We need an auto site, for listing car sales offers by private persons or dealers.
The site must be have:
- private person registration, dealer registration, password retrieval
- normal / advanced searching possibilities
- special 1st page listings
- featured ads
- customizable variables for number of cars on first page, featured offers
Main features of the admin panel are as following:
- Admin can add/edit/delete listings
- Admin can add/edit/delete unlimited categories and subcategories
- Admin can add/edit/delete/approve dealers
- Mailing list manager - send emails, delete subscribers, message archive
- Banner manager - view/delete banners
- Manage the site settings - title, keywords, description, paypal email, contact email, company address, agreement, add/edit/delete different priorities and prices.
- Admin info - change username, password, name, email
- Separate settings for privates and dealers accounts (easy to change variables) for: time of ads life, number of posts allowed, etc
We think that a site with features similar to [url removed, login to view] will be appropriate.
It is important for the system to be highly friendly and have customizable variables, as we need to translate it in more languages, so using of Smarty template system will be very appreciated. Also we want site to be SE friendly, so using mod_rewrite to have the kind of [url removed, login to view] pages is needed.
Linux as web server OS
Apache as web server software.
mod_rewrite probably to support [url removed, login to view] kind of pages instead of dynamic links
[maybe mod_layout for custom headers, footers.]
PHP Smarty template system.
We are generally looking for a single programmer and so not so expensive, that can help us in the future if any changes/addtions are required, rather then some big (and expensive) company.