Choose from a constant stream of top WordPress jobs while staying flexible as a freelancer.

At Toptal, you get to work on complex WordPress projects with top clients who understand the value of elite engineering talent. As a Toptaler, you can design your own schedule, get real-time help from a global community of experts, and enjoy top professional development opportunities.
Hiring WordPress developers? Learn more about Toptal.

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
    At Toptal, you’ll choose from projects with industry leaders like Airbnb and J.P. Morgan and learn cutting-edge technologies and skills.
  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    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:

Max Loginov
Moscow, Russia
Max is an experienced engineer with a scientific background and 19 years in development, QA, and management in IT. He has worked for a number of world-recognized companies and has proven himself to be a polymathic problem solver who always delivers high quality solutions that thoroughly address customer needs. His experience with various tech gives him the ability to quickly integrate into any project and work out the best solution possible! Read more
Jason Funk
Iowa, United States
Jason is an experienced web developer with a broad range of both professional and personal technical achievements. He is the founder of Tough Space Consulting, a cloud-based business software consulting company that has helped a number of clients become more efficient and save money by improving their internal business processes. Jason is a strong team player yet at the same time enjoys taking on personal challenges. Read more
Christos Melas
Athens, Greece
Christos is a full-stack software engineer and architect with over 12 years of work experience in programming. He has designed and implemented enterprise-scale distributed information systems with JEE architectures of multi-node application servers and web stack technologies for the front-end. His latest projects are publicly accessible scaling to hundreds of thousands of users. He is fond of innovation and researches cutting-edge technologies. Read more
Alan Heric
Zagreb, Croatia
Alan is a talented developer with a proven ability to develop scalable, efficient, and bug-free web solutions. He is technically skilled, passionate about his work, and goal-oriented. Read more
Benjamin Knight
Seoul, South Korea
Benjamin is a web designer and developer with experience across the web stack beginning in his early teens before web standards. He codes with an eye towards providing a quality user experience and interaction, and enjoys making creative decisions. He loves Python and JavaScript (the good parts) and has worked in a variety of environments, from a large engineering team to a smaller startup and independent freelance work. Read more
Flavio Escobar
Salvador, Brazil
Flavio is a top developer and an aspiring entrepreneur. He has extensive experience and skills with web and game development and is also proficient with mobile applications. He is a master of PHP, JavaScript, and ActionScript. Read more
Filip Ilic
Belgrade, Serbia
Filip is a full-stack web developer with over 9 years of experience working with WordPress projects. For the last 3 years, he has been mainly focused on creating top-notch premium WordPress themes. He has excellent communication skills and aims to deliver top-quality products. Read more
André Gumieri de Freitas
Sao Paulo, Brazil
André is a senior front-end web developer with 13 years of experience. During his career, he has worked with projects ranging from basic design all the way to large development efforts. As a professional, André is considered pixel perfect when it comes to UI and has great knowledge architecting web projects. 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, design, front-end development, and WordPress, in addition to excellent interpersonal skills. He has proven experience in project management and strong organizational and planning skills, coordinating deliverables with prioritization of tasks according to the needs of each business. Read more
Carlos Minatti
Santa Fe, Argentina
Carlos is fanatic about Internet and communication technologies and finding ways to help people solve daily problems. He has a host of experience building web and Android applications, and always aims to deliver the best possible user experience. 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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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.

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 engineers, there are always options for creating value for yourself here.
25
May
Athens
Greece

The Toptal community in Greece is growing, so we’re organizing a Toptal community gathering in Athens on May 25th at Loukoumi Bar for the entire community in Greece.

This event is a great opportunity to meet some core team members who are in Greece – including Asia Lindsay, Toptal Europe Community Lead, Iva Touzimska, Technical Recruiter at Toptal, and Predrag Gajić, Toptal Technical Sourcer. Join us if you want to find out more about Toptal and how we’re enabling people from all over the world to live the lifestyle they want to live.

Please RSVP to give us an accurate head count. For questions regarding this event, please contact Asia Lindsay.

25
May
Houston
United States

During the Toptal Road Trip USA, we will be supporting tech communities all around the United States of America and organizing events. As part of that mission, on Thursday, May 25, we’re proud to be partnering with Houston JS Meetup, organized by Toptal developer and community leader Matt Keas.

There, co-organizer Chris Oakman will give a talk on ClosureScript and React. ClosureScript is a Lisp, but it compiles entirely to JavaScript. Thus, one can program in a completely different language but still build regular JS applications for Node or the browser.

This event is open to all who are interested, and is a great opportunity to meet local Toptalers, and other experienced developers in the Houston area.

The event will take place at the The Iron Yard, starting at 6:00 PM. For more information on the event, please see the event website or contact Ethan Brooks.

25
May
Ljubljana
Slovenia

Toptal supports developer communities all over the world including Slovenia Ruby User Group, which is co-organized by Miha Rekar, one of our core developers.

If you happen to be in Ljubljana on May 25th, be sure to drop by this meetup and say hello. It will be a great opportunity to meet fellow Toptalers and Rubyists. Plus, if you’re not yet familiar with Toptal, this is the perfect place to find out more about it.

There will be a Q&A session after every talk, so any and all questions you have will be answered. If you have anything you’d like to add to the conversation, there will also be lightning slots (any topic, 5 minute time limit) in which audience members can take the stage and share their ideas and expertise.

Be sure to RSVP here and bring friends to this fun event. The event will take place at Poligon at 6:00 PM. If you have any questions, please contact the event organizer, Miha Rekar.

25
May
Mexico City
Mexico

Toptalers in Mexico City are organizing a community gathering on May 25th at Escollo. At the event, you’ll have the opportunity to meet other Toptalers from your town, talk about projects you’re working on, and ask questions while enjoying dinner and good company.

We are also excited to welcome Gabriel Pleszowski, Toptal Director of Engineering and community leader in Buenos Aires, Argentina who will be visiting and speaking at WordCamp CDMX that week.

Please RSVP to give us an accurate head count. For questions regarding this event, please contact the event organizer, Jeduan Cornejo.

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.
Brian Coords
Freelance Software Engineer
WordPress REST API: The Next Generation CMS Feature
For a while, WordPress seemed to had fallen behind. As the web became more reliant on JavaScript to create immersive, interactive experiences, it became increasingly clear that WordPress needed to offer new ways for users and developers to interact with its content. In this post, Toptal Freelance Developer Brian Coords explores the amazing new features of WordPress's REST API, showing why WordPress is still on the cutting edge of web development.
Donald Mudenge
Freelance Software Engineer
Don't Hate WordPress: 5 Common Biases Debunked
Today, WordPress covers more than 50 percent of website shares and serves nearly 60 million websites worldwide. Its popularity has resulted in many misconceptions that have grown and spread like a forest fire, and have made people stay away from WordPress. In this post, Toptal Software Engineer Donald Mudenge explains the five most common WordPress taboos and myths, clarifies them, and offers solutions on how to overcome them.
Ratko Solaja
Freelance Software Engineer
The Ultimate Guide to Building a WordPress Plugin
WordPress plugins can be both a blessing and a curse. With more than 45,000 plugins available in its official repository, WordPress users can customize their website to their heart’s content. However, not all plugins follow the standards necessary to keep the platform performant and secure while also delivering a solid user experience. In this tutorial, Toptal Software Engineer Ratko Solaja shows us how to build a robust WordPress plugin, following all the necessary best practices.
Martín Di Felice
Freelance Software Engineer
The Advanced Guide to Optimizing WordPress Performance
WordPress, one of the most popular publishing platforms, has stood the test of time and now powers a significant portion of the web. Sadly, its reputation is plagued by claims of poor performance and complexity with scaling. However, the root causes of such performance issues are often bad code and poorly implemented plugins and themes. In this post, Toptal Software Engineer Martín Di Felice shares tips and tricks for WordPress developers who want to build better plugins and themes and destroy the notion that WordPress is a slow platform.

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.