Wanting Download Management Website, Will be used for people to download free graphics and items. Script must be secure, Optimized for Search Engines, Easy to Use, Easily Editable and must include clear install instructions.
I am looking for a script that is similar to [url removed, login to view] and their websites (not duplicates however), Something that can manage downloads, provide organization and have thumbnails of the items. I've tried using wordpress but decided that I need something safer and more focused on what I am trying to achieve rather then having to download dozens of plug-ins and scripts. The site must also be sortable so users can view items by popularity, date (which is default newest are shown at the top very first on the index), then view items by category, license type and file type (.eps, .pdf etc).
To start off, I want there to be thumbnails on the index page and when you click the thumbnail it takes you to the individual page of that item. The script will need some sort of thumbnail management system with cache, It will only need 1 image but it should be resized not just with some simple html but with a php for example: [url removed, login to view]
(I know that looks like a joke but I'm sure you get the idea). I've seen this and you can probably impliment this: [url removed, login to view]
I consider the thumbs pretty important, they will hosted on my site which is the first time I've ever done this (used to using 3rd party hosting companies). The quality of the smaller thumbs can be less then that of the normal full sized image.
Each page will need:
- A h2 header
- A tag box for the items tags
- Meta tags that match each items name including meta titles and meta descriptions which would just be some php includes.
The CMS will need to be managing:
Categories, Tags, Image Uploader, Name (which will be used in the meta titles, the h2 headers etc), A notes/description area, A Usage Dropdown list which will show whether the free download is for commercial, non-commercial or unspecified usage, A download manager so I can easily upload files when I submit a new page, A date option that automatically checks for the date when you submit the item and also I want the date to be editable like it is on wordpress so I can update ahead of time like if it's March 5th and I set the Date to April First and it won't show up on the site until 4/1, The resource's author's URL which would be linked on the individual page of whatever item they made (so when I submit an item I just paste their url and it shows up on the page so the author gets credit), The type of file it is (.eps, .ai, .pdf etc). These are all things that will be used on each item's individual page.
Regarding urls and SEO, I want them to be friendly such as:
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The site is Vectors Free (dot) com (it's just wordpress but I tried doing things myself and it is SO complicated, If I cant find a cheap coder I will be stuck with using it so please help me lol).
I don't require a fancy looking template, just have some classes for some divs and add SOME css so it doesn't look completely bare, I am knowledgable in html and css so I will edit the template after.
The admin panel is very crucial of course, There needs to be an area to submit new items and that area needs to have the upload forms for images and files and all the options I described in the long list located above, There needs to be an area to manage Categories, An area to manage all the files/images quickly like a giant list or something that can list my items by category in the admin panel incase there are problems or if the author contacts me saying they need something removed or edited I should be able to do that easily as well as mess with the download numbers incase I want to promote something..
Professional looking and working is my number one priority, ease of use, security, and optimization so there's not a huge strain on the database if the site gets popular, Cache for images etc. etc. I hope I provided enough information, Can provide more of course to the winner once we get in contact with eachother. I use yahoo instant messenger, aim etc. so you can contact me on there as well as email.
High High bids will be disregarded, I am not made of money and it will be a couple weeks before I can even afford this thing which is why the project is open for so long. I am also open in exchanging services (graphic design and template design for coding) so let me know..
I have references, Hope you have some too! Winner will be paid if a winner IS chosen.
Thanks alot for reading and your interest,