Welcome!


About me


I’m Luc Cole. I’m a twenty-two-year-old coder living in Atlanta, Georgia.

I started coding in high school when I was eighteen-years-old. For the past three years, I’ve worked with my father in his software and information marketing business creating both the products we sell and also automating his business’s backend. The products I’ve created are mainly geared toward helping businesses market themselves using social media, LinkedIn, YouTube, and the like. The automation software that runs my father’s business does everything from licensing our software to integrating with other platforms we use, such as marketing platforms, marketing automation platforms, and others.

Other interests include: Investing/trading stocks. Hobbies: biking, kayaking, and I have four rabbits.



What I'm Looking for


I am looking for a full-time position as a coder / web developer.

I want to work for a company and team that I can add value to.

I can work flexible work hours.

Working remotely would be great.


Fluent In / Ready To Use


PHP

PHP is the main language I use every day, using everything from the basics to the advanced features. I actually like doing back end development more than front end development, because it's more challenging and complicated. I use and am very familiar with object oriented programming.

JavaScript

Although I don't use JavaScript every day, I still find many uses for it, and I'm very comfortable using it for projects.

HTML5

I’m extremely competent in HTML5. I’ve used this in virtually every product I’ve created. Virtually anything that needs to be done with HTML5 I can easily do.

CSS3

I am very knowledgeable in CSS3. I use this every day, using everything from the basics to the advanced features.

MySQL

Most of the programs use MySQL as their database. I can do all of the basic tasks with it.

WordPress

I am extremely competent with WordPress both in terms of using the sites themselves and the creation of plugins and themes. I've built seventeen plugins and one theme. I have done virtually everything that can be done with WordPress.

Bootstrap-4

I've used Bootstrap on virtually everything I've made. I am very familiar with most of its features. I really like the rows and columns and how easy it is to make something mobile responsive

jQuery

I am familiar with jQuery. However, I find that plain JavaScript is simpler to work with. But I am very capable of using jQuery in projects.

YouTube API

I've created several plugins that use various aspects of YouTube's API. Specifically gathering information from YouTube users, videos, and playlists. I really enjoy working with YouTube.

LinkedIn API

I am familiar with LinkedIn's API. Specifically the features that post to users' accounts.


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PLUGINS


Most of the work I have done so far is creating WordPress plugins. These include a range of different projects. Some that curate and publish content to social media sites or a website. Others that end-users use to accomplish complex writing tasks like writing press releases, LinkedIn profiles, resumes, and then some more specific plugins. Also, a licensing engine and customer management interface.


YouTube Related Plugins


Tube Postr LinkedIn Edition

My Role: Sole Developer

Tube Postr LinkedIn Edition is one of my favorite pieces of software. The software pulls videos from one or more YouTube channels and publishes them in the user’s LinkedIn feed. The software uses WP Cron. Once it finds videos on the selected channels to publish, it posts them to LinkedIn. This allows the user to have a steady stream of interesting content posted to their account.

Made Using

PHP
WordPress
MySQL
CSS3
HTML5
JavaScript
jQuery
Bootstrap-4
YouTube API
LinkedIn API

Tube Postr

My Role: Sole Developer

The original version of Tube Postr didn’t post to LinkedIn. It posted to the user’s WordPress blog. The process is the same as the LinkedIn Edition, find videos, use WP Cron, and then post to your website automatically without the user having to lift a finger. This results in the website having fresh, interesting content daily. This also increases the value of the site to visitors, and it automatically betters the site's rankings.

Made Using

PHP
WordPress
MySQL
CSS3
HTML5
JavaScript
jQuery
Bootstrap-4
YouTube API

Tube Subscribr

My Role: Sole Developer

Tube Subscribr was the first YouTube plugin I created. It’s somewhat different from the two Tube Postrs. Tube Subscribr lets you add a widget to your WordPress site’s sidebar. The widget checks the channel you’re pulling videos from to see if it has a new video. If so, it posts that video right on the sidebar. The plugin encourages visitors to subscribe to the user’s YouTube channel without leaving the WordPress site and going to their YouTube channel.

Made Using

PHP
WordPress
MySQL
CSS3
HTML5
JavaScript
jQuery
Bootstrap-4
YouTube API

In House Software


Wanda

My Role: Sole Developer

Wanda was never released to the public and was instead created to help run the backend of our business. The main function of Wanda is to license our software. The other big function is handling IPNs (Instant Payment Notifications). Every time someone buys one of our products, the IPN is sent to Wanda first. The necessary information is then sent to our members’ site, our marketing automation platform, and other platforms our business uses. In addition to all of this, Wanda automatically backs up our important data to AWS S3.

Made Using

PHP
JavaScript
HTML5
CSS3
WordPress
MySQL
Bootstrap 4
Active Campaine API
Aweber API
Amazon S3 API

Writing and customer management plugins


These are the bulk of the plugins I’ve made. They basically use forms that users fill out to create marketing-focused social media profiles, press releases, resumes, marketing emails, etc. Although simple, they contain a lot of cool features emailing users when various steps have been accomplished. Other features include creation and printing of PDFs and managing user data.


Press Release Genie 2.0

My Role: Sole Developer

Press Release Genie 2.0 is the first true “second generation” plugin that I’ve created. Although very similar to the first generation, there were two significant changes. One added the ability to write multiple types of press releases, event announcement press releases, industry news press releases, and general announcement press releases. Also, I made many changes to the user interface, making the plugin even more user friendly than the first generation. These changes included email notifications when clients filled out their information forms and sent them back to the software.

Made Using

PHP
WordPress
MySQL
CSS3
HTML5
JavaScript
jQuery
Bootstrap-4

Social Media Profile Genie

My Role: Sole Developer

Social Media Profile Genie is a step up from my plugin LinkedIn Profile Genie. Social Media Profile Genie allows the user to create marketing-oriented profiles for all the major social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, and more. These changes made the plugin much more useable for salespeople, marketers, and consultants alike.

Made Using

PHP
WordPress
MySQL
CSS3
HTML5
JavaScript
jQuery
Bootstrap-4

Direct Mail Client Getter Attorney Edition

My Role: Sole Developer

Direct Mail Client Getter: Attorney Edition is a plugin that consultants and marketers can use to create prospecting emails and direct mail letters for finding more clients for their business. The software is similar to our writing genies in that it has inputs, which are then used to create the prospecting email or direct mail copy. The software lets someone who knows nothing about writing persuasive copy create emails and direct mail letters used to land more business clients.

Made Using

PHP
WordPress
MySQL
CSS3
HTML5
JavaScript
jQuery
Bootstrap-4

Press Release Genie Attorney Edition

My Role: Sole Developer

Press Release Genie Attorney Edition is a version of our Press Release Genie plugin, which focuses on the specific types of press releases most used in the legal profession. These would include industry news, announcements concerning the firm, and events. The input fields for Press Release Genie Attorney Edition were explicitly written for attorneys and legal assistants.

Made Using

PHP
WordPress
MySQL
CSS3
HTML5
JavaScript
jQuery
Bootstrap-4

LinkedIn Resume Genie

My Role: Sole Developer

LinkedIn Resume Genie is another one of our writing plugins. This one focuses on people who want resumes written. There’s a large business of online professionals who write resumes for people. They’re the target market for this piece of software. Resume Genie works like our other genies in that it accepts input information, which it then stores, sorts, and then outputs into a standard resume format.

Made Using

PHP
WordPress
MySQL
CSS3
HTML5
JavaScript
jQuery
Bootstrap-4

Email Genie NLP Edition

My Role: Sole Developer

From a programming sophistication point of view, Email Genie NLP Edition was a bridge between my first projects and my later, more sophisticated projects. This plugin helps users employ known neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) techniques of persuasion in creating marketing-focused emails. Email Genie NLP Edition was a massive step up from preceding projects.

Made Using

PHP
WordPress
MySQL
CSS3
HTML5
JavaScript
jQuery
Bootstrap-4

LinkedIn Profile Genie

My Role: Sole Developer

LinkedIn Profile Genie is a plugin that helps users create business and marketing-focused LinkedIn profile summaries (what is now called the “About” section). Although not nearly as sophisticated as my later programs would become, this plugin was a massive step up in sophistication. The main thing I like about this plugin is the introduction of a user-faced feature called “The Form.” Users fill out a form, then that information is automatically input into the plugin, and a very well written marketing profile is automatically output.

Made Using

PHP
WordPress
MySQL
CSS3
HTML5
JavaScript
jQuery
Bootstrap-4

Press Release Genie

My Role: Sole Developer

Press Release Genie is a plugin that helps users write professional-grade press releases. The plugin not only aids in writing press releases, but it also keeps track of clients. Everything is centered on the client. So, if the user has a client for whom they’ve written several press releases, all that information is readily available in just a couple of clicks. In addition to helping write press releases, Press Release Genie has a brainstorming component, which I call the “Topic Tickler.” Finally, Press Release Genie helps streamline the information gathering process of press release writing. The user sends their client a form, whose data is then automatically input into the software and used for creating the client’s press release.

Made Using

PHP
WordPress
MySQL
CSS3
HTML5
JavaScript
jQuery
Bootstrap-4

Proposal Genie

My Role: Sole Developer

Proposal Genie is a plugin that helps marketing consultants write professional-looking proposals. The software added a few new features that I used in later programs, such as licensing using Wanda (see above) and a customer management area. Proposal Genie’s input section is much more flexible and sophisticated than the plugins that came before it. For instance, you can add and subtract various sections from the proposal that it’s creating, making it easy to use for multiple types of clients.

Made Using

PHP
WordPress
MySQL
CSS3
HTML5
JavaScript
jQuery
Bootstrap-4

Email Genie

My Role: Sole Developer

Email Genie was the first plugin I created, and it still holds a special place in my heart. Although not quite as sophisticated as my later programs, Email Genie is still a handy piece of software. The software helps users create specific types of marketing emails, which they can use in their own businesses or sell to others.

Made Using

PHP
WordPress
MySQL
CSS3
HTML5
JavaScript
jQuery
Bootstrap-4

Other Plugins


Linkedin Content Machine

My Role: Sole Developer

LinkedIn Content Machine is software designed for use by LinkedIn social media consultants and marketers. It posts pre-written content to the user’s blog. The content is all focused on using LinkedIn as a marketing tool. As a result of using LinkedIn Content Machine, the user gets better rankings and also has a year’s worth of content autoposted, which helps convert their visitors into sales.

Made Using

PHP
WordPress
MySQL
CSS3
HTML5
JavaScript
jQuery
Bootstrap-4

Bubbles

My Role: Sole Developer

Bubbles was a fun one to create. It mimics the little boxes that will float on your screen on some sites that say, "Bob is looking at this product right now." It also allows you to upload a list of names and products that would then be used on individual pages to display "user just bought Product" or "user subscribed to List." Another cool part is all the little CSS features the bubbles has, like little animations, colors, shadows, etc.

Made Using

PHP
WordPress
MySQL
CSS3
HTML5
JavaScript
jQuery
Bootstrap-4



Themes


In addition to plugins and back end programming, I've also created a WordPress theme, which was used as part of one of our products.


Linkedin Consultant Theme

My Role: Sole Developer

This is a WordPress theme I created specifically for people who are LinkedIn marketing consultants. The theme was designed to harmonize with LinkedIn’s site and design, and to be used by consultants as their main website to sell their services.

Made Using

PHP
WordPress
MySQL
CSS3
HTML5
JavaScript
jQuery
Bootstrap-4



Various Marketing Related Landing Pages


Although not the main focus of my work, I have created quite a few landing pages and email submit pages both for our own business and as products to sell.





OTHER INFORMATION


Other things I have done or have some experience with.

- Setting up and managing WP sites: I have set up more than a few websites and WordPress installations.

- Customer interaction: I have had to deal with literally hundreds of customer tickets and emails over the years.

- Graphics: I am not an expert at image creation editing, but I have been using Gimp for years and can do everything like resizing / cropping, adding transparency and cutting out sections of the image, etc.





CONTACT INFO



Email: Luccoleb@yahoo.com
Phone: 404-660-6861

You can contact me by email, phone, or social media. I look forward to hearing from you!


Thanks!