Please forward my name to anyone that has experience with creating a website with the functionality of commons in a box.
I am not experienced enough to do this on my own, and I’m willing to pay.
So could you please send my name and number to anyone that can give me a bid on creating a new website that uses COB with wordpress.
Richard D. Hobbs
I may be able to help. Want me to call you and talk?
Please call to discuss what you can do.
Still waiting to hear from you.
If anyone is interested in being PAID $$$$ to help me create this COB wordpress website, please give me a call.
IS COMMONS IN A BOX A DEAD ARCHITECTURE?
I ask, because no one knows about it, and even on this website, no one is actually doing anything with it, and for two years, I’ve not found a single person that would like to be paid to install it.
So is this software junk? and that is why no one wants to be paid to develope a website out of it?
If not, why can’t I find a human being willing and able to build a site for me?
No one on this list seems at all interested in responding.
No, CBOX is not a “dead architecture,” nor is it “junk.” Two people have replied to your message here, but the people on this forum represent a fraction of the developers who could potentially help you. Since CBOX is built on WordPress and BuddyPress, you might see if you can find a BuddyPress developer to hire for your project. Keep in mind that WordPress/BuddyPress/CBOX developers are in demand and may not be available to take on your project. You can advertise in a number of different venues, such as the ones described here — https://wpgurus.net/freelance-wordpress-developer-for-hire/ (others may have different suggestions).
When you do post job advertisements, you might have more success enticing developers to apply when you post info about hourly rates and/or budgets, and post more info about the project in question. Simply saying that you are “willing to pay” and asking developers to “give me a bid” is not likely to give you the results you are looking for. You might also avoid writing in ALL CAPS, which on the internet is akin to shouting ( https://www.lifewire.com/why-not-to-write-in-all-caps-1173242 ).
In short, I think that if you take some more care with your approach, you may have better luck finding people to work with you. Good luck.
Hi Richard, Matthew has given you an excellent response, however I thought I would add my two bits as a third party. I work at a university in British Columbia, Canada and we are in the midst of a project using CBox. I also know of another development that I’ll probably have some peripheral involvement with.
I can tell you that it is an excellent framework for our use case. I can also tell you that the developers of CBox are well-known throughout the WordPress/Education community and have been very responsive and helpful during our development. CBox is most assuredly neither “dead” nor “junk”.
Matthew provides excellent advice about approaching the Buddypress community and broadening your search. He also provides excellent about enticing developers. One of the things that developers groove on the most is working with clients to analyze their project requirements and use cases to arrive at an approach and solution. Some outline or synopsis of your requirements and use cases is necessary to attracting a developer. There is plenty of advice on the internet about attracting developers.
As Matthew points out developers are in high demand and fairly discerning in their project and client choices. They look for clients who understanding the developer/client roles and demonstrate an understanding of the market and ecosystems that developers work in. It may seem like a reversal, but good developers look at projects and clients in the same way an HR manager looks at a pile of resumes. The challenge of someone in that stack is to provide enough definition and incentive for a developer to decide if it is a good fit.
Anyway, I’ll stop for now. I do want to reiterate that CBox is an excellent framework backed up an excellent team.
Good luck on your project.
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