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Working with a Developer2:04 with Zac Gordon
A great thing about working with a WordPress site is that a huge community of talented and available WordPress developers exist around the world. When working with a developer you will likely work together on organizing your content, designing the look and feel of the site and then building it so you can easily edit your content. We will also discuss things you want to know about finding and hiring your developer.
It's more than likely that you will work with or have worked with a WordPress developer while building your website.
There are a number of benefits to doing this.
First, they will have experience working with WordPress and they know what they're doing.
WordPress has been around for more than a decade, so many developers have years of experience building WordPress sites.
Second, if something goes wrong in the future or you're not able to do something, you could always go to them for support.
Third, they know how to code.
WordPress is very easy to use, but there are some things you just can't do without coding.
When you're looking to find a WordPress developer, you have a number of options.
You could ask your friends or colleagues who have worked with WordPress sites or have worked with developers that they like.
You can go to job sites that have specific sections for WordPress.
There are also some sites that do the recruiting for you, and all you have to do is post your job description.
You can search for a WordPress developer online, and you'll likely find somebody in your hometown or nearby city.
You could also attend WordPress events like WordCamp or local meet ups.
These are great opportunities to meet passionate and talented local WordPress developers.
These events aren't just for developers, though, so they're also great for networking with other WordPress website owners.
When you're interviewing a potential WordPress developer, you want to ask them about their experience,
ask to links for their recent work, and even ask for one or two references.
While their technical experience is important, clear communication is paramount.
So, make sure when you're interviewing them via email, phone, or in person,
that you get a good feeling about how you two communicate.
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