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      $1,000 for a new Clicky WordPress plugin

      posted by clicky 5:33 PM
      Monday, April 5, 2010

      Update: Thanks to all of the people who applied for this. We have selected our developer, and development is already in progress. Thanks for all of your interest.

      Our WordPress plugin seems to have serious compatibility issues with 2.7 and beyond. It’s also lacking a couple of features we wish that it had. We find the WP API very difficult to work with and wish to never lay eyes on it again. Therefore, we are offering $1,000 to a qualified WP plugin developer to make the plugin of our dreams.

      You need to be very experienced with the WP API, and must have developed at least one major (semi-popular) plugin, or several more minor ones. You also must be the type of person who believes code is a beautiful piece of art, because if there’s one thing that gets my goat, it’s messy code.

      The current plugin just outputs the tracking code in the footer, and has a couple of options – automatically tag visitors who have previously left a comment (by grabbing a cookie that WP sets for commenters), and ignore visits from admins of the site. The new plugin, that you will be rewriting from scratch, needs to have that same functionality, as well as the following new features:

      • A page to view stats within the WP admin page, via an iframe that points to our site. We will be creating a special page that this iframe will be pointing to, so we (Clicky) are in control of how this page looks and are able to update it as necessary.

      • clicky.me API integration. Whenever a new story is posted, we want the author to have the option to automatically create a clicky.me short URL with our API and post it to Twitter via their API. This means the user will need to have a space to enter their Twitter username and password, and if they have done so, we want this option (a checkbox at the bottom of the story creation page) enabled by default.

      We also need you to support it up through and including WP 3.0, so we can ensure it works perfectly for at least the next 6-12 months. By support, we are not talking about supporting our users. We mean you will be willing to update it, for free, if any updates to the plugin API break compatibility up through and including WP 3.0.

      If you are interested, and qualified, please send an email to Sean, titled wordpress plugin, with your credentials/experience. Don’t be offended if you don’t get a response. We will be looking over all submissions but will only be contacting the top few candidates to narrow it down to the best one and then start the process.

      We prefer to pay via Paypal if possible, and if you are outside of the US, this is the only payment method we can provide. If you have a US address, then we can also pay by check, if you prefer.



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