It is time to have a look at the responsibilities of a WordPress developer. A WordPress developer is responsible for customizing themes and building an attracting, easy to use websites by customizing themes. A WordPress must have complete knowledge about plugins available and about the use and purpose of every plugin. A furthermore, a WordPress developer’s role varies from the company he is working in and the types of projects they usually get from clients.
A WordPress developer is responsible for testing backups of all the WordPress sites he manages and ensures that the software those sites are using is up to date. He also does weekly security scans of the sites as well as performance monitoring. His roles also include site planning, developing custom themes, installing or modifying plugins, building pages, and populating content.
If you want to become a complete WordPress developer, You need to have strong commands on PHP and MySQL. Without mastering these two tools, it is impossible and you cannot customize a WordPress theme that is one of the basic roles of a WordPress developer. Even a novice in this field, who has little knowledge about building websites, can build websites by simple drag and drop and using available themes but he won’t be able to customize them before learning PHP and MySQL.To become a complete WordPress developer is not an easy thing but if you have passion, enthusiasm, ideas and have enough agile mind to know the mechanism of this miraculous tool. To learn PHP, one must have a strong programming background and Object Oriented Programming (OOP) concepts to gain good enough command over PHP and its frameworks as well.
Now moving on to the PHP which is a server side language and without having a strong command over it, customization in WordPress theme is impossible. It is one of the basic jobs of a WordPress developer to make changes in the functionality of a theme.
With PHP, MySql’s knowledge because mandatory as it serves as a database. If a programmer has enough knowledge about PHP and MySQL, he would be able to understand the theme that he has bought, the first,he will have to understand the theme and then after having a complete understanding of it, he would be able to make some changes in it as per the client’s wish.
A WordPress must have complete knowledge about plugins available and about the use and purpose of every plugin. A furthermore, a WordPress developer’s role varies from the company he is working in and the types of projects they usually get from clients. A WordPress developer is responsible for testing backups of all the WordPress sites he manages and ensures that the software those sites are using is up to date. He also does weekly security scans of the sites as well as performance monitoring. His roles also include site planning, developing custom themes, installing or modifying plugins, building pages, and populating content.
Search Engine Optimization knowledge is considered to be a bonus for any WordPress developer nowadays considering its importance for ranking the Websites. WordPress provides plugins for it, so at least, a developer must be able to use those plugins properly. Some of these plugins are paid and some of them are free.