Become a WordPress Developer

On average a South African full time WordPress developer makes hundreds of thousand per year. А well-qualified expert can also offer his services online and charge R300 to R600 per hour. This article will help you learn what WordPress is, what a WordPress developer does, and how to become one.

What is WordPress?

WordPress is a popular free “content management system” that allows you to easily publish and manage websites by organizing text information and images so that the website looks like it was designed by a professional studio.

Oftentimes business owners need additional help in customizing their websites.

What a WordPress Developer Should Know?

This is what a WordPress developer typically does:

  • Website migration;
  • WordPress installation;
  • Creating WP themes;
  • WP theme Customization;
  • Plugin development;
  • Protecting a website from hackers;
  • Improving a website security;
  • Back-end development;
  • Front-end development.

What Does it Take To Become a WP Developer?

If you’re new to this coding world, don’t be scared. Coding is one thing, developing websites – quite another.

You don’t have to be good at math and spend five years at the University to become a WP developer. One year of a hard and dedicated work might be enough.

Here is the list of skills you will have to master:

  • HTML5;
  • CSS;
  • WordPress itself;
  • PHP
  • Basic JavaScript;
  • JQuery.

You can learn for free using a trial-and-error approach. In this case, the best way to get started is scrutinizing WordPress Codex. This is a free database including hundreds of free lessons. Another website that has easy to understand information is WpBeginner.

There is a different, more effective approach. It is to learn from gurus who achieved success in working with WordPress and created their own online courses.

One of the most popular online course to learn WordPress is Become a WordPress Developer: Unlocking Power With Code. This is what you will learn: