Setting Up Your Own Website in WordPress At No Cost

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WordPress is a smart way to obtain your personal website without any cost. Setting up in this platform is ideal for bloggers or writers and businesses that would like to test how a website works. It is a Content Management System (CMS) which is a good option for business websites even though it is designed for blogging. As this is commonly used by bloggers, it can also be used by establishments and small businesses to position their business online. Also, it offers diverse features to choose from to produce a stunning website.

 Theme

As soon as you completed creating your account in WordPress, you will then have access to a variety of paid and free themes to personalize your site. There’s no need for you to seek the services of a graphic designer for the website’s structure. You can actually select layouts based on your personal preferences which you believe is great for your business’ image. This is certainly favourable to those who don’t have the skills in web designing and don’t want to spend money. The only thing that you will do is to provide content.

Home Page

Just like a regular website, WordPress also provides a home page. Normally, its homepage displays the whole set of the latest posts published but you can adjust the settings similar to the normal function on websites. You can check more features to find other features that can make the most to enhance your page. An eye-catching website results in more traffic as compared to a simple one. To improve your site’s appearance, you can purchase paid themes for an elegant looking website.

Pages

There is no restriction in setting up pages in WordPress. Make full use of it to its highest possible capability. You possibly can create a single page intended for a topic that you want to discuss. For instance, if you happen to be a virtual assistant who offers various services, you can create a page for each service separately. As a virtual assistant, you are also an internet marketer, SEO writer, social media manager, etc. You can have a page intended for internet marketing service, another separate page for SEO writing and another one for social media management . On top of that, if you have a company which has numerous businesses, you can have pages for each of them too. The good thing about doing this is that, you were able to differentiate each business or service from each other and become more organized.

Widgets     

WordPress enables users to install widgets that are also found in websites. You don’t have to be skilled for you to be able to set up the widget on your site. All you need to do is simply copy the html code and paste it to the specified location on the site. A widget can elevate the appearance of the site and help generate some traffic. There are plenty of purposes and advantages that you can obtain in using a widget. You can whether use it in the form of marketing tool or an interactive device to help make your page engaging and fascinating.

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Entertainment Slideshow Writer

Love Producing Content? We’re looking for you!

The Cheat Sheet is dedicated to providing audiences the information they want in an approachable, entertaining way. We want readers to save time and live more, so we closely follow, research, and write about topics to bring you the most up-to-date guides, reviews, lists, and advice.

We are looking for a full-time Slideshow Entertainment Writer to join our team. The Cheat Sheet is known for its comprehensive analysis of premium entertainment coverage, and you could be part of our team dedicated to creating this content!

As our Slideshow Entertainment Writer you will:

– Produce entertainment slideshow content for our CPC channels by utilizing engaging images and excellent copywriting and editing skills.
– Stay on top of and report on news and top trends in the entertainment and movie/tv industry using our slideshow template.
– Propose your own story ideas and angles based on your industry knowledge, as well as receive assignments from editors and channel managers.
– Understand and achieve content management goals for measuring success.
– Managing multiple projects of varying scopes and sizes at once in an independent environment.
– Occasionally work with other departments to develop stories that go beyond the Entertainment vertical.
– Consistently deliver high-quality and professional articles to expand the Money + Career vertical at our fast-growing company.
– Work in a fast-paced, ever-changing, and demanding environment.

What makes The Cheat Sheet a great place to work?

– We are a recognized digital media leader with more than 14 million monthly readers and our company was just named to Inc’s Top 5000 list for 2016.
– We are a tightly knit team that is passionate about the overall product and strives to be an expert in the field. We have a collaborative culture driven by mutual respect that fosters regular feedback and group discussion.
– We are an exciting, rapidly growing company and we want you to grow with us. At The Cheat Sheet, your career is what you make of it.
– Work from home, a coffee shop, or anywhere of your choosing. We have a distributed workforce, which means that you can live wherever you want and work with brilliant colleagues from around the country.
– We offer competitive salaries, health, dental & vision insurance and 401k contributions.

What you will need to be successful in this role:

– A background in and passion for entertainment writing, as well as a voice that you’re looking to hone.
– A 4 year degree or 1-3 years equivalent experience in content creation, preferably as a writer, editor, content strategist or producer.
– Exceptional writing and editing abilities with an English professor’s grasp of grammar.
– Excellent analytical and research capabilities.
– A dual-minded approach: You’re highly creative and an excellent writer but can also be process-driven, think scale, and rely on data to make decisions.
– Experience in online CMS (WordPress,etc.) required
– A strong grasp of proper grammar and punctuation (e.g., Strunk & White’s The Elements of Style). Knowledge of AP Style is a plus.
– Experience with online media libraries, and general reference sites a plus.
– The ability to propose your own story ideas and angles based on your industry knowledge.
– Excellent organizational, project management and communication skills.
– Ability to work independently in a virtual environment.

Job Benefits:

Competitive salary, PTO, health/dental/vision insurance & 401(k)
Hourly Rate/Salary: Salary Negotiable

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Senior Ruby on Rails Developer

Since 2007, Quimbee has helped law students prepare for classes and final exams. Starting at $15 per month, law students get access to a comprehensive database of case summaries, video lessons, practice questions, and a legal dictionary. Over the past nine years and through sheer word of mouth, we have become one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving both institutional clients, such as American University and University of Illinois, as well as thousands of individual law students.We’re headquartered in Charlotte, NC, but we’re big believers in remote working. Our team is spread out among Taiwan, Uruguay, and different cities in the U.S. We don’t mind where you work, so long as you’re passionate and hardworking. To stay in touch, we mostly use Google Hangouts and Slack. To stay organized, we use Pivotal Tracker and Basecamp. But overall we think we’re low bureaucracy. We use a lightweight agile process. We have a pretty much horizontal organization so everyone in our team is encouraged to bring new ideas which could drive our business in new or improved ways.

As our site has grown, so has our need for exceptional designers and developers. We have had the privilege of working with some outstanding dev shops in the past, but we’ve moved on to building our own full-time dev team since 2014. We like small teams and we try not to grow the team unless we really feel the need. With our application growing in size, usage, and complexity, we can now see that we’re in dire need of welcoming a new versatile, experienced developer to the team. That’s where you come in.

Who We’re Looking For

You must be a senior developer. Technically we’re mostly interested in your recent Ruby on Rails and general web development experience at all levels of the stack, from Angular (or similar) front end apps, to dealing with search engines, DB query tuning, and everything in between, but we’d expect you to have worked with other languages/frameworks during your career. You’ll join a very small tech team, so your voice will be heard when we need to make new technical decisions as our product grows. We expect you to go beyond coding to give input on the product roadmap, design, and architecture.

These are some of the tasks (beyond “simply” coding new features and fixing bugs) our tech team has been dealing with over the last few years so you can get a big picture of the tasks you’d be involved with:

  • Investigate and mitigate memory bloat (we’ve used coverband, oink, skylight and other tools).
  • Handle a layered fragment caching system via a Russian Doll caching scheme.
  • Write scripts to automate Markdown processing and manipulation (we’ve used Pandoc having to dive a bit in Haskell).
  • Write scripts to import content from Word documents.
  • Constantly add new features without rewriting the app from scratch while maintaining a high level of code maintainability.
  • Use feature toggling techniques to maintain our master branch constantly deployable to production.
  • Maintain a sane set of automatic tests (we use Rspec and Capybara) without being dogmatic about 100% code coverage.
  • Prepare our platform for changing our payments processing backend without stopping our service and maintaining our low level of money related bugs.
  • Keep our Ionic Framework based mobile app updated with new features and make sure that our changes in the backend are compatible with the existing mobile app version.

Our application is currently based on these main technologies:

  • Ruby 2.2.x, Rails 4.2.x, Bootstrap, SASS, Ionic Framework.

Some of our upcoming possible tasks are:

  • We might migrate all our payments and subscriptions related code from Chargify to Stripe. Have any related experience? Let us know!
  • Try a new approach for our mobile app. Some alternatives could be a closer-to-the-web approach, using Turbolinks and pure server-rendered HTML views similar to how Basecamp does it, or maybe trying out React Native? Do you have better alternatives/suggestions? Speak out!
  • We’re considering migrating some/all of our current Angular based code to React or Elm.
  • We’ll be adding a bunch of different dashboards with stats per user, per group of users, etc. Have any experience extracting this kind of data from a DB and/or using JS graphing libraries? Don’t forget to mention it!
  • We’re rebuilding our search engine, so if you have experience integrating advanced search services into web and mobile apps you have extra points!

Generally speaking, you should be:

  • A versatile engineer. You know what you don’t know and feel comfortable learning new skills. You’re not ashamed of recognizing mistakes and take measures to avoid falling again.
  • A team player. We working remotely doesn’t mean you’re going to work alone. We share code-ownership as much as possible. You’ll have to fix other people’s code as much as other teammates will be fixing yours.
  • A full-stack developer. You have lots of experience building Rails applications, and you’re also very comfortable writing front-end code (HTML/CSS/JS).
  • A minimalist. You believe a new feature should be built only when the evidence supports it. You’re willing to push back when you believe this rule is being ignored or violated.
  • A great communicator. You communicate your ideas, feedback, and criticism thoroughly, clearly, and courteously. You believe there’s no such thing as over-explaining or over-clarifying because that’s how miscommunication is avoided.

REQUIREMENTS

Requirements

  • 3+ years experience in Ruby on Rails development
  • A CS degree, or a strong software engineering foundation demonstrated in other ways
  • HTML5, CSS, JS fluency
  • Know how the web works under the hood. TCP, HTTP, DNS, IP, caches, etc.
  • Experience in a front-end framework like Ember, Angular, React or Elm
  • Experience writing tests and refactoring. We use Rspec and Capybara.
  • Must be very comfortable with Git and version-control. Experience solving complex merging conflicts.
  • Strong knowledge of SQL in general and PostgreSQL in particular

Bonus Points for experience with:

  • UI/UX design skills
  • Implementing HTML5/SASS from PSD designs.
  • Bootstrap.
  • Hosting apps in Heroku, monitoring and scaling them up/down.
  • Pivotal Tracker
  • Working on a remote team
  • Implementing a custom Ruby CMS
  • Implementing a SaaS application or with subscription-based businesses generally
  • A/B testing and conversion optimization, particularly tools such as Optimizely or Unbounce
  • Implementing and/or measuring KPIs for SaaS, such as churn, LTV, and event-based analytics, particularly tools such as Mixpanel or Kissmetrics
  • Implementing user-visible dashboards, graphing data and showing stats/analytics in general.

BENEFITS

What We Offer:

  • $100K – $125k Salary
  • Generous PTO policy
  • $5,000 budget for workstation setup
  • A great, stable and small team to work with

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Web Development Team Manager

Bear Group
Headquarters: Seattle, WA
https://www.beargroup.com/career

Bear Group is a leading web development firm in Seattle looking for an experienced manager and web engineer to lead our group of 10 senior developers. 50% of your time will be managing the team, clients and workload and the other 50% you’ll be contributing as a lead developer / solutions architect.

What’s in it for you:

  • Work from anywhere! We also have a great quiet office on South Lake Union if you want to work from here.
  • Stay in the code. Sharpen your skills. Help other sharp engineers. Talk to people.
  • Stability and opportunity to work on a range of projects with great clients.
As a manager:
  • Manage allocation of the time and skills of our sr. web developers, sr. front-end developers, and web operations staff.
  • Continue to foster our creative, focused, developer-friendly environment.
  • Support goals around code consistency, standards of code quality, and documentation.
  • Ensure organization and documentation of our central code base of custom project work and other IP.
  • Participate with Technical PM’s and clients on scoping custom implementations, Agile sprint planning and general project management.
  • Close working relationship with business development to assess and price new client projects.
  • Engaging in the open source community.
As a developer:
  • Custom development of modules and extensions for the Drupal CMS and Magento Commerce.
  • Integration with various API’s and third-party platforms.
  • Support webops with server-side tasks – backups, monitoring, certs, code repositories, security.
  • Ensuring a quality product is delivered to clients.
What you bring:
  • BA/BS degree plus a minimum of 5 years of related work experience. Development management experience required.
  • Experience in client-service environments. Your professional and client service-oriented!
  • 4+ years in web development and strong PHP experience; experience with the Zend framework a plus.
  • Experience with Drupal or Magento and their respective API’s.
  • Experience integrating with third-party API’s and web services.
  • Basic LAMP server administration experience, MySQL knowledge, and Git administration.
  • Education or professional experience with C#, Java or Ruby are beneficial. Most coding projects are currently in PHP. Understanding of Object Oriented Programming (OOP) and Model-View-Controller (MVC) frameworks.
  • Understanding of content organization and concepts within information architecture.
  • Interest in the open-source software development model & participation in the open source development community.
  • Front-end and standard Internet protocols, cross-browser, XML, HTML, HTTP, XHTML, CSS, Javascript (jquery), Flash, Ajax.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of industry trends in emerging and existing web technologies
  • Independence, enthusiasm, superb communication and organization skills.

To learn more about the company, visit www.beargroup.com. We currently work as a distributed team, and our project-based work allows for some flexibility in work hours. Seattle area is preferred, but ultimately the position can be performed remotely with regular status meetings.

We offer competitive compensation, learning challenges, and opportunity to grow your career with the company.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

APPLY FOR THIS POSITION

To apply, please send resume to jobs@beargroup.com. In your cover letter or email, we are interested in how you answer these two questions: 1) Tell us about the most typical client difficulty you face and a technique you use to resolve it? 2) How do you motivate engineers? What’s difficult about leading a distributed team and how do you overcome it?