I need a complete software package to run an online newspaper from my server. If you have one already made that can be installed on my server and allows me to make whatever changes/improvements I want then all the better. I currently use hosted software for one of my sites so this design will be similar in function and features to that one. You can take a look at my live site at [url removed, login to view] to see what I'm looking for. This new software design will run my new [url removed, login to view] website which is another town. I already purchased software to run the "social networking" part of this site and it offers some of the features so those wont need to be made by you. Here is what I already have: [url removed, login to view] I purchased the social engine, blogs and groups.
Overview of some of the features needed:
- templates (3 col like [url removed, login to view]) with easy tool to create new content pages like about us, contact us, terms, etc
- forums (can use phpBB etc for this)
- calendar of events
- local business directory
- photo gallery
- live chat
- "tell a friend" email tool
- email site members tool
- view "whos online"
- job posting form for businesses
- full featured site/article search tool
- ability to choose what content I want to control pre-approval of before it goes live
- post comments to news articles
- full featured articles section like online and traditional print newspapers. this section is obviously VERY important. I want it to offer same features as my other site including the ability to let members post news articles, visitors and members able to post comments to articles, ability to archive articles, control what section they show on site, etc.
- full admin panel with different user access levels and membership types, etc.
- graphics can be minimal since we can do most of that ourselves. Meaning the header banner, logo, etc.
I'm not opposed to using open source scripts for parts like forums, polls, photo gallery, live chat, calendar of events, etc. Whatever it takes to build a user friendly online newspaper with all the features I need that doesn't limit me in being able to make modifications. Meaning I want full control over the site software upon completion. I also want to keep the price down. :-)
This software will also need to integrate well with my new socialengine social networking software (noted in first paragraph above).
You can also view what my other site offers for details at www.stjohnscounty.com. Surf around to be sure you understand what's needed before bidding.
The finished product and all code (other than open source parts) will be exclusively owned by me.