[wp-hackers] Got a question for you all
regulatethis at gmail.com
Mon Mar 24 20:56:25 GMT 2008
This seems like a pretty specific feature list. Why bother hacking
this into Wordpress at all? What is it that your boss wants from
On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 4:52 PM, Shelly at Foolish Visions
<shelly at foolishvisions.com> wrote:
> My boss is looking to create a site that I'm not sure can be done
> without a LOT of custom code being written. I don't even know what to
> search for in this case to see if it's possible with already-existing
> plugins or some simple functions or something. Basically, if it can't
> be done simply (with existing plugins and/or some small edits) then he
> doesn't want to do it - he doesn't want to get too involved with
> custom-plugins and testing and all that. So I told him I'd ask you all
> - if anyone would know, I believe you would!
> So, what we're looking to do:
> WordPress site. Owner of the site will maintain a database of
> newspapers and funeral directors within the state (we'll keep it local
> for now, but I can see this expanding to the entire country). This
> database will contain contact information (phone numbers, email and
> snail mail addresses, hours of operation, fees, policies, etc.)
> It will be a fee-based membership area. When someone logs in, they can
> search by town or zip code, and it'll bring up all the funeral directors
> *or* newspaper publications within an X-radius. End user should be able
> to click on one (or more) checkboxes to select the publication (or
> funeral director) and send a mass email containing an obituary. File
> upload are a must - the end user should be able to upload an image to
> run in the paper.
> I know, kind of a morbid subject, but that's what they're looking to do.
> Initially, I was confused, because I thought it would be one person
> managing the database, but as it turns out, they *alsO8 need an area
> where each FD and newspaper editor can log in and change their info as
> needed. So I figured you could use the usermeta/userextra stuff to add
> to the profile and let them edit that way. But I didn't know if there
> were any already-available plugins, or some code you all could point me
> to that could make the rest pretty easy to establish.
> Has anyone done anything like this? He already has a database of zip
> codes that is supposed to be easily integrated into the search form (I
> haven't seen it yet, so I'm taking his word), but I don't know how I
> would make this member-based, and how to allow for the multiple-sending,
> and all that stuff. (Sorry, I'm running on 3 hours of sleep and one cup
> of coffee, so I'm kind of rambling)
> I'd appreciate any input/point in the right direction/smack in the back
> of the head you all could provide. I know I could do this on my own if
> I had time, but I don't - which is why he's looking for something quick.
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