I am looking for somebody to design a modern classified ads site on wordpress or joomla. There are a number of themes and templates I have looked at that I like the looks of, but none of them offer all of the features I want right out of the box, so they would need some customization. Needs the ability for front end submissions where users will register and post ads with the ability to add multiple photos. There will be limited amounts of ads and photos that can be posted for free, then different levels to post more ads, have more photos and have featured ads, which will show up at the top of the search results when people are searching. I also want visitors to have the ability to register to save searches.
This will be for a site to list aircraft for sale. There will be many categories and types, so this is where most of the customization comes in. Registered users will post an add to a category, a make, a model and a year. However, once a category is selected, only makes that fit in the category should be an option to select from. As well as when a make is selected, only models that fit with that make will be an option to select from. Searching and browsing will need the same functionality.
I want the layout to be modern. Simple search box within the first fold with an "advanced search" button. Below that should be the most recent featured ads, below that will be categories for browsing. When a user selects a category, they will see a list of the makes at the top to choose from as well as all of the listings under that category displayed below. Once they click on a make, they will see a list of models at the top with a list of all of those makes below, and so on.
Below the categories on the home page will be a list of "popular searches" with links to the results.
Below the popular searches will be a block of content
Please familiarize yourself with some of the top wordpress and joomla themes and templates for classified ads to see which ones will work for what I need and to determine how much customization will be needed. The functionality I'm looking for in terms of search and browsing can be found on these sites. Please note, that I am not looking for the same look and design as these sites, though.
http://aso.com/ (browse only)
http://airplanemart.com/ (browse only)