Porchy Ltd is a micro agency run by me, Mary J Jay (JJ). I have over 15 years of experience as a developer and working with business to make sure that development matches current and future business goals.

WordPress and WooCommerce development

My favourite types of projects are where people say “I didn’t think you could do that in WordPress!” followed closely by anything that requires debugging, I love debugging code.

I tend to develop using WordPress as a CMS and have developed complex web apps which integrate with it in both React and Vue. In addition, I have experience of creating custom APIs to client specifications, database architecture, SSO authentication, and working with third party APIs.

My particular expertise is creating sites which are highly personalised to the member and doing the technical development for communities.

If you’re looking for someone with development knowledge – working with, extending, debugging –  a certain plugin, please ask! I have spent a lot of time with WooCommerce, WooCommerce Subscriptions, Auth0, and various community plugins to name a few.

Technical guidance and remediation services for growing companies

Do you need outside technical guidance? Maybe it’s to deal with an immediate problem or fix something that someone else has developed. Maybe you’re expanding and need someone to help figure out how to translate what your business is requesting into a concrete plan for your developers.

I have experience working with growing companies who are developing new products with technologies which are unfamiliar to them and worked with third party agencies to oversee development while keeping business priorities and pathways to future plans in mind.

Examples of current and past work acting as a technical consultant and guiding software remediation:

  • Rails backend for an online course with API
  • Ionic / Angular front end for the Rails backend above
  • WooCommerce migration for an active site
  • 3DS implementation for subscription based product

Examples of cross platform development:

  • Data warehouse solutions for data analysis
  • Cross platform cookie consent solution

What about design?

This site is, goofy games aside, the out of the box WordPress Twenty Twenty-Two theme. If you require design services, you will be working with a colleague of mine.