Freelance WordPress jobs for world-class engineers

At Toptal, you get to work on freelance WordPress jobs and projects with top clients who understand the value of elite engineering talent. As a former lead WordPress engineer, manager, or specialist, you gain the opportunity to design your own schedule, get real-time help from a global community of experts, and enjoy top professional development opportunities.

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Why should you use Toptal to build your career?

At Toptal, you’ll always have plenty of opportunities available to grow personally and professionally. From working with cutting-edge technologies to getting real-time feedback from a global community of top developers, there are always options for creating value for yourself here.

Grow your career by working with top companies

Grow your career by working with top companies

At Toptal, you’ll choose from projects with industry leaders like Airbnb and NetApp and learn cutting-edge technologies and skills.

Never worry about payments

Never worry about payments

At Toptal, you set your own rate, always get paid on time, and never have to worry about negotiating with clients or competing with cheap, inexperienced developers.

Design your own lifestyle

Design your own lifestyle

No offices, no useless meetings, and no mandatory hours. You choose your own availability and enjoy the freedom to work from wherever you want.

Learn from peers and take advanced technical courses

Learn from peers and take advanced technical courses

Have a bug? Ping the Toptal Slack Community for real-time, on-demand support from a global network of top engineers. Want to learn a new skill? The Toptal Academy is designed to help you rapidly gain professional expertise in a new technology.

Get featured on the Toptal Engineering Blog

Get featured on the Toptal Engineering Blog

With hundreds of thousands of subscribers, hundreds of advanced technical studies, and frequent syndication requests from top industry publications, publishing on the Toptal Engineering Blog is a unique chance to show off your top work to the best in the industry.

Speak at conferences and attend events

Speak at conferences and attend events

Not only will you be able to attend Toptal Community events in cities all around the world, but as part of the Toptal Speakers Network, we’ll also help you attend leading conferences, submit papers, and prepare and deliver keynote speeches.

Meet members of the Toptal WordPress community:

April Leone

Seattle, WA, United States

April is a senior front-end web developer with over 15 years of experience at companies like Starbucks, Rosetta Stone, and Livemocha. Sh... Read More

Brett Porcelli

New York, NY, United States

Brett has nine years of web development experience with the past six years spent honing his skills with WordPress plugins and themes. He... Read More

Ken Key

Melville, NY, United States

Ken is a software engineer with a focus on web, desktop, and mobile application development. He finds innovation to be therapeutically r... Read More

Trevor Wagner

Charleston, SC, United States

Trevor is a hybrid full LAMP stack developer/front-end developer with over seven years of experience creating custom WordPress themes an... Read More

Jason Funk

Turkey

Jason is an experienced web developer with a broad range of both professional and personal technical achievements. He is the founder of ... Read More

Benjamin Knight

Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Benjamin has over 10 years of industry experience, most of it in the Bay Area with major tech brands, and has been building websites sin... Read More

Petar Smolić

Split, Croatia

Petar has over five years of experience as a full-stack PHP developer. He mostly works with PHP frameworks and develops WordPress sites.... Read More

Marcelo Mazza

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Marcelo has been working for more than 10 years in User Experience (UX). He has solid knowledge of mobile platforms, UX, usability, desi... Read More

Flavio Escobar

Salvador - State of Bahia, Brazil

Flavio is a top developer and an aspiring entrepreneur. He has extensive experience and skills with web and game development and is also... Read More

Carlos Minatti

Santa Fe, Santa Fe Province, Argentina

Carlos is fanatic about Internet and communication technologies and finding ways to help people solve daily problems. He has a host of e... Read More

See 3 typical WordPress jobs you’ll have access to at Toptal:

Top clients, ranging from industry-leaders to rapidly growing start-ups, use Toptal to hire elite WordPress developers for their mission-critical jobs.

WordPress Developer To Build A Custom Theme
WordPress, WordPress Theme Design, HTML5, SASS, Front-end Build Tools, Design

For this project, you will be building a new "Knowledge Center" for our website by creating a custom WordPress theme. The site will include Wikipedia-style pages, FAQs, videos, and graphics, as well as search functionality and chat functionality. We have detailed wireframes and look forward to collaborating with a skilled WordPress developer to make them a reality. For this position, SEO and design experience is preferred.

WordPress Developer For Theme Installation And Customization
WordPress, HTML, CSS, Facebook API, Google AdSense

You will be taking the website of one of the world's leading online media publishers to the next level with a full site upgrade. This project will involve the creation of a brand new custom WordPress theme, as well as the development of several plugins. The project's goals include improving critical metrics for the core of the business, including time on site, article likes/shares/comments, and more. To be successful in this position, you will need to have a strong eye for design and good front-end skills, as well as the ability to work effectively with limited oversight.

Senior WordPress Developer For Large WordPress Multisite
WordPress, PHP, WordPress Multisite, Continuous Deployment

We need an experienced WordPress developer to improve elements of the website of a large brand. The site is running WordPress Multisite, a broadcaster plugin (to send data to the multisites), and many AFC fields. The site is very delicate, so we need an engineer with strong experience working with complex WordPress sites. Experience with advanced WordPress deployment environments is a huge plus (as this may be a future project).

Enjoy competitive, worry-free compensation.

At Toptal, you set your own rates and never have to spend time marketing yourself, billing clients, etc. Most Toptalers make substantially more through Toptal than they did at their previous jobs, and we’ll always pay you on time, even if clients have not yet paid us. Never worry about payments again.

Trusted by:
HP Enterprises worked with Toptal to add freelance developers to their team in Israel.
Airbnb trusted Toptal to help hire programmers to support their Berlin office.
Zendesk trusted Toptal contractors to develop their key software applications.
Thumbtack hires software engineers from Toptal for their mission-critical initiatives.
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NetApp hires software engineers from Toptal for their mission-critical initiatives.

Design your own lifestyle.

At Toptal, you can choose your own schedule and work from anywhere in the world that has Internet. Whether you want to spend more time at home with your family or start traveling and work from exotic beaches, the choice is completely up to you. No offices, no mandatory hours, just complete freedom to work in the way that suits you best.

Join tech conferences, advanced skill development sessions, and more.

Not only will you be able to attend Toptal Community events in cities all around the world, but if you join the Toptal Speakers Network, we'll also help you attend leading conferences, submit papers, and prepare and deliver keynote speeches.

Publish technical papers alongside WordPress developers on the Toptal Engineering Blog.

The Toptal Engineering Blog features hundreds of thousands of subscribers, daily in-depth technical studies, and frequent syndication requests from leading publications across the tech industry. By joining, you’ll be able to publish on the Toptal Engineering Blog and show your top work off to a global audience of WordPress developers.

Why do top WordPress experts join Toptal?

Alan Heric

Web Developer
Zagreb, Croatia

Alan is a seasoned WordPress Engineer and Web Developer with extensive experience creating custom WordPress themes and a wide variety of custom fields. He has built a variety of WordPress plugins, and is a highly goal-oriented engineer.

Chasing clients to find WordPress projects was difficult and time-consuming before Toptal. Being a part of Toptal means that I can focus on the actual work and don't have to worry about getting paid on time or finding new projects. Toptal gives me access to exciting projects involving complex webshop setups, API integrations, development of custom themes and plugins from scratch, and more.

Arianit Fazliu

Web Developer
Prishtina, Kosovo

Arianit is a skilled Front-end Developer with over 5 years of experience and deep knowledge of WordPress, Photoshop, HTML/CSS, and JavaScript. He excels at capturing the unique look and feel of any brand.

As a developer, I always try to find projects that allow me to learn new skills and stay updated. Working as a Toptal WordPress developer means that I can work on great projects involving a variety of API integrations. Toptal takes care of finding me projects and paying me on time, so all I need to worry about is my work.

Evgen Gavrilov

CMS Developer
Odessa, Ukraine

Evgen is a skilled CMS developer with a decade of professional and educational experience with WordPress, Shopify, Joomla, Drupal, PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Ajax, including a variety of management roles.

I've been working with WordPress for over 6 years at a variety of companies, but Toptal is the first place where I've gotten to create beautiful and functional sites from scratch, integrate with different CRMs and 3rd party services, and investigate new front-end and back-end technologies. Working at Toptal has allowed me to grow as a specialist, and I love being able to do it all remotely.

By joining Toptal, you’ll have full flexibility over which projects you choose and when you want to work.

Aside from enjoying the benefits of our amazing community, you’ll have full flexibility to accept or reject projects as you prefer. Whether you prefer to work full-time at Toptal or you’d rather just take on occasional hourly jobs, the choice is yours.