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About Me

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Sergey I.Grachyov

Magento Certified Developer
My name is Sergey [Magento Certified Developer, MCDBA, MCAD(dot)NET].
I am a freelance programmer from Saint Petersburg, Russia. Time zone: GMT +3.
I am an individual, I am NOT A COMPANY in any meaning. I work alone and never distribute my work to other freelancers. I've been working as a freelancer since 2002 and I have 1000+ successfully completed projects for my clients around the world. These projects, include reviews from my past clients, are public available on the major freelance marketplaces. I am especially good when I need to fix complex bugs/errors/issues.
I can work via upWork.com or via Freelancer.com for $33/hour, 30-40 hours per week, include weekend.
My profile at Freelancer.com as it was on January 25, 2017

My profile at Freelancer.com (screenshot)

My profile at upWork.com as it was on January 26, 2017

My profile at upWork.com (screenshot)

Reviews from my past clients

Full list available in the public profile

10 latest Magento projects successfully completed by me via Freelancer(dot)com:
  1. Magento 1.9.2 - Reports > Sales > Orders not showing correct number of orders for each day
    "TakeReal is very good at what he does. Excellent PHP specialist. Works very fast and efficient. Will work with him again"
  2. Magento Email Fix
    "Thank you for your help"
  3. Magento experienced Magento developer / bug finder.
    "Excellent work. Very good and prompt communication. We are looking forward to work with TakeReal again."
  4. Fix Transactional Emails on Magento and Link up with SendGrid
    "Impressive work. We will continuing using you for future projects related to our transactional emails."
  5. Fix special price in Magento
    "Really good developer with an eye for details. Gave him a bit vauge idea about what needed to be done and he solved it with great result! Would hire again!"
  6. Magento site fix-Minor-Asap
    "We restored the site ourselves, But he found the problem to get the site restored. Thanks for your time"
  7. Shopping Card issue
    "What we have agreed, he has achieved beyond that..must try this guy...10 out of 10 "
  8. Magento - Auto Flush Cache every 4 hours - Cron Job
    "Great freelancer, did a perfect job and even included a log with it so I could check on its activities. "
  9. Fix error in Magento code from log file
    "Excellent. Freelancer can be hit and miss with people who claim to be experts, but Sergey is a true expert. Would definitely hire again."
  10. Magento 2.1 Table Rate Shipping / CSV Setup Needed
    "Great Magento developer. "
10 latest Woocommerce projects successfully completed by me via Freelancer(dot)com:
  1. Customize CM tooltip Glossary plugin to enable it to work for shipping options on the checkout page.
    "Brilliant work, neat and easy to understand. Excellent work and get communication again. "
  2. To make gravity forms editable using different styling plugins (e.g Styles & Layouts Gravity Forms). -- 2
    "Sergey is a brilliant freelancer to work with, he delivered exactly what we required on time and to a high standard. He is patient and very clear in his explanations. I will definitely hire him again. "
  3. Woocommerce plugin for variations
    "This programmer has done excellent work ! Right on budget and on time. Very responsive and comprehensive. He proposed better idea than original project and did more work than required. He is an amazing professional and I recommend him strongly."
  4. Dynamically creating a WooCommerce order from e-mail
    "TakeReal understood what I wanted from a short description, and completed the job faster then anyone could have expected. Great end product, with good, clean code, well commented. Communication was great, with quick replies and explaining screenshots to avoid any misunderstandings. Recommended! 5/5"
  5. Create 'Order Summary' Section for Woocommerce Cart
    "This guy is the best! He really knows what he's doing and finished a day long project in a few hours. Will definitely hire him again!"
  6. Investigate / optimise peformance of Woocommerce-based site
    "Thanks! TakeReal was able to succesfully troubleshoot the issue and provide some truly helpful solutions."
  7. Copy and move WordPress/Woocommerce site to sub directory
    "Excellent job and no hassle! A+ Will hire again."
  8. woocommerce Add function to undo an order for customer - 03/11/2016 21:07 EDT
    "Great work, thank you!"
  9. Fix code in header.php file
    "Sergey was very prompt and responsive. He had fixed the main issue I was having within minutes, and then followed up to check through various other files in my website to make sure the relevant code was removed everywhere it needed to be."
  10. Finish Wordpress/Woo Commerce site with Subscription Module. (Paypa Express)
    "This freelancer completed work in half the time he stated. Very quick. I wish I had found him sooner. I will most certainly be using him again. I am a very happy client. Thank you. "
10 latest WordPress projects successfully completed by me via Freelancer(dot)com:
  1. Wordpress Database Expert Required
    "I was extremely satisfied with the work from this freelancer. My database was cleaned up and helped speed up my site and stop issues with slow Sql queries. A big thank you."
  2. Additions to Wordpress plugin
    "TakeReal was very prompt in completing my project. He said 1-2 days but took him just a couple hours from project start. Very happy with communication and thoroughness of his work. Will work with him again. Thank you!"
  3. Need excess Inodes deleted from wordpress installation asap
    "Awesome work, was excellent to work with and worked really fast. Solved problem within a few hours. Will definetly hire again."
  4. Wordpress Layout Querys are too high -- 2
    "Spoke to about 12 freelancers before hiring this guy on. None of them could do the job nor understand it. He got it done fast and in just a couple of hours! Excellent freelancer and excellent work."
  5. Social Login doesn't work anymore
    "fixed the problem in a quick turnaround - well done. A+++++++++"
  6. PHP Plugin Modification
    "I was really impressed. I was told 5 days and he finished it in 2 days. Sergey was very thorough and he asked a lot of questions to make sure that everything was clearly proposed. Sergey was able to do some custom PHP modifications to my plugin and made it work great. He fixed my WooComerce emails fomrs and he also made some great improvements to my shopping cart page on WooCommerce. I was very impressed and I will definitely be using him again. Thanks Sergey! "
  7. Fix Error on WordPress Site
    "Turn around was immediate. And, no issues. Problem fixed!"
  8. Fix SSL Issues on Wordpress Site
    "TakeReal provided exceptional service at a fair price...Fixed my website issues in a matter of hours compared to days that others offered. Will definitely hire TakeReal again the future for any website work I need."
  9. Create an Automated Process Between Two Plugins in Wordpress -- 2
    "An amazing job well done quickly."
  10. Fix TTFB on wordpress site on apache server
    "Thanks to Sergey, he fixed my TTFB issues as he promised."


My thoughts.

wordfence WordPress plugin and ‘authenticate’ filter

I am working on this project: “Social Login doesn’t work anymore” and I can find issue with the wordfence WordPress plugin. File “wp-content\plugins\wordfence\lib\wfLog.php”, line #1026, add_filter(‘authenticate’, array($this, ‘checkForBlockedCountry’), 1, 0); As you can see 0 (zero) parameters passed into ‘checkForBlockedCountry’ function. Now about ‘authenticate’ filter: https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Filter_Reference/authenticate Your hook callback should return either a WP_User object […]


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