Running a discourse forum and thinking of hiring a coder to customize it.
But reading here in the forum it feels like it might be an enormous undertaking. I see coders in this forum not even being able to develop an adsense plugin. So I figured I could ask you more technically gifted guys/girls what your guess on developing time is before I decide to hire someone or not.
How many hours do you think it would take a reasonably good rails dev to do these customisations:
Totally redesign the members profile. A lot less clutter. Something like this: Sean Ellis - GrowthHackers
Make a feature in each members profile where they can pick their happiness score of 1-10 and have a graph show scores over time.
Create a way to insert links to external urls between some posts in threads that get a lot of organic google traffic. But not in all threads.
Code so that when a member logs into the forum he will also automatically be logged into to the main website which the forum is part of.
Are we looking at 1 month of coding or 1 year of coding?