My Expertise

WordPress

I have developed for WordPress since 2010. With extensive knowledge of WP Core, Genesis Framework, Plugin & Theme development, and more, I'm able to provide elegant and customized solutions fully contained in the WordPress ecosystem, or even using WordPress as a "Headless CMS". One of the greatest joys I have is knowing that a plugin I wrote is proactively helping somebody run their business or maintain their website.

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Helping Others

Years ago when I started programming, I realized that a lot of the communities seemed rather toxic; Truthfully it has Gotten Worse. I like to be a light in the community, the mentor I wish I had when I was starting out. Nothing makes me feel better than aiding newcomers and veterans alike - the thanks I get is soul warming.

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Ideas

I love coming up with ideas, or helping others to get their ideas to fruition! I've plotted WordPress plugins, SaaS solutions, and marketing plans. I also love coming up with solutions that are outside the box, my brain is always on! In programming, rarely is there just one right answer, and I love exploring all the possibilites to give the best, most efficient outcome.

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Who is Xhynk?

My name is Alex, known colloquially online as Xhynk (pronounced "zinc"). I've been a web developer since 2010 when I started designing HTML only Golf Resort websites. My background was in Graphic Design and I'd only made a single HTML webpage in Notepad up until that point. I then found a job as Web Designer with a small studio in the heart of downtown. However, designing websites wasn't cutting it for our company, or myself, so I began teaching myself the ins and outs of WordPress development and fell in love with it. I transitioned to a full-stack developer shortly after that. I've reached hundreds of thousands of users on Stack Exchange, aided hundreds of businesses with SaaS solutions, released two public WordPress plugins, and more.

Recent Projects

Content Mask

Content Mask

A robust WordPress plugin that eliminates the need for complex domain masks and forwarders.

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DogeCards

DogeCards

A silly project that uses PHP and Ajax to generate "Dogecards" on the fly. MySQL Database driven.

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Karmabot

Karmabot

A sentiment detecting, database driven slack command to allow our Slack team to award "Karma" to users.

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PhizSpa

PhizSpa

A website redesign for a client who underwent large-scale internal rebranding for her new location.

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Privacy & Consent Assistant

Privacy & Consent Assistant

A plugin that inserts Form Consent to all forms on the site and a Tracking Consent bar.

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Custom Reputation Engine REST API

Custom Reputation Engine REST API

A custom API to allow easy access to local businesses' reputation and to embed their reviews.

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