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Looking for a PHP/MySQL Programmer who knows WP for some paid advice now and contract work in 6-12 months

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I am helping to build a large new site in WordPress, using Genesis and the Landscape child theme, for which we need some (paid) expert programmer advice and, later, will need some more serious contract work.

What we are doing:

We are building a new site – www.ibiology.org – which combines our existing websites — www.ibioseminars.org and www.ibiomagazine.org — into one site, plus adding a large third section, ibioeducation. The existing sites are in Joomla, and the new one is being built in Wordpress, using Genesis and the Landscape child theme.

For the new site, we want to have this functionality:

* Have multiple courses that students and teachers register for (all for free). (We are looking at the S2Member plugin for the registration part of this, but are open to suggestions.)
* Give teachers access to special content that the students will not see, like answers to the tests, special instruction pages, etc. (S2Member?)
* Be able to track, for each course, the students and teachers. (Just a list of who is in each course.)
* Be able to have Aweber email lists of the teachers and students for each course, separately. (S2Member + Aweber?)
* Create a forum where the students and teachers can interact, possibly on BBPress, but again we are open for suggestions.


What we need in the short term:

For the next 4-5 months, our webmaster needs someone to ask for (paid) advice and troubleshooting from time to time for things such as these:

* Building the member forum for the courses, and to customize it as needed.
* Setting up S2Member, or whatever plugin we use for giving teachers and students access to the site, and customize it so that it integrates with our soon-to-be-created Aweber account.

What we need 6-12 months down the road:

* We would love to continue to work with a programmer on the ongoing needs of this site, and to have someone to ask advice, as needed.
* After launching the new site, in the spring of 2013, we plan to offer much more robust and interactive courses, which allow students to track their progress, allow teachers to grade and track the assessments the students take, and have a private section on the forum for classes, for which we will no doubt need a chunk of programming help.



What kind of person we are looking for:

* An expert PHP/MySQL programmer who is deeply familiar with Wordpress, and preferably also with Genesis.
* Extremely professional in terms of communicating often and well.
* Fair prices. (We pay pretty well :-)
* Someone who is very flexible in terms of time. Ideally, we could contact you on an as-needed basis, with a fair degree of flexibility on our side too, as long as the work could be completed by launch date.
* Available to contact by email and Skype as needed.


What’s in it for you?

* The iBiology.org team is truly great. There are 7 of us at the moment, all really good folks, and great to work with, if we say so ourselves :-)
* It’s a beautiful, valuable project which offers exceptionally high caliber biology videos for free to the world.
* We’re constantly growing and developing the site and if you join us for this and we all enjoy working together, this could be a very nice long-term contract gig.


If you are interested in learning more, or know anyone you like and trust who might be good for this, please contact me at yolanda.obannon@ucsf.edu.

Thank you!
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