scalable code and follow best practices. My experience can help your projects get to the highest level. My backend skills: - PHP, Laravel, SQL, Composer - Docker, Vagrant - Elasticsearch, Redis, Web Scraping, Chrome Headless - NodeJS - Linux, Cloud Services (DigitalOcean, AWS) - APIs (OAuth2, JWT, Facebook, Youtube, Google APIs) - Git My frontend skills: - HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap 3/4, TailwindCSS - JavaScript, JQuery, AJAX, VueJS I am sure that I will present you with many successful projects with minimal effort from your side.
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    Laravel
    CSS 3
    JavaScript
    API
    HTML5
  • $75 hourly
    Looking for a top-notch Magento developer to take your e-commerce business to the next level? Look no further! I am a Magento Certified Developer with over 10 years of experience in Magento development. As a freelancer, I have worked on a wide range of Magento projects, from small businesses to enterprise-level projects. My expertise includes Magento customizations, theme development, module development, extension integration, API integration, and more. I have a deep understanding of the Magento platform and its core functionalities, which allows me to develop solutions that meet the unique needs of each client. My approach is client-centered, and I work closely with clients to ensure that their projects are completed on time, within budget, and to their exact specifications. I am committed to providing high-quality, reliable, and scalable solutions that drive business growth and profitability. If you're looking for a Magento developer who can help you achieve your e-commerce goals, look no further. Let's work together to build a successful online business that stands out in a crowded marketplace. Contact me today to discuss your project requirements. My skills include: Magento enterprise & Magento community, Magento 2, Magento 1 to Magento 2 migration, Zend Framework, Elasticsearch, RESTAPI, Memcache, Redis, Varnish, WebServices, PHPUnit, Nginx, Caching solutions, Vagrant, Amazon web services, Docker
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    Web Development
    Ecommerce Website Development
    API Development
    Linux System Administration
    MySQL Programming
    Platform Migration
    Magento 2
    Laminas
    Elasticsearch
    Magento
    Performance Optimization
  • $38 hourly
    I'm Hung. I have seven years of experience working with PHP and four years with Shopware 6. In that time, I worked for Shopware AG for two years as a Shopware core developer. I participated in developing many shopware extensions, such as ActiveCampaign, CheckoutCom payment, Shopware ESD, and Blog module.
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    Google Merchant Center
    Ecommerce Website Development
    Shopware
    Node.js
    Symfony
    Vue.js
  • $50 hourly
    My name is Michal and I'm Eastern European Web Developer. Highly motivated Engineer (Bachelor of Science in Computer Science). I'm a big fan of WordPress! Building websites for more than 17 years. Positive attitude allows me to quickly solve problems encountered during the implementation of new projects. Skills: - Building custom responsive themes from scratch, based on provided Figma / Sketch / PSD / Other files, - Any kind of provided theme customization, child themes, fixing bugs, responsive edits, creating mobile versions of current theme, - ACF / Custom themes with any code you need, - PHP, JavaScript, jQuery, - WooCommerce - installation, integrate with theme, payment methods integrate, frontend and backend customizations, coding additional solutions, - Import/Export (MySQL database, users, posts, pages and others), - Migration, - Speed optimization / Security,
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    WordPress e-Commerce
    A/B Testing
    Page Speed Optimization
    jQuery
    WordPress Malware Removal
    WordPress Development
    PSD to WordPress
    WooCommerce
    WordPress
    WordPress Theme
    Elementor
    JavaScript
    CSS
    CSS 3
  • $25 hourly
    I am a PHP/Mysql Developer. I am having more than 5 years of experince working with various websites including Konnektive CRM, limelight CRM. I have worked on various projects and have implemented konnektive crm and Limelight crm API, SMS APIs With TWILIO, Email Responders like Active Campaign, Klaviyo, Shipstation Fullfillment, clickfunnel, has-offers. Also implemented paypal with konnektive crm and Limelight CRM projects. Having vast experince working with sites needed for bank approval.
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    MySQL Programming
    API Integration
  • $120 hourly
    Creating top-notch Drupal sites is what I do best. With more than 10 years of experience in Drupal, I’ve delved deep into its core APIs and numerous contributed modules, covering almost every aspect of Drupal development. My approach is always about doing things the 'Drupal-way' — ensuring your site is not just built, but built to be easily extendable and maintainable. I genuinely love what I do. There's a real satisfaction in doing a job right, in seeing clients happy with the work, and feeling proud of what I've achieved. I understand that my skills are my most valuable asset, so I'm always on the lookout for new knowledge and experiences that can enhance my expertise. Whether it's a complex task or a unique problem, I'm ready to tackle it head-on and deliver results that exceed expectations. With me, you're not just getting a developer; you're getting a dedicated partner who's committed to making your Drupal site the best it can be.
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    Stripe API
    Bootstrap
    Git
    MySQL
    CSS 3
    jQuery
    HTML
    Web Development
    Redis
    CSS
    Drupal
    React
    JavaScript
  • $75 hourly
    Self-directed and motivated Application Developer, Systems Administrator, and Project Manager with nearly two decades of industry experience. I am detail-oriented, a swift learner, and comfortable with working in a fast-paced team. My favorite thing to do is hunt down and squash elusive bugs!
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    Linux System Administration
    Continuous Integration
    DevOps
    Vue.js
    TypeScript
    MySQL
    JavaScript
    jQuery
    WordPress
    HTML5
    Symfony
  • $30 hourly
    Hi All, I'm always eager to take new challenges. I think, this is one of the main points to achieve results in development. Speaking about my experience, it covers the following skills: My main skills are: - PHP - Laravel Framework - MySQL Programming - JavaScript - AJAX - jQuery - Gulp.js - Bootstrap - Vue. js Integration of third-party services is also the core point of my work. Having worked on several large projects, I'll be happy to share my experience with you developing websites and platforms from scratch. Let's get in touch to start a big project and to save your time.
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    jQuery UI
    gulp
    Vue.js
    JavaScript
    Docker
    jQuery
    Redis
    AJAX
    Laravel
  • $58 hourly
    I am a developer focused on data management and digitalization of business workflows through web applications. I enjoy working with small to medium business to create either internal or external systems to support their business needs. - I am experienced in web application development using the wordpress platform and custom plugins to facilitate digitization of complex business workflows. - I am familiar with HTML, CSS, PHP, Jquery, Wordpress and Gravity Forms
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    Web Design
    Web Development
    API Integration
    Web Application
    Data Management
    Microsoft Office
    API
    JavaScript
    CSS
    Gravity Forms
    WordPress
    WordPress Plugin
    HTML
  • $50 hourly
    I'm a PHP and Python developer with 6+ years of experience. My passion is back-end programming. I like coding the software logic making all the 'magic' behind the curtains. Here is my shortlist of skills and experience. Python: - building chat-bost (Telegram, Discord, social networks) - making different web-scrapers - web-development and interacting directly with MySQL - building different analytics and working with cryptocurrency APIs PHP: - a full-stack web developer with 6+ years of CodeIgniter/WordPress/Opencart experience. - developed several websites and web applications (most of them are written from scratch, and others are based on such engines as Joomla and WordPress) - building WordPress themes and plugins - working with XenForo and developing plugins for the engine I always speak with the client during working on the project to get a clear understanding of his/her needs. My #1 goal will always be to meet your needs and deadline. Just let me know what you want and I'll help you bring your ideas to life. I'd like to find jobs that will allow me to grow as a professional. I want to build and architect applications, make sites on different frameworks and technologies, not only well-known CMSs like WordPress or Opencart (but I like and know them pretty well). Thank you in advance for your time and consideration. I look forward to working with you soon. My experience and skills full list - PHP 5.4/5.5/7 (+CodeIgniter, Symfony) - Python(2.7/3.6) (+Peewee, BeautifulSoup, Scrapy, Requests) - MySQL - Twitter bootstrap - Javascript/jQuery - Frameworks: CodeIgniter, Yii2 - CSS - UML - WordPress - Opencart - Joomla - XenForo - Web Scraping - Chatbots and integrating with social networks APIs - Integrating with cryptocurrency and e-money gateways
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    WordPress
    Python
    SQL
    JavaScript
    Vue.js
    Yii
    API Integration
    Laravel
    PSD to HTML
    Bot Development
    Autoit
    Shopify
    XenForo
    Automation
  • $65 hourly
    I'm a tech-enthusiast with both front- and back-end experience using a variety of technologies. I have experience designing, developing, and maintaining small and enterprise level applications using various development tools and languages to meet the unique project requirements. I also maintain several linux servers and am well versed with AWS cloud infrastructure.
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    MySQL
    WordPress
    CSS
    HTML
    jQuery
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How to Hire Top PHP Developers

It’s the “P” in the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) technology stack. It can be found on the back end of a majority of websites. It’s PHP, the traditional language of choice for back-end web development. If you’re looking for a freelancer who can help you set up the back end of your website, a PHP developer can help.

So how do you find a PHP developer? What follows are some tips on how you can find top PHP developers on Upwork.

What Is A PHP Developer?

A PHP developer is a back-end developer experienced in using the PHP (hypertext preprocessor) programming language. They are often called “back-end engineers.” PHP developers are able to take a client’s specifications and turn them into a workable, tangible product that runs on a web server. PHP developers code the functionality that brings an app to life. Collaborating with designers, they ensure that the front-end application is appealing to users. You may find that some PHP developers have front-end design skills, but oftentimes, they work with UI and UX designers to create a user interface that’s engaging and supported by solid back-end functionality.

PHP Development Solutions for Businesses

PHP developers are able to offer solutions that might go beyond generic web and app building. 

Custom Content Management Systems

PHP Developers can build custom CMS platforms tailored to the specific needs of a business, offering more flexibility and functionality compared to standard solutions like WordPress and Joomla. 

Dynamic Web Application Development 

PHP is ideal for creating dynamic and interactive web applications. PHP developers can build applications that are highly responsive and interactive, with real-time data processing capabilities. 

Server-Side Scripting for Web Pages

PHP developers create server-side scripts that generate dynamic web page content, allowing for more complex and feature-rich websites than what can be achieved with only client-side scripting.

API Integration and Development

PHP developers can create custom APIs for businesses to facilitate seamless data exchange between different software systems. They can also integrate existing APIs to enhance website or application functionality.

Questions To Answer Before Hiring A Social Media Designer

Before vetting potential candidates, it’s important to lay out your project’s requirements. Answer the following questions, and you’ll have a great starting point for hiring talent

What expertise is required to run your project(s) efficiently?

Not all PHP Developers have the same level of expertise, and not all projects require a senior level developer. 

When do you need to hire a more experienced developer? Suppose you need an enterprise-level CRM system created. You’ll need the expertise of an advanced developer who has the necessary experience and in-depth knowledge of PHO frameworks and design patterns to successfully carry out the project. But if your company needs only a basic website set up with standard functionalities like posting articles, user comments, and a contact form, a basic PHP developer would suffice. 

What is the timeline of your project?

Let prospective know if they’ll work on short, single, or multiple projects with your team. 

What skills are you looking for besides those directly related to PHP development?

Besides technical skills, it’s important to hire a PHP Developer who encompasses certain soft skills that are particularly beneficial for this role. Problem solving, teamwork, and time management are all great soft skills for a PHP developer to have.

Hiring A PHP Developer

You can hire a PHP Designer on Upwork in four simple steps:

  • Write a project description. You’ll want to determine your scope of work and the skills and requirements you are looking for in a PHP Designer. 
  • Post it on Upwork. Once you’ve written a project description, post it to Upwork. Simply follow the prompts to help you input the information you collected to scope out your project.
  • Shortlist and interview PHP developers. Once the proposals start coming in, create a shortlist of the professionals you want to interview. 

Writing A PHP Designer Job Post

Your job post is your chance to describe your project scope, budget, and talent needs. Although you don’t need a full job description as you would when hiring an employee, aim to provide enough detail for a contractor to know if they’re the right fit for the project.

Job Post Title

Create a simple title that describes what you’re looking for. The idea is to target the keywords your ideal candidate will likely type into a job search bar to find your project. Here are some sample PHP developer job post titles:

  • Hiring a PHP backend developer for dynamic web solutions 
  • PHP full-stack developer needed to lead innovative web projects 
  • Seeking an experienced PHP developer for web application developer 

Project Description

An effective PHP development job post should include:

  • Scope of work: From unit tests to new features, list all the deliverables you’ll need.
  • Project length: Your job post should indicate whether this is a smaller or larger project.
  • Background: If you prefer experience working with certain industries, software, or technologies, mention this here.
  • Budget: Set a budget and note your preference for hourly rates vs. fixed-price contracts.

PHP Developer Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain PHP-based web applications 
  • Work with databases such as MYSQL, ensuring efficient data storage and retrieval 
  • Coordinate with front-end developers to ensure seamless integration between the server-side logic and client-side application 
  • Apply best practices in web security to safeguard applications from common security threats like SQL injection 

PHP Developer Requirements and Qualifications

  • Knowledge of front-end technologies including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and AJAX
  • Experience in developing applications using PHP
  • Proficiency in PHP frameworks such as Laravel, Symfony, Codelgniter is preferred 
  • Knowledge of object oriented programming

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