I am interested in having someone create a site that is very similar to [url removed, login to view] ("c" instead of "k"). The site must have comparable features with the same ability to search by state and then city.
I will need to see examples first of other classified sites that you have created.
Our group is on a tight timeline. If you bid, please provide a timeline that is realistic knowing that time is tight.
Although new on ScriptLance, I anticipate this project will lead to additional work on other sites in the very near future.
Here is more detail on what I am looking for (this is text that another webmaster has posted in the past with some variations):
I need a site that is similar to [url removed, login to view] ("c" instead of "k"). However, I want it designed with minimal graphics but yet attractive. Images should be pointing to the same images from page to page. Why? The categories should be the same. I want it speedy, highly functional and not bogged down by excessive graphics.
One should be able to select state/city in that order and then it will show all the categories for that city. This is where the customer will post their ads.
I will need to be able to add states, cities, and categories on demand.
Customer should not be required to register if they are only searching the site. If they are going to post an ad, then they would be required to register. If the customer wants to expose their email address, they should be allowed to do so. Otherwise, customer should be able to map their email address to an auto-generated number, i.e. ad-XXXXXXXXatmydomain.com.
I will need a form for customers to post their free classified ads.
I will need to be able to post Google Adsense to help defray my hosting fees, especially in the beginning. Also, I would like to have 1 banner on each side of each page (if possible) as long as it does not make the classified ads in the middle too narrow.
I want it clear that SCAMS, MLM, stuffing envelopes, or other similar things of the sort won't be accepted. If someone is posting a job, it needs to be a real job. No BS.
At this point in time, images will be limited to 50K per post. I only want to accept jpegs and gifs. No duplicate posting in other categories.
I want the customer to be able to notify me when they find a questionable post. They will need some sort of functionality (buttons, etc.) to do that.
I want the posts to be organized by date within the categories.
I need the normal legal pages, TOS, Privacy, and a simple Help on each page. I'll need an About/business links page.
When posters submit a classified(s), they should be automatically notified via email of their post(s).
Ads should have expiration dates, 7 days and 14 days. I should be able to expand the expiration dates in the future. After ads expire, I should be able to clean the database entries and delete related web pages. I have limited space.
If customer wants to post Adult material, he/she must be 18 years or older. I need the poster to be held responsible and he/she will need to acknowledge the fact.
When a user wants to post, they will need to be 13 years or older and will need to acknowledge the fact.
The site will need a search utility within the category and for the site overall.
I will need to see a mock up on your site first. Search engine efficiency would be great!
Please keep scalability and easy maintainability in mind. I want it to easily grow.
Work should be guaranteed or return my money. If you can't do this project, please don't bid!!
I'm missing a lot regarding requirements but I'm hoping you can help me fill in the gaps.
The posts will require the customer to enter a captcha verification image to prevent auto spamming. Customers will be able to post anonymously, too.
Ad should have the option to display the location of the customer via maps.
Customer will be able to login and edit their ads or registration details.
Customer will be able to send the ad to a friend and print the ad.
Admin will be able to create, modify or delete a poster. Also, should be able to activate or deactivate a customer.
The admin will be able to email all registered posters based on all levels ? e.g. world, country, state, city and categories.
A poster will be able to lists/display all his/her posts.
Admin will be notified via email of new registration or ad being emailed to friend.
The customer should receive a warning notice (email) before an ad expires. Customers should be able to retrieve their registration details through a "Forgot password?" option by providing their email address.
Customer should be able to setup a subscription and receive notifications when newly placed ads are as per their chosen city/categories posted. The customer will receive a welcoming message following their subscription. Obviously, they should be able to modify their subscription information.
Also, need to be able to charge for Featured ads.
Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you.