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Freelance WordPress website developer specializing in custom WordPress themes

My name is Kristin Falkner and I’m a senior web developer specializing in custom WordPress development. I have over a decade of experience working with web development agencies, freelance designers, small businesses and more clients across the U.S., taking custom designs and turning them into beautiful, custom WordPress websites. Just supply the design and I’ll take it from there, keeping you in the loop every step of the way! Let’s build something together.

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Are you looking for a reliable WordPress website developer to bring your custom WordPress design to life? Are you a WordPress development agency with overwhelmed in-house resources and you’re looking for a freelance developer to handle overflow work and lighten the load? Are you a web designer who wants a web development partner so you can offer your clients both design & development services? Do you know exactly what you want your WordPress website to look like but you need development help to make it happen?

If you said yes to any of the above, let’s talk! I work with agencies & individuals across the U.S. & internationally to deliver high quality WordPress work. I can help agencies scale their operations to easily handle more work or relieve overburdened in-house teams, allow designers to add to their offerings by being a trusted partner on the development side, and overall deliver quality WordPress development work on-demand.

I know how much effort goes into creating the perfect look & feel for a site. That’s why I work together with every client to ensure the website I’m building reflects that vision in appearance & behavior. I also know how frustrating it can be to have a developer who leaves you out of the loop during the process, left wondering where your project stands and what’s going on, missing deadlines, not delivering and causing you unnecessary stress. Maybe your past bad experiences have even made you hesitant to try to use an outside resource again. I promise you: you won’t find anything like that here. Project transparency is emphasized throughout the project with constant client communication. You’ll get frequent status updates with visible progress so you can see any custom WordPress site as it comes together. You’ll rest easy knowing exactly where development stands throughout any project timeline.

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Custom WordPress Development

As a WordPress website developer, taking a design and turning it into a custom WordPress site has been my specialty for over 15 years. I'm not going to give you a loose interpretation of what you're looking for. My attention to detail shines when delivering pixel-perfect matching of provided designs, built with best WordPress practices at the forefront.

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Migrate Website to WordPress

Have a site that is difficult to update and every copy change or image swap has to involve a developer? Has a custom website outgrown another CMS like Squarespace? I can help move a site from another CMS or from no CMS into WordPress. This creates a route for anyone to easily make content changes, even those who aren't tech-savvy.

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WordPress Cleanup & Rebuild

Are you struggling with a project built in WordPress that is just too slow? Is it a bloated mess of WordPress plugins? Maybe it's made you frustrated with WordPress, thinking dealing with those annoyances is just the way it is? Not the case! Let's optimize the project to reduce plugin usage, increase stability, and make sure it's good to go in the site speed department.

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WordPress Consulting

When building a project in WordPress, there are often a lot of questions. Eliminate costly guesswork and tap my expertise to get the clarification you need to make confident decisions on project next steps.

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Featured Work

Custom WordPress + Shopify Theme

Suntup Editions

This was a custom WordPress and Shopify development project for a company that does beautiful limited edition books. The custom website features advanced automations, custom blocks, e-commerce, and more.

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Featured Work

Custom WordPress Theme


This was an Adobe XD to WordPress custom theme for Horderly. The custom WordPress site features API integrations, CSS animations, social network feeds, and more.

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  • BigCommerce
  • NBC Universal
  • Omaze
  • TOMS
  • Urban Decay

I've had the opportunity to develop on projects for companies large and small.

Client Testimonials


Kristin was amazing to work with! Her proficiency and expertise of WordPress is unparalleled and she always went above and beyond. She not only attentively listened to our needs but also provided insightful recommendations and reliable guidance that led to improved performance and results. Our website launch was the smoothest we've ever experienced thanks to Kristin's ability to keep us on track. To this day, we continue to receive positive feedback about our website, and look forward to working with Kristin in the future.


I’ve hired Kristin to work on multiple sites for my clients and each time she has executed a flawless project start to finish. I am a designer and I’m extremely detailed oriented. I was so pleased to find that Kristin is as well! Her communication and adherence to our timeline were impeccable. My favorite thing about her process is that she sent many checkins per week to let me know the status of the project and keep me posted on how things were going. When an issue arose, she was on it offering me multiple solutions. I will hire her again for sure!


Kristin was incredibly accommodating and flexible. She always met deadlines and clearly communicated with both myself and the client. She is very organized and most importantly, she doesn’t gloss over the details. Certain aspects of our project were very detail-oriented and Kristin took the time to understand the requirements and the details in the visual design. I would hire her again and definitely recommend her as a WordPress developer.