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Wordpress Caching Optimization and Server Side Configuration - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Sun, 06/16/2019 - 11:49
I have a wordpress site running on an Ubuntu VM with Nginx. When I try to edit a page, I see old content, even if I open the page in an incognito browser. I don't have any wordpress caching plugins installed.

I would like someone to go through my nginx config and verify my configuration. It is important to ensure that letsencrypt is securely implemented, to see if I'm clearing and rotating my logs correctly and solve my server-side caching issue.

I generally understand this stuff, but don't have the time to make sure everything is optimized. I would think this is a small job for someone who does this for a living so please highlight the depth of your expertise on server-side configurations.

Posted On: June 16, 2019 20:11 UTC
Category: IT & Networking > Network & System Administration
Skills: Nginx
Country: United States
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[REQUEST] Free Image Accordion

Talk about plugins - Sun, 06/16/2019 - 05:12

Looking for a free plug-in that will give me a horizontal image accordion, with the ability to link to another page on the site (would be nice if it had the option to add text and buttons to the image as it is expanded).

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form usage and member backend help - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 17:58
Ok. I am in need of someone that can do the following through wordpress:
1. I am making a website. On this website, clients will fill out a form. They will submit that form in order to get the initial consultation and treatment plan we offer. That form will help create their profile on our website. Once we have approved them ( so we need to be able to have the option to change access levels, to give extra access so they can access restricted pages(not viewable to the general public), they need to be able to log in on the backend to their profile, where they can add more data to the form they had already filled in.

So basically, they need to be able to fill a form, then once logged in, have access to that form (now expanded) in their profile page and fill more of it. We will use that form to help schedule appointments for their treatments. We need to be able to store this data and keep track of what we are doing with these people (schedule appointments, track progress, etc)
So I am looking for some type of membership system (I have not seen a plugin that can do this yet)

So to recap.
1. Customer fills initial form and submits it. A members area is created for them.
2. We receive form and give initial consultation. When they have paid for initial service, we go in the backend, give them acess to more content and have them add on to the initial form they filled in on the home page.
3. We need to be able to track in the backend the progress of these people, appointments, progress.

We are using the latest version of wordpress with the beaver builder framework.

Posted On: June 16, 2019 20:11 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Web Development
Country: United States
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Wordpress designer for Quick Landing Page - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 12:56
We are looking for a Wordpress designer to help us craft a US-focused landing page based on this content: www.pivotpl.com. The page will be a simplified version with similar content and a strong CTA leading to a lead generation form.

We are aiming to have this done by June 23, so availability this week is ideal.

Posted On: June 16, 2019 20:11 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Web & Mobile Design
Skills: Mockup, WordPress
Country: Australia
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New Website (wordpress based for easy layperson editing) - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 11:54
I am a school design architect with 20 years of international experience and the Founding President of my own company. Over the years I have collected an impressive resume of works including:

Three books
Dozens of professional publications
Dozens of innovative school design projects
Collaborations with renowned experts around the world
Several video interviews

I'm also frequently invited to speak at national and international conferences and want the new website to be a forum where people can request my presence at a conference, or they can write questions to me.

In a second phase, I may also use the site to conduct professional webinars.

For now, I want a really attractive site (since this is a design website) that will consolidate all my professional activities under one roof. I'm looking for a high quality website designer whose number one qualification will be your creative design skills. The content on the site will be updated regularly and so I want a site design that allows for easy updates of the various pages.

The tabs I am thinking about (subject to change):
Homepage obviously
Speaker Booking
Webinars (coming soon)
Much of the information that I will draw upon is already posted at my company website at http://fieldingnair.com. I will be using much of this material.

Posted On: June 16, 2019 20:11 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Web & Mobile Design
Skills: Mockup, Style Guide, User Research, Wireframes, WordPress
Country: United States
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Quick demo website in Arabic - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 10:04
The site is just for Demo, so the focus is on simplicity and look. there is no existing design and would like to use ready templates and plug-ins

These are the main features:

1- Landing page: Sign up with facebook

2- attractive looking questionnaire

3- Multi-page content including questions to answer and videos to watch

4-no need for shop, no need for dashboard or for meta-data

Posted On: June 16, 2019 20:11 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Web & Mobile Design
Skills: Prototype, WordPress
Country: Germany
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Evolving Web: Final Thoughts on Drupal North 2019

News from Planet Drupal - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 03:57

This year's edition of Drupal North has come to an end and what a great experience it has been. We got to connect with so many people in the community, share our experiences, and learn from others. Here are some of the highlights and key takeaways from the last 3 days:

Accessibility really is on the top of everyone's minds

Throughout the conference, there were so many conversations about accessibility -- from best practices, to the future of accessibility tools and websites. With the passing of Bill C-81, government and higher education institutions in Canada will need to make this a top priority as their websites will need to be compliant with Level AA WCAG standards. Those using Drupal will already be 1 step ahead as it is more accessibility-friendly than other content management platforms.

Just like Drupal, the Drupal North community values openness

The people that make up the Drupal community are always willing to share tips, tools, information, and what processes work best for them. Some of the attendees we spoke with specifically said they were excited to implement some of the techniques and tools that were discussed at Drupal North. This is a community of learners and innovators, always striving to move the web forward.

We are a group of problem-solvers

Some of the most valuable conversations this week were held when attendees were encouraged to share problems they've been encountering and ask the community for ideas and suggestions. The roundtable breakouts at the summits were great for brainstorming and connecting with others having similar issues, and lots of great feedback and input was shared during the Interactive UX Workshop that Alex Dergachev and I hosted.

We hope everyone had a great time at Drupal North 2019 and we are very proud to have been a Gold Sponsor for this year's conference. Keep following along with us on LinkedIn and Twitter, stay up-to-date on future trainings and UX Meetups, and reach out to us if you want to talk Drupal.

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Categories: Drupal

WooCommerce functions.php fix (v2 -> v3) - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 02:42
Having a problem with a site after upgrading WooCommerce v2 to v3.

There was a fair bit of customization in functions.php. Part of the code involved the following idea:

1. Retrieve session ID as follows:

$ses = new WC_Session_Handler();
$wc_session= $ses->get_customer_id();

2. Store custom cart properties in _wc_session_custom_...:

update_option( '_wc_session_custom_'.$wc_session, $cart_item_data );

3. Retrieve / store custom cart properties using filters/hooks:

- woocommerce_add_to_cart
- woocommerce_add_cart_item_data
- woocommerce_calculate_totals

There is some custom code used to calculate a custom price for an item depending on individually set options.

There are a few problems here, at least:

A. When examining this, lines like:

$cart_obj->cart_contents[$cart_item_key]['line_total'] = $custom_cart_total;

"line_total" is set, but it does not reflect in the cart.

B. session ID seems blank using the $wc_session code above. So far, this (?) seems to work:

$wc_session = WC()->session->get_customer_id();

Looking for assistance debugging/troubleshooting this code from someone who has a lot of experience with WooCommerce. Imagine this is an easy fix if that is the case for you.

Posted On: June 16, 2019 20:11 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Web Development
Skills: PHP, Woocommerce, WordPress
Country: United States
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[FREEMIUM] A powerful countdown timer with evergreen mode to increase engagements and sales m.

Talk about plugins - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 01:37

We built our plugin called HurryTimer with goal to help users increasing engagements and sales by using an easy to use scarcity countdown timer.

Here are some of the top features of the plugin:

  • The evergreen mode: This allows to create dynamic countdowns for each new visitor regardless their locale time zone or the time they landed to site. This mode combines IP and Cookie for a strong detection.

  • The actions: You can run different actions when campaign expires like redirect user to another page, display a message, change stock status for WooCommerce stores, and more.

  • The appearance: We made customizing the countdown timer easy and flexible so users can create any style that fit their sites.

Your feedbacks are very welcomed.

Thank you!


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1-Hour NationBuilder Development Consultation - prep for large-ish project - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 20:29
Hi there--we're looking for someone to help us do some fairly substantial custom development on our new NationBuilder site. In preparation, we'd like to talk with a few potential contractors about the details of the project and their recommendations. (As a freelancer myself, I believe your time should be valued--even time invested in getting a job ;)   

Mostly, we're looking to get a feel what's possible/not supported through the NB API, how "expensive" some of the development we're looking for might be (I'm a designer and am constantly amazed at how off my estimates on dev time for a particular feature tend to be) and what effect our customizations are likely to have on the overall operation/weight/performance of our site.

High level, we'll talk about:
- Theme building/customization
- How much various pagetypes can even be customized (ie: can we have different information show up in the directory profiles? we'd love to move away from our WP calendar but would need to collect different info on our events and display them differently...)
- Possibilities for getting the legacy content on our WP site (uses functionality to our understanding not available in NB) integrated as seamlessly as possible

We plan to pay $50 for this hour of consultation, understanding that your hourly rate should we hire you for the larger project may be higher or lower than that. We look forward to chatting.

Posted On: June 16, 2019 20:11 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Web Development
Skills: HTML, Website Customization, WordPress
Country: United States
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Drupal Association blog: Join us at OSCON this July

News from Planet Drupal - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 20:06

Drupal will be represented again at this year's O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) in Portland, OR in July. We'll have table P8 in the exhibit hall. If you're attending, make sure to visit our table on Wednesday / Thursday.

Community volunteers and local Drupal Association staff members will be at OSCON to talk about Drupal with attendees. We're looking forward to spreading the Drupal love!

If you'd like to help out, please contact me.

Dates: July 15-18

Location: Oregon Convention Center

Register here and use code USRG to save 25% off most registration types.

Categories: Drupal

Hubspot Setup with Content/Inbound Strategy - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 19:30
We operate a 64,000 sq/ft nuclear bunker that provides historical entertainment as a venue. With activities such as historic tours, laser tag, escape rooms, and esports events we have a lot to offer.

Our current process however needs help. We have opted to look at using Hubspot to optimize the onboarding process and formulate a strategy for inbound marketing. We want to optimize the potential of advertising in facebook, google, and linkedin in order to achieve  SOLD OUT time slots and events.

You can take a look at www.enterthebunker.com to see what you will be working with to make this diamond in the rough SPARKLE!

The ideal freelancer we work with do the following:

- Analysis of our current processes for visitor experience from time they first visit our site, to the ongoing visitor relationship we maintain after they leave
- Proposed recommendations to implement
- Implement approved proposal incorporating Hubspot marketing and maybe sales
- Implement content marketing strategy
- Implement online advertising strategy
- Provide documentation and/or training materials in a suitable format to enable staff to work with the new processes effectively.

We want someone who is proactive in these processes and not just order taking from us. We want your expertise guiding us with a winning strategy.

Looking forward to working with the successful candidate!

Posted On: June 16, 2019 20:11 UTC
Category: Sales & Marketing > Email & Marketing Automation
Skills: A/B Testing, Content Writing, Facebook Marketing, HubSpot, Instagram Marketing, Internet Marketing, Lead Generation, MailChimp, Marketing Strategy, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), SEO Keyword Research, Social Media Marketing, WordPress
Country: Canada
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[REQUEST] Membership portal with custom options

Talk about plugins - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 16:09

I'm looking for a plugin to help with a membership option on our new website. Basically, we're running an Education program where we have judges and schools participating. I'd love to have some kind of member portal where they can log in and create their own account, lost password, and all of that. But also something where we can release documents to select groups or people, where we can post notices or surveys to select people, etc. For example, we'd just want the 10 judges to have access to a survey, but not everyone who is registered.

Does something like this exist?

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Thinkbean: Looking good Drupal, looking good!

News from Planet Drupal - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 15:36
Once upon a time the authoring experience (AX) in Drupal left much to be desired. Content editors using Drupal 6 or Drupal 7 glanced longingly across at WordPress editing screens wistfully hoping for some of that ease of use. The flexibility of Drupal from a content management standpoint was never in doubt but we all just wished that when in the edit screen it looked so much better and behaved in a manner we were accustomed to when using other modern digital products and services. Well finally the wait is over! Welcome to the new Drupal authoring experience! Let's focus on three main areas of the Drupal authoring experience which have made Drupal 8 a game changer for digital marketing professionals. 1. Gutenberg Editor It's nice...it is really nice! Below is a screenshot of the new Gutenberg editor experience available in Drupal 8.
Categories: Drupal

Mediacurrent: Our Clients’ Top 2019 Digital Marketing Challenges

News from Planet Drupal - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 13:54

What’s the one big challenge that marketers and CMO’s we partner with  are facing this year? It’s really tough to put a finger on just one. Proving impact on revenue, marketing team staffing, personalization, and marketing-IT alignment are among the hurdles voiced in discussions that Mediacurrent’s sales team are having with prospects and clients. We are finding CMO’s are pressed more than ever to show marketing’s value while the complexities and opportunities sprouting within digital continue to evolve. Let’s dive into each challenge and uncover what makes these hurdles difficult to jump — and the tools or approach that can help marketers overcome them.

Proving Impact on Revenue

Probably not surprising that last year Gartner surveyed where CMOs were spending marketing budgets. They found marketing budgets shrunk slightly year over year since 2016 while a higher percentage of budgets are being allocated to digital. The pressure is on for marketers to prove how specific marketing campaigns and investments directly contribute to an organization’s revenue. Owners and shareholders want more specificity in understanding how much budget to allocate to higher revenue generating activities. Furthermore, marketers need to react faster to fluctuating market conditions that impact customer experience.

How can you attribute revenue to specific marketing activities and demonstrate ROI so you can invest and optimize in the right activities? There are a number of SaaS tools available and most implement a specific approach to measure marketing attribution and achieve granular ROI tracking. 

  • Motomo - offers a GPL-licensed on-premise web analytics stack.
  • Bizible - analytics and multi-touch revenue attribution.
  • Terminus / Brightfunnel - product suite that offers account-based marketing analytics and sales insights.
  • Conversion Logic - cross-channel attribution with AI-powered insights and budget forecast simulations.
  • Allocadia - a marketing performance management platform that offers revenue attribution and insights into marketing budget allocation.
  • Full Circle Insights - product stack that tracks marketing and sales attribution, built as a native Salesforce App.
  • Google Attribution - formerly called Adometry, it’s now part of the Google Marketing Platform.
  • Salesforce CRM - ROI tracking can be enabled with additional campaign configuration.
  • Domo Digital 360 - full suite of analytics, funnel, and ROI tracking.
  • VisualIQ - strategic measurement, multi-touch attribution, audience analysis, and predictive insights.
  • Oracle Marketing Cloud - integrated suite of tools that include analytics, marketing automation, content/social marketing, and data management.

Because each tool specializes in a specific aspect of ROI tracking, you will need to do some research to understand which tool best fits your organization. Most of the tools listed above implement some form of attribution tracking that will help achieve more robust ROI calculations. Our Director of Marketing Adam Kirby gives a helpful overview of  how marketing attribution works, in his MarTech West slide deck. Organizations we speak with often need help from consultants and agencies to understand how to optimally configure their martech stack with ROI tracking tools. This need coincidentally brings us to the next challenge marketer’s are facing...

Staffing Teams - The Right Blend

Organizations are becoming more careful to find the proper balance between internal team staffing and engaging help from an outside agency. In the early 2010’s, there was a movement within Fortune 2000 companies to bring more expertise in-house. As martech complexity evolved into the latter part of this decade, organizations are realizing that exposure to new technologies and approaches is limited with their in-house teams. By engaging with a wide spectrum of industries, clients, and projects, agencies provide a broad view into the martech landscape that in-house teams don’t have. What’s the right blend? It depends on the vertical. Organizations with one large website typically outsource at least half of their digital marketing. Higher Ed and Government have longer procurement cycles and, consequently, need at least 75% of their overall marketing team to be full-time in-house.

Not only is outside help needed by in-house teams to stay informed, budget scrutiny is forcing CMO’s to seek off-shore development help. However, they are finding off-shore falters when technology projects aren’t being led by one or more on-shore architects who maintain a project’s integrity between on-shore stakeholders and off-shore teams. These technical liaisons are critical to off-shore development success. We see too many organizations assume if off-shore developers demonstrate technical competency, they should be fully capable of leading an implementation. Yet, those organizations fail to consider the strength of influence local culture has on communication dynamics and the perception of requirements by off-shore teams.


Another challenge marketers are targeting is how personalization can impact KPIs and produce a higher ROI percentage compared to other digital marketing efforts. In 2017, the concept of personalization was buzzing while marketers were trying to understand what it takes from a content and labor effect to implement. After GDPR went into effect a little over a year ago, personalization efforts have to take into account how GDPR laws impact customer data acquisition and retention, making the implementation of personalization trickier and more complex with respect to data analysis and the ability to capitalize on personalization opportunities. Tools like Acquia Lift, open source marketing automation platform Mautic (recently acquired by Acquia), Triblio, and Optimizely Web Personalization offer slightly different perspectives on personalization. 

When evaluating if you’re ready for personalization, here are eight considerations that will dictate success when carefully planned or potential failure if not addressed:

  1. Do you have enough content that’s written for each persona your personalization effort needs to target?
  2. Do you have content creators who can continually create new and evergreen content?
  3. Do you have KPIs defined to track the performance of your personalization efforts?
  4. Is your martech stack compatible with personalization technologies that fit your business model?
  5. Do accurate, fresh data metrics exist in usable forms? Is data structured uniformly and exclusive of redundancies that might skew its meaning?
  6. How do data privacy laws impact the efficacy of a personalization initiative? Can enough of the right user data legally be captured to supply the initiative?
  7. Are data governance guidelines in place that ensure data integrity stays intact well beyond the implementation phase of a personalization initiative?
  8. Finally, is your department or organization committed to investing time and energy into personalization? It’s a long game and shouldn’t be misinterpreted as an off-the-shelf-set-it-and-forget-it type of content solution.

If you’re starting a personalization strategy from ground zero, Mediacurrent Senior Digital Strategist Danielle Barthelemy wrote a quick guide to creating a content strategy with personalization as the end-goal. Danielle illustrates how a sound personalization strategy positively influences purchase intent, response rate, and acquisition costs. 

Marketing-IT Alignment

In order for digital marketing execution to be as effective and efficient as possible with initiatives like ROI tracking and personalization, it’s imperative for marketing and IT teams to collaborate cohesively.  A frictionless environment is critical for marketers to meet the immediacy of an ever-increasing market speed. In some organizations, these two departments are still maintaining competing interests in relation to policy, security, infrastructure, and budget. Example scenarios include  strict IT policies that can stifle speed-to-market, cowboy marketers all but ignoring technical security when implementing new tools, and executives missing the budgetary discord that echoes when both departments operate in their own silos.

These independent agendas must be meshed together into one for the betterment of the organization. But how? 

  • Learn how to empathize by understanding each other’s goals and challenges across departments. Define a shared list of KPI’s and time-bound each.
  • Schedule weekly touch point meetings between IT and marketing leaders.
  • Conduct a quarterly tools review to understand the “why” behind tools that each department uses.
  • Demonstrate discipline-specific concepts that require collaboration from the other department. For instance, show IT how marketing attribution works and what’s required of them to make it successful. Or, show marketing what a normalized database is and how it will help marketing be successful by reducing duplicate data.
Marketing ROI: An Ongoing Challenge

Overall, the challenges CMO’s are asking us about as we move into the latter half of 2019 are heavily rooted in accurately tracking ROI and putting tools in place to boost it. While marketers have been challenged with proving ROI for years, digital has evolved to a point where tools and systems exist that embolden marketers to aggressively pursue understanding where their money is best spent. For most organizations, there are still talent hurdles to overcome and knowledge gaps to fill to properly implement martech and systems that accurately track ROI. 

How about you — what challenges are your marketing department working to solve this year? Have you found the right in-house to agency team blend? Have you had success with ROI tracking and personalization?

Categories: Drupal

WordPress: Simple:Press - Needs fixing for it to work again - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 09:42
I need help from someone who is familiar with simplepress (a wordpress plugin). I used it for a long time and it was working until my entire website got malware. Since then, I had to restore my site with a very old backup file.
While everything else was working, the simple press plugin did not work and my old content is still in there. I need help to restore it.

The error messages that I get are as follow.
1. I would first get an notice about the error (which looks like this - https://c2n.me/425hTTB)
2. One I click on "Perform Upgrade", I get this instead - https://c2n.me/425ihKU

Let me know if you are familiar and if you're able to help.

Please quote me a reasonable price. Thank you.

Posted On: June 14, 2019 18:11 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Web & Mobile Design
Skills: WordPress
Country: Malaysia
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[FREE] Make private payments using a chat on your website

Talk about plugins - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 05:48

With the use of a private chat, you can now send payment requests to the other party. With just a click, the payment will be made. Check out this straightforward way of payment: https://www.rumbletalk.com/blog/index.php/2019/06/11/private-payments/

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