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@simonpedge
Flag of South Africa Durban, South Africa
Member since August, 2011
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I've been a Web Developer since 2005, specialising in the development of WordPress and eCommerce websites using the following skills: WordPress, PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript and SEO. My recent experience includes developing several eCommerce websites on the WordPress platform using the WooCommerce Plugin - this is now the area I specialise in. My experience also includes any type of WordPress website development which includes creating WordPress Plugins, customizing themes and general WordPress problem solving. I've also had plenty of experience with websites that dynamically display content extracted from MySQL databases and creating PHP backend sites to maintain these MySQL databases. As a relative newbie to , I'm prepared to bid competitively in order to get jobs initially and in the process build up my FreeLancer reputation. I have been in the IT industry for 20 years, starting out as a COBOL programmer back in 1992. Before specialising as a Web Developer in 2005, my background was that of an Analyst/Programmer, and I have worked with the following technologies throughout my IT career: COBOL, Oracle, PL/SQL, SQL, UNIX Administration, Visual Basic, Microsoft Access, Pascal, Shell Scripting, Configuration Management, Java, JSP and J2ME.

$8 USD/hr
13 Reviews
4.6
  • 85%Jobs Completed
  • 100%On Budget
  • 100%On Time
  • 43%Repeat Hire Rate

Recent Reviews

  • image of frankswebsite WordPress website for Carabas goudsmeden $230.00 USD

    “A really smooth project where Simon had lots of freedom to build this website. He made the right choices and resolved some challenging issues. After Simon was done I only had to do the final touches. Client is very happy and so am I, thanks Simon!”

    frankswebsite Flag of Netherlands 1 year ago.
    • PHP
    • Wordpress
    • CSS
    • Website Testing
    • HTML
    • Hire me
  • image of frankswebsite WordPress website for Wezenaar Hoveniers $100.00 USD

    “Using our template to deliver all needed information to Simon, he quickly proced this website with no defects and even populated it with some content from the live website. Easy job for Simon, thanks again!”

    frankswebsite Flag of Netherlands 1 year ago.
    • PHP
    • Wordpress
    • CSS
    • HTML
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  • image of frankswebsite WordPress website for Hof van Holland $170.00 USD

    “Very smooth project. The theme author had not thought of sorting of the items in the webstore. Simon resolved it by creating a shortcode. Very nice solution. Thanks Simon!”

    frankswebsite Flag of Netherlands 1 year ago.
    • PHP
    • Wordpress
    • CSS
    • HTML5
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  • image of frankswebsite Update for WordPress website Prettig Weekend €245.00 EUR

    “This project was quite a challenge. It was upgrading a heavily customized WordPress site that is based on a not-so-well built theme. Simon faced some serious issues, but managed to resolve all of them. A job well done! Higly recommeded freelancer!”

    frankswebsite Flag of Netherlands 1 year ago.
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    • Wordpress
    • CSS
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  • image of memnav Only for Simon $145.00 USD

    “Simon is excellent and great freelancer. Thanks buddy.”

    memnav Flag of United Kingdom 1 year ago.
    • PHP
    • Wordpress
  • image of frankswebsite Long term collaboration opportunity $10.00 USD

    “Mini project well delivered. Looking forward to frequent collaboration!”

    frankswebsite Flag of Netherlands 2 years ago.
    • PHP
    • Website Design
    • Wordpress
    • CSS
    • HTML
    • Hire me

Experience

Web Developer / Internet Marketing

Jan 2005

: Wordpress site using PHP to generate content from a MySQL database. JavaScript displays Google Maps and PHP scripts scrape content from other sites. A PHP backend site updates database. : Wordpress site using PHP to generate content from a MySQL database. PHP scripts scrape content from other sites. A PHP backend site updates database. 7 Affiliate Marketing Wordpress sites with modified themes (rewritten PHP/CSS templates) which meet on-site SEO requirements.

Configuration Management

Oct 2000 - Jun 2003 (2 years)

Gained experience in the following technologies: - Configuration Management - Oracle - PL/SQL - UNIX Administration - UNIX Shell Scripting

Oracle PL/SQL Developer

Apr 2000 - Sep 2000 (5 months)

Gained experience in the following technologies: - Oracle - PL/SQL - SQL - UNIX Administration

Oracle PL/SQL Developer

Oct 1998 - Mar 2000 (1 year)

Gained experience in the following technologies: - Oracle - PL/SQL - SQL - UNIX Administration - Shell Scripting - Microsoft Access

COBOL Analyst Programmer & UNIX System Administrator

Mar 1995 - Aug 1998 (3 years)

Gained experience in the following technologies: - COBOL - SQL - UNIX Administration - Shell Scripting - Microsoft Access - Visual Basic

COBOL Analyst Programmer

Mar 1992 - Dec 1994 (2 years)

Gained experience in the following technologies: - COBOL - SQL - UNIX - Shell Scripting - Pascal

Education

National Diploma - Computer Data Processing

1989 - 1992 (3 years)

National Higher Diploma - Computer Data Processing

1992 - 1994 (2 years)

Certifications

Internet Development Specialist Course (NCC Diploma) (2006)

The Internet Development Specialist (IDS) course was a part-time course I took from 2004 to 2006. Subjects within the IDS Course: - INet+ Preparation - Using Linux - Linux Administration - PLC - Object Analysis and Design - Program Design - Relational Database Design - Basic SQL - DHTML - Standard, Micro & Enterprise Java A - Standard, Micro & Enterprise Java B - XML - Java Servlets and JSP - Delivering Web Services

Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform 1.4 (2006)

UNIX SVR4 System Administration (1996)

Badges

  • Simply the Best

    Complete 5 or more projects, with a 95% completion rate.
  • Perfectionist

    Receive 5-star ratings in 90% of your completed projects (minimum 10 projects).
  • Feedback Guru

    Receive 10 reviews
  • The Critic

    Post 10 Reviews.
  • Backup plan!

    Verify a backup payment method
  • Nine-to-Fiver

    Win a project and accept the offer.
  • Smart Money

    Create 10 Milestones.
  • The Perfectionist

    Edited a bid.
  • The Seeker

    Bid on 20 projects.
  • All Star

    Receive a 5-star rating for a project.
  • The Adventurer

    Complete your first project.
  • Know-It-All

    Pass a freelancer orientation exam
  • UK English Qualified

    Pass the UK English Exam (Level 1)
  • Grand Tourer

    Visit all recommended features that Freelancer.com offers
  • US English Qualified

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 1)
  • The Verified

    Verify your payment method
  • Simply the Best

    Complete 5 or more projects, with a 95% completion rate.
  • Perfectionist

    Receive 5-star ratings in 90% of your completed projects (minimum 10 projects).
  • Backup plan!

    Verify a backup payment method
  • Smart Money

    Create 10 Milestones.
  • All Star

    Receive a 5-star rating for a project.
  • Know-It-All

    Pass a freelancer orientation exam
  • Grand Tourer

    Visit all recommended features that Freelancer.com offers
  • Feedback Guru

    Receive 10 reviews
  • The Critic

    Post 10 Reviews.
  • Nine-to-Fiver

    Win a project and accept the offer.
  • The Perfectionist

    Edited a bid.
  • The Seeker

    Bid on 20 projects.
  • The Adventurer

    Complete your first project.
  • UK English Qualified

    Pass the UK English Exam (Level 1)
  • US English Qualified

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 1)
  • The Verified

    Verify your payment method

Exams

  • US English Level 1
    100%
  • Freelancer Orientation
    95%
  • Employer Orientation
    85%
  • PHP Level 1
    90%
  • SEO Level 1
    88%
  • HTML Level 1
    75%
  • WordPress
    80%
  • UK English 1
    75%

My Top Skills

  • Wordpress 14
  • PHP 13
  • CSS 8
  • Website Design 6
  • HTML 5
  • Javascript 2
  • eCommerce 2
  • Website Testing 2
  • HTML5 2
  • Data Processing 1
  • MySQL 1
  • Java 0
  • JSP 0
  • XML 0
  • Internet Marketing 0
  • SEO 0
  • J2EE 0
  • Excel 0
  • SQL 0
  • Web Scraping 0
  • Microsoft Access 0
  • Affiliate Marketing 0
  • Database Administration 0

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