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Creative Dutch Writer for Ongelooflijk.co (“buzzfeed-style” website) - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 08:38
Noted Media AB is a Swedish media company focused on creating viral-content for country-specific sites across Europe.

Holland is currently one of our biggest markets and is rapidly growing. We are looking for a creative content-writer to fill in for one of our writers for the Dutch website Ongelooflijk.co (May 29th - June 6th).

The job requires to you to write 3 "general" articles per day for our Facebook group Geweldig and translate 3 animal posts per day (42 per week).

Who you are?
- Fluent in Dutch and English (you will need to find english texts to produce content from)
- Creative
- Knows how find good, online content
- Strong writing and editing skills
- Active on social media
- Familiar with WordPress
- Interest in viral content is also a plus!  

Does it sound like you fit this profile? And something you could be interested in? Please contact us ASAP.


Posted On: May 22, 2017 10:40 UTC
Category: Writing > Article & Blog Writing
Skills: Content Writing, Translation English Dutch
Country: Sweden
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Categories: WordPress Maintenance

La Drupalera (en): How To Create a Custom Format for a Date Field

News from Planet Drupal - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 08:33

In this post, you will learn how to create a custom date format for Drupal 7.

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Categories: Drupal

Code Positive: Rich Snippets & Structured data

News from Planet Drupal - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 08:05

The benefits of Rich snippets and how to implement structured data in Drupal 8 to enhance the way your pages are listed by search engines.

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Categories: Drupal

Website for Blog - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 07:32
Hi,

A relatively simple job.

I have purchased a domain name and was going to design a site for my blog using WordPress or something of the type, but just don't have time.

I would like a website designed for my blog, to allow me to post and manage content, edit posts, post pictures and music.

I also need help mapping my domain name to the Wordpress site!

Thanks,

Riyad


Posted On: May 22, 2017 10:40 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Web Development
Skills: Web Design, Website Development, WordPress
Country: United Kingdom
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Categories: WordPress Maintenance

Full Stack Developer - Medimap Systems - Vancouver, BC

NodeJS jobs - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 00:40
Experience using NodeJS technologies for back-end services (Node, Express). Imagine if you never had to wait at a walk-in clinic again...... $70,000 - $90,000 a year
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Wordpress Template Layout Modification - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 17:31
Hello, We are looking for a programmer to help us modify the layout of a wordpress theme on desktop and mobile. We will provide the PSDs of the exact layout we would like, which is based on the theme, but modified in its layout. We would want the layout of the content to match each of the PSDs both on desktop and mobile.

We will provide the PSDs with placeholder images and copy and will want the ability to update them on the Wordpress admin after this job.

Please let me know if you are interested and I will submit the PSDs to you for a quote.


Posted On: May 22, 2017 01:11 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Web Development
Country: United States
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Categories: WordPress Maintenance

Atom feed for Associated Press content distribution - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 16:46
Atom feed needed for content distribution to Associated Press content syndication.


Posted On: May 22, 2017 01:11 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Web Development
Skills: HTML, Website Development, WordPress
Country: United States
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Categories: WordPress Maintenance

Web Content Collection - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 07:25
Need content collected from company websites and input into wordpress with some rewriting involved.


Posted On: May 21, 2017 13:42 UTC
Category: Admin Support > Web Research
Skills: Content Writing, Data Collection, Internet Research, WordPress
Country: Hong Kong
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Categories: WordPress Maintenance

Merge/Move Wordpress site to Shopify - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 05:40
Hi,

We currently have a brand ecommerce website already using word press.

We also already have a shopify account and make use of Shopify buy buttons on the wordpress site.

The next step is that we want to move to Shopify instead however we need to be VERY careful in how we do this because:

i. We want to maintain the SEO and links etc that the current domain has. This means that we need all current URL's to either be preserved after the move or if need me at least 301 to the new shopify URL structure. E.g. if we have a WP product page URL it needs to 301 to the new Shopify product page URL for the same product. We need to map all the products like this.

ii. For other random non-product pages on the WP site how can we move them over to the shopify site relatively seamlessly and keeping the same content and URL's etc.

iii. Not sure if this is a factor but we also use the domain for email addresses so need to make sure there is no impact or disruption to emails after the move.

Ideally people that have experience with Shopify and this kind of move would be ideal and we would need your help to consult and help implement the moving.

Can give more specific details about the site etc during the application stage.

If you are interested please reply with:
1. Details of previous relevant experience
2. Brief summary of recommendation/suggestions
3. When you can start
4. How many hours it would roughly take to complete.

Please let me know if you have any questions/concerns etc.

Thanks
Jason


Posted On: May 21, 2017 13:42 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Ecommerce Development
Skills: Shopify, WordPress
Country: Japan
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Categories: WordPress Maintenance

Install Angular JS dashboard theme and make small edits - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 03:36
Step 1: install dashboard theme
I just bought this theme: http://preview.themeforest.net/item/angulr-bootstrap-admin-web-app-with-angularjs/full_screen_preview/8437259?_ga=2.213384020.1516125498.1495331410-419253093.1454623443

I need to add it to a subdomain to TelMD.com.  TelMD.com is currently a wordpress website.  We'll put the new theme on dashboard.telmd.com.  The domain is registered and hosted with godaddy.    

Step 2: Integrate our current registration process
We send all sign ups to sharpspring (CRM) and firebase (google db).  I need you to integrate the process of our registrations into this new theme.  Don't worry much about design.  I just need the technical processes integrated.

Step 3: Integrate 2 functions FROM firebase back INTO the dashboard.  these 2 functions are (1) send questions into UX, and (2) make the content from the second function populate where needed.  

Looking for an aggressive developer who is looking to do this NOW.


Posted On: May 21, 2017 04:11 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Web Development
Skills: HTML5, JavaScript, MySQL Administration, PHP, Website Development, WordPress
Country: United States
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Categories: WordPress Maintenance

[Help] for customer to enter their username then click buy which goes to PayPal

Talk about plugins - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 03:27

Selling a service that needs the customer to select from a drop down, enter his or her username, then pay through PayPal. Any suggestions will help!

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Acquia Lightning Blog: Experimental module warnings and Lightning

News from Planet Drupal - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 00:28
Experimental module warnings and Lightning Adam Balsam Sat, 05/20/2017 - 20:28

Lightning has used the Layout Plugin module since before our first beta release. Starting in Drupal 8.3.0, the functionality provided by the Layout Plugin module was largely duplicated in Layout Discovery and released as part of the Core Experimental group. Lightning migrated to Layout Discovery in 2.1.1.

The Lightning team feels like it's a win anytime we can migrate from contrib to core. But another advantage of this is that since Layout Discovery is in Core, security issues can be filed against it in the Core security issue queue which is monitored by the Security Team. Layout Plugin, being alpha, didn't have a security issue queue.

Technically, Layout Discovery is an Experimental core module though. And the new Status Report page warns users if any Experimental modules are enabled. As a result users of Lightning are presented with this unhelpful message when they visit /admin/reports/status:

 

The problem is, this message isn't actionable. Lightning made the decision to enable it. The only way to disable it would be to completely opt out of all of Lightning's Layout functionality.

To be clear, the Lightning team feels that the Layout Discovery module is certainly stable enough to run predictably and reliably on production websites. This warning from core is supposed to indicate that the underlying API might change or that it might ultimately be removed from the core package. Under either of those circumstances, Lightning would provide a migration script or otherwise support users.

We feel that warning a user after they (or their site builder) has made the decision to use an experimental module is in-actionable nagging. We support warning site builders when installing an experimental module, but not constantly reminding them of that decision.

Starting in 2.1.4, Lightning will include a core patch that removes the warnings for experimental modules on the status page. The patch does not affect the existing warning that is shown during installation of experimental modules.

There are two other "nagging" warnings that Lightning will remove in 2.1.4. Specifically, it will stop warning the user if:

Related, there is also a larger discussion around what the requirements should be for reporting on the status page. Discuss!

Summary of new patches related to reporting that will be included in 2.1.4:
  • Remove scary 'experimental module' messages from appearing everywhere on the site (#2880374)
  • Config sync should not throw a warning when not being writable (#2880445)
  • Disable warning about update notifications (#2869592)
Categories: Drupal

NEED E-COMMERCE WEBSITE BACK-END BUILT IN DIVI/WORDPRESS, FOR APPAREL / CLOTHING STARTUP - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 22:17
Hello,  

95% of the website's front-end (UX/UI/theme/content) has been created using Wix.

I have reached Wix's limitations and I need the back-end functionality built out in a stronger platform - my website needs features Wix simply doesn't offer, including add-ons and integrations/plug-ins utilizing things like Shopify, package-tracking, SEO, cart-enhancements among a few others we can discuss.

My background is in branding strategy and design, so although I have a lot of UX/UI, wire-framing strategy and web design experience, etc. I have minimal back-end development knowledge.

I am looking to build the site in Wordpress/Divi and (*THIS PART IS CRUCIAL*) it MUST have a 360-degree user-friendly admin panel - front-end, back-end. Also must be mobile-friendly.

What do I mean by this specifically?

I need the back-end built not only for me to update items like inventory, check analytics and change communications here and there, but I also need the platform used to be easy to make updates to the front-end as well, for me to be able to make actual changes to things like updating pictures and user-facing text easily in the future as well ... ideally, almost as easily as I've picked up on learning to use/develop in Wix.

I am looking to have the site go live by June 1 - I know this seems like a long-shot, but once you see how built out the site is in Wix, you'll see how straightforward this project is - it's literally a matter of copying what I've created and (essentially) pasting it into Divi/Wordpress, and adding integrations/plug-ins here and there.

Please reach out with questions / proposals - I can send you the "under-development" site shortly after.

Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Posted On: May 21, 2017 04:11 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Ecommerce Development
Country: United States
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Categories: WordPress Maintenance

Wordpress/Woocommerce last minute fixes before relaunch - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 19:03
Hi,

I need the footer to stick the bottom of the browser page so that it does not move up on pages with little content.


Posted On: May 21, 2017 04:11 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Web & Mobile Design
Skills: CSS3, HTML, Web Design, Website Development, WordPress
Country: Germany
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Categories: WordPress Maintenance

Website Performance, Design, Mobile Version and SEO. - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 13:56
I need your help.

I used Wordpress to build my girlfriend's website but am by no means a designer.

It has all the content and pages but need some CSS work done and work done in the backend with regards to layout and functionality.

Although the website is done as far as content is concerned, I am now in the position where I need help from a professional developer to help me make the site the best in my area.

The main purpose of the website is to generate leads to convert into nutrition clients.  Therefore, the website must be fast and user friendly.  SEO is also going to play a major part in the generation of leads and I am targeted with being first on the organic search for Google by July 2017.

The site will also need the ability to host video’s as I will be posting vlogs daily, so need this function.  I will post the videos on YouTube and then embed it on the site.

• The site needs to be cross-browser friendly.
• Need Page load speeds to be 80/100 or faster on both mobile and desktops.
• Need SEO at page level to be coded so the Yoast Traffic Light System shows green.


Posted On: May 20, 2017 18:11 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Web Development
Skills: CSS, CSS3, HTML, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Web Design, Website Development, Woocommerce, WordPress, Wordpress Plugin, Yoast SEO
Country: United Kingdom
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Categories: WordPress Maintenance

Drupal Association blog: Insight into Drupal Association Financials

News from Planet Drupal - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 12:47

To give more insight into Drupal Association financials, we are launching a blog series. This is the first one in the series and it is for all of you who love knowing the inner workings. It provides an overview of:

  • Our forecasting process
  • How financial statements are approved
  • The auditing process
  • How we report financials to the U.S. government via 990s

There’s a lot to share in this blog post and we appreciate you taking the time to read it.

Replacing Annual Budgets With Rolling Forecasts

Prior to 2016, the Drupal Association produced an annual budget, which is a common practice for non-profits. However, two years ago, we found that the Drupal market was changing quickly and that impacted our projected revenue. Plus, we needed faster and more timely performance analysis of pilot programs so we could adjust projections and evaluate program success throughout the year. In short, we needed to be more agile with our financial planning, so we moved to a rolling forecast model, using conservative amounts.

Using a rolling forecast means we don’t have a set annual budget. Instead, we project revenue and expense two years out into a forecast. Then, we update the forecast several times a year as we learn more. The first forecast of the year is similar to a budget. We study variance against this version throughout the year. As we conduct the additional forecasts during the year, we replace forecasts of completed months with actual expenses and income (“actuals”) and revise forecasts for the remaining months. This allows us to see much more clearly if we are on or off target and to adjust projections as conditions that could impact our financial year change and evolve. For example, if we learn that the community wants us to change a drupal.org ad placement that could impact revenue, we will downgrade the revenue forecast appropriately for this product.

In 2017, we there will be three forecasts:

  • December 2016:  The initial forecast was created. This serves as our benchmark for the year and we run variances against it.
  • May 2017: We updated the forecast after DrupalCon Baltimore since this event has the biggest impact on both our expenses and revenue for the year.
  • October 2017: We will reforecast again after DrupalCon Vienna. This is our final update before the end of the year and will be the benchmark forecast for 2018.

Creating and approving the forecasts is a multi-party process.

  1. Staff create the initial forecast much like you would a budget. They are responsible for their income and expense budget line items and insert them into the forecasting worksheet. They use historical financials, vendor contracts and quotes, and more to project the amount for each line item and document all of their assumptions. Each budget line manager reviews those projections and assumptions with me. I provide guidance and challenge assumptions and sign off on the inputs

  2. Our virtual CFO firm, Summit CPA, analyzes the data and provides financial insight including: Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow, and Margin Analysis. Through these reports, we can see how we are positioned to perform against our financial KPIs. This insight allows us to make changes or strengthen our focus on certain areas to ensure we are moving towards those KPIs - which I will talk about in another blog post. Once these reports are generated, the Drupal Association board finance committee receives them along with the forecasting assumptions. During a committee meeting, the committee is briefed by Summit and myself. They ask questions to make sure various items are considered in the forecast and they provide advice for me to consider as we work to improve our financial health.  

  3. Once the committee reviews the forecast and assumptions, then, the full board reviews it in an Executive Session. The board asks questions and provides advice as well. This review process happens with all three forecasts for the year.

Approving Financial Reports

As we move through the year, our Operations Manager and CFO team work together to close the books each month. This ensures our monthly actuals are correct. Then, our CFO team creates a monthly financial report that includes our financial statements (Income Statement and Balance Sheet) for the finance committee to review and approve. Each month the finance committee meets virtually and the entire team reviews the most recently prepared report. After asking questions and providing advice, the committee approves the report.

The full board receives copies of the financial reports quarterly and is asked to review and approve the statements for the preceding three months. Board members can ask questions, provide advice, and approve the statements in Executive Session or in the public board meeting. After approval, I write a blog post so the community can access and review the financial statements. You can see an example of the Q3 2016 financial statement blog here. The board just approved the Q4 2016 financials and I will do a blog post shortly to share the financial statements.

Financial Audits

Every two or three years the Association contracts to have the financial practices and transactions audited.  For the years that we do not conduct a full audit, we will contract for a “financial review” by our CPA firm (which is separate from our CFO firm) to ensure our financial policies and transactions are in good order.

An audit is an objective examination and evaluation of the financial statements of an organization to make sure that the records are a fair and accurate representation of the transactions they claim to represent. It can be done internally by employees of the organization, or externally by an outside firm.  Because we want accountability, we contracted with an external CPA firm, McDonald Jacobs, to handle the audit.

The Drupal Association conducts audits for several reasons:

  1. to demonstrate our commitment to financial transparency.

  2. to assure our community that we follow appropriate procedures to ensure that the community funds are being handled with care.  

  3. to give our board of directors outside assurance that the financial statements are free of material misstatements.

What do the auditors look at?  For 2016, our auditors will generally focus on three points:

  • Proper recording of income and expense: Auditors will ensure that our financial statements are an accurate representation of the business we have conducted. Did we record transactions on the right date, to the right account, and the right class? In other words, if we said that 2016 revenue was a certain amount, is that really true?

  • Financial controls: Preventing fraud is an important part of the audit. It is important to put the kinds of controls in place that can prevent common types of fraud, such as forged checks and payroll changes. Auditors look to see that there are two sets of eyes on every transaction, and that documentation is provided to verify expenses and check requests.

  • Policies and procedures: There are laws and regulations that require we have certain policies in place at our organization. Our auditors will look at our current policies to ensure they were in place and, in some cases, had been reviewed by the board and staff.

The primary goal of the audit is for the auditor to express an opinion on two aspects of the financial statements of the Association: the financial statements are fairly presented, and they are in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Generally accepted accounting principles are the accepted body of accounting rules and policies established by the accounting profession. The purpose of these rules is to promote consistency and fairness in financial reporting throughout the business community. These principles provide comparability of financial information.

Once our audit for 2016 is complete and approved by the board (expected in early summer), we can move to have the 990 prepared.  We look to have this item completed by September 2016.

Tax Filing: The Form 990

As a U.S.-based 501c3 exempt organization, and to maintain this tax-exempt status, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires us to file a 990 each year. Additionally, this form is also filed with state tax departments as well. The 990 is meant for the IRS and state regulators to ensure that non-profits continue to serve their stated charitable activities. The 990 can be helpful when you are reviewing our programs and finances, but know that it’s only a “snapshot” of our year.  

You can find our past 990s here.

Here are some general points, when reviewing our 990.

FORM 990, PART I—REVENUES, EXPENSES, AND CHANGES IN NET ASSETS OR FUND BALANCES

Lines 8-12 indicates our yearly revenue revenue. Not only how much total revenue (line 12), but also where we have earned our income, broken out into four groups. Line 12 is the most important: total income for the year.

Lines 13-18 shows expenses for the year, and where we focused.

Cash Reserves are noted on lines 20-22 on page 1.

The 990 has a comparison of the net assets from last year (or the beginning of the year) and the end of the current year, as well as illustrates the total assets and liabilities of the Association.

FORM 990, PART II—STATEMENT OF FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES

Part II shows our expenditures by category and major function (program services, management and general, and fundraising).

FORM 990, PART III—STATEMENT OF PROGRAM SERVICE ACCOMPLISHMENTS

In Part III, we describe the activities performed in the previous year that adhere to our 501c3 designation.  You can see here that Drupal.org, DrupalCon and our Fiscal Sponsorship programs are noted.

FORM 990, PART IV—BALANCE SHEETS

Part IV details our assets and liabilities. Assets are our resources that we have at our disposal to execute on our mission.  Liabilities are the outstanding claims against those assets.

FORM 990, PART V—LIST OF OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, TRUSTEES AND KEY EMPLOYEES

Part V lists our board and staff who are responsible in whole or in part for the operations of an organization. These entries do include titles and compensation of key employees.

FORM 990, PART VI—OTHER INFORMATION

This section contains a number of questions regarding our operations over the year. Any “yes” answers require explanation on the following page.

Schedule A, Part II—Compensation of the Five Highest Paid Independent Contractors for Professional Services

We list any of our contractors, if we have paid them more than $50,000, on this schedule.

Once our 990 is complete and filed we are required to post the return publicly, which we do here on our website.  We expect to have the 2016 990 return completed, filed and posted by September 2017.

Phew. I know that was long. Thank you for taking the time to read all of the steps we take to ensure financial health and accuracy. We are thankful for the great team work that goes into this process. Most of all we are thankful for our funders who provide the financial fuel for us to do our mission work.

Stay tuned for our next blog in this series: Update on Q4 2016 financial (to follow up on our Q3 2016 financial update)

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