I love working with WordPress, and I am now interested in outsourcing some design work. I have quite a few design clients, and I cannot keep up with the current workload.
How do I securely outsource WP theme development? Are there any best practices to ensure that there are no spam links, malicious code, or other "goodies" coded into my website files?
I am reluctant to give WP admin access, so this is the process that I intend to use:
Post a job listing on a Odesk. Review developer ratings and recent work.
Interview developer via Skype and ask questons (How he/she will complete the project, how payments will be organized, etc.)
Provide developer with copy of theme files and project details(step by step outline + instructional video)
Have developer send me completed files. Review completed work for spam/malicious code. Import files and test them for bugs. Send back to developer for revisions until complete.
Pay developer for final project once it is completed.
Please let me know your thoughts. I am primarily concerned with website security.
Than you very much and have a great day.