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Me, in a nutshell

Hi, I’m Michael. I’m a WordPress developer living in Calgary, Canada. I like to make plugins, tinker with websites, talk at WordCamp and WordPress Meetups, and in general just work with WordPress based sites.

When I’m not in front of a screen, you can bet I’m in the mountains hiking or at the local pub eating far too many hot wings.

And yes, I do know Jason Bourne. Thanks Matt Damon.

What I do

Wordpress Development

The bread and butter of my freelance work. I am a WordPress developer. You can hire me for anything WordPress related. Custom plugins? You bet. Custom themes? I can do that. Custom code for someone else’s plugins and themes? Why not! Are you an agency looking to outsource part or all of a project? I do that. Are you a company looking to bring on a consultant to repair, optimise, and maintain your web presence? Sounds perfect.

WordPress Speed Optimisation

When your site feels sluggish, give me a call. I routinely work with clients to optimise their websites and squeeze every last ms out of their site that I can. I do a ground up, full website optimisation service. Which means everything from the host and the database to your code, plugins, themes and images. This is no 6 step system you read on the internet, it’s my years of experience and critical thought put into your website that speeds it up.

X Theme / Pro Theme Customization

If you use the X Theme or Pro Theme by Themeco, I can help you take it to the next level. With years of experience using these systems and both customizing them and enhancing them for hundreds of users, you can be sure I’m the right guy for the job. From custom blog layouts and search results pages, to enhanced Woocommerce product pages and archives. You may even be familiar with the plugins I’ve created exclusively for X/Pro: Cornerstone Placeholder Images, Cornerstone Custom icons, and the ever so popular Global Blocks for Cornerstone (impressive functionality which Themeco has now rolled out into their theme).

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X Theme and Pro Theme Plugins

Cornerstone Custom Icons

Enables the user to add their own custom icons to the built in Cornerstone and Pro Theme icon controls and elements, thereby removing the reliance on FontAwesome and providing a better opportunity for branding with custom icon sets on your websites. Works exclusively through the use of Fontello’s free icon font service. Updated regularly to work with new theme releases.
https://wordpress.org/plugins/cornerstone-custom-icons/

Cornerstone Placeholder Images

Placeholder.com Images element for Cornerstone and Pro Theme Builder. This plugin provides a quick element to insert placeholder images into your layouts for quick mockups or demo content.
https://wordpress.org/plugins/cornerstone-placeholder-images/

Global Blocks for Cornerstone

The original game changer, released in early 2017. I had been using this set up internally for client for nearly a year, but when the Themeco community started asking for the same functionality, I ported it into a plugin.

it became so popular that Themeco adopted the functionality and the name into their own builder, to ensure their entire customer base had access to it.

You can see the original plugin here:
https://wordpress.org/plugins/global-blocks-for-cornerstone/

Elementor Plugins

Custom Icons for Elementor

Enables the user to add their own custom icons to the built in Elementor icon selectors, thereby removing the reliance on FontAwesome and providing a better opportunity for branding with custom icon sets on your websites. Works exclusively through the use of Fontello’s free icon font service. Updated regularly to work with new theme releases.
https://wordpress.org/plugins/custom-icons-for-elementor/