A Magento Developer is someone who is knowledgeable and has the skills to develop and maintain websites. In particular with the Magento e-commerce platform.
Magento is an open-source e-commerce platform written in PHP. Your Magento Developer should have a solid PHP development background.
Expereinced Magento Developers are certified and have earned their certification to validate their skills.
But what can Magento Developers do for you and your business?
Install Magento 2 e-Commerce
Your Web Developer is knowledgeable on what pre-requisites are needed to install Magento 2 on your server. And should be able to work with your Magento hosting company to make sure the server is set up properly to handle and install Magento.
Build Your e-Commerce Website
Magento Developers can build your e-commerce website. Either creating their own Magento template or by installing a Magento template you have already picked out. Either way, a Developer should be able to at the bare minimum install a pre-designed Magento template for your business.
In order for your day to day operations to run smoothly, you may need additional extensions installed on Magento. Your Web Developer should be able to work with you in regards to implementing and installing any extensions that will help your business’s operations.
Keep it Maintained
To keep Magento maintained your Web Developer must stay up-to-date with the latest security patches. Your freshly installed Magento site will eventually need security patches installed to keep it secure.
You should be actively protecting your Magento store from any vulnerabilities. This is why it is a good idea to install Sucuri on your web server. Sucuri is one of the leading website security platforms offering affordable detection and protection to your e-commerce business. In my opinion, it is a must for any Magento store.
I’ve worked with Magento websites that kept on getting hacked by stealing credit card information. After many attempts to rectify the situation, we were fortunate to come across Sucuri. Sucuri has kept my clients business up and running without any security issues.
With upgrades to the Magento store, you may be required to perform data migration with the Magento Data Migration Tool. Your Magento Developer should be able to migrate data from Magento 1 to Magento 2 using the data migration tool.