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Do you have a high level of experience designing, modifying and coding Wordpress sites for local businesses?
Do you have excellent understanding of HTML5, CSS3?
Can you work independently, make smart decisions without hand-holding and complete work to deadlines?
Do you understand how on-page mark-up affects SEO and are able to ensure sites are build following good on-site principles?
Do you have excellent communications skills, a proven track record of happy clients and a solid portfolio of sites you've created?
If you answered 'yes' to all these questions then we'd love to hear from you.
You'll be provided with a base template from Themeforest together with information about a business. Its your job to use this template and integrate the business details to create a finished, production ready website. The templates are provided as bought from Themeforest so you must be comfortable enough in you skills to reproduce the look, feel and quality of the original template design while completely customizing it to suit the business. You must be able to change theme colors to match those of the new business, this can involve editing CSS files so you must be comfortable working with HTML and CSS at a base-level. Templates will contain a slideshow often using wordpress plug-ins such as 'Revolution Slider' for the front page. You must be able to create slideshows using these plug-ins that match the quality of the original template.
Here is an example of an original themeforest design and the customized site built from it.
http://dreamthemedesign.com/themes/u-design/ (original themeforest design)
www.platinumhotwaterandplumbing.com.au (custom site)
Although you'll be provided with some information and pictures for the business (logo and a few basic business shots), you'll also be expected to source original generic imagery where appropriate to good design (for all the slider images, blog posts, and on average 1 - 2 pictures per page relative to the content), and provide small amounts of filler written content where necessary to make the design come alive.
Finished sites will feature around 6 - 12 pages, a beautiful homepage, a blog section, a working contact us page.
You'll also be provided with a list of approx 5 additional wordpress plug-ins (Yoast etc.) that need to be installed, configured and activated as part of the finished product.
You'll be expected to develop the site and showcase a working and finished example on a testing server of your own, then we'll provide the FTP to the production server where you are to upload the final version of the site.
Deadlines for the sites will be set to approx 7 days from issue so you need to be able to work fast and respond to changes and communication quickly (we'll always try to respond to any communication from you within a few hours).
Only apply for the role if you can honestly say you understand and are capable of working to the guidelines above. We're only looking for individuals so sorry, no agencies or companies need apply. Please include examples of your previous work, any additional experience you have and also include the words 'Wordpress Rockstar' at the top of your response to this advert so we know you've actually read the description and understand the job.
Looking forward to hearing from you