What is a WordPress plugin developer?
While there are thousands of plugins available in the WordPress Plugin Directory, you may need to develop your own plugin to provide unique functionality to your WordPress site not currently available from existing plugins. Upwork offers access to WordPress plugin developers who have familiarity with PHP, CSS, and HTML and can tailor a plugin specifically for your needs.
How do you hire a WordPress plugin developer?
You can source WordPress plugin developer talent on Upwork by following these three steps:
- Write a project description. You’ll want to determine your scope of work and the skills and requirements you are looking for in a WordPress plugin developer.
- Post it on Upwork. Once you’ve written a project description, post it to Upwork. Simply follow the prompts to help you input the information you collected to scope out your project.
- Shortlist and interview WordPress plugin developers. Once the proposals start coming in, create a shortlist of the professionals you want to interview.
Of these three steps, your project description is where you will determine your scope of work and the specific type of WordPress plugin developer you need to complete your project.
How much does it cost to hire a WordPress plugin developer?
Rates can vary due to many factors, including expertise and experience, location, and market conditions.
- An experienced WordPress plugin developer may command higher fees but also work faster, have more-specialized areas of expertise, and deliver higher-quality work.
- A contractor who is still in the process of building a client base may price their WordPress plugin developer services more competitively.
Rates typically charged by WordPress plugin developers on Upwork are:
- Beginner: $20 per hour
- Intermediate: $37 per hour
- Advanced: $100 per hour
Which one is right for you will depend on the specifics of your project.
How do you write a WordPress plugin developer job post?
Your job post is your chance to describe your project scope, budget, and talent needs. Although you don’t need a full job description as you would when hiring an employee, aim to provide enough detail for a contractor to know if they’re the right fit for the project.
Job post title
Create a simple title that describes exactly what you’re looking for. The idea is to target the keywords that your ideal candidate is likely to type into a job search bar to find your project. Here are some sample WordPress plugin developer job post titles:
- Need PHP developer to add functionality to my WordPress site
- WordPress plugin developer wanted for startup technology company
- Looking for WordPress developer who can tweak existing plugins
An effective WordPress plugin developer job post should include:
- Scope of work: From programming in PHP to editing existing plugin code, list all the deliverables you’ll need.
- Project length: Your job post should indicate whether this is a smaller or larger project.
- Background: If you prefer experience with certain industries, software, or functionality, mention this here.
- Budget: Set a budget and note your preference for hourly rates vs. fixed-price contracts.
WordPress plugin developer job responsibilities
Here are some examples of WordPress plugin developer job responsibilities:
- Develop WordPress plugins and integrations with off-the-shelf accounting software
- Identify existing project management plugins that can be tailored for our WordPress site
- Develop plugins using PHP, CSS, and HTML languages
WordPress plugin developer job requirements and qualifications
Be sure to include any requirements and qualifications you’re looking for in a WordPress plugin developer. Here are some examples:
- Minimum three years' experience in a front-end developer position
- Track record of expanding capability of existing WordPress plugins for online data management purposes
- Bachelor’s in computer science or equivalent experience