Where to Find a WordPress Developer When You Need Custom Work
It takes no time at all to get a WordPress website up and running, but when you set up a theme, what you see on the front-end isn’t always what you actually want. Often, the theme you’ve chosen looks completely different from how you originally envisaged your site would look like.
It’s easy to make small customizations, even add a few plugins for greater functionality. But if you’ve pushed your tweaking skills as far as they will go and you’re still not satisfied with how your site looks, you may want to consider employing the services of a WordPress pro.
Likewise, if you want someone else to do all the work for you so you don’t even so much as have to look at the WordPress backend, there are WordPress pros who can do that, too.
Fortunately, there are many sites you can access that provide skilled WordPress developers and designs itching to improve or create your website.
In today’s post, we’ll look at the the many WordPress-specific job boards available.
Let’s kick off this list with our very own Jobs and Pros. This section of the site was relaunched in March and allows you to find pros to complete projects or post your own job ad to attract work.
It’s easy to search for a pro with the skills you need. If you know the name of the person you want to hire, you can search for their name. Or you can simply browse our directory of pros to find the person who best matches your requirements.
A neat thing about Jobs and Pros is that all pros are given a community rank so you can see straight up how involved they are in the WPMU DEV forums. You can also click on recent posts so you can suss out a pro before you contact them with a job offer.
This is the official WordPress jobs directory, hosted on the WordPress.org domain.
You can post job ads for free, with all ads displayed for 21 days unless you request to have it removed earlier.
There are a bunch of different position types you can post under, including design, development, migration and theme customization.
If you’re fussy and want to ensure your customizations are completed with care, you may want to check out Envato Studios.
The site, which is run by the company behind the ever popular ThemeForest, features a typical jobs board featuring dozens of providers. The only difference is that all providers – designers, developers, and marketers – are thoroughly reviewed by a team of Envato reviewers to ensure quality over quantity.
The dedicated WordPress category allows you to search for experts and read through their bio and portfolio, compare prices, check out community recommendations. When you’ve found an expert you like, simply supply your brief. You can can share files and feedback with Envato Studios’ inbuilt messaging and job management tools.
New jobs are posted daily to WPhired, a free WordPress jobs boards. The site published freelance, full-time, internship, part-time and temporary positions. It’s easy – and free – to post a job. You will need to create an account, which takes no time at all.
The site was created by self-proclaimed WordPress fanatic Jerome Degl’innocenti.
Developer Mehmet Emin Coskun started WordPress Jobs as an independent initiative where people can publish WordPress employment announcements and help the community find the best jobs available.
The site is clean, easy to browse and, noticeably, ad-free.
It’s free to publish a job ad for a week and after that it’s $19 a month.
Tuts+ Jobs advertises full-time, part-time and casual employment opportunities from all over the world.
Jobs are filtered by location and skills, so you can quickly find people who match your requirements. Currently, you can search “WordPress” and “Front-end WordPress Developer.”
It’s free to post a job, unlike the site’s previous incarnation, FreelanceSwitch Jobs.
The Freelancer.com site boasts it is the world’s largest freelancing, outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace by number of users and projects, and connects with more than 13 million employers and freelancers from over 247 countries, regions and territories.
Freelancer has a dedicated WordPress page where you can search for WordPress experts in a categories such as customization, design and mobile.
Listing a job isn’t free. Freelancer charges a fixed 3% or your project cost or US$3 fee, whichever is greater.
Like Freelancer.com, Elance also has a dedicated WordPress page.
Elance is free to join. There are no charges to post jobs, submit proposals or to work, but the site does deduct an 8.75% service fee from all invoices submitted by freelancers on the site.
Elance merged with another popular freelancing website, oDesk, last year. Together, the sites server 8 million freelancers and 2 million businesses.
Where to Find the Best WordPress Experts
Tracking down a decent WordPress pro to complete your project depends entirely on your project’s requirements.
Before searching for pro, it’s a good idea to make a list of what you need completed. It’s also important to think about your budget and how much you are willing to pay someone to work on our website.
When you are ready to find someone, think about the complexity of your project. Do you need someone to carry out a simple tweak to your site, such as adjusting your header, or do you need someone to completely redesign your web presence? The complexity of your project will determine the skill level needed for your job. If it’s a simple tweak, there’s no point paying loads of money to someone with 10 years of experience when you can hire someone with a basic skill set. Likewise, you wouldn’t hire a developer with little experience to carry out a complete overhaul of your site.
The best places to start if you’re looking for someone specializing in WordPress development are WPMU DEV Jobs and Pros, Jobs WordPress and Envato Studios. Each of these sites caters specifically to WordPress developers and is regularly browsed by WordPress experts. Best of all, these sites are free so any pros you hire will receive 100% of their payment and won’t have to fork out a cut of their profits.
The neat thing about WPMU DEV Jobs and Pros is that you can view each pros comments in our forums so you can vet them before deciding whether you want to hire them. Envato Studios also offers a quality service, with all pros reviewed before being allowed to feature on the site.
Have you used a jobs board to customize your site? Or have you used one to advertise your service? Let us know in the comments below how the experience went.