How much does it cost to hire a dedicated WordPress developer?
To determine the cost of hiring dedicated WordPress developers, you should consider factors such as the technical team’s expertise, the outsourcing region, the development platform, features and functions, and the complexity of the design.
On average, the hourly rate for WordPress developers in the US starts at $80, while in Ukraine, it starts at $30 per hour. Moreover, rates do not influence Ukraine’s quality of services. The popular demand for software development services from Ukraine is also caused by the number of technologies used, skilled tech talent pool, well-established business processes, etc.
At Northell, we focus on flexibility while working with our customers. Hence, we provide several collaboration models: dedicated team, project-based, and IT staff augmentation to work on a full-time and part-time basis. This way, you can choose the one that best works for your project needs and preferred management style. In any case, we are always ready to finalize the cost of hiring dedicated WordPress developers once you send us your requirements. Click the button in the top right corner and share your needs!
What technical skills to look for when hiring dedicated WordPress developers?
It’s essential to consider the WordPress developer’s technical skills to hire a specialist with the competency to develop high-quality web products. At Northell, we hire dedicated WordPress developers who have proficiency in the following:
- Knowledge of PHP programming language
- Basic knowledge of Bootstrap
- Hands-on experience with Git
- Good understanding of front-end and back-end website development
- Basic knowledge of Photoshop
- In-depth knowledge of core business processes
- Experience working with main databases, including MySQL or MongoDB
- SEO Expertise
- Strong understanding of WP website architecture and aesthetics
- Knowledge of troubleshooting
What tech stack do Northell’s WordPress developers use?
Our WordPress developers stay in tune with global standards and the latest trends in WordPress development. If your hire dedicated WordPress developers at Northell, we will help you to choose the best-matching tech stack to meet any of your tech needs, maintain code quality, ensure smooth collaboration and provide a great user experience to your end users.
Commonly, for WordPress development projects, we use the following development tech stack:
Database: Postgresql 9.4, MongoDB, MySQL
Backend: Node.js, PHP, Python
Platforms: Firebase Analytics, Amazon Web Services(AWS), Docker, Dapr, Azure, Heroku
APIs: Facebook API, Instagram API, YouTube API, Spotify API, Google API, GitHub API, GoogleMap API, Payment Method integration, Twillio API
Version control: GitHub, Bitbucket, GitLab
Project management tools: Jira, Trello
Task management tools: ClickUp
Digital visualization tools: Figma, Moqups, InVision
Communication tools: Slack, Skype, Google Hangouts
How do you test the hard skills of dedicated WordPress developers?
We verify the hard skills of dedicated WordPress developers to understand if they match our job specifications. Thus, we practice live coding interviews to ensure the developers have the competency to work on WordPress projects.
For this process, our Tech Lead or any other assigned WordPress specialists prepares a tech task with a tricky problem the developer must handle in a limited timeframe. Importantly, we test not only the developer’s knowledge but also check the way of thinking and problem-resolution skills. If the results are successful, we go to further interview stages. What’s more, Northell will not assign WordPress developers to your project unless they have actual hands-on experience related to the specific area your business needs.
How do you secure WordPress websites?
We pay special attention to the security of your WordPress site. Thus, we ensure the developer knows what rules to follow to protect your website from malfunctions, hacks, cyber-attacks, and other security flaws.
At Northell, WordPress developers stick to the following security practices:
- Choose a reliable hosting company
- Regularly update WordPress, themes, and plugins
- Install a solid WordPress security plugin
- Use a strong password and set authorization levels
- Limits login attempts
- Install SSL 256-bit encryption protocol
- Rename login URL