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General Discussion

Does WordPress experience count as Front-End development experience?

Please bear with me everyone (please try and answer all 4, greatly appreciated ),

  1. Let's say I had 1-3 years of experience developing with mainly WordPress, is it still possible to score a job as a Front-End developer?

  2. What does WordPress experience really count for? Count for CMS experience? Magento, Drupal, Joomla CMS experience? What fields am I actually open to?

  3. What fields can WordPress experience lead you to? Can I still get back into the software development industry with this kind of experience?

  4. I'm currently taking the front-end development techdegree, while working as a web/WordPress developer. My goal is to become a front-end web developer, and I'm not sure what good WordPress experience can do for me, my biggest fear is having 2-3 years of WordPress experience and then having 0 front-end coding experience, if that any makes sense, am I going crazy? Or is this just a load of nonsense? Please snap me out of it.

Anyways, I'd love to hear your opinions, please feel free to share your thoughts (please give me a detailed answer).

Thank you all very much,

K. Chung

1 Answer

Cindy Lea
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Cindy Lea
Courses Plus Student 6,485 Points

Im only going to answer your question oncerning front end experience with Wordpress. According to what I read Wordpress can be used for front-end or back-end depending on the plug-ins you use. So I would specify the work you did tha was fron-end on your resume.