How to Hire a WordPress Developer

Hire a Wordpress Developer

Does your growing business need a WordPress Developer? If you are looking to customize your company website beyond a generic template, you’ll need to hire a skilled WordPress Developer to complete the task and keep the site updated. With a WordPress Developer, you will be able to engage all of the content management features of WordPress in a way that is as unique as your business. Use our tips below to hire a WordPress Developer to help make your website stand out. 

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Salary Information

  • Common salary in Canada: $55,287 CAD per year
  • Typical salaries range from $20,300$125,900 CAD per year
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*Indeed data (CA) – Jan 2020

Benefits of hiring a Wordpress Developer

Whether your IT department is one person or a team of developers, having a dedicated WordPress Developer on hand can increase your company’s online presence. A great WordPress Developer hire can help: 

  • Maintain and customize your WordPress-based website
  • Create custom designs and plugins to enhance your online business
  • Oversee and own the entirety of your website, from branding to function

Skills to look for in a great Wordpress Developer

A great WordPress Developer candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

Hard skills:

  • Comprehensive understanding of HTML and CSS coding languages
  • Experience in working with server-side solutions
  • Strong UX/UI background to develop user-friendly tools

Soft skills:

  • Ability to work in a team environment 
  • Attention to detail and tracking details in development notes
  • Dedication to continued development within the WordPress space

Writing a Wordpress Developer job description

A thoughtful description is important in finding qualified WordPress Developer candidates. A WordPress developer job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position. It may also be worth outlining your company’s general website development needs. 

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for WordPress Developer jobs, such as: 

  • “Freelance WordPress”
  • WordPress Developer
  • “Wordpress Blog Management”

Interviewing Wordpress Developer candidates

In addition to having a strong portfolio of custom WordPress designs and tools they have created and a list of positive referrals, strong WordPress Developer candidates will be confident answering questions regarding:

  • Creating a development plan to address your WordPress needs
  • Troubleshooting common WordPress issues
  • Orchestrating rollouts of your website’s WordPress releases 

See our list of interview questions for more examples. 

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