How to find a good WordPress developer?

It’s easy to find a WordPress developer but what’s hard is to find a good one. When you are interviewing and asking questions from the WordPress developer , it can get overwhelming to reach to a final decision. To make things easier for you, here is how you can find and hire the right candidate:

 Don’t hire a freelancer

Hiring a freelancer is an attractive option especially if you are on a short budget. Even though you will be conducting a video interview on Skype, it is not enough. For big projects, you need reliable and experienced people.  It is recommended to hire a real person with whom you conduct a face to face meeting. Ask them about themselves and tell them about your project’s requirements to see if they are the right fit for the job.

Ask for references

Don’t rely on the words of the developer. You must ask for references in the form of customer testimonials and reviews.  It shouldn’t be a problem for a professional to refer you to their previous customers. Talk to them and find out what kind of experience did they enjoy. A developer who has done a satisfying job in the past always has satisfied customers.

Check their Portfolio

Portfolio always matter. You need to see the real examples of their work before you even think they are the right person for you. Inexperienced developers hardly have a Portfolio. If that’s the kind of candidate you come across, then simply say no. There is no need to compromise on the quality of the project by hiring a person who has limited experience in the field.

Check their response time

Email communications with a potential candidate will tell you a lot about their attitude. If they are responsive, that means they are serious about this job. However, if they are replying late without any reasons that means they have a procrastinating attitude and they will not be the right person for your project.

What is their expertise?

Every WordPress web developer will have his own set of expertise because nobody can be the jack of all trades, right? So at the time of the interview, ask the developer about their expertise.  What are their strengths and weakness? You can even give them a little test to judge if they are the right fit. Usually, a developer should be familiar with the plug-in ecosystem of WordPress, security, upgrade and custom theme development. If the candidate has ample experience in all of the above, then you are looking at the right person.

Ask about their charges

Of course, you must ask the developer about their hourly rate. If it is something you can afford, then create a contract on the basis of mutual agreement and get it signed so that they can get started with your WordPress project. If it doesn’t suit your budget, then move on to the next candidate.

Do not compromise on the importance of having the right candidate for doing the job.  Follow the tips above to find the best person.