Hello, I'm Costin Trifan

I am a PHP developer located in Bucharest, Romania and I have over 15 years of experience with web technologies. I love working on challenging projects because they keep me on my toes and they've always gave me that satisfaction we all strive for when the project is up and running on a live server. I strive to get better and learn new things every day. My focus is on Laravel framework and from time to time WordPress, creating themes, plugins or custom modules.

My Projects


This project aims to provide the simplicity & easiness of WordPress in building websites to the Laravel framework. It provides support for Custom Post Types, reading settings, Under maintenance mode, Posts, Pages, Categories, Tags, Themes, Plugins, actions, filters out of the box, pretty much like WordPress does.

It also provides Themes and Plugins management, and updates through the api.valpress.net. Core updates are also available through the api. A default theme with dummy content is also provided out of the box to give you a fresh start.

This project is still under heavy development because I plan on constantly improving it and eventually become better than any CMS out there.

Kallyas WordPress Theme

Backend programming, theme development, work on the original page builder.

Kallyas Customers Dashboard

I've built this from scratch and integrated Zendesk API.

Cultural 5

Custom WordPress theme.

Be the host

Custom WordPress theme.

Better Together

Custom Laravel application.

Press Online

Custom WordPress plugin.


March 2022 - Present

Rei Development Services, Bucharest, Romania

I currently work here as backend developer on various Laravel applications.

May 2019 - March 2022

SomaSocial, Bucharest, Romania

Worked here on various projects from WordPress websites (custom themes & plugins) to custom PHP code and Laravel applications.

Dec 2018 - May 2019

Self-employed, Bucharest, Romania

Since leaving StepToWeb, I have been focusing on improving myself and working on various custom projects.

Sep 2014 - Dec 2017

StepToWeb, Bucharest, Romania

During my time here I have been working on the company’s main project, the Kallyas WordPress theme, I have created the Customers Dashboard from scratch and implemented the support integration with Zendesk platform using their API.

Jun 2011 - Jul 2014


Working for Acunetix was a big step in my career and while I was there, I was responsible for developing and maintaining a few of the company's plugins and websites.

2001 - 2014

Freelance years

During this time I have worked with various individuals and companies on a very wide range of projects and technologies.

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