With dozens of WordPress developers operating on the Gold Coast, choosing just one to assist your business becomes a bit of a challenge. How can you be sure that the one you decide on will be able to assist you to your satisfaction?
It all starts with how you approach the criteria for the job. If you’re planning on requesting these services from a web development or marketing agency, here’s what you need to know before you start looking:
- The first thing you need to know is exactly what you require your developer for. To create a good project brief, you must have as much detailed knowledge as possible about what you want out of the website you would like them to build. Will it be a simple one that deviates only slightly from a template, or will you require more complex amendments made to the PHP code, and/or will you need custom fields? Other considerations include API integrations, plugins, and widgets to be added to the site.
- Something else worth thinking about when you’re drafting your requirements is deciding who will be maintaining the website’s content in the future. A simplistic content management system will allow you to do this yourself, while a complicated one will often require external assistance.
- Once you have your project parameters clearly outlined, it will be much easier to match your chosen developer’s experience and educational background to it. Knowing what you need will allow you to ask the right questions (for example, do they have experience in working with database programming, Git repositories and interactive libraries) so you don’t end up having to find a new developer mid-project.
- Even if you’re looking at a simple website, you’ll need to know that the WordPress developer you hire for the job can create a website that is easy to maintain, use, and scale up in the future if you need it to. Moreover, there is also additional online marketing elements to consider, such as SEO and design, so you need to make sure you have a website that can accommodate all these features, as needed.
This, complete with a budget estimate, information on what field your business is in, and what it needs to achieve, as well as when you expect each deliverable to be completed, should be enough to narrow your potential choices down to a select group of suitable developers.