How to find a web developer

There are a few things that you should be aware of when you hire a developer for your web site.

1. If you want to start building a new website from scratch, you should decide in which programming language it should be written. The most common choice is PHP since it is the most popular language and there are many developers that can write applications in PHP.

Once you decide that, start searching for a developer that codes mostly in the selected programming language(s). If you want to have an existing website modified, you should check how your website works in order to find the best developer for the task.

2. Check the previous projects of your developer and his/her satisfaction rate. Avoid hiring new developers without past experience and good feedback from his/her customers.

3. Get a quote for the task from few developers and compare the prices. Depending on the budget you have for the task you can chose to hire a more reputable developer or one that charges less.

4. Ask the developer about the intellectual property ownership of the website. The ownership should be yours and you should not pay the original developer additionally if you want to make changes in your scripts.

A good starting point is to turn to our partner Codeable. Codeable is a WordPress exclusive freelancer platform that connects thousands of customers like you with WordPress freelance experts to work on WordPress projects of any size. Take advantage of Codeable’s special discount for SiteGround customers by clicking on the banner on the Client Area homepage or in Marketplace.