Wordpress Scrape and Import Process - Repost

IN PROGRESS
Project Budget (USD)
$300

Project Description:
Hello Hussain-

I am looking for the creation of either a plugin or standalong process in php possibly using curl to access the following link at specific intervals (more then likely daily) http://www.gwinnettcountysheriff.com/asp/docket48hr.asp

On that page will be recent arrest records with containing the Arrest Booking Charge and another link to the Photo (mug shot). I will want the script to grab the Arrest Booking Charge for each record and along with the Photo (mugshot), import into wordpress as a post with data mapped to core fields as well as custom fields. I will also need certain data elements to map to wordpress tags which I will provide details on at a later date. The image for each imported post must also be associated with the post as I am planning on using an image thumbnailer to grab the first image associated with a post to display on site. I was thinking of using Auto Post Thumbnail off of Code Canyon unless you have a better recommendation.

Also, if you look at the list of records found on http://www.gwinnettcountysheriff.com/asp/docket48hr.asp you will notice that there is an Admission Date column. I will want the script to only pull in records for the current date as to avoid importing duplicates. I am open to other suggested methods for preventing duplicates on import but this seems the easiest to me.

One additional feature that would be nice is that when the import is complete that the script would load the website homepage to invoke the image thumbnailer to create the thumbs. This will minimize the chances that the first user hitting site will see a missing thumbnail.

I would also like for the script to have some levels of error control to avoid hanging and to notify by email when and if the process fails on either parsing and or import.

My current website is: www.mugshotbusted.com. I will want the imported posts to mirror the current manually updated posts.

Additional government websites that I am interested in importing mugshots wordpress posts on my website are: (1) http://www.co.otter-tail.mn.us/sheriff/report/custody%20list.rpt.html (2) http://www.clickcomplete.com/jail/default.cfm?PID=1.3 (3) http://oldweb.circuit8.org/inmatelist.php (4) http://webreports.taccomputer.net/policeReport/PDFS/ERIESHERIFF/injail.htm (5) http://www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/corrections/inmate_list.php?d=r and (6) http://apps.collincountytx.gov/injail . My budget would be an additional $100 for completion of each additional request. However, I would like each imported post to closely resemble my current manually updated posts. As mentioned above, I am willing to provide login credentials for mugshotbusted.com if needed.

Thank you and please let me know if you need login credentials for completion and reply with any questions. Thank you and I look forward to your response.

Skills required:
Data Processing, PHP, Wordpress
Project offered by:
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