If you’re a WordPress newbie looking for help setting up anything or a seasoned pro who wants specialization experience to expand, we all need a little help with our WordPress pages from time to time. And it’s critical for you to learn where and how to hire WordPress developers before you start hunting for them. You don’t want to pay for disappointing work, after all.
Luckily, there are a lot of trustworthy websites that can connect you to good WordPress knowledgeable workers. Using the right freelancers can help you finish your job quicker and more effectively, and even accomplish tasks that you can’t do on your own.
In this post, we’ll look at eight great sites to hire the best WordPress developers.
1. Smashing JobsView Details
Renowned as one of the most successful and high-quality web development publications on the Internet, Smashing Magazine also manages Smashing Jobs. Listings here are paid – $225 for full-time jobs and $75 for freelance gigs – which helps keep the overall standard high. Jobs stay available for 60 days, and if you’re a non-profit, they also have discounts. Their web portal is made up of more than 4 million monthly people, so you can make sure that a wide crowd sees the work board.
Smashing Jobs already has a reputation for being used by a number of leading firms such as Amazon, Electronic Arts, Tesla Motors, MIT, Activision, etc., and has a strong track record in recruiting top development talent.
2. WordPress JobsView Details
WordPress Jobs is the official WordPress career listing page (though somewhat confusingly hosted at the WordPress.net domain). They check every post before they approve it, and listings remain online for 21 days. Only WordPress-related jobs make it on the board. Jobs include different categories such as development, design, performance, plugin development, theme customization, migration, and more.
Although occasional low-cost work postings slip across the WordPress Job Board, you can usually see only serious assignments and full-time jobs available here, two things that automatically draw better quality applicants. It’s a perfect place to start looking for your developer.
3. Codeable.ioView Details
Codeable is committed to delivering consulting services to WordPress and focusing solely on connecting creative developers with clients. It also provides a number of solutions for addressing the payment aspect of projects.
Developers are pre-screened until they are invited to join the Codeable staff to directly check portfolios and CVs. They have more than 25.000 clients and only 300 WordPress experts. Only 2% of applications are admitted. That should tell you right there how selective they are when it comes to the developers on their network. They just want the best of the best and will save you a lot of time and stress as a customer.
4. WPhiredView Details
WPhired.com was founded by Jerome Degl’innocenti, a WordPress fanatic. It was one of the first WordPress job boards to be introduced back in 2010. Its aim is to associate small and large companies with talented WordPress developers. It’s 100% WordPress, nothing else!
You can easily publish a WordPress job that hits more than 1,000 WordPress experts. And the best thing is, it’s totally free to post a job. If you’re looking for a new WordPress design, support with migration, or plugin creation, you can quickly find the talent you need.
5. Stack Overflow CareersView Details
Stack Overflow is the first port of call for any technical issues on a regular basis. It’s only logical that they will provide a solution for connecting employees with developers in the form of Stack Overflow Careers. If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to find a developer, this isn’t the spot. This is only for company-type searches serious about finding the best players.
You can hire WordPress developers either by individual work listings, create a business page to draw applicants, or simply scan the developer profiles for a candidate with the right skill set. The main Stack Overflow portal has more than 50 million unique users each month, and job openings are shown throughout the site.
6. ToptalView Details
Toptal promotes itself as a place to go if you’re looking to recruit “the top 3 percent of freelance talent.” Its rigorous pre-screening of the developer is intended to back up that claim. They are similar to Codeable, but they also cover all areas of development, not just WordPress. The expense of hiring someone is a $500 deposit that can be added to your first bill until you select an appropriate WordPress developer.
New members are asked to conduct a regular interview with the recruiter, followed by a timed algorithmic challenge. They then face another challenge as a senior developer checks their work. In the end, they are asked to finish a test project.
7. Mode EffectView Details
Mode Effect provides web development tools for e-commerce shops and enterprise businesses. They specialize in WooCommerce and extension development to help increase sales and extend the functionality of your shop. They also offer comprehensive website redesign services and custom theme creation. If you need a store constructed that doesn’t exist or an integration configured, these guys will do it.
Mode Effect has worked with major brands such as Disney, CompTIA, Movile, Phoenix Suns, and, of course, WooCommerce. Working with Automattic, they even created the official WordPress.com partner program website at refer.wordpress.com.
8. ClickWPView Details
ClickWP specializes in delivering quality service to individuals and companies using WordPress. Some of their offerings provide subscription plans and on-demand activities for website creation, theme development, malware or hack repair, backups, WordPress migration, and more. ClickWP can be a very cost-effective and fast approach if you need to hire WordPress developers.
ClickWP is led by David Wang, a blogger, and marketer with 10 years of WordPress experience. If you need some simple programming tasks completed, and you don’t want to have a problem finding a developer, we suggest reaching out to them to see how they can assist.
What to Look for in a WordPress Developer
Most people hire a WordPress freelancer for the following reasons:
- have room in their budget but not enough time,
- need someone with a particular set of skills,
- just want to delegate a particular task.
Imagine, for example, that you’re an excellent developer, but design isn’t your strongest suit. So, you’re going to want to hire someone to take care of the design work for you.
Conversely, what if you have a WordPress bug or some problem with your site? You may have no idea how to find the issue, or simply lack the time needed to solve it. Hiring a freelancer instead can be faster than finding out how to do it yourself.
For these reasons and many more, you may find yourself trying to recruit WordPress freelancers. Here are some of the characteristics you have to look for:
- Excellent communication skills and fast reply times
- The ability to meet reasonable deadlines
- A healthy dose of experience in relevant areas (and with WordPress itself)
- References and/or past work samples, especially for larger projects
- Pay expectations that fit your budget
The last provision could be tricky. You can often hire WordPress developers able to do a lot of work for cheap, but it can be a risk when it comes to quality. If you have a budget, it’s always a good choice to employ qualified experts at reasonable rates.