GoldHat Project Portfolio

WordPress Plugin Development

GoldHat Dev Team have built dozens of custom plugins for our clients. We are capable of building custom plugins that enhance your website and help you reach your business goals.

Long-Term Development Partners

We get the needs of marketing agencies, retail development firms and design teams. We have over a dozen years experience working as part of a larger team, partnering with our clients to help them deliver a finished product to the end-client.

Technical Project Management

You can’t have a great dev team without effective project management. For many of our clients it’s the consultations with their PM that turn ideas into reality.

Test Driven Development (TDD)

We use industry leading tools such as PHPUnit, Selenium and CodeCeption for automated testing in a test-driven environment.

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Responsive Design

You’ve heard it all before, more and more people view sites on their smartphones and tablets. You need your website to scale, to load quickly on smaller devices. Yet you have a lot invested in your existing site which is a long way from “mobile friendly”. What can you do about it? We can help you by evaluating whether your site is due for a complete redesign or progressive enhancement. We know that while every site owner would love to provide the best possible experience for every user on every device, you’ve got to make decisions that make business sense. How much to invest, when to invest, why invest in responsive design? And what will the impact be on the bottom line?

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GoldHat Team

mariamMariam MosinyanWP Developer
My career as a web developer/designer started 5 years ago in which time it has proven that even though I am a good graphic designer I am eveRead more
cristian-facaeru-imageCristian FacaeruProject Manager
Cristian Facaeru is a Project Manager and WordPress developer. He possess a good mix between technical and communication skills. After graduRead more
MariyaMariya StoykovaExecutive Assistant & Social Media Marketer
Hello, my name is Mariya - Executive Assistant & Social Media Marketer @ the Varna office. I have a master degree in Architecture, and IRead more
P1010793-001-colTommy DamskovProject Manager & UX Designer
Tommy has developed and managed digital projects for more than 10 years, working for digital agencies in Denmark. The projects range from caRead more
Saif AnwarWP Developer
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renoraRenora TinoBookkeeper
Expert bookkeeper who works with Xero. Based in the Phillipines. Was previously one of the highest rated freelancers in the Elance finance cRead more
397056_352511441434202_1578531090_nDimitar AnastasovSales Agent
My name is Dimitar and I have 4 years  experience in marketing and  2 years in project managing. I have an Associate Degree in Science in BuRead more
joel-profileJoel MilneFounder & WP Developer
Joel Milne is GoldHat's founder and manages our development team. He has 12-years experience managing development projects and developing apRead more
Maricel DingalMaricel Dingal
I am a reliable and strong willed Filipina virtual assistant. I manage a group of virtual assistants in Upwork and act as a Staff Manager ofRead more

Development Expertise

GIT Version control? Check. Test-driven development? Check. Multiple stage testing process? Check. Professional requirements elicitation and documentation? Check. Staged site deployment process? Check.

What does it take to be an efficient, effective development team? We ask that question everyday. And we work to answer that question everyday in how we recruit and manage development talent.

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95%
jQuery/JS
85%
TDD
75%
GIT/SVN
90%
Site Deployment
85%
Server Management
65%

GoldHat Services

WordPress Plugin Dev

WP plugin development is our main forte. Whether it’s an extension for your WooCommerce store, a custom plugin that provides features for your website, or a premium plugin you want to develop and sell our team is worldclass.
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Technical Project Management

What makes us effective is not just that we have rock-start developers and a team with experience and skill. It’s our project management capability that really sets us apart from our competition.
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Digital Marketing

Did you know our name “GoldHat” is actually wordplay on the terms “blackhat/whitehat”? Our firm was originally founded as an SEO/SEM firm. Today we provide specialized digital marketing services. A lot of our work in this area ties into our development work with marketing automation, and data-driven marketing.
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Development Process

At GoldHat we apply a software development process often called Agile, which is comprised of 7 major phases beginning with the Concept Phase. Which as the name suggests is where the idea for the website, plugin or application is first brought to life and refined. Most of us know this first step very well because if you’re a site owner, this is often where you’re most comfortable.

Initiation & Analysis

This phase could also be called the planning phase, but the distinction between initiation and analysis is important. For example initiation is largely about writing requirements and clarifying what users will be able to do with the features being built. Analysis focuses on estimating time, researching solutions and refining the written plan.

Design & Construction

In this phase the designs are created and approved. Code is written to meet the requirements and as requirements are being met the result is compared continually to the design.

Testing & Deployment

The importance of testing cannot be emphasized enough and this is the area we strive to excel at. We aim to make seamless deployments of bug-free code, that’s the end goal of the development process.

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Have a project that might fit our development team? Contact us today to get the process started.

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GoldHat Group Updates

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Improvement in variations display

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First full version of ACF Post Types released

V1 of ACF Post Types plugin is now released and live at https://wordpress.org/plugins/acf-post-types/. This version puts in place almost eve
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UPC Codes for Amazon

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Experiments with cement and sand

Building different types of items like flower pods, ashtrays and furniture out of concrete. Made by us in one of the rooms at the office.
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How to Make Web Crawler Robot

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Freelancer Site Research

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Varna office growing

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WordPress post filtering, sorting and pagination

Example pagination code using global $wp_query http://www.kriesi.at/archives/how-to-build-a-wordpress-post-pagination-without-plugin WP Code
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HireX Network launched in Bulgaria

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Find which commit is currently checked out in Git

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WP Pro Quiz Completed Plugin

We have just finished version 1.0 of a new plugin named WP Pro Quiz Completed. This is an addon for the WP Pro Quiz plugin that is quite pop
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Loving Phalcon

Just discovered Phalcon and really loving it. I hesitated at first to try it because of the need to install Phalcon as a PHP extension. But
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NoSQL with XML

I'm always interested in the idea of NoSQL, alternative databases and document storage because I think someday this approach may become stan
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The challenge and privilege of being a developer

I've often been a reluctant developer in recent years. There was no hesitation for me to get started building websites back in 2002 when I d
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Site Development a Journey, not a Destination

It may sound too philosophical, yet it is the truth as evidenced by every success story on the web. Site development is an ongoing process,
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SWOT Analysis

Found this free SWOT Analysis generator at http://www.wikiwealth.com/swot-analysis-generator For other SWOT creation software tools checkout
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SolarERP

SolarERP is GoldHat's concept for an ERP that is simple to understand and easy to use. Sure ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software is b
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Websites need documentation too

It's not just software that needs documentation. As the line between "app" and "site" blur, every site is an app and has software running. M
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Footer Design Trends 2015

Oh woe the footer, the forgotten child. So small, so easy to overlook. The footer is arguably the second-most seen part of your site. Gettin
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We’re Ditching Adsense from all Our Sites

Why are we saying bye-bye to adsense? Ditching Adsense is a simple decision really, we never make any money from it. Don't really have much
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Rant of the Day

Thumbs down to Amazon marketplace. We applied to sell food products in their Grocery section, they denied the request stating (and I quote)
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New slogan for Ashley Madison

AshleyMadison.com is doing some rebranding after facing the release of all it's users private details. It's new slogan is "Everybody in the
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The Case for Worker Owned Businesses

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Pope Francis calls earth an immense pile of filth

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How to Detect Bad Clients from their Choice of Words

What if "bad clients" had a language all their own? They do. When you're in a service business detecting and avoiding bad clients is vital.
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Elance Fails to Really Provide Buyers Choices

At GoldHat Group we've been selling and hiring on Elance for over 7-years. During that time I've seen the platform become more and more inun
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What is development?

It's important to understand what you're buying when you purchase website development or programming services. Not understanding the nature
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Concrete5 Version 5.7 Review

Preface: this Concrete5 Version 5.7 Review is a WIP (work in progress) and I'm updating it as I continue to explore C5.7. By my count there
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SlimStat Banned Due to Security Flaw

A major security flaw in the SlimStat WordPress Plugin seems to have led to it being removed entirely from the WP plugin directory as well a
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WP Jobs Manager Schedule Interview

Recruiting the right candidate for a job isn't easy. At Interns365.com they are always looking for ways to make the recruiting process easie
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My Favorite CMS Features from WordPress and Drupal

I work with both WordPress and Drupal. As a PHP programmer I was drawn to Drupal in 2009 and started with D6. I avoided WP despite all its p
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GoldHat Launches in Germany

In October GoldHat’s focus will shift to Germany as the Vancouver based programming and digital marketing group aims to sieze key contracts
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WordPress Automatic Blogging Plugin

WordPress is the undisputed ruler of blogging software. It makes writing blog posts fast, easy, fun... wait is this a WP love-in or a blog p
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VeganServer WordPress Plugin

When working toward launching a vegan cafe (VeganCafe.ca) one of the first things to come to mind (being a geek) is "what software will I us
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Simplify and focus your digital marketing

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Which WordPress Plugins Can’t We Live Without?

At GoldHat we run many different sites and there are certain plugins that we love to use across multiple sites and consider must-haves. Topp
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Food Service WordPress Plugin Research

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Easy Restaurant Menu Manager Review

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Foodlist WordPress Plugin Review

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Restaurant WordPress Plugin

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Restaurant Menu Manager Plugin Review

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Food and Drink Menu Plugin Review

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WordPress Shortcodes

Wordpress Shortcodes Simply put, a shortcode is a coding version of a shortcut. It is a WordPress-specific snippet of code that allow you to
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Why buy a prebuilt website?

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Best Keywords for Website Design

Keyword research using the free Google Adwords keyword tools. Looking at website design keywords in general but also focusing around Wordpre
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Groundswell Training

I recently learned about Groundswell from Reilly Yeo who is Managing Director at Open Media. Reilly is a facilitator at the Groundswell prog
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WordPress Site Development Process

Our processes for building a new WordPress site using an existing theme such as WooTheme Mystile. This is a work-in-progress and some of the
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Tiered Worker Compensation Program

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Understanding Drupal 7 Entities

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What Is A Good Website Development Process?

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Using Foundation CSS Framework for Responsive Site Design

Mobile users are becoming increasingly difficult to ignore. And in fact the rate of website optimization for mobile versus the number of mob
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