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WordPress is an open-source content management system that contains plugin and template system architecture. It is written in PHP with the embedded database in MariaCB or MongoDB. WordPress gives you advantage of combining the core files, files that you need to install, a complete database, and also provides you a dashboard to completely manage the whole project.
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Want to hire freelance WordPress developers on your own? Here are the skills you must look for while hiring a freelance WordPress plugin developer
Hiring freelance WordPress developers might be an intricate task for you if you are a non-technical manager. Today, WordPress is widely and most popularly used Content Management System, which makes it much easier for a freelance WordPress designer use web technologies and manage their websites. Hiring the most skilled freelance WordPress developers among thousands of developers is a challenging task for anyone. So, Ultragenius is here to assist you while recruiting the top talented WordPress expert freelancers on your own. Ultragenius understands your job requirements and gets you only the top developers who have in-depth knowledge of WordPress development.
The following skills you must look for while hiring a freelance WordPress developer –
Steadfast knowledge of HTML and CSS
- Arrow functions
- Blocked scope constructors let and const
- Advanced object literals
- Template literals
- Multi-line strings
- Module loaders
- Binary and octal literals
- Reflect API
- Destructuring assignment
CSS Pre-processors and Frameworks
A CSS pre-processor is a program that extends the functionality of CSS and compiles it into regular CSS. SASS, PostCSS, SCSS, and LESS are the extensions of regular CSS and developers use them for useful functions such as math functions, color manipulation, to write better inline documentation, to easily integrate CSS tools and CSS codebase, and much more. It makes its easier for a WordPress expert freelancer.
You must check the freelance WordPress developer’s knowledge of Bootstrap and Material UI, as these components enable easier and faster web development.
Knowledge of Content Management System (CMS)
A Content Management System (CMS) is a software application that is used to create, update, and publish the content of an application. A CMS has variety of uses like managing – Enterprises, web content, and handling dynamic content on a web page.
The core functions of the CMS include :
- Creating Multi-language content
- In-built SEO tools
- Strong Content Editing and Publishing Tools
- Providing version control and backups
- Powerful Integration
- Already built templates
- Robust Security
- Built-in Migration Support
Experienced in working with Version Control System (VCS)
Developers must have a very good knowledge of version control systems, like Git, SVN, TFS, and Mercurial. Mostly, developers use Git for their work. It is the version control system that helps the team in collaborating and organizing your code, maintain the frequent changes that occur in the code. Git helps in reviewing the old codes and compares them with the newly updated code, pulling the code from their repository, and managing the commit history.
Along with this, the freelance WordPress web designer must also know how to use add, push, pull, and commit commands, branching, and merging as it allows remote WordPress developers to work independently on the code.
Excellent understanding of testing frameworks and tools
Rising quick-deployment needs during the development phase, testing has become an important skill for freelance WordPress developers. Therefore, freelance WordPress developers should know about Jest, Enzyme, Mocha, Chai, AVA, and Tape for unit testing.
For end-to-end testing, they must know about Selenium, Webdriver, Cucumber.js, Nightwatch.js, Cypress, and Puppeteer.
For integration testing, they must know about Karma.
Well-versed in SEO
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is an in-bound marketing technique which focuses on keyword optimization and content structure. SEO drives traffic to your website to increase more customers to your website. Several factors impact on the website ranking and the most important one is Website Content. Properly using keywords rapidly increases the traffic for your website.
Knowledge of Front-end frameworks and libraries
Familiarity with at least one of the front-end frameworks is a must for any freelance WordPress developer like React.js or Angular.js. These front-end frameworks are greatly required in today’s market. React is popular for its faster development of Single Page Applications (SPAs) while Angular uses interpolation, dependency injection, and eliminates coding mistakes by using the strongly typed Typescript that resolves many challenges faced by the developers.
Knowledge of Command-Line Tools
The WP-CLI is a robust and powerful tool which permits freelance WordPress web designers to run WordPress commands from the console. Using command line interface, you are able to perform many tasks from command line prompt only. Users don’t need to login explicitly to WordPress or find folders in Filezilla. For example, write wp plugin install -activate that lets you install various useful plugins on your website.
Good Grasp on PHP
Knowledge of Photoshop
Photoshop helps the freelance WordPress developer converting PSD files to XML/HTML. The freelance WordPress designer should know various perspectives of Photoshop like trim a photo, layer option, and auto select. Adobe Photoshop is the well-known photo editing platform providing great features like sharp photo editing, animating , and graphics design.
Experience with web markup and UI, UX Concepts
The developer must have a firm understanding of element positioning, displaying the elements, and making components interactive, semantic markup, and other related UX Concepts so they can design the product with the best quality. The developer must be experienced in developing visual effects in presentational markup. For, example – How the heading appears, making text larger and putting weight to it, and giving which color to it, and which markup can include captions, bind columns, and row headings to table cells.
Knowledge of MySQL
Knowing about databases like MySQL, PostgreSQL helps to understand the backend of pages easily. The freelance WordPress designer must know about the exceptions that may cause in the backend. Besides this, how the home page is created with the sub-names and titles are known to the freelance WordPress plugin developer easily if the knowledge about databases is good.
Proficient in writing optimized and readable code
You must hire the freelance WordPress developers based on their ability to write clean and optimized code that is understandable by all the team members, and is scalable.
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WordPress is one of the demanding skills because of its excellent Content Management System. WordPress provides the top-level Search Engine Optimization technique. However, content-rich your business website is, it is not much beneficial to your clients if it is not ranked on top among Google web pages. But recruiting the best freelance WordPress web designers is not an easy task when a large no. of WordPress expert freelancers are competing to grab the job opportunities.
Top Interview Questions to ask while hiring a freelance WordPress developer
WordPress is an open-source tool for managing content on websites written in PHP. It is the most popular blogging system which is used in more than 60 million websites.
There are 11 tables in WordPress and can be checked using phpMyAdmin -
- wp_term relationships
WordPress posts are used for writing blogs while WordPress pages are used for creating a web page.
Content creation date and time are published on a WordPress post while in case of a WordPress page, date and time is stored in WordPress database and not published to show it to the users.
Posts are listed in the reverse chronological order on the front-page of your website.
A gravatar is a web-based service which allows its users to use avatars while an avatar is used as an image for user's profile photo.
WordPress Categories provides a user with the facility to divide its content into different sections. The different topics which are concerned with the same website are divided into different groups. Categories tells a reader what the content is about and provides details about it.
WordPress categories helps users gain more information about a blog, while tags specifies a post more specifically and collect similar type of information about that post. The post should have atleast more than one category, while tags are not mandatory to put.
WordPress users are categorized according to the access permission to the users for that website.
- Administrator : An administrator has full control over the WordPress website.
- Author : An author is responsible for creating posts and pages. The author can delete the post even after publishing it.
- Editor : An editor manages the content section of the website.
- Contributor : A contributor requires to send a post or page to an administrator for review. He/She doesn’t have the authority to publish their page/post.
- Viewer : A viewer can only browse the WordPress site, read its content and posts, and comment about it.
- Follower : A follower is like a viewer only who can only read the website content and comment on it.
- Subscriber : Subscribers are the persons who subscribe to your website, they can log in and update their profile on your website.
WordPress Plugins are programs designed in PHP to add a functionality to a WordPress website. Plugins like Forminator, Gravity, AE_Global Templates helps the freelance WordPress developers to deisgn the websites with additional functionalities.
Optimizing your website performance is very important as it ranks your website among top pages in the Google Search Engine.
- Use Content Delivery Network (CDN).
- Use a simple template design or framework.
- Keep website updated.
- Break the long posts into smaller web pages.
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Ultragenius is one of the leading platforms for hiring remote talent and connecting freelance and part-time developers with Silicon Valley businesses. We focus on finding the best talents who will perform extremely well and will be easily integrated into your teams. We filter out only the top 1% most skilled freelance developers among the 20K+ developers who have applied on our platform. Candidates have to prove their self-reported experience by giving Ultragenius’ s skill tests.
Ultragenius first tests the developer’s skill set by conducting a two and half hour hiring test. Our hiring test judges a candidate on all aspects like aptitude, case study analysis, verbal and reasoning, coding questions based on data structures and algorithms, software engineering, system design, and more. Then, there is another round for the candidates who are selected from this round called “Higher-level Assessment Skill Test”, which is a video round that deeply analyzes freelance developers’ major skills and asks questions about the projects they have worked upon.
Fill up the form which is on every hiring freelancers’ page and we will inform you once we select the top 1% freelance WordPress developers matching your job requirements. After analyzing the candidates based on their resumes and two assessment tests, we provide you the feedback quickly. And if the freelancers selected by our team are fit for your job role, then we also provide the onboarding.
Ultragenius offers you only the most skilled freelance developers who are top 1% among the 20K+ freelance developers who have applied on our platform. After a rigorous selection and testing process, we sort out only the top candidates for you. You can check out Ultragenius’ s selection process for hiring freelance WordPress developers on https://www.ultragenius.club/hire-wordpress-freelancer