I have been looking around all over the place online for a 'Wordpress Coding Genius' as I like to call it. I have a project in mind that includes coding a frame that allows me to use a WP blog on an Invision Power Board forum. Now a friend of mine that works 24/7 and has a young child, tells me that he as 'decent' standard coder with a background knowledge of Wordpress and Forum software/web design could do this job (if he had the time) in a straight 5-7 hour work frame.
Sounds easy huh? Well actually it's been anything but. I have contacted Invision, left messages on forums, spoke to between 20-30 parties that have been recommended as third parties relations to IPB of which 90% didn't reply and the remaining 10% played a game of 'Hey I can't do this, but he can' rinse and repeat. I spoke to one guy, who quoted me £170 an hour to do this job, stating 'he really was the best of the best' - I mean really, come on?
I mean really, what does it take to hire a 'decent standard' coder who can work for say £10p/h and get what I've been quoted as a 'relatively easy job' done without hassle.
Can anyone within WF, recommend me or direct me to a good bunch of coders that can help me on this project? I really am coming to the end of my patience.
If anyone has any recommendations that they don't want to share, or indeed if any coders are interested in hearing more on the job, feel free to PM me.