A fairly simple wordpress video/text blog. A sample mockup is attached. I'm not a graphics person, so it's very basic but the goal is to give an idea of what I'm looking for.
I have a website built on joomla for my business. The blog and website should be connected. The website will be using AcyMailing to manage mailing list signups. I'd like the blog to plug into the same system if that's possible.
It was recommended that the following list of features/plug-ins should be used. If your expertise suggests a different way to do it, then I welcome your input. Here's what was recommended:
1. Use 'Thesis' wordpress theme.
2. The Subscribe To Comments Plugin which allows people to subscribe to your
blog comments and keep on driving them back to your site - http://wordpress.org/
3. The WWSGD Plugin that allows you to put a box with either your RSS link or any
link of your choice to new visitors to your video blog. This can help greatly with
increasing either your RSS subscribers or even email subscribers when you link
straight to your optin page. More on this later - http://richardkmiller.com/
4. The Akismet Plugin which is simply a MUST HAVE plugin if you want to get rid of
comment spam. And trust me, you WILL get comment spam - http://
5. The Sociable Plugin which is great for helping your audience spread the word
about your great video blog posts - http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/sociable/
6. The XML Sitemap Generator Plugin which is another amazing plugin that makes
your site Google friendly and help all your pages get indexed properly - http://
7. The TweetMeme Plugin which is a crazy cool plugin that lets your video blog
readers easily retweet your posts. This is amazing for getting extra traffic to your
videos - http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tweetmeme/
8. The FaceBook Like Button Plugin that allows FaceBook users to vote for your
posts, and it also ads your post links straight to everyone’s FaceBook page