Step 2 : Test
Step 2 : Test
Congrats! We’ve accepted your Distributed Operations (DOps) application. Now we’re ready to see your abilities first-hand, before fully bringing you on board into the program. This involves a test project.
This isn’t for a real client, so please don’t consider this as “working for free”. This is your final step, to see if your work is up to our standards. If you feel that it is, please continue. We’re not looking to waste anyone’s time.
Based on the result of the test project, we’ll let you know if we’re ready to bring you into our DOps program. Not everyone in the program needs to be a Divi rockstar, but they should certainly be fluent in it.
Completing this test project does not guarantee acceptance for future work, nor payment. However, if you are accepted into the program, you will be offered real client projects and competitive payment for each one completed.
You’ll need to have a server capable of running WordPress, where the install has a public domain so we can review the test when completed. This is only a requirement for this test. If accepted into the DOps program, you will not need to use your own server on real client projects.
If not utilizing the supplied All-in-One WP Migration export file, we also offer you the option of manually adding the fileset to your own install (wp-content directory and database). This lets you add the wp-content directory to your install (e.g., via sFTP) as well as import the database (e.g., via PhpMyAdmin).
Note, you will likely need to replace the following domains with your own, if you import the actual .sql file.
You are, of course, welcome to add your own admin user to your install.
Now that you know how to create your test install, let’s provide you with the information you’ll need to build the site and its content!
FS expects that these standards will be followed with every project (including this test). Projects that do not meet these expectations will not be accepted until resolved.
For more in depth information, please review this Google Doc.
Each WordPress site you create needs to have the following steps done, before you begin creating the rest of the site!
This test consists of the following steps. Once you’ve completed these, please submit your test website to us, by using the form below.
Download this information that will help you understand the project details, and what to create.
With each project, we sit down with our client and capture specific information related to the project. This is referred to as our Project Brief. It’s one of the first things we create for each new project. It contains useful information on the client’s business, and their wishes and direction for the new website.
Project Assets will contain the approved Mockup to use (in Adobe .xD format), as well as a JPEG or PNG version. It may also include any other files needed to help reproduce the Mockup.
In addition, it includes content — which is usually text and images provided by the client — that should be used for each page. Use your judgement for arranging content onto the website. Layout direction isn’t always given (nor will content always fit perfectly compared to the Mockup).
All set? Once you’ve built the test project, please send us a link so we can view it. Please also be sure to send an Admin’s username and password, so we can poke around the backend to see how you built it.
Before submitting your test link, we highly recommend referring back to our various Build Standards, Expectations, Installation Specs, Processes, and Housekeeping Tasks — to make sure your website is built to our “best practices”.