We are currently working with a number of sports book providers that are providing information to us via XML feeds.
We need to create a plugin for wordpress that will allow us to:
Add XML Feeds from Providers
Specify how often the feed is pulled
Update the feed so that each post is up to date with recent events (you may need to cache it to achieve this)
Allow us to specify keywords via the wordpress post that will be queried in all XML feeds & then displayed. The main things we'll be querying are player names & events.
Query all the feeds & match up the keywords / events before displaying it.
An example of this is say we write a post about roger federer, we'll add the keyword roger federer to the plugin for that page & it'll query the XML feeds & display which tournaments he's playing in next & display the odds that each provider is willing to pay for that match. The secondary example may be us querying an event i.e. AFL Round 1, the plugin should then display all the teams (in order of the best odds) & what the other providers are paying also. Everytime we display the odds it should be in decimal format & also should link to the provider via our affiliate link. More details will be provided should you be chosen for the project.
We need to be able to style the output of the plugin & include it in 3 places.
Sidebar - i.e. <?php get_oddssidebar('roger federer') ?>
Within Posts - [odds roger federer]
Within our forum (Vbulletin) - this one is less urgent but it's something we'd like to do.
What we require from you:
Someone who has experience with Wordpress plugins & has coded as least 2 before.
We may require ongoing work & development to the plugin so you must be available.
The ability to think outside the box with this, we want to make the plugin simple yet effective.
We will also want to query the XML via stadium where possible (i.e. which events are being played at this stadium soon).