Local Developer Directory

In any given week, but especially if I am at a meet up or conference, I have folks asking me for local referrals for either PHP developers or WordPress developers. Due to my schedule I’m typically not always available for new projects, but I know I’m surrounded by many other folks who are.

Below are a list of Southern African based folks who I would recommend you consider working with on your next project. I’ve personally vetted their submission myself, and I trust them to deliver good work.

Disclaimer: While I have done everything I can to ensure that folks listed on this page are above board, I can’t be held responsible if you choose one of them and things go south during a project.

If you are a Southern African based PHP or WordPress developer and you’d like to be added to this list, please complete the form below the directory listing.

Developer directory

Deborah Butler

Contact

https://startumproject.co.za

deb@startumproject.co.za

Description

I am a full-time, freelance Front-End Developer. I spend most days building everything from the classiest to quirkiest of websites. I've worked with small organisations and startups to well established large global corporates.

I am currently learning vue.js and creative coding.

In my spare time, I also run the Open File Backup podcast highlighting women in tech.

I'm very passionate about diversity, tech and travelling.

You can view my portfolio website here:
The Startum Project (http://startumproject.co.za)

Podcast here:
https://openfilebackup.net

Don’t forget Facebook & Twitter:
@startumproject
@openfilebackup
https://facebook.com/startumproject

Skills

HTML
CSS
PHP
JavaScript
Gulp
node.js
npm
WordPress - custom themes
eCommerce - WooCommerce custom themes
Shopify - custom templates


Dirk Tolken

Contact

https://www.semantica.co.za

dirk@semantica.co.za

Description

Semantica is a boutique digital agency in Cape Town that specialises in WordPress / WooCommerce & PHP. We dabble in JS frameworks too (Vue, React, Angular). We do a lot of custom integration work for WooCommerce. We have a team of front-end & backend devs and also a marketing department that handle Google Ads (any paid ads really), SEO & Bulk Email Marketing. We're often tasked with performance & conversion optimisation work too. We can build fully responsive custom themes from scratch or use a variety of builder tools & theme frameworks. We're active in our local WP community and one of our co-founders Dirk, was part of the organising committee for WordCamp Cape Town 2019.

Skills

- WordPress
- WooCommerce
- HTML, CSS, PHP, Java, Python, C#
- Vue, React, Angular
- Familiar with Gutenberg & most page builders (also building custom modules)
- In e-commerce & our marketing activities we also deal with Shopify a lot


Emmanuel ADEKPLOVI

Contact

https://homescriptone.com

homescript1@gmail.com

Description

I am a full-time, freelance Back-End Developer. I spend most days building everything from the classiest to quirkiest of websites. I've worked with small organisations and startups to well established large global corporates.

I am currently learning Django and creative coding.

In my spare time, I also helping the WordPress Benin Community and helping beginners who want to learn code.

I'm very passionate about diversity, tech and travelling.

You can view my portfolio website here:
HomeScript (http://homescriptone.com) , this is my GitHub where the cool stuffs on what I have worked is stored : https://github.com/homescriptone .

Don’t forget Twitter:
@homescriptone

Skills

HTML
CSS
JS
PHP
Python
Django
WordPress - Customs Plugins
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator


Developer submission

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