Codeable (codeable.io) is an on-demand service for WordPress tasks. The Denmark-based company was founded in 2013 and employs more than 100 WordPress experts in the US and Europe to solve WordPress problems for customers.
Think of them as a hyper-specialized virtual assistant service; you only use them when you need their specific skillset, but don’t have any recurring costs to front. These guys only deal with WordPress-related issues — they’re not going to be running your social media campaigns or making dinner reservations for you.
Although its early in the game for Codeable, the initial feedback has been positive. Of their first 1100 paid tasks, nearly 99% of them were rated 5 stars out of 5.
Pretty much anything related to your WordPress site; fixing bugs, making design customizations, developing a custom plugin, modifying your theme, migrating your site to a new host, or even providing one-on-one training.
Each of the developers they let onto their platform goes through a thorough screening process including an interview and review of their portfolio and work history.
The focus is on smaller tasks with quick turnaround times. The Codeable platform operates 24/7 and several users report getting initial estimates back within minutes of posting their jobs.
How it Works
With Codeable, you create your own task brief — the more detailed and well thought-out the better. The more specific you can be in terms of what you want done, the better results you get and the better understanding the coders will have of your project.
You’ll begin collecting bids almost immediately, but the bids are averaged out — removing price from the equation. You can pick the developer you feel is the best fit based on their feedback, recent work history, or their areas of specialization.
In either case, Codeable explains you can pick confidently because they only allow top-notch technical talent to join their ranks.
Plans and Pricing
The average Codeable job is $169 and takes 48 hours start to finish.
The way their pricing works is the different WordPress pros submit bids, but unlike Elance, Codeable takes the average of those bids to create your estimated price. (They also tack on a 15% service commission on top of that price.)
The theory is this prevents their marketplace from turning into a “race to the bottom” on price, but still allows you access to top WordPress talent at reasonable rates. It also saves you the trouble of sorting through a dozen different quotes and trying to discern the difference!
There is no ongoing monthly membership subscription to pay for like you’d find with WP Curve. You might end up paying more on a per-job basis, but depending on the volume of work you need done, Codeable could end up being a money saver.
VAA Exclusive: Get $10 off your first project when you sign-up through this link.
Each job has a money back guarantee.
I haven’t had a chance to test the service personally yet, but will be sure to report back here and update this post once I do.
When I first saw Codeable, a couple competitors came to mind. The first is Elto (formerly Tweaky), which offers website “tweaks” and other services starting from just $39. (Read about how I’ve been using Fiverr instead.)
The second service I thought of was WP Curve, which offers “unlimited” WordPress support for just $69 per month. They’ve seen some crazy growth over the past year and are doing very well.
Have you worked with Codeable? If so, please be sure to share a quick review of your experience below to help others with their decision.