Outsourcing WordPress Development

Perhaps you’re the best web designer in the world. You design the most beautiful web experiences that leave your clients in awe. Nevertheless, you’re still very likely to struggle with one specific area. And that’s keeping up with technical side of the website/WordPress development. You need to ensure your sites remain in-tune with the current best practices and trends. Have you ever thought of outsourcing WordPress development?

WordPress is currently the most popular content management tool (CMS) on the market. Equally it has the largest and most enthusiastic community coming up with new innovative solutions almost on a daily basis.

It can be a pretty daunting task trying to follow everything in the WordPress world – especially if you’re not a part of it. And why should you? Following up on design trends and cutting edge user experiences is enough work on its own. Why not just hire someone to handle the technical stuff for you? Someone that’s experienced and great at developing WordPress websites – as you are designing them.

Outsourcing WordPress development might just be the answer that works for everyone. Outsourcing is a very interesting concept that’s currently very popular in the IT world. It can be defined as allocation of specific business processes to a specialist external service provider. In this case, allocating website development to the external developer/agency.

When it comes to outsourcing WordPress development here are a couple of suggestions:

  • PSD to WordPress conversion. This is basically from-start-to-finish work. You send your PSDs to the developer and get a fully functional website.
  • WordPress installation and setup. This seems simple but can add up if there’s more than one site.
  • Developing custom functionalities. There’s always something that your client wants that can’t easily be handled with plugins.
  • Keeping the WordPress sites secure. Security vulnerabilities get discovered on an almost regular basis. Having someone handle this on the sites that you previously rolled out could be a good idea.
  • WordPress and WordPress plugin updates. Every now and then a major version of WordPress is released that can potentially break the plugins that are installed on the site. Every WordPress and plugin update needs to be handled carefully.
  • Client support for WordPress issues. It’s always a good idea to have someone capable of answering your clients’ questions.

Weather you want to hire a single freelancer or a WordPress development agency – it doesn’t really matter. In both cases you have to keep in mind that everything you plan to outsource needs to be done in a cost effective manner. It needs to be of good quality and delivered on time.

To insure the end product is of the highest possible quality, you should always check out the previous work of the developer. For example, you don’t want to hire someone with experience in developing a few simple blog pages to develop your clients multi-product web shop.

You should also try to find a developer that’s open to communicate. Someone willing to adapt to any project changes. The lack of communication can easily cause you to miss deadlines which can hurt your budget. And in the worst case scenario, lose you your client.

Here are a few websites where you can find someone when outsourcing WordPress development:

  • jobs.wordpress.net – WordPress native jobs platform.
  • Codeable –  a freelancing site dedicated to WordPress.
  • Upwork – (ex. oDesk) the most popular outsourcing/freelancing site out there.
  • Elance – very similar to Upwork.

If you’re looking for a reliable agency partner, who can get the job done – and done well, feel free to get in touch with us. We’ve been keeping design and marketing agencies happy with WordPress development services since 2008.

About Luka Čavka

I’m a front-end developer from Split, Croatia, with a passion for responsive web development, especially HTML and CSS coding. During 7+ years of professional experience I have worked with clients from various fields and have published more than a few hundred websites. In my spare time I enjoy tinkering with new front end tools/techniques and having a beer (or two) at the local pub.