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Integration of Moodle into CMS Duda site Hourly ‐ Posted 3 days ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

1 to 3 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

To integrate a moodle learning system into a school website to be designed in a CMS duda package.

CMS Developer Website Customization Moodle
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Drupal HTTP Request Fixed-price ‐ Posted 2 days ago

$20
Fixed-price

Expert
Experience level

I need a drupal 7 module to post http requests from drupal to backend server and got response.

CMS Developer API Integration API PHP Drupal
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Full Stack Wordpress Developer Fixed-price ‐ Posted 2 days ago

$250
Fixed-price

Intermediate
Experience level

We are seeking a skilled Full Stack WordPress Developer to join our team. As a Full Stack WordPress Developer, you will be responsible…

CMS Developer PHP Web Development CSS JavaScript WordPress
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$30
Fixed-price

Expert
Experience level

Context: I am using WordPress with the Pods plugin to provide a user registration form on my website. After initial access on mobile de…

CMS Developer Web Development WordPress
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Looking for Custom WordPress Developer Fixed-price ‐ Posted 2 days ago

$10
Fixed-price

Expert
Experience level

HI WordPress Wizards, I have installed a theme on my server. Looking for a WordPress developer who can do theme customization and some…

CMS Developer Web Development PHP WordPress
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WP WooPayments Issue Fixed-price ‐ Posted 2 days ago

$50
Fixed-price

Expert
Experience level

Hi, I have a fully developed woo commerce website that experienced a woopayment rejection due to the product/business not passing thei…

CMS Developer MySQL JavaScript HTML CSS Web Development PHP WooCommerce WordPress
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Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

1 to 3 months
Duration

Expert
Experience level

We're thinking of moving from WHMCS to Hostbill for our hosting business backend. We would need help for: - moving data - customizing h…

CMS Developer PHP
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Craft CMS Website - Speed Optimisation Hourly ‐ Posted 2 days ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

1 to 3 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

Hi there, i need a Craft CMS Developer to help me with the speed on one of my clients website. The initial scope/project is to write a…

CMS Developer Craft CMS
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WordPress Developer - Lead Magnet Extension Fixed-price ‐ Posted 2 days ago

$200
Fixed-price

Expert
Experience level

We are in need of an expert WordPress developer who can assist us in extending a lead magnet on our website. The main objective is to e…

CMS Developer JavaScript CSS Web Development WordPress
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$30
Fixed-price

Expert
Experience level

A professional is needed who meets one of these specialties: technical SEO, web developer, search engine optimization. The work consis…

CMS Developer Cloudflare Page Speed Optimization Technical SEO SEO Audit SEO Performance Web Development Search Engine Optimization
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CMS Developers on Upwork
can earn $15–$80/hr.
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How to Become a Freelance CMS Developer

Content Management System (CMS) developers work in tandem with designers and content creators. They build tools that help others publish, edit, and maintain websites. These tools might be in the form of a website builder or a specially designed content management system.

Some freelance web developers consider it beneficial to focus on one or a few types of business clients to streamline their workload. By being more focused, developers find optimal ways to build systems for a specific type of business, then are able to reuse some code and ideas on each subsequent client. Starting from scratch to understand the business of each client will be more challenging and time consuming

Less-skilled programmers or noncoders might build functional but simpler content management portals for businesses or individuals by using WordPress, Drupal or Joomla.

What does a freelance CMS developer do?

Freelance CMS developers will need to know how to use web development languages like HTML and CSS to build easy-to-use portals for users to post, update and manipulate written (articles, marketing materials, blogs) and visual (photos, slideshows, videos) content on their websites without technical assistance

What skills do I need to become a freelance CMS developer?

Among the most important skills for a freelance CMS developer are HTML and CSS programming language fundamentals; familiarity with JavaScript, PHP, or MySQL, and a methodical way of deriving customer needs.

These freelancers need to have knowledge of the front-end development and back-end development of a website, like understanding databases, portals, and web servers. Finally, CMS developers need to know how to work with templates and site architecture because they’ll be building tools that help others do their work.

It’s important for freelancers to clearly understand what the client needs and to provide a system that meets their current needs and foreseeable business plans. While you might be capable of building a Lexus, provide a Hyundai if that’s what will best serve your client’s needs.

Running up your costs (time) and pricing for your client’s bill will not build your reputation and fuel success.

​​Here are some supplementary skills these freelancers need to become experts, according to skill requirements aggregated from multiple CMS developer job descriptions.

  • Be able to develop custom solutions using one or more content management systems
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills to understand customer pain points and desired business outcomes
  • Capability to work with back-end engineers to create and maintain integrations with databases as well as external SaaS products and plugins
  • Create and regularly maintain website templates, modules, custom widgets, and plugins to ease content system development in the future
  • Ability to test CMS implementations for functionality, performance, security, data integrity, and data optimization
  • Be able to cooperate with web developers and front-end designers to ensure that delivered solutions meet expectations
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams to deliver new capabilities and features
  • Expertise in creating technical documentation and training tutorials for clients
  • Keep up with evolving trends, best practices, and technologies
  • Create a portfolio of your work for potential clients to review; ideally, create a personal professional website to highlight your digital portfolio, including testimonials from satisfied customers, and market your services

What are a freelance CMS developer’s work responsibilities?

By creating and implementing a content management system for a company or other user, freelance CMS developers ensure that content creators and graphic designers have a conduit for placing and updating content on their site.

These are some of the responsibilities freelance CMS developers have:

  • Write well designed, testable, efficient code with standard best practices for a custom CMS; establish a system using CMS frameworks such as Drupal and WordPress; or use a combination of the two approaches
  • Create and maintain clients’ basic sites and user interfaces (UI) by developing custom systems
  • Integrate data from multiple back-end services and databases as well as third-party SaaS providers
  • Gather and refine specifications based on technical needs and project requirements
  • Create and maintain technical software and UI/UX documentation
  • Availability to maintain or expand the system if necessary
  • Remain current on emerging technologies and industry trends

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