TomFord.me

WordPress Developer

Developer and Technician

 

BuddyPress – WordPress – bbPress – WooCommerce – Multisite

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Highlights

Intranet Dev
Development Lead
Advanced Security
App Production
Plugin Conflicts
Speed Optimization
Subscription Sites
Member Sites
e-Commerce
Advanced Mapping
File Management
VOIP/Web RTC
Social Login

I’m your neighborhood WordPress Idea Box (if your neighborhood is the World).  I’ve solved many complex data, structure, user interface and eCommerce issues and this helps me provide assistance to others.

I also maintain several of my own sites for my web design freelance business and quite a few other project sites that are being put into production.

I’m currently living in San Diego, CA, but am happy to help those in any location and have experience working in this way to streamline and manage the process.

I’m also familiar with the WordPress Core structure and continually updated from previous participation as a WordPress Contributor and through News Monitoring on my website.

I do freelance development repair, module setups, ui design, etc.  *Drop Me a Note*     *Business or Independent Users*

*most major plugins, builders, theme platforms, api and integrations and small form plugin integration  on coding

Projects/Experience (17 Years Working on WordPress)

Freelance Advanced Technician and Developer

Multiple e-Commerce/Membership Site Clients.  Spec Generation.  Solutions Determination.  UI and User Workflow Optimization, Automation Campaigns, Multi-Level Dataflow Interaction, Sales Systems, Aggressive WooCommerce Mods.  Small, Mid, Enterprise.

WordPress, Component Based Development | San Diego, CA | Sept 2019 – Present

TitanicQuadrant Metaverse

Futurist Consumerism Research Lab.  Virtual Reality, Events, Blockchain, Low Power Electronics, Consumer Sales, Consulting.

Founder | San Diego, CA | Jul 2021 – Present

Behla Design

WordPress Development Agency, WooCommerce Expert Developers.  Managing of multiple Client Projects, Agile Developer push, monitoring, Client correspondence.  Task generation on spec.  Solutions determination.  Mid-size Agency with Mid to Enterprise Clients.

Project, Production Manager | Los Angeles, CA | Dec 2016 – Sept 2019

Intelligent Social Media

Led the transition from remote team footprint to corporate office presence.  Developed “stand-up” social networking type installations with emphasis on mid-size to large Government and Organizational type clients.  These installations featured advanced tool sets from file management, mapping and geo to audio visual conference type communication in a closed intranet type environment.  The ReadyStrong Project became the startup company (ISM) Intelligent Social Media.

Senior Developer, Platform Engineer | Louisville, KY | November 2015 – September 2016

(SDSU) San Diego State University

Member of the San Diego State Visualization Center Team, primarily working on the ReadyStrong Networks from space located at SDSU.  This assignment was related to both ReadyStrong Networks and Intelligent Social Media.

Developer, Technician | San Diego, CA | October 2013 – September 2016

ReadyStrong Networks

Worked on a group of intranet type sites geared towards “first responders” and disaster preparation.

Remote Technician | Los Angeles, CA |October 2013 – November 2015

Freelance Advanced Technician

Assisted business owners in the US and UK with full website builds, advanced feature additions, hosting migrations and expert level troubleshooting and repair relative to complex issues.  This also included working for WPMU-Dev and WPML.

Webmaster and Tech Contractor | Sarasota, FL | Los Angeles, CA | San Diego, CA | June 2008 – October 2013

(TC Website) The Complete Website

Assisted business owners in the US and UK with full website builds, advanced feature additions, hosting migrations and expert level troubleshooting and repair relative to complex issues.

(Remote) Account Manager | Grantham, NH | Sarasota, FL | February 2008 – June 2008

Freelance Advanced Technician

Assisted business owners in the US and UK with full website builds, advanced feature additions, hosting migrations and expert level troubleshooting and repair relative to complex issues. Continuous Operator of WPCommunity.com (to date).

Webmaster and Tech Contractor | Sarasota, FL | Los Angeles, CA | San Diego, CA | January 2005 – February 2008

Mobile, Beta & API

Google+ Beta

WordPress for Android Beta

WordPress Platform Beta

Microsoft Direct (Retired)

Twilio WebRTC Beta

Twilio SMS Integration

OpenTok WebRTC

Facebook Apps API

Google Maps API

Plugins Dev

Gravity Forms

BuddyPress

bbPress

BWP Minify

Social Streams

Forums

WooCommerce

WC Subscriptions

S2 Member

WP e-Commerce

RSS Aggregation

Geo Tagging

File Sharing

Content Protection

Security Locks

Bot Capture

Spam Annihilation

*custom scripting

*advanced function

Hosting Platforms

WP Engine

Liquid Web

Krystal UK

1&1

SiteGround

Reliable Hosting

ASmallOrange

GoDaddy

MediaTemple

Dreamhost

Bluehost

Hostgator

Projects

GitHub

Asana

Wrike

Trello

Basecamp

Ticket Systems

Platforms

WordPress.org

The premiere Open Source CMS software and infrastructure powering an estimated 27% of site on the web.

WordPress

WordPress Multisite

Allowing for running multiple sub-domain or sub-directory sites under one WordPress installation, Multisite is infinitely configurable along with the proper hosting setup, also allowing sites to run on their own domains under the single install.  Users can also be allowed to create their own sites withing the environment.

Multisite

BuddyPress

BuddyPress is the social layer of WordPress for those wishing to run their own social-type communities. User areas are highly configurable and expandable as are enhancement features and plugins. Forums, Groups, Streams, Messaging, Media Sharing.

BuddyPress

bbPress

The forum plugin extension for WordPress (and BuddyPress). Runs forums on WordPress or forums within a BuddyPress install (or in the individual groups of BuddyPress).

bbPress

WooCommerce

The e-Commerce platform that’s become the standard for WordPress. Highly expandable both with plugins, plugin modifications and utilizing Developer supplied hook and filter points.

WooCommerce

WooCommerce Subscriptions

WC Subscriptions takes and adds a renew and membership layer to WordPress, WooCommerce and BuddyPress. Also highly adaptable to handle comples billing situations for tangible renewing products.

Subscriptions

Companies and Projects

San Diego State University

Testimonial 1

  • Developer of Multiple Full Social Community Builds/Buildouts
  • Operated/Managed 6 Individual Multisite/Social Communities at Once
  • Migration, Technical and Security Expert
  • Full Dev/Tech Integrating Subscription Platforms
  • Intranet Development Expert
  • VOIP Multi-Participant Integration (Lead Dev of 5 Apps)
  • Available for Platform Engineering Consulting
  • Existing Plugin Adaptation, Enhancement
  • Technical and Migration Assistance
  • Plugin Conflict Assistance
  • Feature Enhancement
  • Specification Assistance

(941) 227-4872

San Diego, CA

Tom Ford