Gilbert Pellegrom

Hi! I’m Gilbert. A Software Engineer living and working in the North of Scotland.

I currently work as a Web Developer for Delicious Brains and run my own one-man web development studio Dev7studios. I’m a christian, father, husband, drummer and petrol head.

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Notable Work

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In 2011 I launched the Nivo Slider (a jQuery image slider) which became extremely popular and was downloaded 5+ million times over the course of four years. I later created a WordPress plugin for the Nivo Slider that generated £160k in revenue in the first two years. This kickstarted my WordPress plugin company Dev7studios which was sold in 2016.

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In 2013 I helped Orman Clark and the team build and launch Dunked, an online portfolio builder for designers and creatives. I was responsible for building the entire platform from scratch. After just 3 months we had 70,000 registered users and were generating five-figures $/month in revenue.

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In 2018 I helped Delicious Brains build a unique WordPress hosting solution called SpinupWP. A service which allows you to spin up your own optimized WordPress server in 10 mins. I was responsible for building the backend API using Laravel and architecting the front-end of the app using Vue.js. I was also responsible for doing the UI mockups that would become the MVP of the product.

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Recent Posts

AJAX in WordPress Themes

For some reason, it seems really hard to find a nice, simple, copy-and-paste-able resource for explaining how to do AJAX requests in WordPress themes the-right-way™. So here it is. Backend Let’s add the function that will return the AJAX response from the backend. This is normally added to the theme functions.php file: Notes: We need…

2019 Year In Review

As has been my custom for the past nine years, I like to spend a bit of time at the end of the year reflecting on the year that has been, looking ahead to the year that is to come, and noting down these reflections for posterity. Professionally This year was an unexciting but productive…

Yo! Podcast

This week Rob Hope was kind enough to invite me on to the Yo! Podcast to chat about the Nivo Slider, side projects, online tracking, productivity and Biffy Clyro (of course). If you have a spare 30 mins go and have a listen and let me know what you think on Twitter. If you enjoy…

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