The Next-Level WordPress Developer

Gabriel Pleszowski

Good, fast, cheap

Focus on best practices in WordPress and PHP to get faster

Six most requested skills:

  • Front-End
    • Modern JavaScript knowledge
    • Advanced JavaScript Frameworks (React, Angular)
    • Responsiveness
    • Mobile First
    • Bootstrap
    • An Eye for Design
    • Proper HTML & CSS (of course)
  • WooCommerce
    • 30%-40% all e-commerce sites
  • API Integrations
    • REST API specifically
    • WP has HTTP API functions
    • Stripe, SalesForce, MailChimp, Google, Social Networks
  • Complex Features
    • Be a full-stack developer
    • Advanced plugin development
    • PHP and MySQL mastery
    • OOP in WordPress
    • Speed Customization = Caching
    • WP_CLI for imports and big updates
    • WordPress REST API – custom endpoints
  • Advanced Plugins
    • Advanced Custom Fields
    • Gravity Forms
    • Yoast SEO
    • W3 Total Cache
  • Non-development skills (Design, DevOps)
    • Migrations
    • SSL certifications
    • DNS settings updates
    • Security measures
    • DevOps Guy
      • Pantheon
      • Bluehost, Pressable, A2 Hosting
      • DigitalOcean
      • WP Engine
      • AWS
      • Google Cloud
      • Containerize if possible (Docker / Kontena)