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Caroline
I build websites
Eastern Sierra, California

Hello.

I’m Caroline, the developer behind Little Package web goodies. I began hand-coding websites in 1998 and took up using Wordpress in 2003 (the year it was released). A circuituous path brought me to full-time coding; in the past I’ve been a hospital RN and a hatmaker.

In my “spare time” through the years, I’ve launched websites for friends and small business clients. I have also authored themes and plugins for Wordpress. I specialize in migrations, full-stack build-outs, and e-commerce, often creating custom post types, dynamic forms, and thoughtful, end-user-focused architecture to help my customers deliver complex information and get results. I prefer to build energy efficient websites with smaller carbon footprints.

The past 6 years I have been neither nurse nor hatmaker, instead launching and maintaining many dozens of websites and a small fleet of plugins from the beautiful Owens Valley in California. My pastimes include wrenching on my old Volkswagen Westfalia, hiking all over the gorgeous Southwest USA and Eastern Sierra, and baking sweets.

Selected Projects

Additional Work

A few other recent websites I've built (from designers' PSDs) include: bishopvisitor.com, muledays.org, nmschoolofyoga.com, inyo.org, esaudubon.org, Il Mandorlo Italy (my design), Baja Bungalows (design and logo), Reds Meadow (design, navigation, copyediting) and more...

I also built and maintain this site (a multi-site Wordpress installation, with two blogs and several e-commerce storefronts) right here at little-package.com.

Skills

  • OOP PHP and PHP-based CMS, esp Wordpress
  • Migrations to and from Wordpress
  • E-commerce use within WP, especially WooCommerce and Easy Digital Downloads
  • Complex interactive form creation with Gravity Forms (and without)
  • Boundless customization using hooks, templates, custom child themes and (custom) plugins
  • Information architecture and considerate industry/audience-specific semantic
  • User interface and useability, especially for the vision impaired
  • Graphic design — honed eye for color, negative space, typography
  • Troubleshooting, often for clients who cannot explain the problem
  • Using language clients can understand
  • Creating sites clients can use
  • Utilities like SVN, Git, SFTP, WHM, cPanel, phpMyAdmin, BBEdit, MAMP, Photoshop, Affinity, Illustrator and Indesign

Wordpress Plugins

My Free Fleet

In 2012 I started building my first Wordpress plugin, WaterWoo. Realizing it might also help other people, I placed it in the Wordpress repository. I now maintain three free plugins for thousands of users.

I Like Free

WaterWoo & EDDiMark

These plugins integrate a third party open-source PHP PDF-parsing library into WooCommerce and Easy Digital Downloads, so that shop owners can digitally watermark PDFs upon sale with unique customer data.

WaterWoo   EDDiMark

WooCommerce Gift Wrapper

This plugin allows WooCommerce shop owners to offer per-product and per-cart gift wrapping (or perhaps other add-ons), fully customizable with templates, translation files, and hooks.

Gift Wrapper