Freelance web developer

Jane James

Wordpress. Gatsby. Hugo

I help businesses build and maintain websites that are optimized for speed and SEO, that fit within your budget.

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Why you should hire a professional web developer

  Many businesses today decide to build or maintain their own website when they are starting out to try and save money.
  And this may work for a while, until your business outgrows it, or you run into technical problems you don't know how to resolve.
  But the truth is, the money you 'save' in the short term, costs you tens of thousands later on in adwords and SEO services. And the reason for that is your schema is not built for SEO.
  All professional businesses have an in house developer or outsource their web maintenance to an agency. As your website grows, the technical requirements expand beyond what you can manage yourself.
  Web development wouldn't be an in demand profession, if everyone could achieve what they wanted using a no code page builder.
  40% of consumers will abandon a page that takes longer than 3 seconds to load. Is this business you can afford to lose?

About Me

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Hi, I’m Jane a Melbourne based Wordpress web developer, and I help businesses like yours build, modify and launch websites without stress.

I specialise in custom built sites on the Genesis Framework, and have recently expanded my offering to include static sites with a content management system. I love complex challenges, and especially love rebuilding sites that are slow and not performing to sites that are fast, efficient and lead generating.

I provide a skills gap between business owners and your technical requirements, so your web services are outsourced to a highly skilled professional. A lot of the work I get is maintaining and updating wordpress websites. As a professional WordPress freelancer, I can provide you with an agency level service, for a fraction of the price.

I am willing to take on jobs others aren’t such as incomplete web projects, conversions from CSS frameworks such as bootstrap, or even just adding and optimising images and tags for SEO.

Please contact me with your web requirements, I'd love to chat with you.


Service offering

Web development and maintenance are my bread and butter, but I also offer complementary services for clients who need the whole package. Building these services in, means client involvement in the project is alot more hands off, and you won't be spending time you don't have.

Email Marketing

Build your Active Campain database from your email enquiries


Build backlinks, google places and keyword research for better SEO

Content writing

Sales copy writing that converts prospects into clients


Custom development, and web maintenance for existing websites


Site backups, software and plugins updates. PHP and compatibility issues

New site builds

Complete website builds starting with design, development and deployment to your environment

Featured Projects

Megan Jordan

Megan Jordan

Megan originally designed her own website, using a non code page builder that left her short on many functions. She wanted a design similar to her previous website, but with all the functionality that WordPress offers. I rebuilt her site in Genesis, with SEO in mind and she had a tenfold increase in enquiries for her Celebrant business.



For their youth website, Vinnie’s wanted a site that displayed and encouraged participation in their youth Victoria programs. They now have a website and booking system that automates their booking requests, stores client information, allows for invoicing, session allocation and locked down content for members of their site to access.

Public Sector Network

Public Sector Network

I spend half of my week working as the development lead for Public Sector Network. Maintenance of the PSN site requires managing the AWS Server, updating the WordPress plugins and software, managing the SQL database, optimising page tags for SEO, CSS/JS changes and debugging.

Termite Catchers

Termite Catchers

Termite catchers is a pest control company based in Melbourne and for their site they wanted social links, a contact form, email integration, and a branded email responder template in Active Campaign to engage with active prospects.

Bridge Kids

Bridge Kids

Bridge Kids has a site built in underscores, and they needed some CSS/HTMl changes to update their site, adding im an image container and also changing the staff information and general content. After gaining FTP access, I did all of this for them and also updated their PHP version, software and plugins.

Elissa Hill

Elissa Hill

Elissa Hill is a communications specialist, and she wanted to make sure her website reflected her style guide and brand values. Elissa had started the project with another developer, but multiple tasks were incomplete so I worked with Elissa and the design agency brief to update brand colours, Wp forms and crystal clear svg icons.

Luca Miraglia Foundation

Luca Miraglia Foundation

LMF needed E-Commerce functionality, so I setup and configured WooCommerce, set the price point variables so patrons could choose their donation amount, as well as automatic tax invoicing and purchase emails through WooCommerce PDF invoicing. They can raise money year round as opposed to only via event and sponsorships.

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Latest Blog Posts

Create a like button in PHP and JS

Create a like button in PHP and JS

This week I had a client request a modification to an existing WordPress page template which already had two post anchor identifiers to retrieve get_the_author_meta and get_the_date. It was a custom template that displays a CPT by category to a page.

Connect your Wordpress site to Sentry

Connect your Wordpress site to Sentry

If you maintain a corporate wordpress site with a large database, you are going to need some help debugging it – in fact debugging your site can feel like a full time job without the right tools.

How to add additional footer widgets to any Genesis theme

How to add additional footer widgets to any Genesis theme

By default Genesis comes with 3 footer widget areas. To add a fourth you have to find the template where the number of widget areas are declared, and modify it.

How to disable WordPress admin bar from all non admins AND editors

How to disable WordPress admin bar from all non admins AND editors

I was working on a client project where they wanted the WordPress admin bar hidden from all non admins- and editors.

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Contact Details

Do you have a web project in mind you'd like to talk about? I'd love to chat with you. Please drop me an email and we can catch up over zoom and discuss your requirements.

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Working remote from Eltham, Australia
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