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$30
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Intermediate
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We are seeking a skilled Database Developer to embark on an exciting project to simplify the management of a scouting group's operation…

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Wordpress Expert for an Educational Website Fixed-price ‐ Posted 1 day ago

$30
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Expert
Experience level

Please only apply if you have worked on any education website before. Need to create a login page with three user types. each user wil…

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Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

Less than 1 month
Duration

Expert
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We are seeking an experienced WooCommerce backend optimization specialist to address a persistent issue of CPU overload leading to webs…

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Simple php tweaks
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Fixed-price ‐ Posted 23 hours ago

$25
Fixed-price

Intermediate
Experience level

Job is very simple: The page to edit is: https://vitalenergy.es/pago/ 1- Add field Nombre / Razon Social. 2- Rename: "Código de pe…

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$40
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Expert
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I need to customize the product vatiations section in the single product template of elementor

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Need help updating Revive Adserver Hourly ‐ Posted 1 day ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

Less than 1 month
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

I need someone to help me update my Revive Adserver from 5.0 to 5.5 (the newest version) which will be compatible with PHP version 8.1.…

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Craft CMS Expert for Large-Scale Website Fixed-price ‐ Posted 1 day ago

$2,000
Fixed-price

Intermediate
Experience level

I am seeking a highly experienced developer who specializes in Craft CMS to assist with a large-scale website project for an enterprise…

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Fix Bugs in Staff Rota
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Fixed-price ‐ Posted 23 hours ago

$320
Fixed-price

Expert
Experience level

General Job Overview Rezerveo is a multi-tenant SAAS online scheduling and booking platform for the beauty and wellness industry. We of…

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Hourly ‐ Posted 23 hours ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

1 to 3 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

We have a project that's at 80% completion, there is some integrations to be done, so we are looking for a PHP dev for this. Tech stac…

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$100
Fixed-price

Expert
Experience level

I have a very urgent job. I'm recreating a WooCommerce website using the Bricks builder, I'm building it local. - I need someone to fi…

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PHP Developers on Upwork
can earn $25–$35/hr.
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How to Become a Freelance PHP Developer

Does the idea of working on websites powered by technology that is used by millions of people all around the world interest you?

If so, then a job as a freelance PHP developer would be a great fit. As a freelancer, you’re not forced to work on something that isn’t up your alley—you choose your work.

What does a PHP developer do?

A PHP developer designs and develops the back-end logic that is used to power websites. The websites of well-known organizations such as Wikipedia, Slack, and Lyft rely on PHP to power all or part of their systems.

PHP developers will typically work within a framework such as Laravel or a CMS such as WordPress. A PHP developer will leverage the power of a framework and a database to develop anything from ecommerce systems to social networks to web platforms.

What skills do I need to become a PHP developer?

Although certifications are available for PHP developers and programmers, they are not typically necessary. A good portfolio or GitHub profile is usually an excellent way to show off your skills to prospective clients.

A bachelor’s degree in computer science, software development, or other related fields is recommended but not required.

Common skills a PHP developer should possess include:

  • Foundational knowledge of how websites work
  • Keen problem-solving skills
  • Familiarity with standard web technologies such as HTML, CSS, Java and JavaScript , and SQL and MySQL
  • Familiarity with version control software such as Git and GitHub

What are the job responsibilities of a PHP developer?

PHP developers are responsible for maintaining websites, including developing new features, maintaining and fixing existing code, and often integrating third-party services into websites.

Much of a PHP developer’s day is spent writing the back-end code and logic that makes websites work.

Examples of what a PHP developer might do on a daily basis include:

  • Developing new features for websites
  • Maintaining legacy systems, including bug fixing, writing tutorials, and code refactoring within server-side functionalities
  • Working within common frameworks and CMS systems, such as Laravel, WordPress, and Drupal

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