With over 30 years programming experience in various environments, I can adapt myself to pretty much any task. That said, most recently, I have been concentrating on PHP in a LAMP (Linux, Apache, Mysql, Php) environment so that is my current preference but can be very flexible.
As my family business is based around Opencart, phpList and Wordpress, I am very familiar with these platforms. Indeed, I regularly contribute to the Opencart and phpList community forums, I also contribute occasionally on Github to these and other projects.
I also create totally bespoke websites using Xara software when a true WYSIWYG website is required without the hassle of maintenance of something like Wordpress.
I have developed many modifications for Opencart using the vqmod system (and have even extended the vqmod system myself) which is a system which allows modifications without overwriting the core system files. Wherever possible, I will implement my work using a non-destructive method such as this.
Lloyd has done a great job on our Xara website. His attention to detail and tracking the project have been great. He was able to provide the responsiveness of a Wordpress site using Xara software, which is so much easier for us to format. Definitely ask Lloyd to show you the advantages of using Xara Web Designer before deciding whether to go with Wordpress.