How to Test a WordPress Plugin Developer

How to Test a WordPress Plugin Developer

Finding the right WordPress plugin developer is crucial to your success. It's like choosing a teammate for a critical project.


So, let's talk about why testing a Plugin Developer is vital.

The wrong developer could turn this asset into a liability. Here's a simple guide to ensure you're partnering with the right talent in the WordPress world.


Here is the process to test a WordPress plugin developer:

  • Ask them about his/her previous experience, and how many plugins he/she developed?
  • Ask them what framework or format they follow.
  • How much do they know about best practices for plugin development?
  • If you are starting from scratch, ask them how they would go about it and get a proposal (is there a structure they follow?)
  • If you already have a plugin, have them take a look at it and get a list of suggestions for improvements. (pay them for this work!)

If they hesitate or don’t like any of the suggestions above or are not willing/able to provide it, move on.

There are a ton of good ones out there.

Invest Wisely for Long-Term Gains

Generally, it is better to pay more for an experienced developer.

It will save you a ton of money even though the hourly rate may be more expensive.

The cheap inexperienced developers will cost you 10 times more because of lack of experience.


Spending a little more time in finding the right developer will save you headaches, time and money down the road.

Hope this helps


Your team at WordPress Spell check


Why is testing a WordPress Plugin Developer important?

Ensuring you choose the right developer is like safeguarding your website's future functionality and user experience.

What should I inquire about the developer's experience?

Ask about previous projects and the number of plugins developed to gauge expertise.

Why consider the framework or format they follow?

Understanding their plugin developement approach helps align expectations and compatibility with your project.

Is paying more for an experienced developer worth it?

Yes, investing in experience upfront saves money by avoiding pitfalls and costly revisions.

How can I assess a developer's knowledge of plugin best practices?

Pose questions about their understanding of WordPress plugin development best practices to ensure they align with industry standards.