Vernon S. Howard - Freelance full-stack WordPress developer

Vernon S. Howard

Vernon S. Howard

Freelance WordPress Developer

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I’m Vernon S. Howard, a highly skilled WordPress expert with over a decade of experience in HTML, CSS, and Responsive Web Development.

As a seasoned WordPress expert, I am proud to offer my services in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Responsive Web Design. With over ten years of experience in the industry, I have a deep understanding of valid and semantic coding best practices, ensuring the delivery of top-quality, search-engine-optimized WordPress themes for my clients. Whether working with web design agencies as a subcontractor or directly with businesses, my passion for excellence is evident in every project I undertake. Let me help bring your vision to life with fully functional WordPress themes that meet and exceed your client’s needs and expectations.

What I do:

  • Custom WordPress themes
  • WordPress theme customization
  • WordPress migrations
  • WordPress website troubleshooting
  • WordPress plugin development
  • WordPress SEO HTML structure optimization
  • WordPress maintenance and support

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Leave me a message by phone: (203) 614-9320 or reach out to me on LinkedIn (


Frequently Asked Questions

At present, I cater exclusively to agencies and freelance individuals based in the United States in search of subcontract developers.

My expertise lies in coding and ensuring that my clients’ deadlines are met, and as such, I cannot assume the mantle of a full-service agency while also preserving a harmonious work-life equilibrium.

There is, however, a singular exception to this principle, and that pertains to organizations with well-established in-house marketing and design departments who possess an understanding of web development methodology and vocabulary.

No. I’ll attend occasional meetings (within the NYC Metro area) if necessary, but I work from my home in Norwalk, CT and I’m accessible via the phone, email, Slack, and Skype.

No, I don’t consider myself a “web designer.” My focus is on the code development of the site (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP). I can design simple layouts, but my formal training is in computer science. Usually, I’m provided PSDs or Sketch files, and I then code them out per client spec.

That depends on the scope of the project. For instance, an e-commerce ready theme will take longer to produce than an informational one in most cases. The number of theme templates that need to be coded, the required user functionality, and any API integrations must be factored into the time necessary to build. The size or number of pages/posts is secondary to that.

I usually can’t give an accurate estimate until I’ve seen mockups and have had a conversation with the design team about required functionality and client expectations.

It depends on your budget, but I typically recommend the following for WordPress hosting


A cheaper alternative, but decent performance is GreenGeeks.

If my workload permits, I will consider donating my time and expertise to eligible 501(c) charity organizations that work with United States Military Veterans or are no-kill animal shelters.

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Vernon Howard is an excellent developer when it comes to websites! We started using Vernon about a year ago and haven’t looked back. He is fair, meets his deadlines, and makes good suggestions when it comes to improving functionality. Vernon is not one of those developers that you can ever find, he is very responsive and takes the time to explain the pros and cons of development. Most important, his coding is CLEAN and not full of unnecessary plugins that break sites causing problems. We are very happy with him, glad we found him, and recommend him to anyone who wants a developer that knows what he is doing and expects the best.

Vernon provided great support to us as our blog, the center of the company’s social media program, continued to evolve. He advised us on including additional functions, then was invaluable in researching upgrades and getting the coding updates completed in a timely manner. His insights and customer service proved invaluable.

Vernon is a competent technical programmer and a highly experienced businessman to boot – a rare but extremely valuable mix in my experience.

We contracted Vernon on several WordPress-based websites and he did a great job dealing with our internal chaos, bringing his development experience to guide the process, warn us of pitfalls, and he got the job done on time. He has a good eye for design and the technical know-how to create custom templates and plugins. In the end, we had a custom high-quality website that made our company look good.

Vernon is a dedicated and hardworking professional. He will endeavor to meet the demands of any project and is willing to learn, which he does very quickly. I would work with this person on any project.

Vernon is a very talented and knowledgeable WordPress developer. I have worked with him for more than four years on everything from full custom WordPress backend builds to monthly proactive maintenance. He is incredibly responsive and communicative and can fix or build just about anything. I appreciate his partnership and highly recommend him for backend development.

Vernon is a great team player. Very quick to respond to any technical questions or issues and resolve them. Can always count on him!

Vernon is an extremely knowledgeable developer and has been an asset for my company and our clients. His understanding of all sides of web development, SEO implementation, and server maintenance are just a few of his strengths. He’s an expert when it comes to WordPress and its plugins and can find solutions to any issue that may arise. He also works great with our design/marketing team and understands what we’re trying to achieve for our customers. Great communication, always meets his deadlines, and offers solutions to problems that most would miss.

Vernon has always delivered excellent work and has been extremely conscientious about results. I appreciate his advice and experience regarding interactive projects. He is a great asset to have on any project.

Vernon effortlessly blends marketing expertise with solid web design, a rare and interesting combination and can be considered ahead of the curve on where the future of web technology is going. He’s also passionate and driven.

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