This is the first of a series of WordPress Template projects for our company website.
The ideal candidate will be comfortable working with CSS, Java and PHP while also having knowledge of design and UX best practices. Due to past oDesk projects running over schedule and contractors not completing the job as expected, these templates will be posted as individual jobs and fixed rate contracts. Negotiation of price will be done prior to accepting the contract.
This first template project will be in two parts.
The primary element is to modify or develop a plugin that is set to receive an e-mail that has three data points. These data point will be used to scrape the URL to create a new draft post.
The Subject will be the CSS selector that contains the text to be scraped, The body will contain the URL of the page to be scraped and a single picture as an email attachment.
This plugin will then scrape the main text (Text only, no links or images) of the page to create a new draft post in the "News" Custom post type, with the attached image converted to the featured image and the URL source referenced at the end of the post automatically.
From the WordPress Admin, I will be able to approve the scraped content, edit as required and to select the appropriate tags for the article.
The second part of this project is to create a news page template the shows the latest posts, by post tag. An example of the tags would be Featured Stories, New Products, Product Reviews, Future Technology, Home Automation and possibly a few more. I have a very rough concept of the template layout, but essentially it should look like any generic news page template.
Our expectation is that the developing and implementing the plugin has a value of approximately $100, and the template is worth an addition $50. If you think that there is a different expectation for the price, please inform us of your expected rate when you reply to this job posting.
Thank you and Good Luck!