Truong Hoang Thong

Software Engineer

PHP/WordPress/JavaScript Developer

Ho Chi Minh City | | (+84)85 986 4079 | Thong Truong | LinkedIn | thongtr-dev (Thong Truong) (


Dedicated WordPress Developer seeking to further enhance software engineering skills through a second undergraduate degree in Computer Science/Information Technology. Eager to contribute technical expertise and creativity in WordPress development, PHP, JavaScript, React, and other technologies to a dynamic team while pursuing higher education.


  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science/Information Technology
    University of Information Technology – Viet Nam National University Ho Chi Minh City
    (Expected Graduation: 2026)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Japanese Studies
    University of Social Sciences and Humanities – Viet Nam National University Ho Chi Minh City
    (Year of Graduation: 2020)

Professional Experience

WordPress Developer (Remote) | BeSmartee, Aliso Viejo, California
Apr 2022 – Jan 2024

  • Developed custom WordPress themes and plugins for BeSmartee.
  • Designed and implemented custom WordPress blocks using React.js within the WordPress ecosystem.
  • Collaborated with cross-functional teams to ensure seamless integration of custom themes and plugins.
  • Joined a dedicated team to overhaul the Frontend of the company’s main product, independently leading and configuring the project’s build step for seamless collaboration among developers.

WordPress Developer (Remote) | WAM Agency, Da Nang, Vietnam
Apr 2020 – Apr 2022

  • Tailored custom features to meet client requirements, with a notable achievement being the creation of a mega menu. This menu seamlessly fetches products from a WooCommerce store using the WP REST API, displaying them based on search keywords while ensuring alignment with design requirements.
  • Performed thorough SEO and site optimization audits by analyzing reports from Google Search Console and Google Analytics.
  • Utilized popular page builders such as Elementor, Divi, and WP Bakery to craft pages, integrating custom code to precisely meet design specifications.

Frontend Developer | PALTech, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Feb 2024 – Present

  • Participated in a challenging frontend initiative that integrates all major cloud services into a single unified platform.
  • Leveraged foundational JavaScript skills to quickly adapt to the existing codebase, which utilizes the React and Redux libraries.
  • Effectively resolved several high-priority issues prior to the upcoming major release.
  • Enhanced the application’s performance by refactoring shared components, eliminating redundant code, and optimizing rerendering processes. For instance, replaced O(n) time complexity condition checks with O(1) time complexity checks. While this might seem excessive for a frontend project using React, it undeniably boosts the application’s efficiency.

Technical Skills

  • Web Technologies: HTML, CSS, Sass, Bootstrap, Tailwind, PHP, JavaScript
  • Frameworks/Libraries: React, Redux, Vue, Angular
  • WordPress Development: Custom themes, plugins, custom WordPress blocks (React)
  • WordPress Plugins: ACF, Elementor, Divi, Yoast, Rank Math, HubSpot, Contact Form 7, WP Rocket
  • WordPress Theme Frameworks: Underscores, Genesis
  • Development Tools: Webpack, Git, Docker
  • Database: MySQL

Professional Projects


  • Contributed to the development of, a website built with a custom theme and plugins from scratch.
  • Showcased ability to collaborate on a professional project with attention to detail and stakeholders’ requirements.

Personal Projects

Garola Estate

  • Real estate website with a custom theme built from scratch.
  • Integrated Leaflet.js and OpenStreetMap to showcase arbitrary locations for each real estate item.
  • Used the ACF relationship custom field to dynamically link the real estate agent associated with the listed real estate items.

Related Post Slider Block

  • Dynamic WordPress block developed using React.js.
  • Enhanced user engagement by creating a related post slider within the WordPress ecosystem.

Card Block with Box Shadow

  • Static WordPress block with a stylish box shadow effect.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in creating visually appealing and functional blocks.