Archives: WPDev Consulting | Custom WordPress theme and plugin developer | WordPress expert | South Africa

wordpress[dev]

I am an independent custom WordPress theme and custom WordPress plugin developer.

wordpress[themes]

I deliver bespoke WordPress themes designed and built to your brand specifics. My background in design and advertising ensure an aesthetically pleasing user experience.
  • Concept & design
  • Bespoke
  • On-brand
  • UX
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  • Micklefield School
  • Club Travel Corporate
  • Lynne Glass | Cake Artist
  • Daryl Glass – Photographer

Micklefield School

Overview

A modern and refreshing new look for Micklefield School's custom WordPress theme.

Client CRT Create

Industry Education

Key Features

  • Single page, parrallax custom WordPress Theme
  • Responsive and lightwieght

Club Travel Corporate

Overview

A slick corporate and responsive custom WordPress theme designed and developed for Power of 9.

Client Power of 9

Industry Travel

Key Features

  • Elegant and corporate custom WordPress Theme
  • Lighweight and SEO
  • Responsive

Lynne Glass | Cake Artist

Overview

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Industry Business to Business

Key Features

  • SImple and clean custom WordPress Theme
  • Responsive and easy-to-use
  • e-Commerce

Daryl Glass – Photographer

Overview

This bold and simple theme was built to showcase a photography portfolio.

Client Daryl Glass

Industry Professional

Key Features

  • Simple and bold
  • Uses masonry layout for portfolio sections
  • Easy to use and update

wordpress[plugins]

I design and build custom WordPress plugins to your specifics needs. All plugins are WordPress.org compliant and compatible with the latest WordPress and PHP versions.
  • To spec
  • Bespoke
  • Compatiple
  • Light weight
  • User friendly
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  • Log Management and Reporting System
  • Paid Members Subscriptions PayFast Gateway

Log Management and Reporting System

Overview

A comprehensive log system that allows logged in users to submit internal logs to specific departments. Logs are managed via custom user permissions/levels/department. A full log report can be generated that shows log information per department such as open logs, closed logs, pending logs etc. It also shows per user information, i.e how many logs were opened/closed/managed etc

Client Power of 9 for Clubtravel Corporate

Industry Travel

Key Features

  • Easy-to-use log system
  • Permission/Level/department based content
  • Comprehensive reporting

Paid Members Subscriptions PayFast Gateway

Overview

This PayFast payment gateway extension for Paid Members Subscriptions enables you to accept payments via one of South Africa’s most popular payment gateways. When a user elects to pay for their order using the PayFast gateway, they are redirected to your merchant account on PayFast where they are requested to login and make the payment. PayFast then handles the payments and redirects visitors back to your website.

Client False Bay Sports Shooting Club

Industry Leisure

wordpress[consulting]

Not sure what WordPress is? Need advice on a WordPress Mulitisite? Give me a shout, let's talk WordPress and get your site up and running.
  • Concept & design
  • PHP
  • HTML 5
  • CSS 3
  • JQuery
  • Javascript
  • MySQL
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  • What is WordPress?
  • Why do we need a WordPress theme?
  • What do WordPress plugins do?
  • Self-hosted or WordPress.com?

What is WordPress?

Overview

  • WordPress is one of the most popular web publishing platforms you can use to create and manage your own website. Since its release in 2003, WordPress has become one of the worlds most formidable content management systems and powers more than 35% of the entire web — everything from hobbyist blogs to commercial e-commerce websites.
  • WordPress enables you to build and manage your website via your favourite web browser — without having to learn how to code. If you’ve ever used apps like Microsoft Word or Facebook, you’ll be quite comfortable using the powerful WordPress Dashboard and Editor.
  • You can either host WordPress yourself (recommended) or create an account at wordpress.com and make use of their server and database. For more information on these options and the pros and cons of each, read Self-hosted or WordPress.com? – The Pros and Cons of Each.
  • WordPress is released under an Open Source license — which means that volunteer developers from around the world are constantly contributing to improve WordPress. It also means you can download and use the WordPress software for FREE. So if WordPress is free, why do you need me? I can help you with everything WordPress… from the basics of hosting and installation to creating bespoke WordPress Themes and custom WordPress Plugins tailored to your exact needs and brand.

How does WordPress work?

  • Very simply, a WordPress website comprises of three things 1) WordPress Dashboard, 2) WordPress Theme and 3) WordPress Plugins.
  • WordPress is completely customisable — By using WordPress Themes and WordPress Plugins, you can change the entire look of your website and add awesome features like an online store, a photo gallery, or contact forms. Just about anything you can think of. WordPress Themes and WordPress Plugins can be custom built by a developer to your specific needs, that is where I come in. Have a look at some of the custom WordPress Themes and custom WordPress Plugins that I have developed for my clients.
  • The WordPress Dashboard is easy to learn and use — This means that you don’t need to hire a web developer every time you want to make a small change to your website. You can easily update and create your own content. You’re in control of your own content.

Is WordPress right for you?

If you’re looking for an easy-to-use tool that will help you build your own website without learning how to code, WordPress is for you. WordPress is incredibly flexible, with the use of WordPress Themes and WordPress Plugins, your site will grow with your business and remain relevant for years to come.

I am a expert WordPress Theme and Plugin developer, get in touch if you need a custom WordPress Theme or custom WordPress plugin developed.

Why do we need a WordPress theme?

What is a WordPress Theme?

A WordPress Theme is an integral part of your WordPress website. It provides all of the front-end styling and controls everything from design and layout to hyperlink colours and typography. If WordPress was a person, the WordPress Theme would be their clothing.

Most WordPress Themes provide:

  • Overall design and style of your website
  • Font styling
  • Custom colours
  • Widget locations
  • Page layouts
  • Compatibility with WordPress Plugins

What is a Custom WordPress Theme?

There are many free and premium off-the-shelf WordPress Themes to choose from. For people with a limited budget, some time and basic technical savvy, a free off-the-shelf WordPress Theme could be for you. If you have budget and require a solution with more options and technical support, a premium off-the-shelf WordPress Theme could work for you.

For the discerning client who wants something completely unique or tailored to specific needs and branding, purpose building a custom WordPress Theme is the perfect solution.

My custom WordPress Themes can provide:

  • On brand bespoke design and layout
  • Custom functionality
  • Light weight, responsive styling
  • Search Engine Optimised
  • Compatibility with WordPress Plugins

Have a look at some of the latest custom WordPress Themes I have developed.

Get in touch if you need help setting up an off-the-shelf WordPress Theme or want to discuss a completely custom solution.

What do WordPress plugins do?

WordPress Plugins are an essential building block of every WordPress website. WordPress Plugins add new functionality to your WordPress website or extend existing functionality.

WordPress Plugins can make anything from small adjustments to fundamental functional changes. For example, some plugins add simple functionality like contact forms and social media feeds while others turn your WordPress website into a fully functioning eCommerce store or social forum.

There are thousands of great plugins that have already been developed, some are free and some are premium, some will fit your needs perfectly while others may need to be adjusted or customised. If you cannot find a plugin that gives you exactly what you need, let me build a custom WordPress Plugin from scratch for you.

Have a look at some of the latest custom WordPress plugins I’ve been working on.

Get in touch if you want to chat to me about your custom WordPress Plugin needs. Your imagination (and budget :P) is the only limit to what can be created.

Self-hosted or WordPress.com?

Self-hosted

WordPress.com

Theme Support

You can use custom, any commercial and all free WordPress Themes. You can modify or customise or set-up your themes as desired. You are limited to themes listed in the WordPress repository. Commercial themes offer less options than their self-hosted versions. Some commercial themes have limited options to customise while others cannot be modified at all.

client[testimonials]

I have worked with Daryl for over 15 years. He is not only a skilled and innovative developer, but he is also an exceptional designer; able to deliver on the full scope of frontend and backend website creation. From attractive and appealing brochure sites to complex, high-functionality spec intranet sites, Daryl appreciates the unique importance of each and gives his full commitment to each and every project. Reliable and a brilliant problem solver, Daryl always finds a way to make our concepts come to life online. We are very proud of all the websites we have created with Daryl.

  • Catherine Herbst – Power of 9

Daryl has been the preferred web developer for CRT Create for over a decade. He is a very unique creator in this industry in that he is an incredible designer as well as an outstanding developer. Having these two skills in one person has helped us out immensely over the years.

He would be an asset to any team and a clients dream.

  • Chaz Williams – CRT Create
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contact[me]

I am based in Riebeek Valley, just outside of Cape Town, South Africa. I service globally.
  • +27 84 666 9954
  • info@wordpressdev.capetown
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