Below are examples of websites I included as part of my programmer portfolio.  These websites have been built with  PHP and MySQL database. While you can’t really “see” PHP programming, I try to give an explanation of the functionality I have coded with PHP.

I started coding PHP when I worked for a large, privately held company in the late 1990’s. My job as a web developer was to build and maintain custom PHP applications for the company’s many websites.

I programmed numerous custom intranet tools to enable customer service to do their jobs. I also wrote custom PHP billing applications to handle monthly recurring billing for their customers. I developed and enhanced their front end real estate and classified listing websites as their sales team developed new products to sell.

In 2005 I left the corporate world and transitioned to freelancing. I had plenty of custom PHP programming experience but now discovered the opportunities of open source software. I have since learned many open source programs like WordPress, Opencart, Joomla, Zen Cart and others.

Most of the time now I use WordPress to build a website . If WordPress is not a the right solution, I will recommend to build a custom website. My favorite types of projects are smaller scale custom websites built with PHP and MySQL databases.