According to W3Techs, WordPress powers over 37.8% of all websites on the internet.
One factor driving its enormous popularity is that users don’t need coding skills to build a WordPress website. They can easily extend its functionality via plugins, customize its appearance with a theme, create and publish content, add multimedia, configure its settings, and more — all without touching a single line of code.
However, a complete lack of technical knowledge can lead to problems down the road. Some novice users struggle with securing their site, backing up their data, completely customizing their theme, and redesigning their website. These are just a few reasons that users seek out WordPress developers.
In short, WordPress developers can take on the more technical challenges of creating and managing a WordPress site that the average user simply doesn’t have the experience or time to tackle themselves.
Because of the large share WordPress has in the CMS market and because of the user base it attracts, WordPress development is a lucrative field that attracts companies as well as independent freelancers. According to a study by Delicious Brains, the majority of WordPress developers make between $45,000 and $150,000 per year from their development work.
To help you gain a foothold in this market, we’re going to provide all the information you need to become a WordPress developer in 2020. We’ll cover:
- what this role is;
- what responsibilities it entails;
- how to become a WordPress developer;
- what WordPress theme development is; and
- what WordPress plugin development is.
Let’s get started.