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Coursera - Google IT Support - Tutor Help
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Fixed-price ‐ Posted 6 hours ago

$20
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I'm looking for a person that is versed in IT and able to tutor me on a Google Tech Support Course. This won't take you longer than 1 h…

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$80
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Expert
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Looking for an experienced freelancer to help resolve an issue with Google Ads for the following 2 issues: Compromised site Circumve…

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Programming changes to a theme
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Fixed-price ‐ Posted 6 hours ago

$40
Fixed-price

Entry
Experience level

Hi, I need to add a new page type on my wordpress website that takes care of all cities+categories. Whenever I add a new city, all cat…

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WIX Website Builder and ZOHO CRM Integration Expert
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Fixed-price ‐ Posted 6 hours ago

$1,500
Fixed-price

Intermediate
Experience level

We are in need of a talented freelancer who can build a WIX website, for health insurance agency with a brick and mortar call center.…

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WordPress Website Developer for Healthcare Company
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$20
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Expert
Experience level

We are seeking a skilled WordPress Website Developer to create and maintain a website for our healthcare company. The ideal candidate s…

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Wordpress website lightweight assistance
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Hourly ‐ Posted 6 hours ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

Less than 1 month
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Intermediate
Experience level

We are seeking a skilled professional to assist with our Wordpress website. The ideal candidate will have experience in CSS, Java, Avad…

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High Quality Web Site Development
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$750
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Expert
Experience level

ŞABLONU VE GÖRSELLERİ HAZIR. SADECE PLANLANANI UYGULAYABİLECEK VEYA DAHA DA GELİŞTİREBİLECEK BİR DEVELOPER İLE ÇALIŞMAK İSTİYORUZ. DETA…

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Show Me How To Design Mailerlite Newsletter
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Fixed-price ‐ Posted 6 hours ago

$50
Fixed-price

Entry
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I have a Mailerlite account. I have a wordpress website with my Mailerlite newsletter setup to get subscribers through the website.…

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Website Developer- Fluent English speakers only.
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Hourly ‐ Posted 6 hours ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

More than 6 months
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Intermediate
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💥 💥Freelancers- Eyes here! 💥 💥 Job Opportunity! We’re hiring for Website Developer Part-time/ Project base Hourly rate: $10-$15.…

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Online Personal Training App/Website Development
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$200
Fixed-price

Intermediate
Experience level

We are looking for a skilled developer to create an online personal training app/website that will allow our clients to view their work…

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WordPress Developers on Upwork
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How to Become a Freelance WordPress Developer

WordPress is an open-source content management system (CMS) that is useful for individuals or organizations hoping to quickly set up a website or a blog using a template or a theme. With WordPress powering 39.5% of all websites, freelance WordPress developers are in high demand. If you have the skills and desire to use WordPress to work on website projects, you might have what it takes to become a freelance WordPress developer.

What does a freelance WordPress developer do?

A freelance WordPress developer is a professional who specializes in the creation of websites, blogs, and other online destinations within the WordPress ecosystem. By using the WordPress platform, a freelance WordPress developer can utilize templates and themes, along with other programming languages such as HTML, to build online solutions for clients relatively quickly.

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

Freelance WordPress developers possess a variety of skills enabling them to build and deliver online projects for individuals and organizations. While there is overlap in skills possessed by WordPress developers and developers who are well versed in other programming languages, such as Python, HTML, and Ruby on Rails, specializing in WordPress provides a competitive edge.

As a result, a WordPress developer might not only provide expertise related to templates and themes pertaining to the WordPress platform but may also be able to expand significantly on the limitations of WordPress by incorporating other languages and capabilities.

Common skills a freelance WordPress developer should possess include:

  • Knowledge of HTML and CSS. HTML is a markup language used to display content on a webpage. CSS, or Cascading Style Sheets, controls the design elements and web-related elements appearing on the page. Using both HTML and CSS is important to getting the most out of WordPress development.
  • Experience in Adobe Photoshop. WordPress developers must also know how to use features associated with Photoshop, such as auto select, trim, and layer. This knowledge allows any WordPress developer worth their salt to maximize elements within WordPress themes.
  • An understanding of SEO. Since incorporating search engine optimization into a website to increase traffic is essential, a WordPress developer needs to be able to implement SEO capabilities.
  • Proficient use of web frameworks. Writing original code is part of a WordPress developer’s responsibilities. A freelance WordPress developer can integrate web frameworks into sites to speed the web development process. This results in high-performing websites with cleaner code. It’s also worth noting that HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP frameworks are all compatible with WordPress, allowing developers to use front-end frameworks such as Bootstrap, React, and Laravel to maximize the effectiveness of WordPress sites.
  • Online security. It’s important for developers to understand online security and how to set up a website so that cybercriminals and hackers can’t get access to important information. Incorporating off-the-shelf security plugins and knowing how to test for vulnerabilities are key components of a freelance WordPress developer’s skill set.

What are the core freelance WordPress developer job responsibilities?

When working with different clients, freelance WordPress developers will be offered projects of varying objectives. Some clients may want a simple website that is quick to complete with little creativity required. Others may be looking for more complex work.

Although no two projects are the same, there are key responsibilities a freelance WordPress developer will be asked to handle, including:

  • Lead back-end and front-end web development projects for the company, including custom theme development and plugins
  • Oversee performance tests for websites
  • Build and implement new web features on existing WordPress websites
  • Collaborate with other team members during the concepting and building phase of websites
  • Research and test new WordPress plugins and scripts
  • Ensure a high level of security for all websites developed and deployed
  • Communicate regularly with the executive creative team and provide updates and progress on all in-process projects

Should I get a degree or certification to be a freelance WordPress developer?

While a two- or four-year degree from an accredited university is not a requirement to becoming a freelance WordPress developer, obtaining a degree in computer science, computer programming, or a related field can help set you apart from other freelancers. Although there are no official WordPress certifications available, you can gain additional training by taking courses related to WordPress development.

Popular WordPress training courses include:

  • Becoming a WordPress Developer: Unlocking Power with Code—offered by Udemy
  • WordPress (Essential Training, SEO, Workflows, Ecommerce and More)—offered by LinkedIn Learning

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