I am looking to build a website that incorporates a content management system that allows me to add content at my pace/discretion. The main feature of the site will be a bidding link directory that allows for website owners to gain free links or paid links. Many of the features of something like php link directory but with a few twists.
A banner rotation feature is a must, as well as a rotation of links in the top ten/25/featured links.
Front page will mimic other bidding directory type sites. directory "lists" on this page will include: proxy links- Featured, Top 25, Most visited, and most recent proxy links. Additional category? for other proxy directory site links. The link management found on [url removed, login to view] is fine except there will be seperate boxes for featured, top 25, most visited, and most recent on the front page.
owners of proxy sites will be able to either:
1. obtain a free link by submitting a back link on their proxy. This site will allow for the automatic checking of those back links and provide me a daily status of those links that have become invalid. It will also allow for me to either have automatic or manual approval of links.
2. paid links in the category of featured,? top? 25 and highlighted. There will be seperate prices (set by me in the back end) for the top one, two, three, 4, and 5-25. All featured links will be one price and will be populated by the links I chose (it will wind up being a mixture of paid links and filler links I use to keep the list populated).
The most visited list(25) will be automated to adjust as any of the proxy links are clicked to show a real time most visited links.
The most recent list (25) will be automated to show the most recently added links except an option for me to specify the? top three spots if I choose to activate that.
The links to other pages on the site will be variable as i add new pages. I need a CMS that allows me to write new content pages to the site and link to them from the home page. The CMS will be a simple template that gives me options to turn on/off? my banner rotation, turn on/off a google/adbrite block at the top and bottom, provide a block for me to cut and paste text for the content (and allow html tags), and a link back to the font page.
A feature to check the validity of a proxy would be a future add on, unless it would be necessary to add it now.
Look and feel of the site will be extremely simple. Now flowery designs or colors. however color will be an issue for me to discuss when the bid is approved.
the feature to show my top 25 in a box on another site would be great, but is a future project. something where instead of a simple back link to my site, a visitor could copy some simple html to their site that shows a box on their site that displays my top 25 (and optionally they would be able to chose the most recent list to display instead.)
Future plans might include a vbulletin forums, so the ability to form a link on the home page to other sites is a must in the CMS back end.