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What are the reasons for people's preference of WordPress over other website platforms such as WIX or Shopify?

WordPress gives you numerous reason to choose it. Here are the 8 reasons why most people prefer WordPress.

WordPress is completely free. It’s also a very powerful and flexible platform that lets you create an online publication quickly and easily. In the long run, you will save money by using a free platform instead of a paid one that requires expensive maintenance fees.

WordPress is an open-source platform that anyone can contribute to and use without restriction. As such, it can be used in all kinds of web applications including commercial websites.

WordPress is cross-platform, which means it can be installed on any web server that supports PHP and MySQL. You don’t need special hosting software or expensive hardware to run WordPress. WordPress is compatible with all devices and operating systems.

WordPress is easy to install and setup, it’s fast, secure and reliable. It is possible to get your website online real fast (even within a few hours) if you have the necessary knowledge and the images, content, etc.

WordPress websites are responsive, which means they look great on all types of devices, including smartphones and tablets.

WordPress is highly customizable and you can change the way your website looks without affecting its functionality.

Maintaining a WordPress site is easy. You can easily update the WordPress core to new versions in a few steps, without having to rebuild your entire website from scratch.

WordPress has a large community of experienced users who provide support and services for WordPress users. You can also ask other WordPress users for help or advice through forums or chat rooms, which are very popular on the internet.

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What is the importance of creating a work order with construction site software?

There are several key advantages to creating work orders with construction site software compared to traditional paper methods. Here's how construction site software streamlines work order management and benefits various aspects of your project:

Improved Efficiency and Organization:

Centralized Platform: All work orders are stored and managed in a single digital platform, accessible by authorized personnel in real-time. This eliminates the need for paper trails and searching through physical documents.

Streamlined Workflow: Software automates repetitive tasks involved in work order creation, saving time and reducing errors. Assigning tasks, tracking progress, and updating statuses becomes much smoother.

Enhanced Communication: Construction site software facilitates communication between project managers, field workers, and other stakeholders. Work orders provide a clear record of communication and updates for all parties involved.

Increased Accuracy and Transparency:

Reduced Errors: Manual data entry errors are minimized with digital work orders. The software can perform validations and ensure data accuracy.

Improved Visibility: Real-time access to work order details provides better visibility into project progress, resource allocation, and potential issues. This allows for proactive decision-making.

Detailed Tracking: Software tracks work order history, including completion times, materials used, and labor costs. This provides valuable data for future project planning and cost estimation.

Enhanced Cost Control and Risk Management:

Budget Monitoring: Work orders can be linked to budgets, allowing for better cost tracking and identification of potential overruns.

Resource Optimization: Software can help optimize resource allocation based on work order requirements, reducing waste and inefficiencies.

Risk Mitigation: Early identification of potential delays or issues through work orders allows for proactive risk management strategies.

Additional Benefits:

Improved Compliance: Construction site software can help ensure compliance with safety regulations and permit requirements by incorporating them into work orders.

Offline Functionality: Many software solutions offer offline functionality, allowing workers to access and update work orders even in areas with limited internet connectivity.

Reporting and Analytics: Work order data can be used to generate reports and analyze project performance, providing valuable insights for future projects.

Overall, creating work orders with construction site software offers significant advantages over traditional paper-based methods. It improves efficiency, accuracy, communication, and cost control, leading to smoother project execution and better overall outcomes.

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How do I find developers for startup?

If you’re looking to augment your existing team of developers with hired help the other responses are appropriate.

I am going to assume you’re at the very beginning of your journey, you’ve got a great idea and want to get cranking on it. I applaud you as would Eric Ries.

STEP 1:

If my assumption is correct, my experience tells me that finding a VP of Engineering or a CTO co-founder who can code is a good step in the right direction. There are lots of reasons to avoid just having the product built not the least of which is funding. An investor is going to want to see your leadership skills and ability to be resourceful and YOUR vision blended with their execution.

STEP 2:

Get your MVP out the door quickly and get product market feedback. Work with your co-founder to iterate and repeat the process. Once you have a decent sample size and you need to scale then you need to hire developers.

STEP 3:

Organic or outsourced talent? There’s a time and a place for both. If your CTO is good with interviewing, hiring, firing and leading overseas talent in agile or lean then by all means use inexpensive talent overseas to build out the vision.

Make sure you take steps so that your code is not held hostage.

Cash flow is king and if developers are not chosen carefully they will milk the time it takes to accomplish a milestone. DO NOT PAY THEM IN ADVANCE!

STEP 3.1 : Recruit local talent and start building a company culture. You can't outsource passion. You can't hire someone to love your vision, or product, or see the future like you do. If you can’t recruit talent willing to work for equity while they keep their day job potential investors and your CTO should be concerned. The primary job of the CEO is to recruit a world class organization.

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Do most programmers honestly enjoy writing code?

Devs I've met seem to fall into the following groups:

Don’t care that much for programming but like the teams they are in and enjoy seeing the final project/outcome

Dislike programming quite a bit but like the pay

Absolutely love writing code and solving complex problems

#1 and #3 are both fairly common it seems like. I personally am one of those who love the act of programming, and I've definitely met a few other devs who feel that way.

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Is PHP still a bad choice for web development and freelancing?

It depends a lot on what type of website you are developing and what functionality it has. Some programming languages are good for certain tasks and meanwhile, they are bad for others. Here are the programming languages and tasks they are good at:

Python: Data analysis, Machine Learning, Web Development, Automation, Educational Projects

JavaScript: Web Development (Frontend and Backend), Mobile Apps, Game Development

Java: Enterprise Applications, Android Development, Web Applications

C#: Windows Applications, Game Development (using Unity), Enterprise Applications

C++: System/Software Development, Game Development, Real-time Simulation

Ruby: Web Applications, Prototyping, E-commerce Sites

PHP: Web Development, Server-Side Scripting, Content Management Systems

Swift: iOS and macOS Applications, Mobile Gaming, System Programming

Go: Distributed Systems, Cloud Services, Server-Side Programming

Kotlin: Android Development, Web Development, Desktop Applications

R: Statistical Computing, Data Analysis, Visualization

Rust: Systems Programming, Embedded Devices, Web Assembly

So, depending on your goals you should choose the proper programming language.

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Which is more profitable in the long run: building websites with WordPress or using e-commerce platforms like Shopify?

The answer to this question ultimately depends on the individual 's goals and skills . WordPress is a popular and versatile platform for building websites , offering a wide range of customization options and flexibility . However , it requires a certain level of technical knowledge and coding skills to fully utilize its potential . On the other hand , e - commerce platforms like Shopify are specifically designed for creating and managing online stores , making it easier for non - technical users to set up and run their businesses .

In terms of profitability , both options have the potential to be highly profitable in the long run . With WordPress , you have more control over your website and can potentially save money on hosting and transaction fees . However , with Shopify , you have access to a built - in customer base and a streamlined e - commerce system , which can lead to faster and more efficient sales .

Ultimately , the best choice for you will depend on your specific needs and goals . If you have the technical skills and want more control over your website , WordPress may be the better option . But if you 're looking for a user - friendly and efficient way to start an online store , Shopify could be the way to go .

To learn more about the pros and cons of using WordPress and e - commerce platforms like Shopify , check out the link in our bio . It 's important to weigh your options carefully before making a decision to ensure long - term profitability for your online business .

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Artificial intelligence isn’t going to say,

“Hmm …

Loads of major tech companies are laying off. Do we really want to design something new instead of using an existing design?

There’s a problem with getting these chips from Taiwan. Should we use something else?

There is now a tariff on these parts. How will that affect costs? Should we use different parts?

Russia started a war with Ukraine. How will that affect support for Family Tree Maker genealogy software, which is written in Kyiv, Ukraine?

How could the ban of TikTok on federal and state devices affect this?

Is Twitter going to wind up like MySpace, that it will still exist but users will switch to some other platform?”

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How to Develop a Backend for a Food Delivery App.

A quality food delivery app has more than a user-friendly interface. With a solid backend, you can ensure smooth ordering, efficient delivery tracking, and effective communication between all parties. In this article, we guide you through the backend development process to future-proof your app.

https://www.apriorit.com/dev-blog/how-to-create-a-backend-for-a-food-delivery-app?utm_source=quora&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=blog&utm_term=mobile

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How do I get my first job in Full Stack development?

The simplest path to employment is to build a portfolio. You know how to program? Prove it. Use your skills to build a few applications top to bottom. Full stack includes nowadays mobile development. Can you build a functioning website that provides utility and a mobile app that consumes the API from the website? Can you deploy it to a host? Can you promote it and get users and feedback?

As you go through this process start a blog talking about what you've learned.

Now go ahead and build another application. Do the same thing, continue blogging. Focus on lessons you learned...what's common between the two apps, what's different? Look at opportunities to leverage the code that is common across your projects.

Once you've completed your second project go ahead and do five more. It's up to you if you make these projects around a common theme. First app can be time keeping, second could be invoicing, third accounting, fourth payroll management, the fifth could be project management, the sixth customer management, and the seventh could be for employee management. They can be stand alone or make a cohesive suite to sell as one package.

Congratulations, if you've successfully marketed your projects, you've secured your first job in Full Stack Development, with yourself as your employer.

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What is the best freelance site for beginners? What are the advantages and disadvantages of using this site?

If you are in a developing nation, such as Costa Rica, or India, or Brazil, just to name a few, the answer is: stay away if you can.

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"I got 834 LIKES before I edited this answer. I am editing it because my original answer focused on the bad side of working as a freelancer online. I’ll mention the good side of working as a freelancer in Upwork, Guru, or Freelancer.com, Toptal, etc. I am in Panama, and I am in my 40s. Ageism is horrible around here. In fact some people have trouble getting jobs after they turn 30. Companies prefer young blood because they can do the job and get paid less. But Elance, and Odesk (before they fused into Upwork) never discriminated against me based on age. To this day, no one has ever asked me how old I am, or what my ethnicity is, or how I look like. In those platforms, discrimination based on age, ethnicity, religion, is almost non-existent. Unfortunately some people may hire third-world freelancers to exploit them, which is what I’ll describe in greater detail later.

Even though I work as a programmer, I majored in Electrical Engineer. Companies may not trust my skills because I am not a computer scientist, or a software engineer. You don’t have that problem in Upwork, Guru, not even Toptal because they have tests you can take to prove you have the right skills for a job. Your portfolio can also help you get hired, as well as your resume. More on this later.

Despite my age, sometimes I get calls from employers here in Panama, but in the last few years, I haven’t gotten more than two or three calls, and no one has hired me. Upwork, and Guru, and Freelancer offer a different story. There’s always someone inviting you to a project, and sometimes (although rare) they are actually good clients.

Now, let me focus on the bad side, which is what I originally wrote:

The first problem you encounter is the most obvious: clients don’t want to hire you. In fact, most of them don’t hire anyone at all. Period. But let’s focus on the ones that do hire freelancers: if you move to Guru or GoLance, no one knows who you are, even if you are a rock star in Upwork. They will treat you like a newcomer with no experience. Resumes, degrees, former places of employment, they may mean nothing in those places. What you need to get started is someone to give you a project and then a feedback, and, most people claim it is not true, but it is true: for that to happen you need to be cheap. If everyone charges four hundred dollars to finish a project, you need to charge $100, or something really low, or you’ll never get customers. For how long do you have to do this? Let’s hope two or three times will be good enough.

Once you have experience, a good portfolio, you will find yourself applying for jobs almost every day. It is like looking for work, except that you know that your employer will be a bottom feeder before you even meet him. You will be trapped in a groundhog-day scenario of bad bosses and bad payments.

Of course most of your applications will be unanswered, since every project has around 40 applicants, unless the person wants something really complex for less than fifty dollars, or something impossible. I remember seeing someone who wanted a freelancer to hack Google Captcha for less than twenty dollars. Only three people applied for the job. Shocker. Most applicants never get hired. Why? Because clients are either not convinced by any of the applicants, or they failed to find someone willing to charge less than twenty dollars to complete their projects.

Almost every customer I have had on platforms like Upwork, etc has gotten me close to a nervous breakdown. Getting a decent customer is like winning the lottery. Getting an excellent customer? Not possible.

I’ll give you examples:

Around 2011, back on Elance.com, there was this client who didn’t respond to any of my messages. He was paying $400 for a Joomla component that was way more expensive than that, even in (my country) Panama’s minimum-wage of $5. Every time he responded, every week or so, he asked for more stuff and had more ideas, adding even more time to development and then complaining that it was taking too long. A month of frustration, and I canceled the project, wasting my time.

You cannot ask for money up-front, and sometimes the possibility of a bad feedback from a demanding user can trap you, leaving you with no option but to pull the plug before you spend months working on something that supposedly required a few lines of coding.

Another fine example: a client from South Korea wanted a mobile application for $700. This disgrace took place on Elance.com. Turns out that what he wanted was a Uber clone. It was 2014, and I still didn’t know what Uber was, but he wanted push notifications, SMS, every Uber feature, and also a website, and he kept complaining after a month that I wasn’t finishing the application. He had no logo, no icon, nothing. Wanted me to do it all for him. And he didn’t even have an Apple or Google account to publish the application. He canceled the project after 5 weeks, making me waste my time, and $700.

This is typical crap from places like this. I have seen people asking for clones of AirBNB, Facebook, Twitter, Uber, and offering less than $700, sometimes even less than $250 and then whining when they don’t get what they want after a month or two of hard work. Today, in Workana, I saw a guy who wanted a freelancer to write two Wordpress plugins for him and create a template, and all he was offering was fifty dollars. Bear in mind that Workana is a Spanish-speaking platform, and most freelancers speak nothing but Spanish, so this is ridiculous because in most Latin American nations that’d cost at least $400. Even then, there were 9 Latin American freelancers applying for that job.

Another fine example of an Upwork-Elance-Guru customer: this one was an English teacher, and he wanted me to develop a website for $700. The website was much more difficult than we both predicted. All of a sudden, he vanished and stranded me for the remaining $200. Project was never finished.

Customers that don’t pay me are a dime-a-dozen in places like Upwork, Guru, etc.

Sometimes they are original in how terrible they are as customers. Take this one for example: he offers me $12/hour to work on a Wordpress website. Then he tells me that he wants me to dictate the changes needed to his programmer in Peru. I canceled the job right there, since he pretty much wanted me to be a teacher and never mentioned it.

This one is recent: customer awards me a project. I tell him I’ll do it with PHP / Symfony. Then he gives me a NodeJS template. I tell him I don’t work with Node. Three days later, we decide to go with PHP. Four days later, he canceled the project because he wanted me to finish in a week. Never considering the time wasted in deciding what to use.

Clients who give me a job and then forget about it are there by the thousands. They drop the ball all the time. Clients who pay next to nothing? That applies to most of them, if not all. Clients who treat me like trash? Well, in my case, since I am in Panama, almost all of them are like this. They think I can survive on $100 per month. In Panama, not even an apartment in the ghettos would be that cheap.

To make things worse, Upwork has added the wonderful feature of allowing clients to provide feedback even if you cancel the job, allowing abusive clients to almost force you to work for them. If any of these nightmare projects is completed, Upwork takes 20% of the meager money you are making.

AND HERE IS THE FINAL INSULT: I met someone on Elance.com, a woman living in Panama. She wanted me to create a website using Joomla. Since we were in the same country, she told me she wanted to meet me in person. I go to a meeting room at a hotel where she and her husband were waiting for me, along with two more people. Every time I spoke, her husband was patronizing me. “Are you sure you know what you are doing?”, “Do you have a resume?”, “Did you say probably”, as I left he asked his wife if she had asked for credentials, and she told him she had seen my Elance profile. I went home, and started working for them. They wanted a lot for $200. All of a sudden, they canceled the job saying I lacked experience and gave the job to an Indian company for only $100.

Save your work if you want to use your experience in online staffing platforms such as Upwork or Guru or Golance, just to name a few, on your resume. Most of the clients that you will encounter are definitely bottom feeders. They want the next Facebook, the next Twitter, the next AirBNB, the next Uber for less than $500, and after a while, when they realize that success doesn’t knock at their door after taking advantage of a poor freelancer living in Thailand or India, they forget about their projects, leaving you with little or no evidence of your work. I have been involved on many Wordpress-related projects over the years, and only three can prove that I have experience with Wordpress.

I have read two books on freelancers, and one of them is called Mastering Upwork by T.K Young, and that book describes the kind of customers you should avoid in platforms like Peopleperhour, GoLance, Guru, etc, and what is funny is that the author is actually describing MOST of the people looking for freelancers. Most of them type vague stuff like “I need a PHP rock star”, or “I need a jQuery Ninja”. Or they want a freelancer for some minor fixes in Wordpress, and that’s it, or they need a freelancer to finish a website, but they don’t tell you what needs to be finished. Other employers give freelancers entire documents on what they want, usually two or three doc files, and they want a Non-Disclosure-Agreement to be signed. According to T.K Young, they are never satisfied, which is true. What T.K Young doesn’t seem to realize is that if you weed out these types of people looking for freelancers, you are left with almost no people to choose from.

In the end, websites like Toptal, Guru, GoLance are good if you want experience, or if you live in a poor country where a hundred dollars is good enough to afford a decent apartment. But if you want to support a family, or pay the rent, and you are living in a country with a mediocre economy (like Panama, Turkey, or Mexico), or you are in a rich country (like the US, Canada, France), avoid these online staffing platforms unless you are looking for a job in the real world, and you want to make ends meet while you find a job; after all, sending a hundred job applications to get one job is better than sending thirty applications to get a bad client, and then sending another 30 applications to get another bad client every month, knowing deep inside that it will never get better."

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