523074 Wordpress Social Network Site - Phase 1 of 4

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We are developing a new social networking site that is built on the Wordpress CMS. This post is for ONE specific phase of this project. So far we have the database and main settings of the plugin for managing a social network site within wordpress and buddypress. The index page of the website is live. However, we want you to examine what we have done so far in BuddyPress and re-create from scratch using ONLY WORDPRESS, a custom plugin to accomplish our goals. We do not want BuddyPress to continue to be used for this site.

This phase includes two main tasks:

1 – Creating 4 types of user profiles

2 – Programming 5 content areas within these 4 profiles

The content areas include the following types of functionality:

- Send & receive messages from other users

- Send & receive friend requests

- Posting status updates and comments on the profiles of other users

- Editing profile and account settings

To be eligible for hire, the programmer must have a demonstrated expertise in managing Wordpress sites and specifically creating custom plugins for Wordpress. This is essentially a custom relational database that is being managed in Wordpress via a plugin. Programmer must have knowledge/expertise in PHP, HTML, and CSS. The programmer must also have experience in mySQL database design and modification.

We need to see examples of websites where you have created and maintained a custom database, rather than just using off-the-shelf e-commerce software. Our project must be 100% custom and designed according to the logic and display in our design mockups.

This is a preliminary phase in a multi-phase project that can lead to future opportunities and a long term working relationship. You must be fluent in English, and you must be able to communicate professionally with timely responses. If you read all of this, type “2011Social” into the PMB so we know you took the time to read everything.

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