I’ve been building websites on and off for the past 10 plus years. Below are some public websites I created using WordPress that you can check out, including some front-end designs and other sites I did back-end development work on. The only recent public website I have to show is The Retired Alchemist blog, which I built with the latest version of WordPress in mind, including the block editor. Some other website I built in the past that I still maintain are also listed below. Otherwise, I still keep up to date by working on my own projects, but I haven’t built as many public websites recently.
The Retired Alchemist
A retirement blog designed around the colors and style of the header image I was given. This website was custom designed by me using my own parent and child theme based on _s. This is a more fun, casual blog with all the basics including a new responsive design, basic SEO, and a couple of custom quote blocks.
Wardrobe & Wine
A wine blog designed using almost exclusively black, white, and gray colors. This website was also custom designed by me using my own parent and child theme based on _s. This blog pulls recent Instagram photos into the sidebar and is made to handle large images in posts to add some color and keep the post content front and center.
A large website with a lot of well organized information, but unlike most of the websites I’ve built, I didn’t do much in the way of design on this one. Most of the work was done on the back-end to organize 280 posts to make them easy to find and edit using custom post types. This is one of my larger projects with a lot of posts, custom comment fields, user profiles, and activity feeds.
This is a minimal portfolio website made to show off a collection of articles and photos. It is a simple website that uses very few colors to keep attention on the work being displayed. This was a free WordPress theme that I customized the design of, but I usually prefer to build the entire theme myself.