I'm looking for an experienced Wordpress developer that can act as a webmaster for my site.
Up until now, I manage the technical side of the website using contractors to do the development, design, CSS or other specific jobs. We get it done on a staging site, then make a plan to implement on the live site usually on the weekend when there is less traffic. Most of the time it is fine, but sometimes there are unexpected problems on the live site and I have to deal with the contractors or hosting company.
It's a complex site, on top of wordpress, woocommerce, buddy press, bbpress, learndash, thrive architect, custom enhancements with thousands of members.
I would like some help with this. I would like to find a wordpress / technical consultant, that understands how the whole site hangs together, from the hosting setup to the multitude of plugins that are used to site performance to managing site changes and rollback plans.
This is a complex site, where plugin updates need to be tested on a staging site, then regression testing done, then updates planned on the weekend for the live site in a maintenance window.
I need someone that can help hands on, but also help with looking at the big picture and making suggestions on optimising and improving the site.
Some of the items on the list:
- Implementing WooCommerce
- Optimising the database size
- Optimising the staging site setup
- Reviewing backup strategy
- Making a plan to update and test plugin updates
- Resolving issues with various plugins
- Moving hosting company
You would be available to help support the site in case of emergencies and also on occasion when changes are made to the live site, which maybe in the evening or weekend.
This is an ongoing role. We would meet each week to discuss the weekly tasks and issues and make action plans to move forward and address.