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Website content changes - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 20:47
I'm looking for someone to perform some small changes to a website. This could be an ongoing gig.

Posted On: October 10, 2017 04:11 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Web Development
Skills: HTML, HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, Web Design, Website Development, WordPress
Country: United States
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Categories: WordPress Maintenance

Developer knowledgeable in web security to create private client area - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 20:42
I need a developer with good experience in web/network security to create a private client area on (or linked to) my wordpress site.

Client can Register / Sign-in with his own username/password, complete an extensive questionnaire form, scan and upload sensitive documents/image files, and e-sign admin provided documents. The admin must have access to the content submitted by the client.

I need assistance for implementing a secure solution considering that all client data obtained is sensitive information that needs to be stored secured/encrypted on the portal (or received by admin to email).  I’m considering Gravity Forms with document upload functionality to create the forms and I'm looking at client management plugins such as WP Customer Area. However, the security of documents transmission is of utmost importance and WP may not be the best solution. I rely on your expertise in web security to find the best solution.

Posted On: October 10, 2017 04:11 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Web Development
Skills: Bootstrap, HTML5, Information Security, jQuery, MySQL Administration, Network Security, PHP, WordPress, Wordpress Plugin
Country: United States
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Categories: WordPress Maintenance

Responsive, UI/UX, Wordpress Expert - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 18:42

We need an expert Web developer and creative director to help us create a new Wordpress website. The website needs to be very simple, fast, responsive and optimized. The project needs to be finished in 1-2 weeks. We need someone who will give us their creative input and be willing and ready to communicate. The site must be configured so that our team can update our blog and content without ever having to contact you. Visual Composer.


Equestrian Sports Marketing Agency offering services to equestrian brands & businesses, as well as pro riders. Startup. Just rebranded our logo. @MarketEques.


Mobile Speed is #1 Priority: Site speed: 2 seconds. Need a site that converts. Responsive and sleek landing page.
Please see attached images and visit the following websites:

- Bootstrap
- HTML, CSS, JavaScript
- Solid Understanding of HTML5/CSS3, jQuery and Responsive Design
- User Interfaces & Prototypes from Wireframes and Designs
- Photoshop, Dreamweaver
- Development and Debugging Tools for Cross-Browser Issues
- Wordpress PlugIns: Choosing the right ones for us.
- Social Media and Third-Party APIs
- Front-end and back-end web development skills and experience building complex WordPress sites including plugins for integration with internal and third-party systems.

Deliverable 1: Sitemap (to be submitted to Search Console), look at our Wireframe and make suggestions, create a secure shared file for online Content Repository (Digital Assets List)

Deliverable 2: Mockup (1-2 Revisions) with our copy

What is the site meant to achieve?
- Sell packages (e-commerce capabilities)
- Brand Awareness
- Customer login
- Generate new business
- Blog for industry authority

Main Selling Point?
- Business Services
- Educate leads: Packaged services (gives them pricing ideas)

Will the website have any special purpose?
- Packages to purchase
- Blog for SEO & pain point copy

Target audience?
- Equestrian Business Owners
- Equestrian Brands
- Pro Riders

Why are they interested in the topic of the site?
- They need help with daily marketing operations
- They can see price estimates to purchase immediately
- They know they can't be digital marketings and business owners

What pain the does site solve for individual audience members?
- Ghost CMO
- Quick package purchase

#1 UX?
- An understanding of how a marketing partner can help their business
- What is digital marketing for equestrians and businesses

#2: UI Can the visitor achieve their goal easily?
- Yes, they can see the descriptions in one-two sentences as they scroll.
- They can see the packages
- Custom Service Request
- Blog (Info)
- Contact

Content & CTA Goals?
- Encourage people to take action once they read the copy.
- Call us, message us for more information, buy a product online, inquire for special service requests, schedule free consultation on the phone.
- Define next steps at the end of our copy. Providing our MailChimp Monthly Newsletter Opt-in, a link to our contact page and social media icons.
- Give visitors an easy action to take while our business is still top of mind.

Posted On: October 10, 2017 04:11 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Web Development
Skills: CSS, CSS3, Google Search, HTML, HTML5, JavaScript, Link Building, MySQL Administration, On-Page Optimization, PHP, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), SEO Writing, Web Design, Website Development, WordPress, Wordpress Plugin, Yoast SEO
Location Requirement: Only freelancers located in the United States may apply.
Country: United States
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Categories: WordPress Maintenance

Custom Wordpress Website Development + Website migration for SaaS Startup - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 17:20
Hi there,

We're looking to migrate our public website https://seedlegals.com/ to Wordpress shortly. We have a new re-design currently being completed in Sketch, which will be ready within 2 weeks.

We're a SaaS startup so any experience you have with similar companies is a big plus.

We would like to migrate our current site content with the new design as soon as possible after it's ready.

This will include a mobile-ready version too.

Ideally we'd like to pay a fixed price for the project, so let me know what you need to draw up a budget!

Posted On: October 09, 2017 18:11 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Web Development
Skills: PSD to Wordpress, Web Design, WordPress
Country: United Kingdom
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Categories: WordPress Maintenance

WordPress Design Customization - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 17:10
1 day job, WordPress theme is already installed.  Just need to get theme properly functioning, design flowing and things animated.  Content is provided, and I'll be working with to get things moving along.  Social Media and Facebook Marketing experience a plus.   

This is the theme used.

I've hired for this type of work before, I estimate it'll take less than four hours.
The goal is to get the site, looking better than the demo provided.

Must see examples of work.

Posted On: October 09, 2017 18:11 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Web Development
Country: United States
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Categories: WordPress Maintenance

Palantir: Drupal 8 is Great for Showing Solutions Quickly

News from Planet Drupal - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 16:45
Drupal 8 is Great for Showing Solutions Quickly #D8isGr8 brandt Mon, 10/09/2017 - 11:45 Luke Wertz Oct 9, 2017

The #D8isGr8 blog series will focus on why we love Drupal 8 and how it provides solutions for our clients. This post in the series comes from Luke Wertz, Solution Architect.

We want to make your project a success.

Let's Chat.

We often work on projects with clients who are juggling strict timelines and multiple stakeholders. From the time a vendor is selected, to contract signing and project kick-off meetings, it can sometimes be a whole month before our production team is able to really dig into a new project.

The thing I love about Drupal 8 is that it gives us the ability to skip parts of the prototyping phase and get into rapid proof of concept work very quickly. We can quickly demonstrate to our clients the problem space they’re working in and a potential solution. Drupal 8 allows us to get there quickly without writing a lot of code, which means our client product owners are able to show progress to their stakeholders sooner.

This proof of concept work is enabled by the functionality that is now baked into Drupal 8 core. In previous versions of Drupal, Views was a contrib module. A lot of how Views functions in Drupal 8 is the same as before, but that extra step of having to install, deploy, and configure it has been removed.

The ability to show value to a client early and quickly is reflective of Palantir’s move to Agile development. We are a data-driven company, and we like to use quantitative methods to prove our value to our clients. Drupal 8 helps us to iterate rapidly: have an idea, quickly show how it might work, test it, and prove it.

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Categories: Drupal

aleksip.net: Reasons for choosing standards-based technologies

News from Planet Drupal - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 15:12
The recent announcement that Drupal is looking to adopt React has inspired me to live up to my Twitter bio, and be an active advocate for open standards-based technologies. While my knee-jerk reaction to the announcement was to focus on React, this blog post approaches the topic of adopting technologies in a more general manner, while still aiming to contribute to the current front-end framework discussion.
Categories: Drupal

fairfaxcryobank.com vBulletin fixes - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 13:56
Please see attachment.

Posted On: October 09, 2017 18:11 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Web Development
Skills: Forum Development, Forum Moderation, Content Management, WordPress, XenForo
Country: United States
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Categories: WordPress Maintenance

Valuebound: Step-by-step guide to Foundation framework to develop responsive web applications

News from Planet Drupal - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 12:55

Creating responsive websites have always remained a challenge for many even I faced similar difficulties in the beginning. Recently, our team came across a situation where we had to design a responsive and beautiful website in Drupal 8 for a media and publishing firm. In order to create such an amazing site, we came up with an idea to use Foundation Framework and yes! it worked.

I have written this blog to help anyone having difficulty in understanding the Foundation framework to develop responsive websites as it is a rising market demand. My idea is that this article will be a "living laboratory" to help you in understanding Foundation from the scratch. The post comprises an intro of Foundation, its features, comparison…

Categories: Drupal

Amazee Labs: Tour de DrupAlps - My Amazee Extreme Challenge Recap

News from Planet Drupal - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 11:00
Tour de DrupAlps - My Amazee Extreme Challenge Recap

Recently, I took a month off to do the Amazee Extreme Challenge: after 3 years, each of us gets the opportunity to do something we would like to challenge ourselves with. In 31 days, I cycled from Switzerland over the Alps to DrupalCon Vienna. This post is intended to reflect on how my journey went and share some of the experiences I had while riding the DrupAlps tour.

Josef Dabernig Mon, 10/09/2017 - 13:00

#DrupAlps Tour Summary:

Planning & preparations

Late 2016 I started brainstorming ideas for my extreme challenge. Initially, my plan was to hike the alps from mountain hut to mountain hut. After considering the security risk: being hiking alone in the mountains for a month, I decided to go via bicycle where at least I would be able to get help via paved roads if needed. Being a passionate cyclist, climbing the Alps was a dream for a long time already.

How did I plan out the route? Initially it was really hard to tell how much I would be able to cycle. I guessed an average of 80 kilometers per day and around 1500 meters of elevation gain should be fine. Planning out the tour was really fun - basically, I would try research the most beautiful and challenging mountain passes that you can cycle with a road bike. The quäldich site was a great resource to research challenging mountain passes and I used Strava to put together the route. Over the months of planning and during riding, the tour planning adapted flexibly. A map that compares initial versus ridden planning can be found here.

Apart from knowing where to go, I also needed to get in shape and equipped for the ride. Early 2017 I started cycling the Swiss mountain passes as soon as they opened and was getting more and more experience about which equipment and food I would need during the days.

In terms of equipment, I decided to get a race bike (Rose XEON RS-4400) which is really lightweight but still made of aluminium which I thought would be a more reliable material compared to today’s popular carbon frames. As I planned to take all my luggage with me for an entire month and in order to be able to cycle high-alpine mountain passes, I decided to get two compact bags. The Ortlieb Seat-Pack takes up to 16.5 liters and fixates behind the seat post. In addition to that, after quite some research I decided to the custom, tailor-fitted G219 Blade Frame Bag from Wanderlust Equipment. It took me a while to figure out the minimal set of cloths required to keep me dry, warm and adaptable. Weather conditions ranged from between 35 and -5 degrees, sometimes it was sunny, cloudy, windy or just rainy - but in the end, the combination of bags turned out to work out really nicely.

As I started to work 80% at the beginning of May, I was able to do weekend rides from Friday to Sunday to get used to the saddle. All the preparations were really helpful but still, there was a great deal of uncertainty as I never had ridden more than 3 days in a row and would be going to ride for an entire month.

The first week - Zürich to Italy and back to Switzerland

August 25, my bike was finally packed and I was ready to get going. After a lovely breakfast with the Amazee team in the office and with some joining remotely via Zoom, it was time to say goodbye for a month and start the journey.

Well equipped with two Rapha shirts - one from Urs for the colder days and one from my girlfriend for the hot days - I was happy to start cycling. I was slowly getting into a daily routine of taking Instagram photos, navigating using Locus map and sharing the rides on my Strava profile.

The first weekend was already packed with highlights. I joined 2000+ cyclists for the minimal version of the Alpenbrevet. I did the bronze tour which covered two passes, while some of the most eager cyclists did 5 passes with a total elevation gain of 7000 meters!

After Grimsel, Furka and Gotthardpass I had passed the alps for the first time. The upcoming days I cycled along the beautiful lakes Lago Maggiore, Lago Lugano and Lago di Como crossing the Swiss/Italian border surprisingly often. Weather conditions were perfect and it was fun to start adapting the route a bit when I had enough buffer time.

Second week - Berninapass, Stelvio, Timmelsjoch and up to Germany

After a week, the first rain was hitting just in time for a day break near St. Moritz in Engadin to relax and wait for my friend Riccardo Bessone. Riccardo was traveling day and night with busses and trains to get to this place. After a relaxed breakfast and during heavy rains outside it was time for us to take the challenge and go cycling. This quite epic ride took us from heavy rains to heavy snow falls up to Berninapass and we were happy to find shelter on our way down where we could warm up the frozen fingers at a fire place and rest a bit before we headed further via Tirano up again to Bormio.

The second day of our shared weekend we cycled the Gavia Pass. Luckily the weather was sunny again, so we could enjoy a scenery full of snow-covered mountains at an elevation of above 2600 meters.

Leaving that beautiful scenery behind us, we rode some kilometers further over Passo Tonale into the Trentino valley where I would continue my journey alone and say hi to lots of fresh apples that helped my daily need for calories.

Another highlight for sure was climbing Passo Stelvio - with 2757 meters the 2nd highest paved mountain pass of Alps. After a long day of easy riding, I decided to take the climb still around 4 pm in the afternoon and was really happy to have almost no traffic on the streets. Together with some cyclists from the UK, we arrived at the top before sunset and a bit of snow fall started, just in time to find shelter at one of the pretty much empty hotels.  

While riding I usually was pretty much alone on the roads. There was plenty of time to reflect, do some thinking but I also listened to a lot of Podcasts to feed my brain. From time to time I would meet inspiring people which did similar long-distance rides, such as this guy from Thailand that tested his bicycle after attending the Eurobike show.

Another magical moment was cycling over the Timmelsjoch from Südtirol to Austria. I was able to change my route so that I would cycle the pass already a week earlier from south up north instead of going down via the pass a week later on. On the top of the mountain, the weather changed from being sunny the whole day long into the mountain being covered by a cloud and quite some rainfalls. But it wasn’t too bad, so I kept going slowly and soon could enjoy some spectacular scenery. See the “Himmelsloch am Timmelsloch” as identified by Greg and depicted above.

Approaching the end of week 2, my road bike joined me for some off-road action. The Schrofen Pass is popular amongst mountain bikers that carry their bike over the hiking trail. Trying to avoid busy roads in that area and equipped with a much lighter bike I enjoyed carrying my road bike over the pass.

Third week - Dolomites and up to Austria

After another break at a friends wedding in Germany, it was time to cycle down to Italy again where I enjoyed some of the most beautiful scenery of the tour. Especially when the clouds disappeared and the unique peaks of the Dolomites started shining through, I know that each single investment into this entire tour was worth the effort.

After spending some days in the dolomites, I approached the last week of my tour. My uncle Wolfgang “Radlwolf” Dabernig, together with his friend Kurti would meet me in Italy from where we cycled the Plöckenpass together. While I enjoyed cycling on my own, trips together like this one with friends and family as part of my tour really where great intermediate steps of my tour as we could share the excitement about the tour and spend valuable time together.

Fourth week - Rains, Kärnten, Slovenia up to Linz / Danube

Entering Kärnten also meant the beginning of an entire week of rain. Cycling in the rain was tough but I was lucky to have all the equipment and mental health needed to survive even the hard days. As long as you keep moving you usually don’t get cold. Rain jacket, rain trousers, and overshoes plus a warm soup would save my days.

Cycling through the Alps also meant visiting different regions, different countries and getting in touch with many different cultures. I crossed borders 17 times and was happy we don’t have border controls anymore thanks to being part of Schengen Area.

It’s hard to summarize the diversity of impressions I had during the tour in a single blog post with a few pictures. What I for sure can tell is that late August to late September turned out to be a great season for cycling. While in the beginning it was really hot and I was glad to take a swim in one of the lakes, the later weeks of the tour turned out to be rather chilly. On the flipside, those early Autumn weeks made for some beautiful visual impressions.

Final stretch - Linz to Vienna

From Kärnten I would cycle up to Linz, crossing the Alps for the last time. Because of a landslide of the heavy rains, the Sölkpass was closed and I had to take a detour via Radstätter Tauernpass which turned out just fine (and snowcovered) too. As I was getting closer to my final destination, DrupalCon Vienna, I had gotten into a routine of organizing my day pack of clothes into the above-depicted bags.

On the last weekend, Ricardo joined me again to cycle along the danube. After a long day on Saturday from Linz to Krems, the last day of cycling was planned to be a relaxed one. In Tulln, we stopped for lunch at the webshapers office where we met more friends from the Drupal community. Together, we cycled the leg to Vienna and even added in two small extra passes before arriving in Vienna. At the Schweizerhaus, a group of Amazee’s, DrupalCon attendees, friends and family were meeting us and I was happy to finish the DrupAlps tour healthy and without any injuries.

Cycling the Alps for a month was an incredible experience, I can definitely recommend. I think I was happy to not have any major issues along the way and I was also really glad that the adaptive planning of the tour worked out even better than I had hoped for. Thanks so much for everyone who has helped me achieve this goal! Without all the great support that I received, the DrupAlps tour wouldn’t have been the positive experience it has been!

What’s next? I am also happy to be back at the office, starting my new role as Agile Consultant with the Amazee Labs Zürich team. In an upcoming post, I will certainly talk more about what’s going on in this area.

Thanks for reading and following my tour! For now, if you are interested, here are some more resources:

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Lullabot: Behind the Screens with Jason and Stew of Amazee Labs

News from Planet Drupal - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 04:00
In this episode, Chris sits down with Jason Lewis and Stew West of Amazee Labs to get the low down on Drupal Camp Cape Town. They discuss what it's like organizing a Drupal camp in Southern Africa; convince you to visit Cape Town; and give some thanks to their amazing colleagues at Amazee. Also, if the internet goes out, keep an eye out for Amazee's (probably) first ever touring Drupal band!
Categories: Drupal

Need strategy to capture emails for online magazine (no products) - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 21:50
We have a Wordpress with approx 30 posts per month and approx 35K email signups and Facebook page with around 4K likes.

Our goal is to capture user emails so we can send them monthly newsletters with new topics and include ads/sponsors. The website also contains ad placeholders by Google Adsense or uploaded by us directly.

For us, a conversion is if we get their email address.

Your task:
write up a strategy that will allow us to capture visitor emails. This is the primary goal.

Secondary goal: once we capture the email, we need a way to capture more info, like first name, last name, topics interested so we can send only topics that they want (around 5 topics in total).

- List tools that we should use. We have approx 5-10K monthly budget for retargeting and giveaways etc. We want the users to be more engaged with the content (e.g. commenting, sharing)

- which custom FB audience we should create, e.g.
a) those who visited the site but didn't sign up so we can retarget them
b) those who are facebook fans but did not provide email address yet (how do we create this?)
c) excluding users who already provided emails to avoid retargeting them

- We are open to use google ads, Instagram ads and facebook ads

- we have advanced technical background in terms of coding, APIs, and pixel tracking etc. but need your help in terms of strategy on how to do it, how to go about new user vs. users provided emails a long time ago and no longer click on emails etc. so we can re-engage them.

- what happens if the user provides an email address using Mailchimp sign up in Wordpress and few month later, that user is asked to fill out a form in order to download a PDF report. Will it capture and update the first/last name or will the system reject that user since the user email address already exists n Mailchimp? if so, how can we get that user's first/last name?

- what tool can we use to continuously update the custom audience instead of import/export csv files?

- how can we target users of similar FB pages that are similar to ours?

- is there a tool that will track what posts the user has clicked on which would allow us to send more targetted newsletters with similar content?

- keep in mind, there is no option to create an account on our site, and we don't necessarily want to offer that option in the near feature. The users who visit our site will never be logged in.

- so far, we are planning on using tools like MailChimp, Mailchimp automation, Mailchimp retargeting for FB and Google Ad, GetSiteControl for email sign up prompt when the user is about to exit the site.

- there are no products involved, no credit card transactions. Just pure content. Users already love the content but we need a better strategy for them to give us their email address.

- we definitely don't want to charge a fee or require to provide an email to read the full content. This model hasn't worked well and we will risk on losing the traffic, which is important to us since we are showing ads on our site.

Hopefully, you got the idea.

We prefer not to reveal the website name and the topic of the site. The strategy should work for anyone that is based on pure content. If necessary we will provide you the topic via private message.

We are open to

a) hiring you on hourly basis over the phone to discuss your strategy (minimum 1h will be paid even if we only engage less than 1 hour)

b) fixed price to provide us with written strategy. You will be required to give us an idea what we will get for the price. (e.g. I will introduce 3 tools that will allow you to help with xyz, I will suggest strategy to lower your cost of retargeting, or 7 ways how you get existing visitors to provide you with email address, etc.)

We prefer option a, using skype or other upwork calling feature.

Posted On: October 09, 2017 07:41 UTC
Category: Sales & Marketing > Marketing Strategy
Skills: Analytics, Email Marketing, Market Segmentation, Marketing Strategy, Retargeting, Social Media Marketing
Country: United States
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Change of theme of website in Wordpress to Extra by Elegant Themes - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 21:49
Skiing related website selling digital products needs modernisation - mostly graphically but also some technical stuff
Content needs to be moved and a new SHOP page needs to be set up. Could be in WooCommerce
Downloads are sold via Payloadz and Paypal now.
So far the site has only sold one item but more are ready for sale now.
The page is www.strongskier.com

Posted On: October 09, 2017 07:41 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Web & Mobile Design
Skills: Graphic Design, Web Design, Website Development, WordPress
Country: France
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Single Page Wordpress Theme & Logo Design - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 21:06
I need help implementing a corporate website.

I am looking for a professional single page wordpress theme to be developed, along with a logo. I am searching for someone who is good with UI/UX. Although this will not be a complex web development project, the presentation is very important and needs to represent a high end technical consulting firm. I am open to using a pre-existing template assuming it meets my requirements, although I would prefer ground up development to ensure the content is 100% original. The ideal partner will also have access to original images for the landing page, etc and creativity for developing small descriptive graphics for sub-points on the page.   

I also need help developing a logo. Again, I have ideas and a strong starting point, however I need someone with a design eye to bring my ideas to life.    

I already have procured the domain name and I have the first draft of the content created.

Posted On: October 09, 2017 07:41 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Web & Mobile Design
Skills: Adobe Photoshop, Graphic Design, Web Design, WordPress
Location Requirement: Only freelancers located in the United States may apply.
Country: United States
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Need Someone for filling Wordpress Website with my content - Theme Setup, Edit Skills Needed - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 18:10

This job post is created to fill a website with my content. I already set up the theme. So the content will be filled. If I find someone reliable, I always have this kind of jobs.

Posted On: October 08, 2017 20:11 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Web Development
Skills: HTML, HTML5, Web Design, Website Development, WordPress
Country: Peru
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Daniel Pocock: A step change in managing your calendar, without social media

News from Planet Drupal - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 17:36

Have you been to an event recently involving free software or a related topic? How did you find it? Are you organizing an event and don't want to fall into the trap of using Facebook or Meetup or other services that compete for a share of your community's attention?

Are you keen to find events in foreign destinations related to your interest areas to coincide with other travel intentions?

Have you been concerned when your GSoC or Outreachy interns lost a week of their project going through the bureaucracy to get a visa for your community's event? Would you like to make it easier for them to find the best events in the countries that welcome and respect visitors?

In many recent discussions about free software activism, people have struggled to break out of the illusion that social media is the way to cultivate new contacts. Wouldn't it be great to make more meaningful contacts by attending more a more diverse range of events rather than losing time on social media?

Making it happen

There are already a number of tools (for example, Drupal plugins and Wordpress plugins) for promoting your events on the web and in iCalendar format. There are also a number of sites like Agenda du Libre and GriCal who aggregate events from multiple communities where people can browse them.

How can we take these concepts further and make a convenient, compelling and global solution?

Can we harvest event data from a wide range of sources and compile it into a large database using something like PostgreSQL or a NoSQL solution or even a distributed solution like OpenDHT?

Can we use big data techniques to mine these datasources and help match people to events without compromising on privacy?

Why not build an automated iCalendar "to-do" list of deadlines for events you want to be reminded about, so you never miss the deadlines for travel sponsorship or submitting a talk proposal?

I've started documenting an architecture for this on the Debian wiki and proposed it as an Outreachy project. It will also be offered as part of GSoC in 2018.

Ways to get involved

If you would like to help this project, please consider introducing yourself on the debian-outreach mailing list and helping to mentor or refer interns for the project. You can also help contribute ideas for the specification through the mailing list or wiki.

Mini DebConf Prishtina 2017

This weekend I've been at the MiniDebConf in Prishtina, Kosovo. It has been hosted by the amazing Prishtina hackerspace community.

Watch out for future events in Prishtina, the pizzas are huge, but that didn't stop them disappearing before we finished the photos:

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Bay Area Drupal Camp: Sign-up for BADCamp Training Classes

News from Planet Drupal - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 17:17
Sign-up for BADCamp Training Classes Anne Sun, 10/08/2017 - 10:17am

The following training classess still have spots available:  


Local Drupal 8 Development with Containers - Wednesday

8am-noon - by Mobomo with Miles McLean and Cameron Eagans

There are many ways to develop a Drupal site, but there are few that offer as many advantages as a fully self-contained, local environment. This training session will get hands on with setting up an environment from scratch using Docker containers to emulate production servers, Composer to manage packages, Drush to manage configuration, Drupal Console to generate code, and source code management to tie it all together.


Getting Started with Drupal - Wednesday

by Agaric & Digital Echidna with Mauricio Dinarte

This training is aimed to people just starting with Drupal. Basic concepts will be explained are later put into practice. The objective is that someone, who might not even know about Drupal, can understand the different concepts and building blocks to create a website using this CMS.


SEO & Accessibility - Wednesday

by Hook 42 with Aimee Degnan and Carie Fisher

SEO stands for "Search Engine Optimization." Improving your website's SEO can translate into more visitors, better conversions, and more sales.

Accessibility refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people who experience disabilities.

When properly configured, Drupal is a very SEO-friendly and Accessible web framework. The trick is to know which Drupal modules you need to install and how to optimally configure them. Configuration doesn’t stop at the module level - a solid content strategy is required to make the most Accessible and optimized website. “Content is King” and our job is to make Drupal showcase content in the most effective way to all consumers and search engines.


Object Oriented PHP - Wednesday

by Chapter Three

With the move to Drupal 8 everyone who works in the PHP layer will be exposed to more and more to object­ oriented code. Come learn the basics of working with objects in PHP and how OOP can help you to write well­ structured code


Drupal Crash Course for Non-Developers - Wednesday

by Promet Source with Margaret Plett

Are you responsible for project management, content, or vendor selection and preparing to work with Drupal? This one-day training delivers all of the tools you need to get started. Delivered by an Acquia Certified Drupal Developer, this training will answer the questions you didn’t even know to ask!


Component-based Theming with Twig - Thursday

by Forum One with Chaz Chumley

Join Forum One as they walk through the theming variations that started with the traditional theme-centric design and has quickly moved into component-based design. Together you will master Component-based theming with Twig as you work to identify patterns, define components, utilize command line tools such as Composer, NPM and Grunt to quickly create a PatternLab managed theme. Learn how to work smarter in developing components that can easily be integrated into project after project without having to recreate them yourself.


Theming Drupal 8 - Thursday

by Drupalize.me with Joe Shindelar

Themes combine HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Drupal in order to make beautiful websites. Creating truly unique themes requires knowing how to use the Twig template language to manipulate HTML, how to add CSS and JavaScript assets in a way that's compatible with Drupal's caching, all while maintaining the flexibility that Drupal is known for.


Content Strategy for Drupal 8 - Thursday

by Evolving Web with Suzanne Deracheva

Drupal is a powerful tool for managing structured content. Many Drupal projects revolve around producing, displaying and organizing content effectively. This course will walk you through the process of creating a content strategy for your next Drupal project, and planning out how that content will be structured in Drupal. Whether you're creating a brand new site or migrating to Drupal, you'll learn techniques that will help you build a solid content strategy and a successful Drupal website.


Intro to Backdrop CMS - Thursday

by Nate & Jen Lampton

Backdrop CMS is for the small to medium sized business, non-profits, educational institutions, and companies or organizations who are delivering comprehensive websites on a budget. This introductory training will cover the basics of creating and administering a website with Backdrop CMS.


Drupal 8 Configuration System Basics - Thursday

by DrupalEasy with Mike Anello

The Drupal 8 configuration system can provide great advantages to managing the configuration of a site, but it can also cause massive headaches if used improperly. This presentation will provide an overview of how the Drupal 8 configuration system works, best practices on basic workflows to utilize it effectively, and a small sampling of some of the contributed modules available to enhance it.



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Categories: Drupal

[HELP] Pay per Post plugin

Talk about plugins - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 12:01

Hello everyone, I am looking for a plugin that enables a subscriber to pay in order to view a post. After payment, he/she will gain access to that post permanently. The plugin can be free or paid. If paid, I prefer if its a one time payment and not a subscription. Thanks.

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Categories: WordPress Maintenance

Junior to Intermediate Full-Stack JavaScript/NodeJS Engineer - Petradise - Vancouver, BC

NodeJS jobs - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 07:27
Proficient with JavaScript and NodeJS. Founded in 2017, Petradise leverages the sharing economy to serve pets owners and host throughout North America....
From Indeed - Sun, 08 Oct 2017 07:27:16 GMT - View all Vancouver, BC jobs
Categories: NodeJS