What technical skills should a WordPress developer have?
A good WordPress developer will need to have strong technical and business skills in the following areas:
Sales and marketing
Online security and protection
What soft skills do WordPress developers need?
On top of their technical and hard skills, a WordPress developer needs to have the right set of soft skills to succeed in the role.
• Communication: WordPress developers need to be able to communicate effectively with members from their teams to make sure that everyone is on the same page. They might also need to communicate with coworkers from other teams who will be using WordPress, such as the marketing team. So the right WordPress developer will need to have excellent communication skills to be successful at their job.
• Empathy: Even though WordPress developers work mostly with the platform, their work will have an impact on others – and each website they build will be used by thousands of visitors. For this reason, they need to be able to put themselves in other people’s shoes when developing websites to create a good customer and user experience.
• Learning mindset: WordPress is constantly changing and any WordPress developer who wants to stay relevant will need to learn new things continuously. That’s why a learning mindset is so crucial; developers need to keep up with the latest updates and advances in the technology.
• Critical-thinking skills: Challenges, problems, and bugs are a daily occurrence for any WordPress developer. To handle those, WordPress developers need to have strong critical-thinking skills and be capable of looking at each problem from different angles until they find the right solution.
• Data analysis: To have good decision-making skills, WordPress developers will need to learn how to interpret data and gain insights from it. That’s why data analysis is so important: Developers need to be able to analyze it and draw the right conclusions.
On top of these, the right candidate should have values that are congruent with those of other employees and the organization as a whole and to your culture.