Hiring a WordPress developer can be a difficult decision. There are many different web design companies and web developers.
One should make sure to hire a professional, therefore consulting them before hiring them.
Hiring a WordPress developer is a great idea if you have a tight budget. These days, you can find professionals who will build your website according to your budget.
But how do you ensure the developer’s reliability?
A few questions can help you find out whether or not someone is qualified. Questions like “What is your experience with WordPress?” and “How long have you been designing websites?” can determine whether or not an employee is proficient at their job.
In this blog post, we have shared a few questions that you must ask your WordPress developer in Dubai before you hire him or her for your website development.
#1 How much experience do you have?
This is an important question you must ask your website developer.
You must ask how much experience the web design industry they have.
There are many WordPress developers with just a few months of experience quoting low prices for the sake of securing your project.
You must ensure that your developer has at least three to five years of experience.
This is an important question you should ask your website developer.
#2 What will be the cost of my website development?
Once you’ve selected the perfect web developer, don’t forget to ask, “how much will it cost to build my website?” As we mentioned above, there are affordable WordPress developers who can help you with your e-commerce store or corporate website at a price you can afford.
The cost to create a corporate website in Dubai/UAE may start at AED 3000.
The cost to build a basic eCommerce website in Dubai/UAE may start from AED 8000.
The cost to build a landing page site in Dubai/UAE may start from AED 2500
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#3 How will you hand over the website to me?
This is perhaps one of the crucial questions that you must ask your WordPress developer in Dubai or the UAE before you hire them. Once your website development is completed, your web designer must be able to hand over the website to you in an appropriate manner.
You must ask your developer a few questions like:
- What are the control panel details of my website’s server?
- What are the FTP login details of my server?
- How can I log in to my WordPress CMS backend?
- Is there any other license or log-in details that you should hand over to me like Google Analytics, Google Webmasters, etc.?
If you don’t take the full handover of your website from your developer, you may face a lot of challenges when you are no longer working with your existing WordPress developer.
To make sure that it doesn’t happen to you, make sure to ask your WordPress developer about their handover process before even you hire them.
#4 How much time will it take to complete my website?
You must know about the timeframe to complete your website before you award your web design project to any WordPress developer in Dubai.
If you are in a rush, you must make sure that your shortlisted developer is able to meet the deadline however if you don’t have any specific date to launch your website, it shouldn’t matter to you.
In most cases, it takes about 3-4 weeks to build a basic corporate website however to create an eCommerce website, it may take more than a month for your WordPress developer to complete the job.
#5 How you will ensure the security of my website?
Unfortunately, a website’s security is often overlooked.
The security of a website is hugely important, whether or not a site has an online store. To keep your site safe, you must be thoughtful about the security of your customer’s personal information.
Therefore, you must ask your WordPress developer about his plan of action to make your website secure.
Here are a few ways in which your WordPress developer can secure your website:
- By changing the default login URL of your WordPress backend.
- By changing the file permissions of some of the crucial files on the server.
- By making the username and password of the website’s backend stronger and hard to guess.
- By ensuring that all the plugins and themes used by your web developer are from a trusted source.
- By installing a security WordPress plugin with your website such as ‘All in One WP Security’.
- By disabling the direct file editing from the website backend.
#6 Will my website be responsive for all the mobiles?
Although most web developers build responsive websites, you should still ask them to be sure. There are some web design companies that will create a responsive website only when the client requests it.
To be on the safe side, we suggest that you ask your web developer about the responsiveness of their design before moving forward.
Why it’s so important for your website to be responsive?
- A responsive website can help you to rank on the noticeable positions of search engines.
- A responsive website helps your mobile users to view the website easily.
- A responsive website makes the user experience of the mobile users better.
#7 Will I be able to manage the backend myself?
Although, the WordPress CMS allows all the website developers to create a website in such a way that it’s easy-to-manage even for the layman webmasters. But still, some developers are not enough thoughtful to consider this.
If you plan to take over the website’s control in your own hands, you must ensure to ask your WordPress developer “Will I be able to manage my website myself?” or “What all sections or areas of my website will I be able to manage myself?“.
When you create a website using WordPress CMS, you are able to:
- Create new pages
- Manage the menu/navigation of your website
- Change the content & images on your website
- Manage the products and their details, if you have an eCommerce store.
- Take the backup of your website
#8 Do you provide any support or service warranty?
Website development is not a one-time process. You do need the support & assistance of your WordPress developer even after the completion & launch of your website. Most professional website development companies provide service warranties as a part of their package. But some don’t.
Therefore, before you hire a WordPress developer in Dubai, just make sure to ask if you will get a free service warranty or support to not.
At Innomedia Technologies, we always provide our clients with a free service warranty of 3 months.
To get a website design quote, get in touch with us now!
#9 What all information do you need from me to start the work?
Yet another important question that you must ask your WordPress developer is “What all details or information do you need from me to complete the job?“.
To make your website development journey easier & smooth, it’s important to have effective communication with your developer. And the best way to begin your website development process is to ask about all the required information or details that your WordPress developer will need from you.
In most cases, you may be required to provide your developer with the following information:
- Logo, if any.
- Some reference websites that you like.
- The content & images from your side.
- Products & their complete information to be uploaded to your website.