If you are in the build or design phases of your website publication hiring a developer can be a great investment. However, choosing the right developer can be difficult but there are some steps you can take to make the process easier.
This blog post will take you through the importance of choosing the right Word Press developer as well as looking at the key steps in finding a developer for your website.
Choosing the Right WordPress Developer
WordPress works great for people who have little to no coding experience but often times you are likely to hit a brick wall in the development process. Depending on the vision you have for you website, there may be specific coding skills needed.
In this case, hiring a WordPress developer is a good option. The perfect developer should have the experience to take you through the process and give you an understanding of how your website works.
WordPress developers come in handy after the launch of the website, the ‘after-care’ is a big part of the development cycle.
4 Key Steps to Follow when Choosing a WordPress Developer for your Website
1. Know what you are looking for
Before beginning the process of looking for a developer, you need to know your own wants. For example, if you already have a design, a look and a colour scheme you may only need a back-end developer. If the project is a new design or redesign you should look into a full stack developer who can look after the front end of the website too.
Consider what the goal of the website is, this will help determine the features and functions that you will need. If your goal is to freshen up the layout, you’ll need front end design experience, but if you want more features then you’ll need to hire someone with more back end experience.
2. Know Where to Look for the Right Developer
There are a few approaches that can be taken to find the right developer. You can begin by looking on dedicated job boards and marketplaces.
There are many of developers who don’t advertise via this channel. Just searching on the web is an excellent way to find someone. Here at Savvy Business Gals, we can help through one to one consultations, as well as training courses. Click here to find out more.
3. Look at the Developer’s Skillset
If you are hiring a developer with design experience, you need to ensure that you are comfortable with the software that they use. Professional designers often are well versed in Photoshop, Illustrator and wireframe programs. They should have web development language experience. A full stack developer is important unless you are going to hire multiple people.
Determine their communication skills by contacting them and see how they respond. They should use professional language and respond in a reasonable time frame.
4. Consider the Developer’s Portfolio and Past Work
Look at any showcased work to determine the developer’s skill level and see the type of work they complete.
When looking at front-end developers, their portfolio should include design examples. This can give you some idea of their style of work and if it suits you and your vision.
You can take an extra step and look up some of the developer’s past clients and contact them for recommendations or see client testimonials. There are many client testimonials here at Savvy Business Gals and can be found here.
Finding the right developer is a little daunting, make sure the developer you choose meets your specific needs and can work with your vision as well as provides plenty of support after launch.
Savvy business gals can help, take a look at the website or book a complimentary 30 minute discovery call to see if we can meet your specific needs. Click here to book your call now!