The site would need to be completed in one week to ten days at the absolute latest. I'm willing to pay $150-200 for it.
I'm looking for someone who can modify a preexisting WordPress template by customizing the layout/appearance slightly and adding some functionality. My goal is to create a website for a residential group within a university that would at its core be a news blog but would also offer students other useful utilities and some very limited social networking functionality. The theme that I'm thinking about customizing can be found here: [url removed, login to view] I think it does most of the news/blog functions well, so it wouldn't require much manipulation in that department. Here are the changes/additions I would like to make to the theme.
1. I would like to alter the white version of the theme somewhat since I think it looks just a little bit crowded in places, and I would like to have a white site with green as an accent color.
2. Users would be able to create accounts which allow them to post comments, photos, videos, and add events to a calendar. They would also have profiles that would contain certain information about them. They would also have the ability to send messages. I think this could potentially be done using BuddyPress without too much difficulty.
3. I would like an events calendar that users can upload content to (and if it's not too difficult, these events would have the ability to be linked to news stories and/or picture galleries)
4. Users would be able create/join groups and create events for that group that would go into the calendar.
5. Administrator accounts could add new stories and edit other site content.
Additional Info (Added 8/16/2009 at 2:03 EST)...
The site design and layout should be based upon the white/light version of the Imperial WordPress theme found here: [url removed, login to view] I would like the following changes made to it in terms of overall design:
Green accent color (lime green)
Additional space - The three column layout creates a cluttered feeling that I'm hoping could be fixed by spacing things out more
Web 2.0 makeover - Any of the design characteristics of Web 2.0 sites (Web 2.0 buttons, rounded edges, Web 2.0 icons) that can be added would be great.
Switch the nav bar to be bellow the page header. (I will give you materials for a new header later today)
Here are the components I would like in the left column.
Top Stories Display - The current display that is in the top left is okay, but I would prefer if you could change it so that the story descriptions on the right of the picture moved underneath the picture so that it only takes up one column.
Blog/News Posts - These don't necessarily need any design changes. However, if it is possible to make so that when people click "Read More," the additional text is displayed on that same page without opening to a new page. I guess this would require Ajax or something like that. If that could be done for comments as well, that would be outstanding.
Here are the components I would like in the center column. I would like to have areas in this column that display the following information in the following order from top to bottom:
Upcoming calendar events
Recently uploaded media (Photos, Videos, Music)
Here are the components I would like in the right column. I would like to have areas in this column that display the following information in the following order from top to bottom:
Login box for users
Icons for RSS, Pictures, Video, Music, and Facebook
That's pretty much it for the layout of the site. If you can think of a way to have all of that content in a two column site, that would be awesome, but it may not be feasible. I will send you more information later tonight about what exactly I would like in terms of functionality for user accounts, permissions, etc.
Okay, as far as the user accounts go, I don't think they should be too difficult to set up, but I'm not completely sure since I've never done it before. One of my friends has done similar things, and his programing/web design skills aren't much better than mine, so I'm sure it wouldn't be too difficult for you.
In the login box on the home page, there would be a link to register for the site.
Only users with an e*mail address [url removed, login to view] or [url removed, login to view] would be able to sign up. Like Facebook, a confirmation e*mail would be sent to that address containing a link to activate the account.
During the registration process, users would give provide certain information. Fields marked with an * would be required. Ideally, users would be able to edit this information at a later date if they wanted to.
First name *
Last name *
Phone number *
Room (entered as a capital letter followed by either a one or two digit number) *
Clubs and Organizations
Non-registered visitors to the site would be able to view the home page, the multimedia page, the calendar page, and any static pages on the site. They would not be able to able to upload any content, post anything, or comment on anything.
Registered users would be able to log in and be able to to the following things:
View their profile page and the profile page of others (these pages would display the information entered during the registration process)
Send messages to other users and check their inbox for messages that they have received.
Add events to the calendar
Comment on blog/news posts
Moderators would have all the abilities of regular registered users and the following additional abilities:
Post/edit blog posts
Edit uploaded media
Edit calendar events
The master account would have the abilities of registered users and moderators as well as the following additional abilities:
Control whether users are simply regular users or moderators.
Make edits to the static areas of the site.
Here's a description of some of the site components. In addition to the home page, there would be the following links on the nav bar.
This should basically be a blank page which the master account can add text and pictures to.
This page should have separate sections for pictures, videos, and music. Pictures should be able to be organized into galleries. Also, users should be able to upload content to these pages and comment on them. The recent uploads to the multimedia section would appear in an area on the home page.
This should contain a list of events having on specific days. The events should have a title, a category of the event, a time, a location, and a brief description. Users should be able to upload these events. A list of upcoming events would appear in an area on the home page. Hopefully, events would be able to link to pictures/video/music from the event and news article about the event.
This section should list upcoming contests and the results of past contests. Hopefully, these contests would be able be able to appear in the events section as well. Users would be able to upload content here by adding it to the events section and then clicking an option that said "Intramural." Only moderators would be able to add the results of the contests. A list of contest results would appear in an area on the home page.