Joel Rivera

Joel Rivera

New York

Freelancer creating Custom WordPress Themes. Realtor, helping people buy & sell homes. Former Majority Leader, NYC Council. Proud Dad to 3 Amazing Kids.

Skills & Experience

  • Company

    PixemWeb

  • Job Title

    Founder

  • Spoken Languages

    • English
    • Spanish
  • Looking for work

    Yes

382 Achievements

  • Getting the REST You Need
  • Workflows
  • Working With Remote Repositories
  • Merging
  • Branches
  • Getting Started With Git
  • Why Object-Oriented Programming?
  • Introduction to Brand Identity
  • Starting Your Genesis Theme
  • Setup and Structure
  •  Child Themes
  • Selectors - Beyond the Basics
  • WWW
  • The Internet
  • PHP Includes
  • Running an Ecommerce Site Long Term
  • Extending WooCommerce
  • Managing Orders in WooCommerce
  • Managing Products in WooCommerce
  • Setting Up WooCommerce
  • Introduction to Ecommerce with WordPress
  • Combine and Minify Assets
  • Optimize Assets
  • Measuring Performance
  • Planning for Performance
  • Making sense of it all
  •  Learning activity: Interviewing
  • Learning activity: Field Observation
  • Learning activity: Experience Sampling
  • Finding participants for your learning activity
  • Solving an Important Problem
  • Contact Forms & Mailers
  • Slim and Templates
  • Dependency Management
  • Error Handling
  • Creating Distributable OOP Packages
  • Autoloading and Composer
  • Databases and International Concerns
  • Starting Right with PHP Best Practices
  • Fundamental Concepts
  • Designing with the Latest Features
  • Basic Layout
  • The Box Model
  • Understanding Values and Units
  • Basic Selectors
  • Getting Started with CSS
  • The Genesis Marketplace
  • Configuring a Genesis Child Theme
  • An Overview of the Genesis Framework
  • An Overview of WordPress Frameworks
  • Business Plan for Freelance Business
  • Finishing Your WordPress Theme
  • Custom Homepage Templates in WordPress
  • Adding a Blog to a WordPress Theme
  • Custom Post Type Templates
  • Building Out WordPress Navigation
  • Building Page Templates in WordPress
  • The WordPress Loop
  • WordPress Header and Footer Templates
  • Working with CSS and JS in WordPress Themes
  • Starting a WordPress Theme
  • The Production Server
  • The Staging Server
  • The Local Development Environment
  • The Settings API in Different Places
  • Taking WordPress Settings Further
  • Custom WordPress Customizer Settings
  • Native WordPress Customizer Options
  • Overview of the WordPress Customizer
  • SEO Plugins for WordPress
  • Enhancing the SEO of a WordPress Theme
  • Content Comes First
  • Hooking Into WordPress Plugins
  • Action Functions in WordPress
  • Filter Functions in WordPress
  • An Overview of Hooks in WordPress
  • PHP Internal Functions
  • PHP Returns & Closures
  • PHP Functions Basics
  • Responsive Patterns
  • Media Queries
  • Responsive Theory
  • Positioning Page Content
  • CSS Layout Project
  • Page Layout with the Float Property
  • Controlling Layout with CSS Display Modes
  • Getting Started with CSS Layout
  • Adding a New Web Page
  • Make It Beautiful with CSS
  • HTML: The Structural Foundation of Web Pages and Applications
  • Getting Familiar with HTML and CSS
  • Getting Started with Theme Options Settings
  • WordPress Settings API Overview
  • More Advanced PHP for WordPress
  • PHP Basics for WordPress
  • Introduction to PHP for WordPress
  • The Walker Class for WordPress
  • Custom Menu Fields in WordPress
  • An Overview of Menus in WordPress
  • Moving from WordPress.com to Self-Hosted WordPress.org
  • How to Install WordPress on Your Computer
  • Customizing the User Experience in WordPress
  • Default User Roles in WordPress
  • An Overview of User Roles and Fields
  • WordPress Plugins
  • WordPress Themes
  • The WordPress Customizer
  • Managing Media in WordPress
  • Managing Content in WordPress
  • WordPress Admin Settings
  • Float Layout
  • Treehouse Club - CSS
  • Introduction to Illustrator
  • Workflow Basics
  • Slices & Save for Web
  • Vector Shapes
  • Type Tools
  • Masks Basics
  • A Template Hierarchy Review
  • Media Templates in WordPress
  • Custom Post Type Templates
  • Archive Templates in WordPress
  • Page and Post Templates in WordPress
  • Homepage Templates in WordPress
  • Core WordPress Theme Files
  • Laravel Getting Started
  • How WordPress Templates Work
  • Why Version Control Matters
  • PHP Inheritance & Interfaces
  • Soft Skills - Psychology
  • Writing Online
  • Productivity
  • Going Mobile
  • Designing Email with CSS
  • Coding HTML Email
  • HTML Email Basics
  • Web Apps
  • Websites
  • Introduction
  • Finding Good WordPress Plugins and Themes
  • Managing Comments on a WordPress Blog
  • Working with Media in WordPress Blogs
  • Posts and Pages in WordPress
  • Blogging with WordPress Overview
  • Choosing Options
  • Organizing Forms
  • Form Basics
  • Custom Dashboard Widgets
  • Controlling Admin Navigation
  • Customizing the Login Screen
  • Admin Color Schemes
  • Structuring Tables
  • Table Basics
  • Getting Started with WordPress
  • Welcome to the Treehouse Club
  • PHP Loops
  • PHP Conditionals
  • PHP Datatypes
  • PHP Data & Structure
  • PHP Getting Started
  • Say Hello to Python
  • Fundamentals of C
  • Display Modes
  • Presentation Skills
  • PHP Properties & Methods
  • What's New in Foundation 5
  • Build a Website With Foundation
  • Prototyping With Foundation
  • Build a Website With Bootstrap
  • Responsive Web Design and Testing
  • Debugging HTML and CSS Problems
  • Sharing a Website
  • Adding Pages to a Website
  • Styling Web Pages and Navigation
  • Customizing Colors and Fonts
  • CSS: Cascading Style Sheets
  • Creating HTML Content
  • HTML First
  • Beginning HTML and CSS
  • WordPress.com Social Features
  • Building a WordPress.com Site
  • Getting Started with WordPress.com
  • Customizing BuddyPress
  • Social Interactions in BuddyPress
  • Manage BuddyPress Member Profiles
  • Getting Started with BuddyPress
  • Launching and Supporting a WordPress Plugin
  • Better SEO Through Tools
  • Better SEO Through Code
  • Better SEO Through Content
  • Introduction to SEO
  • Building WordPress Template Tags, Widgets, and Shortcodes
  • Creating a Simple Drawing Application
  • Creating a Password Confirmation Form
  • Creating a Mobile Drop Down Menu
  • Creating a Simple Lightbox
  • Creating a Spoiler Revealer
  • Introduction to jQuery
  • WordPress User Roles
  • WordPress Admin Settings
  • Add Bootstrap Components to WordPress Theme
  • Create Bootstrap Styled Theme Templates
  • Setup a Bootstrap Theme
  • The WordPress Codex
  • PHP Objects and Classes
  • Advanced Sass Concepts
  • Speeding up Workflow With Sass
  • Variables, Mixins, and Extending Selectors
  • Getting Started with Sass
  • Introduction to Design
  • Connecting WordPress Plugins with 3rd Party APIs
  • Building a WordPress Plugin Settings Page
  • Prototyping With Bootstrap
  • Owning a WordPress Site Long Term
  • WordPress Community Management
  • Working with Media in WordPress
  • Adding and Editing Content
  • Getting a WordPress Site
  • Business Plan Basics
  • Important Skills For Professional Success
  • WordPress Plugin Best Practices
  • Widgets and Custom Menus
  • Custom Post Types and Fields
  • Local WordPress Development
  • Customizing WordPress Themes
  • WordPress Themes
  • Installing Wordpress
  • Layer Basics
  • Workspace Basics
  • Metrics
  • Sales
  • The Logo Sprint
  • Logo Design 101
  • Introduction to Front-End Frameworks
  • Chrome DevTools Basics
  • Pricing
  • Financing Your Company
  • From Idea to Execution
  • Protecting and Sharing Your Work
  • Licensing
  • Fair Use and Public Domain
  • Getting Started with Copyright
  • Professional Development
  • Creating a Long Term Business
  • Protecting Yourself With Contracts
  • Establishing a Proper Workflow
  • Pricing and Project Proposals
  • Finding Your First Project
  • Starting a Freelance Career
  • How WordPress Plugins Work
  • Applying & Interviewing
  • The Job Search
  • Networking
  • Personal Branding
  • Setting Your Course
  • Careers in the Tech Industry
  • Self-Assessment
  • Video Marketing
  • Email Marketing
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • DNS Basics
  • Graphic Basics
  • Website Basics
  • Usability Testing
  • Usability Basics
  • Social Media
  • Moving Beyond the Blog
  • Finding Business
  • Creating Content
  • Introduction to Blogging
  • Making Money
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Marketing Basics
  • Forming Your Company
  • Improving Usability
  • Mobile Usability
  • Website Usability
  • What is Usability?
  • Corporate Structure
  • Extending WordPress Template Functionality
  • Converting Static HTML into WordPress Templates
  • WordPress Theme Functions
  • Color Theory
  • Principles
  • Elements
  • Securing and Maintaining a MySQL Database
  • SQL Calculating, Aggregating and Other Functions
  • Launching a WordPress Site
  • WordPress and Forms
  • Joining Relational Data Between Tables in SQL
  • Manipulating Schema with SQL
  • Creating Tables and Manipulating Data with SQL
  • Reading Data from Databases with SQL
  • Installing MySQL Server and MySQL Workbench
  • Introduction to Data, Databases and SQL
  • Installing Programs
  • Environment and Redirection
  • Console Processes
  • Console Users and Permission
  • Moving Around in the Console
  • Advanced Techniques
  • Responsive Design
  • Adaptive Design
  • Media Queries
  • CSS Animations
  • Transitions and Transforms
  • Flexbox and Multi-Column Layout
  • Gradients
  • Web Typography
  • Backgrounds and Borders
  • CSS Box Model
  • Text, Fonts, and Lists
  • Why Start a Business?
  • Values and Units
  • Advanced Selectors
  • Selectors
  • Getting Work Done
  • A Lifestyle Choice
  • Growing Your Business
  • Client Services
  • Sales and Pitching
  • Marketing and Promotion
  • Fluid Foundation
  • Introduction to Responsive Web Design
  • Limiting Results in Queries
  • Using Relationship Tables
  • Filtering Input for Queries
  • Querying the Database
  • Connecting to MySQL
  • Customizing WordPress
  • Managing Comments
  • Adding and Editing Content in WordPress
  • Configuring WordPress
  • Getting Started with WordPress
  • Customizing Google Maps
  • Google Maps Integration
  • jQuery Plugins
  • Form Validation and Manipulation
  • Introduction to jQuery
  • JavaScript Objects
  • JavaScript Functions
  • JavaScript Arrays
  • JavaScript Numbers
  • JavaScript Strings
  • Introduction Variables
  • Paginating a List: Model and View
  • Paginating a List: Controller
  • Adding Search: Model
  • Adding Search: Controller & View
  • Refactoring the Codebase
  • Getting Started with CSS
  • Cleaning URLs with Rewrite Rules
  • Cleaning URLs with Subfolders
  • Integrating Validation Errors
  • Functions
  • Objects and Arrays
  • Control Structures
  • Basics
  • Simple PHP Application: Wrapping Up The Project
  • Working with PHP Functions
  • Integrating With Paypal
  • Listing Inventory Items
  • Adding a Contact Form
  • Tables
  • Objects
  • Links
  • Lists
  • Text
  • Introduction
  • Launching the Website
  • Styling Content
  • Creating a Website Structure
  • Creating the Menu and Footer
  • Preparing to Code WordPress Templates
  • WordPress Theme Templates
  • Content Strategy with WordPress
  • Getting Started with PHP
  • Forms
  • Text Editors and HTML
  • Website Basics
  • Newbie