Freelance Web Developer @ Centro Abadía

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About the Job
At Centro Abadía
Role Freelance Web Developer
Location Chile
Duration 6 months
July 2018 – December 2018
Summary Developed a WordPress website for this therapy center

Centro Abadía: Integrative therapy center

Centro Abadía is a therapy center that was born out of the will to build a health center that is welcoming, comfortable and made by quality professionals. My job was to develop a website that complied with the design produced by a professional Graphic Designer, advise the client about the process of hiring a server hosting service and setup all the infrastructure for the email, network, host and Front-end of the website to work.

I built a WordPress site from scratch for this business, which included its own custom theme and plugins. It showcases the therapies available at the center as well as the professional therapists that provide services there. Additionally, the server and network configurations were all set up by hand, after advising the client which server hosting provider to go with, it was my job to setup the entire infrastructure including the email sending configuration and integration with GMail.

The website has been optimized for SEO by use of the appropriate tags and descriptive elements found in the HTML, besides running the free Yoast SEO plugin available for WordPress.

The Experience

This was a fun Website to build, enjoyed and learned a lot in the process. One of the biggest challenges was to figure out how to fix sendmail to deliver the email generated by the contact form of the website, which worked fine in development environment but took a couple of days to get right in production.


  • Successfully implemented a Professional Designer’s idea of the Website and turned it into code that performed as requested.
  • Added some battle scars regarding server configuration, server security and network configuration.
  • Successfully produced a user manual that made the website easy to use for the client in order for them to administer their content.

Technology used

  • WordPress
  • PHP
  • HTML
  • Javascript
  • CSS
  • jQuery
  • Apache HTTP Server
  • MySQL
  • Git
  • Bitbucket
  • Webstorm
  • Oracle VM VirtualBox
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • sendmail
  • SSH
  • VPS
  • DNS
  • BIND
  • GMail
  • Ubuntu Server


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