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Writing since ancient times, blogging, e-commercing, and site installing-designing-maintaining since 2001; WordPress theme and plugin configuring and developing since 2004 or so; a lifelong freelancer, not associated nor to be associated with any company, publication, party, university, church, or other institution. 

Web Development and Design

My experience with web design and development includes all aspects of site installation, migration, rescue, management, design, and operations, with a primary focus on WordPress and related applications, and on the coding they rely on intensively: PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, and Javascript. My past and ongoing projects include professional, personal, community, and e-commerce web sites mainly based on open source frameworks. I have configured, tested, used, and modified hundreds of WordPress plug-ins and themes, especially ones designed for multi-author magazine and community sites as well as for e-commerce, including WooCommerce and its add-ons, osCommerce, and diverse eBay-related applications.

For more on my web design philosophy, you can begin with my general notes on the subject, and check out other posts in my “Web Design” archive or the pages for the WordPress Plug-Ins that I have authored or am in the process of developing.

Site Design and Operations

Theme and Plug-In Configuration and Customization

The WordPress themes and plugins with which I have worked – configuring, customizing, and on occasion forking and re-writing – are far too numerous to list. Among the widely used WordPress plugins that I have customized or worked with extensively are S2Member, Events Calendar, ContactForm 7, WP Jobs Manager, Links Library, WP to Twitter, Next Gen Gallery, wpDiscuz, W3 Total Cache, WP Super Cache, AddToAny Share Buttons, Better Notifications for WordPress, E-Mail Users, Three WP Broadcast, User Role Editor, Simple Download Monitor, Easy Digital Downloads, and, as mentioned above, WooCommerce.

WordPress Instruction and Training

I enjoy teaching people what I have learned, and will incorporate instruction and documentation into my job bids on request. If it’s a particularly interesting project, I may go ahead anyway, without charge!

Often, I’ll put together a video:

Playlist: WordPress

Other Experience

E-Commerce

Not Really All That Collectible, Actually, But Still Cool IMO

I maintained an eBay on-line store from 2005 to 2015, and have been an active eBay seller since 2001 – with ca. 5000, 100% positive feedback ratings. My specialty is collectibles, especially movie collectibles, and I frequently work as a “trading assistant” facilitating sales on consignment. I maintained my own self-designed e-store, written for osCommerce, from 2006 to 2010.

Writing and Publishing

At various times I have been a working writer – screenwriter, journalist, editor, translator – and I have also been published as a poet in obscure literary magazines most or all of which no longer exist. For several years I freelanced as a script reader and editor for independent movie and television production companies.

I studied English in college, at UCLA, where I received a B.A. My main projects as a writer are organized as this blog is organized: I write on philosophical, theological, political, and cultural themes, with posts increasingly brought under one of two main headings: “Anismism” for pieces focused on philosophy and theology, and “Neo-Imperialism” for geo-politics and theory of the present historical conjuncture. I select pieces from any category including those two for the “Featured” archive after they’ve had a chance to be re-read and re-edited for a few months.

I was born in Vienna, Austria, of American parents, who returned to the US while I was still an infant: I read German as a mostly self-taught foreigner, not as a native German-speaker. I have good reading knowledge of several other European languages.

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You can use the form below. I also have a Facebook account, of course, but I’ve been much more active, and easier to reach, on Twitter as @CK_MacLeod, as you may already be aware.

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For rescuing a site, or fixing a display error, or installing and configuring a standard plug-in or any of my own plugins – and I’ll add a site check-up, diagnosis, and custom development road-map for free.

*If it can’t be done in 1 hour, I’ll refund your fee (and tell you why).

–CK

(Last updated 2017.03)