I need someone to convert my .PSD design into a wordpress theme as well as add additional features. The basic layout, which you can view on the attached "home" image, consists of a handful of different functions. I will give further, more thought out and explained details (colors, text size, fonts, ect) to the winning service provider. Some of the main things that I need are mostly on the home page.
The main part of the page will feature a section to include a video with an accompanying "share link" (see image "Home" B1) right below it and a description box "Featured Video" to the right. The video should easily be able to be added on the admin side, whether its a plugin or through a post.
The second main part is the middle menu (see image "Home" B2). This middle menu will contain four sections (images) which will link to basic category/tag pages.
The second to the final main part of this will be how post are displayed. Post need to be displayed as one of 6 categories (music video, interview, video, download, news, live). Each category has a set color and I when writing a post I need to be able to set the category and automatically have the post render as that color (see image "Home" B3). These posts should also each contain simple Facebook "like" and Twitter buttons as well as display the number of comments and "hearts" (aka reader rating) the post has. The ability to "heart" a post is similar to scoring or rating a post (see image "Home" B4). When a reader likes the story they should be able to click the Heart icon and increase the number next to the Heart (see image "Home" B4).
The final main part of this is the search page, I need to have google custom search installed as the default search rather then the normal wordpress search (See image "Search Page").
The other pages will have the same basic layout as shown on image "Basic".
I always like to work with the same providers I have worked in the past on select projects. The project creator I choose for this project can expect to be contacted first for other projects related to the site. I like to build a long lasting working relationship with whoever I choose for this project.
One more thing that the service provider must be able to do is create a temporary landing page, static page, or "maintenance" page that will be shown to visitors while the site is being worked on and content is being added. Once everything is completed on the back and front end I want to be able to add content to the site before it's officially shown to viewers. There needs to be a way for me to choose when to have the site go live, which would be once I add the necessary content (posts, pictures, ect).