About Meghan

Meghan is educated to Degree level and has a Diploma in Business and Administration from the Open University. Meghan is a professional computer programmer with twenty four years of experience in the IT industry within a wide range of sectors including banking, retail, building and non profit. Meghan has worked with PHP and MYSQL technologies in a Web environment for the last twelve years, of which the last six years are with WordPress. Meghan has published a very popular WordPress plugin and a theme on WordPress.org, for which she provides support. Meghan’s website has recently been promoted to page one by Google for the keywords ‘wordpress developer’.

After graduating from Liverpool University, Meghan began her IT career working with Microsoft technologies including Visual Basic and SQL Server.

During her time working with Microsoft technologies Meghan was fortunate to work with some very prestigious companies, including Citibank, Merrill Lynch, London Underground, British Airports, and the Computer Science Corporation (CSC).

Twelve years ago Meghan swapped the Windows operating system for Linux Ubuntu, and learned new languages, including PHP, Javascript, CSS and HTML and was introduced to a new CMS called WordPress. Her PHP and MySQL skills enabled her to explore WordPress to its full potential.

After many years of working with large companies, Meghan is now working freelance, which for the most part enables her to operate from home in Burgess Hill, West Sussex.

Technical Skills

  • WordPress, implementation, theme and plugin authoring, and support
  • PHP 5 and object oriented programming
  • MYSQL
  • HTML 5
  • CSS 3
  • Javascript
  • Jquery, Jquery UI library
  • AJAX,
  • Twitter Bootstrap
  • Git (Source code control)
  • Linux (Ubuntu) operating system, cloud computing, Apache2, Nginx
  • Specific WP Plugin/Theme knowledge – Woocommerce, Theme X

Recent Projects

WordPress Developer – Scouts Association

December 2013 – Present WordPress Developer – Scouts Association (Extended 6 month contract)
Services Providing web development services including WordPress theme and plugin development and support. Conversion of 7 websites from static HTML to WordPress.
Skills Used WordPress theme and plugin development, PHP, MYSQL, HTML, CSS, Jquery, Jquery UI, AJAX, Twitter API, Google Maps API, Linux, Apache

The Scouts Association employed Meghan to convert 7 of their websites from SnapperWorld to WordPress CMS.

Responsibilities

  • Writing WordPress themes from scratch based on the current design
  • Writing WordPress plugins from scratch or adapting existing plugins
  • Conversion of an Adobe flash site to HTML5 CSS and Jquery (https://globetrekker.scouts.org.uk/)

URLs

http://www.scoutactivitycentres.org.uk/

https://globetrekker.scouts.org.uk/

http://www.towntocountry.co.uk/

http://www.gilwell24.info/

WordPress Developer – Motive Design Agency

December 2014 – Present WordPress Developer – Motive Design Agency
Services Providing web development services including adding E-Commerce functionalityRe-hosting WordPress site to Digital Ocean
Skills Used WordPress theme and plugin development, PHP, MYSQL, HTML, CSS, Jquery, Woocommerce, Linux, Apache

Motive Design agency employed Meghan to work on a client website, keeping it updated and maintained. Meghan added E-commerce functionality to it using Woocommerce. She is currently working on a new custom theme for the site.

Responsibilities

  • Ongoing site maintenance
  • E-commerce functionality
  • Coding of a new WordPress theme from a PSD design and specification

URLs

http://www.silicondust.com/

http://motivedesign.co.uk/