Hijapedia

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Role
WordPress theme & plugin developer

Time of employment:
Mid 2014 – Present

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Hijapedia is array of sites consist of News, Store1 , and Forum2 for muslimah developed on top of WordPress Multisite. I was hired as freelance in late 2013 to lead its redesign as project manager3 and theme developer. Here’s how the redesign looks like:

Hijapedia News v2
Hijapedia News v2
Hijapedia Store v2
Hijapedia Store v2
Hijapedia Forum v2
Hijapedia Forum v2

The project went great and after I decided not to extend my contract with DMD BINUS for another year and move back to my Bandung, I was hired as remote WordPress theme and plugin developer for Hijapedia. Months after my employment, I analyze the site’s traffic and realize that mobile traffic has surpassed desktop traffic. Hence I pitched my employer to optimize the site by doing another redesign, this time using mobile first approach4 to make the UX of the site better for majority of visitors whom visit our site using mobile device.

My employer agreed. This time I was wearing the designer + developer hats. We’re using existing color scheme, existing IA structure, but optimizing the UI and UX using mobile first approach. After months of redesign process, this they how it look like:

Hijapedia News

Hijapedia News - Homepage
Hijapedia News – Homepage
Hijapedia News - Homepage (Recent Posts section). Notice how different it is presented on desktop and mobile screen
Hijapedia News – Homepage (Recent Posts section). It is adjusted to the possible use case: swiping is okay on mobile device while skimming is preferable on desktop
Hijapedia News - Homepage (Community Post Section)
Hijapedia News – Homepage (Community Post Section)
Hijapedia News - Article
Hijapedia News – Article
Hijapedia News - Login, powered with login with Facebook option
Hijapedia News – Login, powered with login with Facebook option
Hijapedia News - Front-end Editor
Hijapedia News – Front-end Editor
Hijapedia News - Profile
Hijapedia News – Profile

See it at http://hijapedia.com

Hijapedia Store

Hijapedia Store - Homepage
Hijapedia Store – Homepage
Hijapedia Store - Shop
Hijapedia Store – Shop
Hijapedia Store - Obvious Notification, making shopping easy and less confusing
Hijapedia Store – Obvious Notification, making shopping easy and less confusing
Hijapedia Store - One page fast checkout
Hijapedia Store – One page fast checkout

See it at http://store.hijapedia.com

Hijapedia Forum

Hijapedia Forum - Homepage
Hijapedia Forum – Homepage
Hijapedia Forum - Forums
Hijapedia Forum – Forums
Hijapedia Forum - Thread
Hijapedia Forum – Thread

See it at http://forum.hijapedia.com

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Besides remote working benefit and opportunity to make customized WordPress experience, another great thing about working at Hijapedia is open-mindedness of the employer. I pitched him to open source many of our custom plugins5, and he agrees. Many plugins6 available at my github account are courtesy of Hijapedia.

Interested in hiring me for your project? Contact me here.

  1. Powered by WooCommerce 

  2. Powered by BBPress 

  3. I subcontracted the design process to Hellonemo, design firm which is based in Malang, Indonesia 

  4. The previous redesign was done as desktop-first with responsive layer 

  5. Based on Tom Preston-Werner’s “Open Source (Almost) Everything” reasons  

  6. Especially those WooCommerce and Gravity Forms add-ons