I am a senior FullStack WordPress Developer, Consultant and Product Manager, regular Contributor to the community by Open-Source projects, Front-end Fanatic, and an accidental photographer. I’ve been using WordPress for over ten years, specialized in custom application development.
I love to create optimized but advanced workflows to produce professional software. Love to dig into the dirty code, clean and optimize it up to create something beautiful. Wake me up to discuss how to name a thing (functions, arguments, options, anything really). I enjoy developing new WordPress themes or plugins to help people build their blogs or sites and recognize the potential open-source platforms has to offer.
When not working, I am usually out clicking random pictures; some people tell me I am good at it, or writing a bit of poetry which is yet to come out in the open.
Tools & Technologies
PHP & MySQL
Lead Product ManagerRank Math is the swiss army knife of WordPress SEO. It is my baby, I am nurturing it to date and seeing it growing and getting recognized by the community makes me proud. I have done React the first time, just to cope up with Gutenberg and Voila we ended up being the first SEO plugin integrated with Elementor as well.
Fullstack WordPress DeveloperMy core responsibilities; were to develop premium quality plugins for the WordPress ecosystem. I have done five plugins, two themes, and a theme framework. One of the most challenging plugin I have done so far is Rank Math SEO a plugin that is in direct competition with the giant Yoast SEO. Now, we are the new definition of SEO in the WordPress community.
Fullstack WordPress DeveloperHired to work for one big client in Europe Press Association. My role was to work with the team and develop internal tools for the organization to accommodate in their day to day operations.
Team LeadI was responsible for developing a WordPress Theme Framework which is fast, modular, follows WordPress Coding Standards, and provides ease to develop shortcodes for Visual Composer. The development of new shortcodes goes easier, and they have to write less code, i.e. 100s of lines less per shortcode.
Senior WordPress DeveloperMy responsibilities were to develop story sites using WordPress in collaboration with media houses in Pakistan. In this contract, I worked with The Express Media Group and developed stories like:
For Peshawar, is the first Pakistani story nominated for an International Digital Journalism Award.
Step into Karachi’s largest slum, Pakistan first story with VR pictures and videos.
WordPress ConsultantI was hired as a WordPress Consultant to optimize its main website and minimize the website downtime. In my period over there:
- I had cut down the site from 57 plugins to 25.
- Optimize their SQL queries which were taking minutes to run which is the real culprit for the downtime of the website.
- Optimize theme not very well written codebase.
- I also develop multiple themes in my period over there. Also, worked on an election microsite theme which received massive appreciation from the media community because of the site’s design which is clean and flawless functionality. The best part is the use of the chart system throughout to demonstrate the results.
UI/UX ManagerMy primary role was to redesign the whole website and enhance the user experience. I used the technologies like Adobe Photoshop, Twitter Bootstrap, HTML/CSS, SASS, jQuery and Plugins.
Also, fulfilled the requirement of optimizing the website page speed on tools like PageSpeed.
Project ManagerAs a Project Manager, I was assigned a team of expert designers and developers to cater to the client needs of the company and to deliver the project in a timely fashion while producing high-quality work. My other responsibilities included client handling and communication and to remove the gap between the client, company, and the team.
I have produced around 400+ projects in areas like Facebook apps, websites, eCommerce, CMS based websites.
Senior Web DeveloperThis job was my second encounter, here I was appointed as Sr. Web Developer to develop and optimize their Real Estate Platform, which got two CNBC awards in UAE. We used Microsoft technologies like C#, ASP.NET, MsSQL, and other related technologies.
Also, our team was developing the University Management System in which we used Open Source Packages like PHP, MySQL, WordPress, MOODLE, Blue Button, and others.
ASP.NET Web DeveloperSalsoft is where I started my journey; my role as a Web Developer was to develop applications using Microsoft technologies like C#, ASP.NET, MsSQL, and other related technologies, for overseas clients and communicating with them.
After three months I was assigned a project with a team of 2 developers to lead and develop a Usenet download manager. Also, I produced some automation bots for MySpace and Facebook and Orkut for marketing as well.