Basically I need the functionality to do the following
Admin section that will allow me to control the following things
post, edit, delete news items - they will need to be separated into different categories so they will be searchable by category. These will be automatically posted to the front page.
I need the ability to post articles that won't be displayed on the front page and will be separated by the name of the column (name I made up for the article set). They will just be in the database for me to pull out via searches or by custom php code on my front page.
I obviously need search ability by category and article column name
And what system do you use? PHP 4 ? MySQL? And what is your goal? Can everybody see the articles? Or do you think protected content for only your subscriber? (One more thing, if you want to start a site whole open maybe you can try PHPNuke or something like Portal software which is written in PHP)