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Are you looking to outsource your WordPress website development?
If yes, keep reading for the 6 most important questions that you must ask your web developer or web design company.
#1 How Much Experience Do You Have In WordPress?
Although it’s true that creating a website using WordPress may be a fairly east task for any web developer, it’s crucial to follow a few standards and norms. Failing to do so can result in a security breach of the website or result in low performance.
Therefore, you must check if your WordPress developer has relevant experience. Specifically, he or she should have sufficient experience in creating complex websites using WordPress.
You may also like to consider hiring a web developer with experience of at least 3-4 years. Check their past works which required specialized WordPress skills to develop those websites.
#2 Do You Use WordPress Themes Or Custom Web Design?
You may be thinking "why would I need to pay a web developer to build my website when I can do it myself?"
Creating a themed website using WordPress CMS requires no special skills. However, if you need a website with custom web design, you may consider hiring a WordPress developer who can customize the design as per your requirements.
It is possible to create your own website using WordPress in just a few hours. However, having someone with the knowledge and experience in web development will vastly improve the aesthetics and quality of your website.
#3 Do You Have Expertise In WordPress Plugins Customization?
WordPress repository has thousands of useful plugins that you can download and use for your website development, but not all of them may match your exact requirements.
Therefore, hiring a WordPress developer who can customize any WordPress plugin according to your specifications is well worth your investment in both time and money.
Before outsourcing your website to just any WordPress developer, ensure that he or she has experience with plugins customization.
#4 Do You Take Care Of WordPress Website Security?
WordPress, being one of the most popular open source CMS available on the planet today, is a favorite among web developers and webmasters. Unfortunately, it is also a favorite of hackers too.
It is, therefore, of utmost importance to take care of the security during WordPress website development. Failing to do so can lead to serious consequences such as a viruses, malicious code injections, or hacking.
#5 Do You Know WordPress Websites Speed Optimization?
Loading speed of a website is as important as its existence. It helps a website to deliver a great experience to its intended users while winning the trust of search engines.
Having a slow loading website will always be a victim of lower search engine rankings.
A WordPress website is built using several plugins that helps to incorporate desired features. Using too many plugins can also affect the performance of a website.
Professional web developers will always make sure to optimize any WordPress website for its loading speed. This can be done by following certain standards that only experienced developers know.
If you are unsure about the procedures being used to optimize your website's speed, ask your WordPress developer about the standards that he or she follows to ensure that your website always loads quickly.
#6 Do You Maintain WordPress Websites?
Website Development is not a one time event but an ongoing process.
Today, you may launch your website with basic features, but gradually you may be required to enhance it with advanced functionalities. You will always need a reliable web developer to support and accommodate your requirements.
Therefore, you must ask your WordPress developer whether he or she can provide you with long-term support. Unfortunately, most of the web developers only think about short-term cooperation with their clients instead of setting up a long term SMART goal.
For additional information, check out How to Hire a Great WordPress Developer to help you qualify your candidates.
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About the Author:
I’m currently working as Content Manager with Webworld Experts. I have a great passion for digital marketing and I help small and medium-sized businesses of web development to improve their online presence and grow their revenue by formulating effective digital marketing strategies for them. Apart from Digital Marketing, I have the keen interest in Web Design, Graphic Design etc.