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Meet Our WordPress Developers

Nguyen Duc Anh

Frontend Web Developer

Anh is an ideal Pangara developer due to his vast experience ranging from building realtime web and mobile application using phonegap technology. Thanks to being involved in website projects, Anh is confident about his good eye for design.

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Nguyen Thanh Trung

Senior Web Developer

Trung has worked with a handful of clients at Pangara, among them RakeTech. Being a front-end developer with over 7 years' experience, he's a strong addition to any team. With more than 3 years' working in e-commerce, Trung has a versatile portfolio.

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Hiring a WordPress Developer: What You Need to Know

What Is WordPress?

 
WordPress powers 25% of the internet. So whether you’re aware of it or not, you’ve likely seen hundreds of WordPress sites already — including this one. If you’re looking to hire a WordPress developer, here’s a summary of what you need to know. 
WordPress is a CMS, a content management system, built on PHP and MySQL. It’s a 100% open source tool that allows you to create websites and blogs quick and easy. 
 
Its incredible user friendliness is one of the main reasons for its ubiquity. It’s used for anything from small blogs to elaborate websites used by Fortune 500 companies. For example, both TechCrunch and New York Times built their blogs on WordPress.
 
The first version of WordPress launched as early as 2003. It started as a blogging system, but has since evolved into a full content management system. One that has spread across the internet.
 
As a CMS, WordPress has thousands of plugins and themes that you can use to create your website. A theme is a collection of files that together produce the user interface and design of a website. It changes the way the site is displayed, without changing the back-end structure.
 
There are two main platform versions of WordPress: WordPress.org and WordPress.com. With the former, you host your own blog or website. And as for WordPress.com, it takes care of the hosting. You don’t have to download any software, pay for hosting or find a server.
 
But, you won’t have as much opportunities for customization. So if you’re running a business, WordPress.com should be your platform of choice.
 
Why Use WordPress?
 
There are several reasons why you should consider building your website using WordPress. For one, you’ll be in good company: As of 2017, around 75 million websites are built using the CMS. But aside from that, here are some things that might convince you.
 
First — It’s Free
 
That doesn’t need much convincing. WordPress is and always has been free to use. That means you can install, deploy, change, and upgrade it free of charge. But, hosting, themes (especially custom WordPress themes), and plugins might cost money.
 
It’s Open Source
 
Being an open-source system means it’s the source code is available for anyone to play with and improve.
 
It’s Customizable
 
Due to the above, it’s also customizable. Its flexibility ensures that it meets the demands of a wide range of users. There are more than 50,000 WordPress plugins and around 15,000 themes. That means you could easily tailor the CMS to suit your unique needs.
 
It’s Easy to Use
 
Even if you’ve got (close to) zero programming skills, you can figure out how to use WordPress. This goes for the most simple deployments, which might not be the prettiest or most user friendly. If you want to expand beyond that, it helps if you know some CSS and HTML.
 
It’s SEO Friendly
 
By default, WordPress is very SEO friendly. It’s written with high quality code and has tons of plugins for SEO. Such as for Schema markup and the excellent Yoast plugin.
 
It’s Safe
 
WordPress is generally very secure and you can confidently set up your website. But it doesn’t hurt to take extra precautions, such as installing additional plugins.
 

Examples of WordPress Use

 

TechCrunch's WordPress blog
As mentioned before, this major tech-publication is built on WordPress.

 

The New Yorker’s WordPress blog

 

This culture icon runs on WordPress and does it well.

 

 

BBC America’s WordPress blog
It’s good enough for one of America’s biggest television networks.

 

Sweden’s official WordPress blog


Since we’re a Swedish company, we’ll feature this example.

 

Simple Crew’s WordPress site

 

And finally an example built by one of our own developers. Check it out.

 

Hire a talented WordPress developer today 

What to Look for When You Hire a WordPress Developer?

 
Before you start looking for a WordPress developers or WordPress freelancers, you need to define requirements. Start by understanding if you need to:
Buy an off-the-shelf theme
  • Pros: Affordable and fast to deploy
  • Cons: Less customizable, less original, and not compatible with all themes

Create a custom theme

  • Pros: Highly customizable, scalable, and original
  • Cons: More expensive and time-consuming to deploy
Once you’ve got this down, it’s time to figure out specifics. If you need a theme created, do you need custom WordPress designers or do you have the wireframes? Do you need to integrate with another service? Etc.

Make sure you have this as clear as you can before you start. That will make it easier for you to find a great fit and quicker to get off the ground.

Next, you need to understand the difference between…

 

Developer vs Designer

 

If you’re building a custom WordPress site, the first step is often to figure out what you want it to look like. Here you need people who are skilled in:
  • UX/UI Design
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Fireworks
  • WordPress
  • HTML and CSS (possibly)
If you’re looking for someone to put together the actual website, you need a developer. And with that, you’re generally looking for someone skilled in:
  • WordPress
  • PHP
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Java
  • jQuery
  • MySQL
Usually, people are skilled in one or the other. Yet, developer-designer hybrids are becoming more and more common. Chances are, you’re bound to stumble upon quite a few. These are the hard skills that are often needed to put together WordPress websites. But it’s also important not to forget the soft skills, such as…
 
Communication
 
Communication means that you’ll be able to speak the same language. But it also involves such things as raising issues when they arise, and being able to ask for help when needed. Ask your developer how they’d act in hypothetical scenarios or how they have acted in the past. Do this to get a better feel of how they work and communicate.
 
Flexibility
 
Most projects don’t flow exactly as intended. There will be bumps in the road, and if you have a developer that’s aware of this things will work smoother.
 
Personal Fit
 
Aside from the other soft skills, also pay attention to personal fit. Having a team member you feel is comfortable in the organization is crucial in the long term. If they’re comfortable and at ease, they will be more productive. Have a chat and feel them out. You should get an idea of whether this is someone you think would be a good addition to your team or not.
 
Finding Talented WordPress Programmers
 
WordPress developers are a dime a dozen. You can find them all over the web by posting a job offer on any job or freelancer site. But great WordPress developers are not as abundant, unfortunately. Since they are in such high demand, it’s common to run into under-skilled or unprofessional developers. So be extra vigilant when you’re looking for WordPress talent.
 
Hire a WordPress Developer with Pangara
 
If hiring freelancers seems daunting to you, you can get in touch with us — Pangara. We maintain a curated pool of top freelancers available to you on demand, which makes it easy to hire a WordPress expert. We can connect you with freelancers suitable to your project. All more than capable of meeting your needs.
 
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