I would like to create a website that shows a list of daily news article summaries with links. The site needs to be easily updated by a simple back-end content management tool. The tool might consist of simple fields allowing links to articles to be pasted in and submitted. When translated on the front-end, the entry would show as the article title (the title would also have the option of custom text), along with the first 150-200 characters of the article, along with a small thumbnail of any image in the original article.
I also need to be able to archive each day's articles similar to the way that blog entries are archived. The archive links will allow users to point and click on a particular month or day and retrieve prior month or days' news. I would like to retain six months of news articles.
I also need to have five tabs developed on the home page and content moved from an existing web page to those tabs. The tabs are: Library; Original Articles; Industry Links; About; Contact. I also need the capability to use space on the home page for advertising (in the future) and a search capability for the entire site.
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The website may be able to utilize a blog software like WordPress, or some customized version of it. Front-end graphic design can be negotiated with the programmer, or provided separately.