FINALLY! YOU CAN NOW HUSTLE
With jQuery plugins, you can add a Twitter feed to your site, create an image slider, give your site smooth scrolling capabilities, and more!
And you don�t have to build plugins from scratch to be valuable and attractive to a company. Make sure you can search for a reputable plugin, install it on a site, tweak it to work on your site, and then test it for bugs.
A Frontend Framework
A framework, any framework! These days frameworks are all the rage. A frontend framework is kind of like a template for creating website with lots of built-in elements, so you never have to start from scratch.
A very popular frontend framework is Bootstrap, (more like framework modules, but you get the picture).
To get experience with a framework, the best thing to do is play around with one (Bootstrap is a great place to start), and build your own project to really get a feel for the way it works and the features it comes with. Make sure that you can install or download the framework, use built-in elements, and customize a site using the framework.
WordPress is a content management system (CMS) that makes it easy for clients to make changes to site content. If you have ever blogged or worked on a company blog, it�s highly likely that you�ve dabbled in WordPress. In 2014, over 74 million sites were built on WordPress, nearly 20% of all the sites on the Web.
As a WordPress developer, you�ll go behind the scenes with PHP, the programming language behind the CMS. You�ll be able to create completely custom sites that use the power of WordPress, install and create custom themes and plugins, and more.
With these 11 skills under your belt, you won�t have to wonder if you�re really ready to apply for that developer job�you�ll know you are. And remember, you don�t need to learn and master ALL of these skills before you start applying for jobs. As soon as you can build a site? Get out there and hustle!