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Wordpress, Unbounce, and Google Ads Integration
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 21 hours ago

Hours to be determined
Hours needed

More than 6 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

We are seeking a professional who can integrate Wordpress, Unbounce, and Google Ads for our website. The ideal candidate should have ex…

WordPress JavaScript Google Analytics Landing Page Google Ads
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E-commerce Website Build
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 21 hours ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

More than 6 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

We are seeking an experienced developer to build an e-commerce website. The ideal candidate should have a solid understanding of e-comm…

WordPress Shopify Web Development
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$5
Fixed-price

Entry
Experience level

5 minutes of your time for $5 but will give you good a 100% detailed feedback in return to help boost your portfolio. Seeking anyon…

WordPress SEO Keyword Research Content Writing Search Engine Optimization Product Listings List-Based Infographics Form Completion Light Project Management File Management Email Communication Data Entry
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Web Hosting Service for Legal Services Website
New
Fixed-price ‐ Posted 21 hours ago

$100
Fixed-price

Intermediate
Experience level

We are seeking a reliable and secure web designing and hosting service for our legal services website. As the owner of the domain, we n…

WordPress GoDaddy Web Development
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Small easy Job with product opinions
New
Fixed-price ‐ Posted 21 hours ago

$7
Fixed-price

Entry
Experience level

We are a passionate team of health enthusiasts who believe in the power of informed choices. We have a platform which is dedicated to s…

WordPress Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop 3D Modeling Data Entry Microsoft Excel Product Photography
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Multiskilled VA - Permanent Role with UK Business
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Hourly ‐ Posted 21 hours ago

30+ hrs/week
Hours needed

More than 6 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

UK client seeking to hire a multi-skilled VA to assist our remote team with a variety of tasks. The role can be tailored to suit the st…

WordPress Search Engine Marketing Social Media Management Search Engine Optimization
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Crowdfunding Page Setup Assistant
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Hourly ‐ Posted 21 hours ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

Less than 1 month
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

We are looking for a skilled assistant to help us set up a crowdfunding page for our product. The ideal candidate will have experience…

WordPress Social Media Management Facebook
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WordPress Editor for Website Cleanup
New
Hourly ‐ Posted 21 hours ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

Less than 1 month
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

We are a research center switching our website from SquareSpace to WordPress. We are in need of a skilled WordPress Editor to assist us…

WordPress CSS Style Guide Web Development Squarespace
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Website Movement from Google Business Sites to a New Domain
New
Fixed-price ‐ Posted 21 hours ago

$500
Fixed-price

Intermediate
Experience level

I am seeking a skilled freelancer to assist in migrating our website from Google Business Sites to a new domain. The current platform i…

WordPress Google Analytics Search Engine Optimization Web Development
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Asistente para terminar sitio Web en Word Press
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Hourly ‐ Posted 21 hours ago

Less than 30 hrs/week
Hours needed

1 to 3 months
Duration

Intermediate
Experience level

Necesito un asistente virtual, experto en WordPress para que me ayude a la elaboración de 2 sitios web en Español. El trabajo se efectu…

WordPress Content Writing Search Engine Optimization SEO Writing Castilian Spanish
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WordPress Developers on Upwork
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Learn more below about how you can earn a career on the world’s work marketplace.
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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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