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Front End Javascript Developer Needed To Make Changes To Publisher Website - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 06:34
I have a small task. We're a content publisher which drives over 15 Million users/month. We're in need of a developer to make tweaks to our ad serving script to decrease latency and ad load times.

A competent individual would be someone who:
- is very meticulous and pays attention to detail
- has a strong understanding of HTML and JavaScript
- is able to effectively problem solve and increase website efficiencies
- is passionate and willing to work with us long term

Further details about the requirements will be shared with potential hires.

Posted On: December 09, 2018 11:41 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Web Development
Skills: CSS3, HTML, HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, Web Design, Website Development, WordPress
Country: Canada
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WordPress Expert and Content Writer - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 15:47
I have a WordPress website with multiple landing sites for each city I do work in. The 25 city pages have the same content as the home page. I need thees pages including the homepage to be redesigned to have around 20 - 25 percent of different content and have more of a personal touch. The keywords need to stay in tact but each page needs new and/or changed written content.

The ideal person will be a WordPress Expert, have SEO knowledge, be able to look at a website I like in a different market and configure my site similar. They must be able to an excellent English writer as they will be rewriting some of the content. Having done real estate investing sites in the past is  plus.....

Please apply and we can scheduled WebEx or Zoom meeting.

Posted On: December 09, 2018 02:41 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Web Development
Skills: Print Layout Design, Web Design, Website Development, WordPress
Country: United States
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WordPress Expert Web designer/developer needed for landing pages and forms design with content. - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 15:47
I have a WordPress website with multiple landing sites for each city I do work in. The 25 city pages have the same content as the home page. I need thees pages including the homepage to be redesigned to have around 20 - 25 percent of different content and have more of a personal touch. The keywords need to stay in tact.

The ideal person will be a WordPress Expert, have SEO knowledge, be able to look at a website I like in a different market and configure my site similar. They must be able to an excellent English writer. Having done real estate investing sites in the past is  plus.....

Please apply and we can scheduled WebEx or Zoom meeting.

Posted On: December 08, 2018 17:11 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Web Development
Skills: Print Layout Design, Web Design, Website Development, WordPress
Country: United States
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Copy Writer/Email Marketing needed for Social media postings-WordPress Blog - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 13:46
Need Sets of Emails
Looking for someone that has experience with social media platforms posting
Emails need to be geared for selling product and another set for recruiting for my business

Posted On: December 08, 2018 17:11 UTC
Category: Writing > Article & Blog Writing
Skills: Content Writing, Facebook Marketing, Instagram Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Social Media Marketing, Twitter Marketing, Virtual Assistant, WordPress, Writing
Country: United States
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DIVI Theme Wordpress website designer/builder - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 12:41
Hi, my current website is www.smartb.co and it was built using Optimizepress. I recently bought a DIVI theme and I’m looking for someone to rebuild my site using the DIVI theme.

As you can see, the content is already there.

As we know, DIVI theme is a pretty dynamic and flexible theme, and it has lots of templates that are already available. I have built many sites using Optimizepress, and I think DIVI is somewhat similar. However, as I’m busy with the day-to-day operations of SmartB, I don’t have the time to relearn this theme and then to build it myself. Hence, I’m looking for someone to help me out here.

The quality that I’m looking for are:
1. I’m looking for a simplistic, professional design suitable for a new software company. Ideally a white background with some simple patterns.
2. I will be changing my logo (see attached), so the theme needs to complement. Planning to use white logo but colour can change. jsut that will be
3. The person MUST have an eye for design and probably have a track record of good and simple designs.  I’d like to see some of your portfolio.
4. Without a doubt, he/she should have lots of experience in DIVI already. I don’t need anything fancy at the moment but I do need a fresh facelift of my site.
5. Ideally, I don’t mind if the person can recycle some of his/her templates and personalize it to keep the cost low.
6. I need the payouts of 1-2 sales pages as I do aim to sell my software. A good converting sale page would be good

Ok, I know I’m asking for quite a bit here but if anyone out there has templates that can already work on my site, please let me now. As I have a tight budget, I hope to find someone suitable here.


Posted On: December 08, 2018 17:11 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Web & Mobile Design
Web Design Platform:WordPress
Country: Malaysia
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Quick DIVI Wordpress Theme / Shortcode Implementation Issue - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 07:19
Trying to insert this shortcode [optin-monster-shortcode id="nyea5psyfpqho4tvjmef"] in order to block a piece of content from being shown on WP

I'm using Divi theme and module is the video module. I'm not sure how to insert this shortcode for this module specifically.

Need help asap. Thanks in advance!

Posted On: December 08, 2018 17:11 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Web Development
Skills: CSS, HTML, HTML5, JavaScript, Web Design, Website Development, WordPress
Country: United States
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Web Developer - Stellar Recruitment Inc - Vancouver, BC

NodeJS jobs - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 02:14
Basic knowledge of NodeJS, MySQL, Linux/Unix, Git and NPM. Want to work for a company that will push your skills to the limit?...
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Front End JavaScript Developer (Contract) - Ignite Technical Resources - Burnaby, BC

NodeJS jobs - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 01:33
Experience with server-side development using nodeJS, Golang, Ruby or Python. Front End JavaScript Developer – Contract Position in Burnaby:....
From Ignite Technical Resources - Sat, 08 Dec 2018 01:33:34 GMT - View all Burnaby, BC jobs
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Web and Mobile App Developer - Minerva Intelligence - Vancouver, BC

2018 Drupal Jobs from Indeed - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 23:32
Drupal experience - incl. This position requires constant communication with colleagues;...
From Indeed - Fri, 07 Dec 2018 23:32:18 GMT - View all Vancouver, BC jobs
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Ashday's Digital Ecosystem and Development Tips: End of the line for Drupal 7

News from Planet Drupal - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 20:00

In case you missed the news from September, Dries Buytaert announced the end of life dates for both Drupal 7 & 8. The date for both Drupal 7 & 8 is slated for November of 2021, and that may seem strange, but it really makes sense given the differences in 7 & 8 and the widespread usage of 7. Drupal 8 is ending alongside Symfony 3 which powers a lot of the underlying framework of Drupal 8, so that makes perfect sense.

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Website Organization / Site Mapping - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 19:59
Need someone that is good at looking at an existing site, doing a bit of research of competition and recommending optimized sitemaps for website redesigns. Have couple of projects that need strategic eye for site organization as well as content recommendations for pages (not full content creation).

Posted On: December 08, 2018 02:41 UTC
Category: Sales & Marketing > Marketing Strategy
Skills: Google Analytics, Internet Marketing, Internet Research, Market Research, On-Page Optimization, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), SEO Audit, SEO Backlinking, SEO Keyword Research, Web Design, WordPress
Country: United States
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Looking for a WordPress pro - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 18:44
Looking for a Wordpress/SEO expert to revamp an existing site create a new site.

This site will be for a B2B Cloud services
Must be interactive, aesthetically and professionally appealing
SEO friendly
Easily able to add content by a layman

Please see our existing WS - www.omnibased.com

Please supply relevant sites that you have built

Posted On: December 08, 2018 02:41 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Web Development
Country: United States
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Drupal.org blog: A visual prototype of Drupal.org's integration with GitLab

News from Planet Drupal - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 16:32

At Drupal Europe in September, we were very pleased that project founder Dries Buytaert highlighted a visual prototype of our upcoming integration with GitLab in his keynote.

This video outlines the migration phases that we discussed in the announcement of our partnership with GitLab. Our migration window for Phase 1 is targeted for the first weeks of January, and we hope Phase 2 to be completed shortly in the beginning of 2019.

So what has it taken to get this integration working between September and now?

We're now in the midst of serious migration testing. Testing and re-testing the process in our staging environment, putting load testing in place to stress test our integration, and doing user-validation testing to ensure that the workflows affected by this integration are working as expected.

All in all, we're thrilled with the progress, and very thankful for GitLab's close collaboration. We're excited to be moving the Drupal project to its next generation tooling soon. Once Phase 1 of our migration is complete, it'll be time for Phase 2 and our community will start seeing some tremendous improvements in efficiency and collaboration.


Tim Lehnen

Drupal Association - Executive Director

Categories: Drupal

looking 4 Wordpress developer, opt-in landing page expert, funnel filter specialist, retargeting pro - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 15:12
I need looking for a word press web developer, affiliate marketer and funels expert that can, for example

1 if possible ? take this link which sits on the back of my website server http://atgloberesearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/The-Boardrooms-ATGlobe-Research-Invitation.pdf create a tracker of all download clicks (i.e who’s opening it where/when & where they go next)

Note. I have two existing traffic source platform

a) CRM/email list that already tracks and shows me who has opened  

b) Other social media platforms (example Linked - private messaging my connections) I am unable to see who is downloading & clicking this link

Is there any way I can get this URL tracked ? in the back end of my website, or through any other third party url tools ?

If not help me design landing opt-in page

2 then I want an auto-respond/ funnel developer that knows user experience etc and set up the funnel processes to help me a) split the traffic and b) set up autoresponder/filters campaigns

3 and lastly set up social retargeting tools: ie if you click that url and disappeared I want to retarget you and offer you the exec summary notes from this session

4 would be capturing new traffic sources

Get in contact if your immediately available - im flexible on salary/depending on experience.

No time waster to apply i need this started asap

Posted On: December 07, 2018 17:11 UTC
Category: Design & Creative > graphics_design
Skills: Affiliate Marketing, ClickFunnels, LinkedIn Development, Retargeting, Sales Funnel Copywriting, SEO Writing
Country: United Kingdom
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Agiledrop.com Blog: Our blog posts from November 2018

News from Planet Drupal - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 13:49

Check out our blog posts from November 2018.

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OpenSense Labs: Google Will Never Tell You About These Best Drupal Practices

News from Planet Drupal - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 13:00
Google Will Never Tell You About These Best Drupal Practices Akshita Fri, 12/07/2018 - 18:30

In this blog, we will talk about the best practices which will help you enhance your user experience from good to better and how Drupal 8 can be a game changer in this quest. 

Often we have heard how Drupal is not for beginners. While setting up a Drupal website has become a lot easier with Drupal 8.6, a good website is not just about setting up some web pages under a single domain name. 

Google processes over 3.5 billion searches per day. A stale site, which is not usable or loads very slow and you risk leaving your potential customers frustrated and reflects poorly on your business. While maintenance should never be out of the plan, investing in some good practices can result in the longevity of your website and business alike.  

Here are some of the best Drupal web development practices to ensure your website is as much providing a great user experience as it helps you rank your content on Google page 1. 

8 Best Drupal Practices

Creativity isn’t alone when it comes to considering, there are many other factors which can influence your reputation in the online market. 

Drupal’s Architecture

A healthy architecture will not only ensure the demands of different stakeholders is met, but also that the site remains robust for future initiatives as well. 

Make your architecture robust. 

On a basic level, your content structures must include all the fields and content types. A clean content architecture not only helps ensure good performance but a great user experience, and easier maintenance too. 

Although a well-maintained website is critical, you can’t do much if the base is full of errors. 

Less is always more. 

In your development plan choose limited content types and fields so as not to confuse your content creators. Drupal is a powerful tool for displaying content in different formats, languages, and screens. 

Configuration plays an important role in architecture. 

In simple words, configuration is the collection of settings of how the default site functions for the admin as against the popular notion of the placement of content on the website. It includes site name, the content types and fields, taxonomy vocabularies, views and so on.

You can also check out this video by Pantheon on Drupal 8 architectural practices.

Site configuration data in Drupal is consistent, everything from the list of enabled modules, content types, taxonomy vocabularies, fields, and views can be done easily. 

Your approach must be flexible. 

In the basic level, you must use a new entity type for different types of data. In case of similar data types, use bundles for a single entity type. However, for modules, they are designed to work with Nodes, and not other entity types. 

Using nodes is easy, as it allows to create a new content type through the admin interface without much coding against the case of creating entities which require coding. As a developer, your approach should be flexible. 

Bonus tip: Don’t make configuration changes on a live site without testing them locally.

Check the Codes

We all know how good coding helps improve quality and get better results. Basics should be to start with simple codes. Remember, it is always difficult to modify complicated codes in the future. Thus, you should keep your coding simple for the longer run.

Drupal coding standards are version-independent and "always-current". All new codes follow the current standards, regardless of (core) version. In case you want to update existing code for the current standards, always create separate and dedicated issues and patches instead of squeezing into unrelated patches.

Remember to use US English standards for spellings in your code, which means it will be "color" not "colour".

Here are the top 6 coding practices by Drupal.org:

  1. Use an indent of 2 spaces, with no tabs and the lines, should have no trailing whitespace at the end.
  2. All binary operators (operators that come between two values), such as +, -, =, !=, ==, >, etc. should have space before and after the operator, for readability.
  3. Control statements should have one space between the control keyword and opening parenthesis, to distinguish them from function calls. Control structures include - if, for, while, switch, etc.
  4. All lines of code should not be longer than 80 characters. Lines containing longer function names, function/class definitions, variable declarations, etc are allowed to exceed 80 characters. Conditions should not be wrapped into multiple lines.
  5. Arrays should be formatted using short array syntax with a space separating each element (after the comma).
  6. When unconditionally including a class file, use require_once(). When conditionally including a class file, use include_once(). In either case, it will ensure that class files are included only once.

You can use Coder for coding standards validation without loading Drupal. 


Infrastructure covers the stack your website lives on, including the server, the database, and any software layers, such as Varnish or Memcached, which ensure your visitors have a snappy experience. Planning the infrastructure from the start and developing in the same environment can greatly reduce variables and risk at launch time.

Having reliable multiple environment configurations and a solid disaster recovery plan shouldn’t be left to last-minute decisions. When it is, mistakes start arising. Here are a few tips to avoid the most common errors.

Best Practice:
  • Size your stack correctly, not too large, not too small. This can ensure you’re economically prepared for anything.
  • Bottlenecks can arise from the hardware or from processes hogging memory.
  • Check logs for errors and prepare for growth and spikes. Your stack is only as fast as the slowest component. Focus your efforts there; you’ll probably find low hanging fruit.
  • In terms of security, it’s crucial to configure to protect from internal attacks as well as external attacks
Optimize the Frontend

The frontend is more than just theming. 

While the features and their functioning depends on the backend, the usability and aesthetics depend on how well the frontend is taken care of. 

Performance of the website is shouldered equally between both.

“..powerful, adaptable, accessible, clear, concise, natural.”

Quickly brushing up the basics, here’re the best Drupal frontend practices: 

  1. Define component elements (sub-objects) using their own classes. This is to avoid relying on markup structure and overly-generic class names, prefixing them with the component’s name followed by two underscores. 
  2. Thoroughly exercise and test your site and resolve any PHP errors that are displayed during theming development.
  3. Use a stable administrative theme during development.
  4. Use DRY CSS and group reusable CSS properties together. Name these groups logically. 
  5. Name components using design semantics. HTML elements already impart semantics on the content and machines cannot derive content-level semantics from class names.
  6. In order to reduce the load on the frontend performance of your website:
    • Minify JavaScript, CSS, and HTML
    • Aggregate JavaScript and CSS
    • Enable gzip compression
    • Use lazy loading for site assets
    • Keep Inline background images under ~4KB in size
    • Remove unused CSS
    • Use efficient CSS selectors
    • Download 3rd party scripts asynchronously
  7. Use SASS to keep your responsive design more organized
Test, Error. Repeat. QA is Important

It is very important to keep the quality of your website an utmost priority before you move on to other technical stuff. While this might feel like a lot of work for your lot to do, it can make an actual difference. A review by your peers (is a must) will help you get an additional idea of how things look and should work.

Successful regression testing gives you the much-needed confidence.

It is also very important that you keep an eye on previous things while adding new stuff. The testing framework PHP unit is inbuilt in Drupal 8. By setting up the testing environment, websites can be tested easily (as samples of test cases which have been written by the community are already available).

Drupal has a very active community support. With almost 1,00,000 active developers who write test cases (which are later merged into Drupal) and submit solutions. With this, you can say that Drupal is quick in providing you with solutions to your problems.

Aim for Google Page 1. Don’t Forget the SEO 

75% of users don’t even click past the first page! 

Starting with the search, it is very important that the user gets the best results in her first search. Now, as a user, you must have tried different keywords in an attempt to connect to the content of your website. Here comes the art (and science) of SEO. 
Drupal offers a suite of SEO modules. However merely deploying the modules isn’t enough, it is important to configure and enable them as well. 

The SEO best practices include: 

  1. Using Robots.txt, so the right pages and information is indexed. 
  2. Ability to customize page titles and metadata. Also, it should be capable of automatically populating these respective fields as per SEO norms and best practices. 
  3. Navigational drop-down menus are crucial internal link structures, silently contributing to search engine optimization. They establish relevancy and hierarchy across your website to help search engines index them in from the beginning of time. It should also provide easy customization of navigation menus.
  4. URL aliasing must be enabled with Pathauto as it ensures the search engine understands what the webpage implies. 
Security Practices

Security is a vast area of expertise and it is quickly changing with time. While the list of do’s and don'ts is extensive and exhaustive to keep up with the threats, vulnerabilities and mitigation strategies, here are the best Drupal security practices to follow in order to keep up the health and security of your website. 

  1. Keep your core updated: A key practice, keeping the core updated will always be the first when listing healthy security practices. Always look out for core updates (include the minor releases as well). In all of its advisories, the Drupal Security Team asks for updating the core version of the system. 
  2. Use additional security module: When covering security, there is nothing as better than equipping yourself with more and more. To keep the walls up high, you can use the additional security modules like security kit, captcha, and paranoia. Drupal Security Review can be used as a checklist to test and check for many of the easy-to-make mistakes making your site vulnerable.  
  3. But use only security team approved modules: Your site probably uses a number of contributed modules, although that’s not an issue. Using the stable and approved modules is where the key lies. This is especially worth noting for contrib modules which are more susceptible to vulnerability. 

    Always look out for the green batch when downloading a contrib module. Rest, as the advisory reads, Use it at your own risk! 

  4. Keep Up your Backup:  As an administrator, you have to be prepared for all uninvited events.

Drupal’s open-source basics give it a possibility that it is updated frequently with more and better security modules. 

Maintenance Practices

The life cycle of a website begins from initial plans and extends to the end of the site. The site exists in three different phases: development, deployment, and maintenance. After the site is launched, your website lifecycle practices become critical to the success of changing and maintaining your site.

  • Keep your code under version control.
  • Maintain separate environments for the different stages of the site, and keep them up to date.
  • Restrict access to the production site for all but the most trusted users.
  • Review all logs periodically, including Apache, Drupal, and MySQL.
  • Review and assess your architecture periodically, and plan for the future.

At OpenSense Labs, we understand how important your website is to you. Reach out to us at hello@opensenselabs.com to get a holistic view on how to enhance your user experience.

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Drudesk: Drupal Commerce 2.x features for your great Drupal 8 online store

News from Planet Drupal - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 12:44

Online stores open unlimited opportunities with no geographical boundaries. Behind their lines of code are successful purchases, great profits, and happy customers. So online stores should be reliable, efficient, and attractive in everything — from product catalog to e-commerce checkout. An awesome choice for building an online store is Drupal 8, particularly with one of its greatest treasures — Drupal Commerce 2.x. Let’s explore Drupal Commerce 2.x features for your Drupal 8 online store in more detail.

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I Fix Drupal: Drupal 7 vs Drupal 8 - A Technical Comparison

News from Planet Drupal - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 12:40
I don't find a lot of time to get on the tools these days and sometimes I miss getting into code. Recent projects have seen me focus on strategy, architecture, data and systems integration. Despite that I am comfortable describing myself as an expert in Drupal 7, having spent years giving the D7 codebase a forensic examination. However, despite Drupal 8.0.0 being released three years ago on November 19, 2015 I have not yet looked at a single line of code or even taken in a demo of its feature set. Today that changes. For starters I would like to see just how D8 differs from D7 when we start...
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Software Test Developer Intern (Jan 2019 start) - General Electric - Vancouver, BC

NodeJS jobs - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 12:03
Design, implement and maintain end-to-end test automation framework based of nodejs, superagent and cucumber. Software Test Developer Intern....
From GE Careers - Fri, 07 Dec 2018 12:03:59 GMT - View all Vancouver, BC jobs
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WeKnow: Improving Drupal and Gatsby Integration - The Gatsby Plugin

News from Planet Drupal - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 08:00
Improving Drupal and Gatsby Integration - The Gatsby Plugin

On the first post of this series “Improving Drupal and Gatsby Integration - The Drupal Modules”. I introduced two contributed modules we wrote to simplify the Drupal usage while working with Gatsby. One of the modules mentioned was `tui_editor` a WYSIWYG markdown editor integration with the Toast UI Editor project. This module allows content editors to enter content as markdown, making easy to implement JSON-API endpoints that return markdown.

jmolivas Fri, 12/07/2018 - 08:00
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