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Hello to the wpquestions community,

this isn't really a "wp question", but rather a recruiting contest.

We are the developers of [[LINK href="http://wpgeodirectorty.com"]]GeoDirectory[[/LINK]] a wordpress plugin to develop Location based directories. We are currently looking for a talented and reliable developer to work remotely with us (must be proficient in English and available to work via Skype) and we thought that we could try to scout one here.

To know how much we offer and decide if you are interested, please send an email to geodirjob@gmail.com, the autoresponder will give you the answer. (we prefer to avoid disclosing this information publicly)

To make sure that the partecipant coding skills are up to our standards, we require here to <strong>create a 1 file plugin</strong> dealing with the following 5 points as a test:

<strong>#1 add an admin menu page for settings</strong>

<strong>#2 add a custom DB table to hold info "id","username","image_url"</strong>

<strong>#3 add settings to your settings page to save the username, username must be: GEODIRECTORY </strong>

<strong>#4 when saving the username we will POST this value as "username" to the following URL "http://www.wpgeodirectory.com/job-aplication.php" if the username is correct it will respond with a image url which should be saved to the DB.</strong>

<strong>#5 create a simple widget that will display the image</strong>

No credits will be given for design at all, credit will only be given for clean readable code with error checking.

This should be coded as if it is being submitted to wp.org but we only require the main file, no icons or translation files.

We developed our version of the plugin and it took approx 45 minutes. We will use it as reference to evaluate submitted plugins and contact anyone providing acceptable code.

The prize will be assigned to the developers providing the code that most resemble to our ideal (and they will be 1st in line for the job).

Coding this should take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes, if it takes you much longer or you don't understand the requirements, then you might not be the right candidate for us.

Please make sure to have contact details in your profile page, so that we can get in touch if needed.

We hope many will partecipate and please only partecipate if you are interested in the job!

Thank you,

The GeoDirectory Team

Answers (3)

2015-01-16

Giri answers:

I have messaged you my plugin


Geo Directory comments:

Hi Giri,

Thanks for your submission it was very similar to my own but did have a few problems.
I have send you a message on here pointing out the problems.

Thanks


Geo Directory comments:

Hi Giri,

Thanks for your submission it was very similar to my own but did have a few problems.
I have send you a message on here pointing out the problems.

Thanks

2015-01-16

Arnav Joy answers:

Hi ,

Can you let me know this point ?

#4 when saving the username we will POST this value as "username" to the following URL "http://www.wpgeodirectory.com/job-aplication.php" if the username is correct it will respond with a image url which should be saved to the DB.


Geo Directory comments:

Hi Arnav,

When the username is submitted you should take the username and post it as the post value "username"=GEODIRECTORY to that url, you then read the response, the response should be an image URL if you did it right.

Does this help?

2015-01-17

Ian Lincicome answers:

Thanks for this opportunity. I am going to do this challenge, but I have some work to finish first, so hopefully you'll get a plugin from me within 24 hours. Just letting you know I'm interested for now. I do have one question also. I think the specs are fairly clear, but I just want to be sure I understand perfectly before I code it. Regarding #5, what do you mean by "widget" do you mean an actual WP widget like those that can be accessed in wp-admin by going to "appearance"/"widgets" or the url wp-admin/widgets.php? If that's the case, then do you want it so the user can drag the new widget to a widget area and then that widget will display the image there? I'm letting you know how I interpret that spec, so please simply let me know if I am correct or correct me if I am wrong. Thanks for your time, - Ian


Geo Directory comments:

Yes you are correct :)
I look forward to your submission.


Ian Lincicome comments:

Thanks, I have written the plugin. How should I send it to you? I thought there would be a file upload form with the private message functionality of this site, but there is not. Let me know and I will send it asap. I didn't think you'd want us to post our answers where everyone can see them. -Ian


Ian Lincicome comments:

Okay, I PM'd you a link to the zip file on my server. -Ian


Geo Directory comments:

Hi Ian,

Sorry i am just getting used tot his messaging system also, can you send me a link to download the file or a pastebin, the PM's one is a bit messed up formatting wise.

Thanks


Geo Directory comments:

I realised you sent a link in a later post, i have replied with comments.