Require basic but slightly specific Wordpress blog for R&D project to launch asap. We have a dedicated website parked - this blog is the driving force but will integrate with a Ning community we are developing offline for blog entries from multiple sources. This should be quick turnaround - if everything turns out well (on all fronts) we'll have you do matching work on the Ning site in about two weeks or less.
No artwork, pics or logo - we're looking for a sleek, black design with accents in pale green. Basically a step up from one of the provided templates.
Features we need:
-Easy upload for video entries (likely from a Flip camera)
-Standard written/pic & embed entries
-Twitter RSS follow box for Fat Rock Productions (the small box where you can read actual entries)
-A survey monkey widget linking to an online survey
-Pop-up registration form for comments on the blog - this must be separate from wordpress registration so that we are collecting email addresses in our specific community. We would like this functionality: Request first name, last name, age, city, email - and generate a username instead of allowing to choose their own username. So - firstname and first letter of lastname (ex: karenb)
-A calendar icon (like a little twitter box) to allow the community to follow along as there will be an event scheduled every day (easy click/see - color-coded?)