Our group is wanting to build a website that has a front page in the masonry style layout. Think Pinterest. We have a wordpress site, including some other functionality that we will be looking to use, so a plugin/utility that works flawlessly with WP is preferable.
We already have a Masonry plugin that works, but wish to have a simple Web Scraping plugin that is hooked into a browser based selection tool. Something like: http://www.wpscraper.com This would scrape the specified websites and dynamically serve the content to the frontage masonry tiles.
There would be TWO versions of this
1. We would setup some initial settings for each website, then when we entered the website, we would have a right mouse click option that allows us to save THE article/story/video (scraped content) etc into a database.
2. We would setup some initial settings for each website, then when we entered the website, we would have a right mouse click option that allows us to save A LINK to the article/story/video (scraped content) etc into a database.
From here, the frontage would serve up posts of the saved content OR the linked content in the order that they were added to the database. There is also the option that they add the scraped content via date of its creation, but that would mean accurately identifying their age of creation to begin with, and if it couldn't be identified, then the date it was added to the database. If the content is only LINKED to, as in the second example, and the content disappears from the web, then the plugin would not serve that content. Ensure that an error IS NOT served.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to let us know.
If you think modifying an existing plugin works best, we are okay with that, but there needs to be solid, succinct documentation on how you modified it.
Thank you for looking at this job!!
The team at PIKI