One of the key reasons WordPress is such a popular content management system is its flexibility, allowing website owners to customize their site to meet their exact specifications and requirements.
At WP Dev Shed, we’re frequently asked about theme customization. Though we no longer offer bespoke customization services ourselves, here’s where we suggest you look for a freelance WordPress developer who can handle the job for you.
The web has made it easier to connect and work with people from all across the globe, but there is still something to be said for sitting down with someone and nutting out the nuts and bolts of your project face to face.
Ask around your existing local networks and see if anyone can recommend a developer who has done great work for them. Or even just browse the local business directories for freelancers or agencies who specialize in WordPress.
Work with a virtual WordPress expert
WordPress’ incredible popularity has seen the emergence of a new class of business specializing in services for users of the platform. If you like the idea of hiring a developer for a one-off project, but you’d feel more comfortable working with a business backed by a team of experts, check out one of the new WordPress support and customization services like WP Fixit or Codeable.
Utilize the freelance marketplaces
An increasing number of people in the creative industries are taking on freelance and contract assignments, which is great news for website owners looking for quality work (who may not necessarily be able to pay typical agency prices).
Head over to freelance marketplaces such as oDesk, Freelancer, XPlace and Elance and search for WordPress designers and developers offering their services. Alternatively, you can post the scope of your project on these sites and have freelancers pitch you for the job.
If you are looking for well established web design agencies to support larger projects then the list at DesignRush is a good place to start.
Subscribe for ongoing assistance
Sometimes your website might need one little tweak, and sometimes you may need ongoing help as your site – and your business’ needs – evolve over time. Subscription-based services such as WP Curve offer unlimited WordPress support for small jobs, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, starting from just $69 (USD) a month.
This is great value for money if you’re a lean startup or hobby blogger looking for agency-level support and a same-day turnaround at a fraction of the cost. What’s more, there is no minimum time period required and subscriptions are monthly, meaning you only pay for your WP web development for as long as you need it.
Did we miss anything? If you know of an excellent WordPress theme customization service provider not mentioned here, be sure to let us know in the comments below!