I am looking for a programmer that can create a desktop application that allows me to administer multiple sites from a central admin area. The purpose of the system is to cut down on the site maintenance by being able to change the price of the same item for all the sites in one administrative task as opposed to making the change on all of the sites separately.
We need to be able to change product prices, descriptions, and images for any number of sites (all of the sites, one site, or selected sites)
We need to be able to change page title, and Meta tags of any site
We want to have unique templates for each site, so they don't all look the same way. We want to be able to update images and prices of the same products simultaneously.
Ability to change images on all sites for products for selected sites or all sites at the same time
Ability to change product price or description of products on selected sites or all sites at the same time
Ability to customize look and layout of all sites
Ability to manage any number of Web sites from one central location (preferably PC)
Ability to mange sites located in different physical shared hosting services
Ability to upload to any number of FTP sites at shared hosting service providers
Not all of the sites are going to be hosted in the same physical location
The system has to support working with shared hosting services where some sites are hosted by one shared hosting company while other sites are hosted by other hosting companies.
We don’t want a system where all sites are relying on one central database, no single point of failure.
If we could come up with a system where all of the changes are made on a PC then the changes are uploaded to any number of systems we wouldn't have a single point of failure.
The application has to be able to upload the changes, and only the changes to the respective shared hosting account.
Currently all sites have their own shopping cart, we think it is best to keep them separate to avoid single point of failure.