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Add-on Xenforo registration, integration with sendy api [paid]

Discussion in 'Custom Service/Development Requests' started by jgas, Apr 12, 2014.

  1. jgas

    jgas Active Member


    I'm looking for a great developer that should create a nice and simple addon for my xenforo board.

    When an user registers there should be a pre-flagged option "Subscribe to our newsletter for exclusive contents you won't find in the forums"
    (this sentence should be editable from admin cp "Languages and phrases")

    When the user confirms his email, he should be added to the newsletter database.

    I use sendy, here the link to its api system: http://sendy.co/api

    Is it possible to do so?

    My budget is 50 euros.

    Please let me know!
  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    It would cost a lot more than 50 euros to develop!

    But the good news is I will be working on this eventually as @Stuart Wright at AVForums has a similar requirement.
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  3. jgas

    jgas Active Member

    Hi Chris!
    So which would it be your budget?
    And when will Stuart confirm to or not this project?
  4. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    ...and I'm interested in this as well. Would be fantastic if you could release it here :)
    Markos likes this.
  5. jgas

    jgas Active Member

    if @Chris D could give us a budget, we can try to count how many of us are interested and if we can split the price ;)
  6. Markos

    Markos Well-Known Member

    I'm also interested to contribute to this. :)
    jgas likes this.
  7. Stuart Wright

    Stuart Wright Well-Known Member

    It's quite amazing how unrealistic some peoples' expectations are of the cost of developing Xenforo addons.
    The complexity of a Sendy bridge is far more than your specification implies. You have to use the Sendy a API to handle the transfer of the user database, which could be huge. If someone unsubscribes from a newsletter, they will need to be removed from the mailing list. How do you handle bounced emails?
    A great Xenforo coder wouldn't fart for €50.
    Expect 20, 30 or more times that, depending on the coder's situation.
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2014
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  8. Dinh Thanh

    Dinh Thanh Well-Known Member

    This is a custom work, not for a public sale price. I think it's worth 50E.
  9. Stuart Wright

    Stuart Wright Well-Known Member

    Sorry, I don't understand what you mean. If the completed addon were for sale publicly in the resources section, it would be worth more than €50.
    If any coder quoted me less than £500 to develop this (and I wasn't already familiar with their ability) I would reject them on the basis that they aren't good enough to properly value the quality of their work.

    Something I have learned while trying to get the functionality we need on AVForums *and* keeping it fast is that the quality of addons is absolutely paramount. Most addons aren't written with big forums in mind, and a poorly coded, inefficient addon can cripple your servers.
    Whereas at first I would browse the resources and enthusiastically install all the addons which looked interesting, now I only do so if the addon gives us considerable benefit *and* I feel I can trust the code.
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2014
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  10. jgas

    jgas Active Member

    Dear Stuart, thanks for your colorful and complete answer.
    I'm sure you are a great programmer and for sure you know better than me prices, timings and knowledges needed for a project like this.
    But "certain people" like me don't have the competences like you or others have.
    That's why I posted in here, writing what I could afford right now, alone, for a plugin for my board.
    If you (or anyone) are willing to consider a project funded by more people, don't hesitate to answer to this thread and talk about a possible shared solution.
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2014
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  11. Rob

    Rob Well-Known Member

    I'd pay $150+ for this mod. Could this be croudfunded?
  12. jgas

    jgas Active Member

    I'll add 70$ !
  13. robdog

    robdog Well-Known Member

    Damn, what a great service. I am going to look into replacing my mailchimp setup with this service...
  14. Business Coach

    Business Coach Active Member

    I would be happy with a simple system that automatically sent them to GETRESPONSE. No need to handle sending/unsubscribe etc as that is taken care of once they are in teh GR system.

    Basically it would register them with xen AND GR in one swipe...which is not coding intensive...
  15. Joe Link

    Joe Link Well-Known Member

    Any updates?
  16. batpool52!

    batpool52! Well-Known Member

    I can work on it if everyone is okay with the me here :rolleyes:
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2014
  17. Brivium

    Brivium Well-Known Member

  18. jgas

    jgas Active Member

    Thanks to you *******!
    After 10 days of testing, I can say that the addon is working as expected.

    What I did: I enabled the "hidden registration to newsletter" field so that every new registered user to the board, is registered also on sendy.

    The new users will then receive some autoresponders that guide them to discover the website, all the features, and our best articles.

    Hope that this can help somebody =)
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