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Developer quit the project and now website is not working - suggest me what to do

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by tophi, Dec 4, 2016.

  1. tophi

    tophi Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I had a script from codecanyon bought 2 years ago. After that the developer upgraded the script with new name and more functions so I migrated and also paid for the "new" script and because the script mainly using APIs the developer made his own API where he combained all the info scrabped from the other apis to his own api server (the idea I guess is to prevent the script to be nulled)
    After a while then he shut down his API and also the forum is closed. He don't respond on skype or mail.
    I'm unable to roll back to early versions where the official apis were working.(lack of skills.. its not just copy/paste import/dump sql)
    What is your suggestion? 3 months are over for paypal dispute and also even if he return the money I still need the website because I have invested a lot $$$ for seo, and now I rank on good positions and have nice traffic/income just the website is not working as it is supposed to works so the bounce rate is going higher.
     
  2. Heisenberg

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    Tried contacting envato? it is one thing to offer support for limited time but the other to shutdown your services completely rendering your product useless.
    You might head over to hire a freelancer section and try to get someone to fix it up for you.
     
  3. akssiv2007

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    Hire someone to fix your issue. You need a new developer to look into your problem.
     
  4. GoDesain

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    if i'm not wrong, your script basically grab API from others website and developer server recode Api respond before transmite to your server..
    btw, you want share what script you have in here.. maybe BHW developer can help you build your own API server..
     
  5. tophi

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    Thank you for your ideas and time


    Evanto even removed his item long time ago, because of that he started private with the customers he had left on board.


    The problem is that finding good coder on normal price is a such a luck... most of the cheep people will do nothing, and those who can eventually do the work will ask for 3x or 5x money .Right now my income barely covers the dedicated server costs.


    Yep, now his "transmission" server is offline for a few days. I'm somehow angry that I didn't noticed early and just not update the website....

    Will see if I can reach him next days if not I probably will check for freelancer , if I get someone for good price it will be ok, if not I will change to similar script.
     
  6. RightFootFanatic

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    Drop me a message including the apis / sites the script uses.
    Is that a stand alone script or some plugin for WP or so?
    I gonna have a look for the apis, maybe we can negotiate a price we both can live with.