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Advice Needed: Random Confirmation Code Generator for WP Site

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by srishunyata, May 29, 2012.

  1. srishunyata

    srishunyata Registered Member

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    I'm not exactly sure exactly which way to approach this one.

    What I need is something to verify that an employee has completed a task.

    After the task is completed the employee copies the url and visits my wordpress site.

    The employee then enters the url in a field and hits the submit button.

    Once the url is submitted a random code is generated for the employee.

    The employee can then use this code to prove that his task has been completed.

    I would also need a copy of this code either be saved in the d-base and or emailed to me, or both.

    There might be a plugin or a site that provides this service but I haven't been able to find a thing.

    Please Advise

    Thanks
     
  2. silntbob

    silntbob Newbie

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    What if you cut out a step and made it so the employee just has to visit a URL, the said page then adds a value to your DB
     
  3. srishunyata

    srishunyata Registered Member

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    Thanks but that wouldn't work because the employee has a task to do on the url, not just a visit.

    The url that that the employee submits is only available once they've completed the task.

    Thanks for your input!

    Cheers
     
  4. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Tbh, I 've never seen a plugin that does that. You 'll probably have to resort to a custom made one.
     
  5. srishunyata

    srishunyata Registered Member

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    Hi Jazzc,

    Thanks, now I can at least check on e thing off the list.

    The ERD would be pretty simple to chart out.

    Would you suggest putting finding someone to do it in PHP? or MYSQL or something that I'm not cleaver enough to know about?

    With my limited knowledge it would seem to be a php job with a little mysql on the backside.

    How hard would it be to put together and...

    around how much do you think I should offer for a job like this?

    I have done object orientated programming ages ago, but am in the dark when it comes to php and mysql.

    Look forward to your advice!

    Thanks again

    Shunyata
     
  6. a_z_0_9

    a_z_0_9 Junior Member

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    create a html/php page with text input. Capture link, generate new guid and save to database and return that guid as code to your employee. You can edit that page to include wordpress template and copy that page to wordpress site
     
  7. weblues

    weblues Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    You will definitely need a custom solution, it will be cheap to develop, you can hire someone in the freelance section to do that for you.
     
  8. srishunyata

    srishunyata Registered Member

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    Sounds like a plan but way over my head!

    Would this be along the line of a fitting job descriptions to post?

    Perhaps someone would be kind enough to walk me through the php steps needed to accomplish this.

    I'm walking blind. And could get taken to the cleaners if I don't at least know how to explain what I'm looking for in tech terms.

    Really appreciate your advice.

    Any ball park figures of what this ought to cost me and how much time it's take?

    Thx
     
  9. a_z_0_9

    a_z_0_9 Junior Member

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