WordPress Blog / Portfolio Custom Template & Site Development

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Bids
14
Avg Bid (USD)
$660
Project Budget (USD)
$250 - $750

Project Description:
I'm looking for a capable, responsible and timely web designer who has lots of experience setting up CUSTOM WordPress web sites. My client is looking to create a portfolio and subscription based blog that I would like to be completely designed by using a WordPress back end.

My client is wanting to create a subscription based blog (username / password restricted) that he could post to as well as act as a public portfolio for his radio, on-camera and voice-over work. Essentially, the project outline is as follows:
- The main page of the site will be the 'public' portion of the blog to keep it up to date and to also highlight his contact information and act as a portfolio for his audio, video and on-camera voice-over work. (in other words, the portfolio will be 'Pages' contained within the site that can be accessed by a drop down menu/nav bar) This public site should also incorporate a small feed for twitter updates.
- The portfolio portion will consist of streaming audio and video clips (flash based audio streamer: i.e - click play and it plays) and streaming video from Vimeo or YouTube is fine. It should direct the visitors to contact the site owner if they are interested in his work (possible simple mail-to form) This content has to be displayed with elegant style and be easy to add future works to.
- The main page will also need to incorporate a Vimeo based streaming video that will be provided by the client (his request, not mine. ;))
- The second part of the site is a subscription based blog and therefore needs to have a page coded/designed to accept sign-ups and charging by paypal. (A paypal account will be setup by me on behalf of my client - you'll be expected to write a script to execute) There will also have to be a page that outlines what the user gets for paying for a subscription.
- We'd be using WordPress' user management system and the blog will have different categories so that they are easily archived and searchable for future users. There will be some graphic design/flash work needed for 6 or more different categories and this should easily be added by the user creating that post. Essentially I need stylish looking headers depending on which category he'd be posting to. (examples of categories would be 'fun stuff', 'today's celeb birthdays', 'today in music history' etc..)
- There should be a plug-in installed and configured for Wordpress that would allow the owner to input different testimonial quotes that would randomly rotate through different spots on the web site. I say plug-in because the user should be able to add/delete and change the testimonials that cycle through the site.
- There should also be an advertisement plug-in installed and configured to setup advertisements to be displayed on the public portion of the site. My client is interested in doing some link-sharing programs and wants to have some space allocated to be able to add sponsors, etc.
- My client has already designed a logo that will need to be adapted into the design, look and feel.

My expectations are fairly simple for this site:
- I'm a designer by trade but just don't have the time for this current project and therefore I expect your design skills to be top notch and cutting edge.
- I've been given a 4 week time line for this project and that should be plenty of time to pull this project off.
- Initially I expect 5 different design concepts to be presented so that I can present to the client to have input and made any initial design changes required before proceeding to splice and code. (I have some further requests pertaining to design but just items to include, references for works, colour scheme etc. Nothing out of the ordinary)
- I'm looking to create essentially a turn-key solution for my client. I'll be training him on how to use WordPress but the site should be fully in place for him to add his content to. There will be limited to zero content that will have to be published by you - Lorem Ipsum should be fine)
- I'm fairly confident there won't be a problem getting this setup on my server but expect support to get this working 100% before completion.
- Excellent communication skills and be available to talk on Skype or other IM client to initially outline project and to make sure we're on the same page.

Looking to get started on this right away and working with a talented individual! It's a fun project and hope you get some enjoyment out of it as well! Happy bidding to all!
Cheers!

Skills required:
Adobe Flash, Graphic Design, PHP, Website Design
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