I would like to have a personal blog.
I see it as a 2 column classical blog layout without a home-page.
Examples: Financial Freedom Wordpress Blog Theme on your website or http://www.bodyrock.tv
Header will include "logo" in two lines:
Alex's Travel Blog
Discover the world with Alex
Horizontal navigation menu:
About (a page with text info, no comments, rating, views, etc.)
Places (expanded down sub-menu with countries, clicking on one of the countries will filter posts by that country)
Media (expanded down sub-menu with 2 fixed items: photos and videos.
Sign In (will take you to the sign in form: username and password)
Deals & Offers (only for Premium members, will take to sign In / Sign Up page.
Top Horizontal picture (set of 4) will note rotate but rather change on entering the page or refresh and have also 4 dots under for manual browsing. Pictures: Safari; Beach; Snow Mountains; Desert. Also there should be a button on the picture Sign Up (will take to the form where users sign up with the blog).
Posts (for articles)
Media files to have a white frame with mouse over effect to become grey. Full size upon mouse click in the middle of the screen with deemed background.
Additional field: best 100 (the post can be marked as best 100 or not)
Amazon.com plugin for affiliates to sell amazon products from the post.
Google Maps plugin to show the location on the map.
After the post and just before the comments (This text to be visible only for public users and standard members):
Deals & Offers
Become a premium member to enjoy an unlimited access to Alex’s Blog and our offers and deals to all destinations. Get a discounted quote on the coming and future trips to your favorite places from our partners!!
Comments should be as Questions & Answers / Comments
Column items on the right:
3 buttons: RSS; Flickr(will take to my account); Email (to the online form) – on mouse over to become colored.
Categories (defined by admin - safari, beach, city, etc)
Most Popular Posts (5)
Banner Add (1)
Most Popular Photos
Photos page (Videos page)
Sort by: Popular; Recent; Rating; Places buttons (by default – popular)
Users (3 levels)
1. Public level - access to posts and media marked as public, can rate, like, share and see comments but cannot comment. Text before the comments “Become a premium member to enjoy an unlimited access to Alex’s Blog and our offers and deals to all destinations. Get a discounted quote on the coming and future trips to your favorite places from our partners!!” is visible.
2. Standard Membership (free) - access to public and standard posts and media, users can comment. Text before the comments is visible.
3. Premium membership - access to public, standard and premium posts and media + can add and manage their posts and media and have access to Deals & Offers page.
Sign Up Page:
In addition to standard fields:
Membership type (Standard Membership – FREE; Premium Membership - $25 USD)
For registered users greeting line on top:
Welcome "display name" "Membership Type" Upgrade (button)
3 tabs: Posts; Photos; Videos