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Yurii S.

Full-stack web developer with decent backend expertise

Yurii is a successful full-stack web developer with over 5 years of experience in software development. He has deep...
UTC+02:00 (Ukraine/Kyiv)
$38 / Hour

Ihor F.

PHP developer with backend and frontend expertise

I'm a programmer and software engineer focused on web development with full-stack skills. I have creative thinking...
UTC-10:00 (America/Adak)
$40 / Hour

Oleksandr S.

Full Stack Developer with wide expertise at Web Development

Proactive Full Stack developer with over 5 years of professional experience in web development. He's also designed...
UTC+02:00 (Ukraine/Kyiv)
$45 / Hour

Ihor S.

Senior software engineer, Competence Lead with over 10...

Highly proficient and business-oriented engineer with over 10 years of experience in the software development...
UTC+02:00 (Ukraine/Kyiv)
$50 / Hour

Tania V.

Full Stack Developer

4+ years of experience in software development. Mainly focused on projects based on PHP and frameworks like Yii2 and...
UTC+02:00 (Ukraine/Kyiv)
$46 / Hour

Olena D.

Front End Developer

3,5 years of commercial experience in web development. Specializing in SPA applications development with Angular...
UTC+02:00 (Ukraine/Kyiv)
$46 / Hour

Gediminas U.

Full stack developer who has worked on tens of different...

Senior Software Developer experienced in a wide variety of business applications. Individual qualifications include...
UTC+00:00 (Europe/London)
$75 / Hour

Igor A.

Senior PHP Full-Stack Web Developer with extensive...

Over the last 6 years, I have developed a number of projects using PHP and JavaScript. My core competency lies in...
UTC+02:00 (Ukraine/Kyiv)
$39 / Hour

Oleksandr B.

Senior full-stack developer and CTO

Hi! I'm working on different projects, large and small for 7 years. Basically, these are projects that consist of...
UTC+02:00 (Ukraine/Kyiv)
$45 / Hour

Pavlo B.

Front End Developer with experience in writing readable,...

A professional and proactive person, who enjoys being part of a successful and productive team. Client-oriented Front...
UTC+02:00 (Ukraine/Kyiv)
$40 / Hour

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Interviewing a Wordpress Developer

Nowadays more and more business owners choose WordPress as a platform for their websites because of its user-friendly admin panel combined with a wide range of customizable themes, templates, and plugins. No matter if you are going to upgrade your existing website or create a new website from scratch, you need to hire a professional WordPress developer. In this article, we will focus on technical skills that you should take into account when interviewing WordPress developers.

12 Key Technical Skills of a WordPress Programmer

During the technical interview, an expert that stands out among other WordPress programmers should demonstrate the following knowledge and skills:

  1. Plugins: Ability to configure, debug, and create standard and advanced plugins.
  2. Themes: Ability to edit the existing themes and create advanced themes from scratch. Other skills include looping, retrieving, and displaying the custom post meta and other core post fields.
  3. Templates: Ability to modify the existing templates, overwrite templates in child themes, create templates from scratch, and understand template hierarchy.
  4. Custom post types: Ability to generate both basic and advanced custom posts.
  5. Custom post meta: Ability to add basic fields and integrate third-party libraries.
  6. API/codex: Ability to use common functions and filters without reference.
  7. Shortcodes: Ability to create shortcodes with arguments.
  8. Coding standards: Ability to write valid code that is compliant with WordPress coding standards as well as review the code to be compliant with those standards.
  9. Security: Understanding of key vulnerabilities of WordPress and secure coding practices, ability to review the code to be compliant with those practices.
  10. CMS: Ability to use and customize the WordPress CMS.
  11. Updates: Ability to run the updates and lead the update process.
  12. WooCommerce: Ability to install, configure, and use WooCommerce in CMS.

These are the WordPress-specific skills that are typically required from WordPress programmers. More general skills include HTML/CSS, XML/JSON, JavaScript/AJAX, PHP, SQL, Git, Photoshop/Illustrator. It’s up to you to decide which of them are most important for your project. Anyway, we hope that you choose the right candidate from a variety of WordPress developers available on YouTeam platform and the skills & expertise of the chosen candidate will be a valuable contribution to your next project.