I've worked in all the major Content Management Systems (CMS) for general website development, as well as specialized Learning Management Systems (LMS). As recently as 10 years ago, it made sense to "build from scratch." Now, with WordPress and other CMSes vastly improved, for many projects they are the best choice.
I'm highly experienced in working with the back-end, PHP/MySQL of WordPress sites to get the best front-end effect. I've created themes and plugins for various clients, and mapped visual UI to WP templates.
I worked with this nonprofit via Taproot. They had a static website dating from the mid-2000s which needed to be converted to a WordPress theme. On examining the site, I realized their information about their service (providing used crayons to schools) needed an overhaul. So, the first step was to design an information architecture which handled all the players in crayon distribution, and organize it for the Custom Post features of WordPress.
After validating the information architecture, I redesigned their menu system.
Finally, I built out a custom theme which perfectly reproduced the original site's look and feel, which improving its organization and SEO. This required building a WP theme completely from scratch, and designing templates, partials, and custom code for post types.
I've provided coding and maintenance for this GamePR site for several years, including plugins, theme coding, UI development and security.