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Matt G., WordPress developer for hireMatt G.
Freelance WordPress Developer
United States
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Lead engineer with 10+ years development experience & background in delivering training courses

I have been delivering technical training courses for over 7 years on a variety of subjects - I can help by giving full courses, pair programming to help you learn or if you have a specific problem you're trying to solve I'll work...

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Hosea S., freelance WordPress developerHosea S.
Freelance WordPress Developer
United States
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Assess, Design, Build & Repeat. Data rules everything around me. UX research and design, analytics, SEO, and frontend development are my strong suits. Based out of Dallas, TX

Two decades worth of experience designing, building, and marketing online. I've helped individual artists, professional models, small to medium-sized businesses, startups, and non-profits improve their visibility, raise their conv...

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Justin H., freelance WordPress programmerJustin H.
Freelance WordPress Developer
Puerto Rico
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Founder of Pirate & Fox LLC

I write a lot of code, for a lot of people, a lot of the time. I prefer javascript. My favorite stack is React.js front end, React Native for mobile, with Nest.js, Apollo, Prisma (GraphqQL) back end. I'm also proficient in PHP ...

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Paul C., WordPress developer for hirePaul C.
Freelance WordPress Developer
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Play Smart

I like solving problems and delivering results that make positive impacts. Testimonials and Profiles 5 star review profile on https://codeable.io/developers/paul-cohen/ – #1 Outsourcing Service For WordPress 5 star review profi...

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Fred R., WordPress developer for hireFred R.
Freelance WordPress Developer
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Web Developer with a keen eye for design

I was Tech Lead at a NYC startup building their web stack and managing internal technology stacks, bridging web and the mobile application. Co-founder and COO at Memeoirs, the web application that lets your create a beautiful boo...

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Migen K., freelance WordPress developerMigen K.
Freelance WordPress Developer
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Front End Developer inspired by Nature

I am a person motivated by challenges. When I entered the world of programming, all I saw were ever-evolving puzzles waiting to be mastered. My love for nature has greatly affected my programming style. I think the minimalism in n...

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Rob H., WordPress programmer for hireRob H.
Freelance WordPress Developer
United States
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iOS Apps, Web Developer, Code Ninja, Consultant, eCommerce, Entrepreneur

Hi! I'm Rob Heller and I love technology. https://www.RobbieHeller.com I have 10+ years of combined experience in iPhone and Web/Mobile Development, and a life-long passion for gaming. I design, create, and develop custom iOS ap...

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Mayel B., freelance WordPress developerMayel B.
Freelance WordPress Developer
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Hacking the World

Hello! I'm Mayel, I was until recently CTO, lead developer & co-founder of Babelverse – the universal translator for spoken communication, powered by polyglots around the world – a revolutionary global startup which I have pre...

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Paul B., WordPress developer for hirePaul B.
Freelance WordPress Developer
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Senior Full-Stack WordPress Developer

I am fueled by a passion for new developments in technology and how the application of these can deliver an awesome user experience while effectively meeting business needs. I discovered WordPress in 2006 when asked to explore th...

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Amrata B., freelance WordPress programmerAmrata B.
Freelance WordPress Developer
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Freelance iOS developer and backend engineer (looking for long term projects only)

A freelance iOS(Swift), Android app developer and a backend engineer in Java and Ruby on Rails. I have worked as a full time backend engineer for 5+ years and picked up freelancing for the past 1 year to work on app development a...

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Why hire a WordPress developer?

In today’s world, most companies have code-based needs that require developers to help build and maintain. For instance, if your business has a website or an app, you’ll need to keep it updated to ensure you continue to provide positive user experiences. At times, you may even need to revamp your website or app. This is where hiring a developer becomes crucial.

Depending on the stage and scale of your product and services, you may need to hire a WordPress developer, multiple developers, or even a full remote developer team to help keep your business running. If you’re a startup or a company running a website, your product will likely grow out of its original skeletal structure. Hiring full-time remote WordPress developers can help keep your website up-to-date.

WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems used by millions of websites worldwide. It is an open-source platform that is user-friendly and customizable, making it a top choice for businesses of all sizes. While it was built as a simple blogging platform back in 2003, WordPress is now one of the most comprehensive content management systems and makes up the infrastructure and design of over 30% of the web.

As WordPress is an extremely versatile technology, you must first clearly define what you want to hire a WordPress developer to do. Generally speaking, you’ll want to hire WordPress developers with design sense, knowledge of PHP, front-end development, API integrations, and WordPress frameworks. By leveraging the tools in their toolbelt, a WordPress developer for hire can create custom themes and plugins, optimize website performance, and improve security features, among other things.

Moreover, WordPress is an open-source technology with an active community that continuously improves the platform. According to GitHub, WordPress is the second most popular repository with over 67,000 contributors and 14 million commits. This means that the technology is reliable and constantly evolving, making it an excellent choice for businesses of all sizes.

Hiring a highly skilled WordPress programmer can help your business establish a strong online presence, improve website functionality, and streamline content management processes. With its ease of use and flexible design, WordPress is a technology that can take your business to new heights.

How do I hire WordPress developers?

To hire a WordPress developer, you need to go through a hiring process of defining your needs, posting a job description, screening resumes, conducting interviews, testing candidates’ skills, checking references, and making an offer.

Arc offers three services to help you hire WordPress developers effectively and efficiently. Hire full-time WordPress developers from a vetted candidates pool, with new options every two weeks, and pay through prepaid packages or per hire. Alternatively, hire the top 2.3% of expert freelance WordPress engineers in 72 hours, with weekly payments.

If you’re not ready to commit to the paid plans, our free job posting service is for you. By posting your job on Arc, you can reach up to 250,000 developers around the world. With that said, the free plan will not give you access to pre-vetted WordPress developers.

Furthermore, we’ve partnered with compliance and payroll platforms Deel and Remote to make paperwork and hiring across borders easier. This way, you can focus on finding the right WordPress developer for your company, and let Arc handle the logistics.

WordPress is an extremely versatile technology with nearly endless use cases. So before you hire a WordPress developer, you should clearly define what you want your remote WordPress developer to do.

Do you need assistance to manage your WordPress website's infrastructure, with someone available to quickly address technical issues and perform necessary tasks like database maintenance and backups?

Or are you seeking the expertise of a professional WordPress developer for hire who can create a personalized plugin that interacts with external APIs, utilizing their knowledge of multiple programming languages such as JavaScript, PHP, and SQL?

Perhaps you're looking for the talents of a UI/UX WordPress designer who can craft a custom WP theme, design visually-pleasing landing pages that complement your brand, and take care of any necessary visual updates for your website.

Whatever your needs are, the more specific information you can give a WordPress developer, the better the end result is likely to be.

When you hire WordPress developers, you want to look at not just their resume, but also their portfolio. This will give you an idea of past websites they’ve built and whether their skills are in line with your needs. You also want to check the tools that the WordPress developer is familiar with. For instance, some may build you a customer WordPress theme, while others may use existing plugins to assist their workflow. Once you’ve identified several potential candidates, you can proceed onto conducting interviews and technical assessments to locate the best WordPress developer for hire for your project or company.

Where do I hire the best remote WordPress developers?

There are two types of platforms you can hire WordPress programmers from: general and niche marketplaces. General platforms like Upwork, Fiverr, and Gigster offer a variety of non-vetted talents unlimited to developers. While you can find WordPress developers on general platforms, top tech talents generally avoid general marketplaces in order to escape bidding wars.

If you’re looking to hire the best remote WordPress developers, consider niche platforms like Arc that naturally attract and carefully vet their WordPress developers for hire. This way, you’ll save time and related hiring costs by only interviewing the most suitable remote WordPress developer candidates.

Some factors to consider when you hire WordPress developers include the platform’s specialty, developer’s geographical location, and the service’s customer support. Depending on your hiring budget, you may also want to compare the pricing and fee structure.

Make sure to list out all of the important factors when you compare and decide on which remote developer job board and platform to use to find WordPress developers for hire.

How do I write a WordPress developer job description?

Writing a good WordPress developer job description is crucial in helping you hire WordPress programmers that your company needs. A job description’s key elements include a clear job title, a brief company overview, a summary of the role, the required duties and responsibilities, and necessary and preferred experience. To attract top talent, it's also helpful to list other perks and benefits, such as flexible hours and health coverage.

Crafting a compelling job title is critical as it's the first thing that job seekers see. It should offer enough information to grab their attention and include details on the seniority level, type, and area or sub-field of the position.

Your company description should succinctly outline what makes your company unique to compete with other potential employers. The role summary for your remote WordPress developer should be concise and read like an elevator pitch for the position, while the duties and responsibilities should be outlined using bullet points that cover daily activities, tech stacks, tools, and processes used.

For a comprehensive guide on how to write an attractive job description to help you hire WordPress programmers, read our Software Engineer Job Description Guide & Templates.

What skills should I look for in a WordPress engineer?

The top five technical skills WordPress developers should possess include proficiency in programming languages, understanding data structures and algorithms, experience with databases, familiarity with version control systems, and knowledge of software testing and debugging.

Meanwhile, the top five soft skills are communication, problem-solving, time management, attention to detail, and adaptability. Effective communication is essential for coordinating with clients and team members, while problem-solving skills enable WordPress developers to analyze issues and come up with effective solutions. Time management skills are important to ensure projects are completed on schedule, while attention to detail helps to catch and correct issues before they become bigger problems. Finally, adaptability is crucial for WordPress developers to keep up with evolving technology and requirements.

You should find a WordPress developer who has a strong foundation in several programming and markup languages, such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and SQL. HTML defines the structure of a WordPress site, CSS defines its visual appearance, and JavaScript controls the interactive elements of the website. SQL is crucial for communication with databases, and PHP is especially suited for web development, as it connects the user interface with the database part of the application.

Aside from technical knowledge, business skills such as sales and marketing, search engine optimization (SEO), mobile development, and online security, are also important in WordPress development. In order to develop elegant and customized solutions, your WordPress developer for hire should understand customers' preferences and needs. SEO ensures maximum exposure of the website on search engines, while mobile development maximizes accessibility on different devices. Security is also critical. As business sites are often targeted by cybercriminals and hackers, WordPress developers must be aware of security problems and how to mitigate them.

In summary, when you're evaluating candidates, it's important to look at their proficiency in these skills in order to hire the WordPress programmers that can provide the best solutions and create a functional, visually appealing, and secure WordPress site for you.

What kinds of WordPress programmers are available for hire through Arc?

You can find a variety of WordPress developers for hire on Arc! At Arc, you can hire on a freelance, full-time, part-time, or contract-to-hire basis. For freelance WordPress programmers, Arc matches you with the right senior developer in roughly 72 hours. As for full-time remote WordPress developers for hire, you can expect to make a successful hire in 14 days. To extend a freelance engagement to a full-time hire, a contract-to-hire fee will apply.

In addition to a variety of engagement types, Arc also offers a wide range of developers located in different geographical locations, such as Latin America and Eastern Europe. Depending on your needs, Arc offers a global network of skilled software engineers in various different time zones and countries for you to choose from.

Lastly, our remote-ready WordPress developers for hire are all mid-level and senior-level professionals. They are ready to start coding straight away, anytime, anywhere.

Why is Arc the best choice for hiring WordPress experts?

Arc is trusted by hundreds of startups and tech companies around the world, and we’ve matched thousands of skilled WordPress developers with both freelance and full-time jobs. We’ve successfully helped Silicon Valley startups and larger tech companies like Spotify and Automattic hire WordPress developers.

Every WordPress developer for hire in our network goes through a vetting process to verify their communication abilities, remote work readiness, and technical skills (both for depth in WordPress and breadth across the greater domain).

Not only can you expect to find the most qualified WordPress engineer on Arc, but you can also count on your account manager and the support team to make each hire a success. Enjoy a streamlined hiring experience with Arc, where we provide you with the developer you need, and take care of the logistics so you don’t need to.

How does Arc vet a developer’s WordPress skills?

Arc has a rigorous and transparent vetting process for all types of developers. To become a vetted WordPress developer for hire on Arc, developers must pass a profile screening, complete a behavioral interview, and pass a technical interview or pair programming.

While Arc has a strict vetting process for its verified WordPress developers, if you’re using Arc’s free job posting plan, you will only have access to non-vetted developers. If you’re using Arc to hire WordPress developers, you can rest assured that all remote WordPress developers have been thoroughly vetted for the high-caliber communication and technical skills you need in a successful hire.

How long does it take to find WordPress developers on Arc?

Arc pre-screens all of our remote WordPress developers before we present them to you. As such, all the remote WordPress developers you see on your Arc dashboard are interview-ready candidates who make up the top 2% of applicants who pass our technical and communication assessment. You can expect the interview process to happen within days of posting your jobs to 250,000 candidates. You can also expect to hire a freelance WordPress programmer in 72 hours, or find a full-time WordPress programmer that fits your company’s needs in 14 days.

Here’s a quote from Philip, the Director of Engineering at Chegg:

“The biggest advantage and benefit of working with Arc is the tremendous reduction in time spent sourcing quality candidates. We’re able to identify the talent in a matter of days.”

Find out more about how Arc successfully helped our partners in hiring remote WordPress developers.

How much does a freelance WordPress developer charge per hour?

Depending on the freelance developer job board you use, freelance remote WordPress developers' hourly rates can vary drastically. For instance, if you're looking on general marketplaces like Upwork and Fiverr, you can find WordPress developers for hire at as low as $10 per hour. However, high-quality freelance developers often avoid general freelance platforms like Fiverr to avoid the bidding wars.

When you hire WordPress developers through Arc, they typically charge between $60-100+/hour (USD). To get a better understanding of contract costs, check out our freelance developer rate explorer.

How much does it cost to hire a full time WordPress developer?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the medium annual wage for software developers in the U.S. was $120,730 in May 2021. What this amounts to is around $70-100 per hour. Note that this does not include the direct cost of hiring, which totals to about $4000 per new recruit, according to Glassdoor.

Your remote WordPress developer’s annual salary may differ dramatically depending on their years of experience, related technical skills, education, and country of residence. For instance, if the developer is located in Eastern Europe or Latin America, the hourly rate for developers will be around $75-95 per hour.

The average salary for remote WordPress developers worldwide is around $60,648 USD per year, according to self-reported data from over 64,000 Arc Developers. In the United States, salaries for remote WordPress developers start at $74,994 and can go up to $105,744 or more, making them some of the highest-paid software developers in the world.

The Remote WordPress Developer Salary Overview by Arc reports that global junior WordPress developers receive an average salary of $53,804, while senior developers earn $70,792 on average.

For more frequently asked questions on hiring WordPress developers, check out our FAQs page.

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