Seeking Custom Add-on Developers - Mid-To-Long-Term Projects

MacSeah

Well-known member
We have been running a small, but successful community using Xenforo for the last 9 years. So much so that we have completely scrapped the idea of creating and migrating to a custom NodeJS script. With the upgrade from Xenforo 1 to Xenforo 2, the possibilities of developing newer, more relevant features for our community is on the forefront of our priorities.

As such, we are constantly on the look-out for Xenforo developers who are interested in mid-to-long-term custom add-on work.
We are keen to work with Xenforo developers who:
  • are familiar with the framework,
  • work closely within Xenforo default handlers,
  • plan with foresight for their products to scale along with our community.

For some of our projects, additional jQuery and API integration knowledge will be required. Most projects require basic competency in Xenforo's front-end template systems.

We understand that many developers here on Xenforo are solo developers, so we will provide help with testing. You will receive test reports from us, with steps on how to replicate bugs that are found, and feedback on features that require tweaking for better User Experiences. When encountering problems, we will be there to brainstorm and look for solutions together with you. We will work together as a team.

Since we've upgraded to Xenforo 2, we have completed several projects.
Some of the developers we have exceptional working experience with are:
@JustinHawk
@Feathery
@truonglv

For all projects, the AGILE methodology will be implemented. Sprints, and individual milestones will be set to facilitate deliverability and efficiency. We understand that multiple iterations are required to build a product both parties can be proud of.
Therefore, we will prioritize developers who are:
  • highly communicative and responsive,
  • proactive,
  • and responsible.

As of writing this post, we have more than 10 projects on hand. If you are keen to embark on a project with us, please send a message.
 

Feathery

Member
I worked for MacSeahs community last week and can exceptionally recommend it.
He is very friendly, responsive and trustworthy.
I am looking forward to working with him again, it was a pleasure!
 

MacSeah

Well-known member
We are grateful to connect to two developers who will be helping us to refactor an old and buggy add-ons.

We have a few other small to mid add-ons on hand and we will be keen to work with a few more developers.

Do drop me a PM if you are keen.
 

MacSeah

Well-known member
We would like to share a little about our working experience with @Feathery , who has been responsive and highly dedicated.

He has been helping us to tackle existing issues in our custom add-ons that require refactoring. He took up the challenge of taking over someone's messy code, and optimize and set it working straight, and we are pleased to say that Feathery has done an exceptional job at understanding the objective of the job, and how best to achieve it.

Although he is new to Xenforo, Feathery is rapidly gaining experience and skills. It is a genuine pleasure to work with him, and he has really gone extra to provide us with responsive support even though he's in a different time zone! He has made us very comfortable with his positive attitude in the working environment, and we feel good about passing him more complex jobs.

His hours are reasonably priced, and he is honest about the hours clocked. Currently, he is undercharging us for his effort, and we recognize it. We have proposed a higher hourly rate, and we propose to adjust his rates again, given how fast he has understood the framework and his ability to achieve satisfactory results.

We are looking forward to more collaborations in the near future.
 
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MacSeah

Well-known member
Recently, we've had the opportunity to work with @Xon and we are truly appreciative of his professionalism.

Xon is highly experienced, on point, and credible. Although he remains a busy man who dedicates a large amount of his life maintaining and coding add-ons for the benefit of us, he took the time to help us build some much-needed features with one of his add-ons.

We bought Xon's payment profile add-on to help us to process user upgrades via direct bank transfers. With his help to add in some crucial features, we have managed to spend a lot less time tracking user upgrades and our users have a much smoother experience with account upgrades.

We never had a doubt about his ability to deliver. If he has more time, we would love to work with him again in the future!
 
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MacSeah

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We recently started a project with @D.C Style for a page builder add-on which would allow us to easily create different landing pages.

We saw that D.C has a wealth of front-end experience, and a good understanding of the Xenforo framework, clearly outlining any possible limitations we might face and how we could avoid them. We believed that the add-on would be in great hands passed to him.

D.C has also shown that he is willing to extend his help beyond the scope of the project. When our site crashed due to an improper uninstallation of an add-on, he helped us to identify what might be causing the issue, and how we could set the site back.

However, over the last week, we have been incommunicado with D.C. We see that our messages to him have been read, but we have received no reply on all channels. It has been over a week since we have heard from him after receiving a request to extend the deadline by 2 days.

While we are unsure what has happened to D.C,
precious time has been wasted over this project other proposals from developers were rejected.
This hasn't been fair to us and the other developers, and we have decided to terminate our contract with him. Unfortunately, we will not be engaging in future collaborations with D.C. We value having accountability greatly in all our projects.

If anyone is keen to have a look at the project specifications for this page builder add-on, please feel free to drop me a DM. We aim to treat our developers fairly and with mutual respect.

- Mac
 
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