I am looking for a freelancer to work with me to maintain, update, and rework a current wordpress site that uses a custom developed theme. We use git for version control and development so must be familiar. Looking for someone that is very detail oriented, excellent at communication, and can work on tight deadlines. SEO knowledge is a big plus as well as we will be constantly optimizing the site. Attention to detail in responsive and mobile platforms is very important as well. Let me know any other talents you might bring to the table! Below are some of the tasks we will be doing. Looking forward to working with the right candidate.
We need to clean up the CSS and would like to convert to SCSS and use use better coding standards and best practices (Mixins, variables, ect). Following guides like https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/Guide/CSS/Writing_efficient_CSS.
We need to cleanup the actual code of the custom pages and clean up for SEO. (Compress images, use sprites, reduce server requests, ect)
At some point would like to move the custom theme to a child-theme of the genesis theme or similar standardized framework theme that is often updated.
There will be new pages, modules, and and updates made to the site on a regular basis. One of the first is a interactive map.
Also need to do backend work from time to time, integrating new payment processors, and various api's, ect. I can hire a secondary backend programmer for this but if you have good backend skills that is a plus.