Skills to look for in a Magento developer

by JONATHAN PAUL Jonathan Paul working at PHPProgrammers, a leading

Every Magento developer needs to possess some mandatory skills to become an expert in working with the platform. Hence, if you want a Magento development expert to build your project, make sure to look for these skills before choosing one. 


In this emerging world of technologies, Magento is one of the most widely used eCommerce platforms today. Magento is power-packed with unmatched features, extensions, plugins, and themes to meet the unique set of requirements of different businesses. These features also make e-store development easier with Magento. 


With the increase in the demand and use of online shopping sites, a surge has been seen in the demand for Magento eCommerce development services as well. With so many competitive shopping sites found on the web today, it has become imperative to get yours built by a Magento developer with expertise and skills. 


And here are the skills you must look for in the developer before handing over your project to the professional. 


In-depth knowledge about Magento:

The developer must have in-depth knowledge of all technical skills and technologies required to maintain a Magento site. He or she should have familiarity with everything that is there on the Magento interface. The developer should also be aware of every new update and version of the platform to implement the latest features and to ensure the store is built on the latest version of it. Also, the programmer must have sound knowledge of both front-end and back-end Magento development, working with Magento extensions, and plugins. Proper knowledge of the platform can help in creating more customer-oriented shopping sites. 


Innovation and creativity:

Developing a Magento site needs a lot of creativity and innovation to get the attraction of many. The developer should have the abilities to explore new ways to use this eCommerce platform to make the site in a creative and innovative way to make sure it is different and more appealing than what’s already there on the web. Innovative and creative stores can always hold back more shoppers than the dull sites you can find on the browser. The developer must have a good imaginative perspective for this. 


Custom CMS theme development skills:

An expert Magento developer will have a strong grasp of custom CMS theme development. The programmer should be able to customise the theme as per the client’s requirements. This is important as every good Magento website must have a unique interface design, complimenting the brand and attracting the maximum number of online shoppers out there. 


Knowledge of multiple eCommerce integration:

Every online shopping website needs eCommerce integration. This makes it important for the developer to have sound knowledge of eCommerce integrations with various payment gateways like PayPal, etc. 


Strong widget development skills with Magento:

Widgets make a shopping site more attractive and interactive. The Magento professional should have strong widget development abilities that make the store even more impressive and customer-friendly. Different widgets can bring more innovation to the webshop, which can again bring more customers to the site. 


Knowledge of JavaScript and other programming languages needed:

Having a deep knowledge of JavaScript along with MVC and CMS frameworks is another skill to look for in a professional. The JavaScript frameworks give the ability to add more custom functionalities through the use of the modules that can be integrated with the eCommerce stores. 


Knowledge of XHTML and PSD:

This is another Magento development skill that you cannot miss while choosing your eCommerce developer. Converting PSD or Photoshop to XHTML files for using as templates can be a great way to use and implement the templates in the online stores. 


Apart from these, the developer should have:

Knowledge of SEO

Good communication skills 

Knowledge of all the latest Magento development trends


Hence, these are the must-have Magento development skills that developers must possess and that business owners need to look for before choosing. Hope this article provided a clear insight into the complete skillset of expert Magento developers that help them to get hired easily. 


Jonathan Paul is a skilled Magento developer associated with the top Magento development company in Australia, PHPProgrammers. With expertise in Magento, the author has been writing articles on the platform for several years and has written this one to unbox the skills every Magento expert must possess.

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About JONATHAN PAUL Professional   Jonathan Paul working at PHPProgrammers, a leading

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