[wp-hackers] Got a question for you all

Callum Macdonald lists.automattic.com at callum-macdonald.com
Mon Mar 24 21:08:29 GMT 2008

G'day Shelly,

I've built something quite similar to this. Check out this site:

I used a few simple plugins to hang it together, it's not super complex. 
Users have to be "contributors" on the blog to be able to create new 
poker rooms. Once they do that, the data is added to the system, the 
relevant pages are created, etc. It's all pretty straightforward.

It's probably 60% of what you want to do. It doesn't support the mass 
mailing feature. Obviously you'll need to watch out for spam on that. 
But it can't be that hard to implement.

Happy to discuss off-list if you want to see some code, etc. I'm guess 
you'll have to write some custom code though. I can't see any way round 

Cheers - Callum.

Shelly at Foolish Visions 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.
> Thanks!
> ~Shelly
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