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Multi-region, multi-privilege site
What would you use?
anallawalla




msg:4573502
 12:44 pm on May 13, 2013 (gmt 0)

I am helping a volunteer group that is in Australia and NZ. They want an area for members only - easy enough. Members should be able to see content across the two countries.

Different cities have local chapters with their own meetings and events. They want privacy for regional committees to keep their board meeting minutes private to their group.

Is this possible using any free CMS plus some add-on (paid is OK if not too dear)?

I can visualise something like aMember Pro working for members, but not where different groups want a higher privilege to different areas. Suggestions?

 

ergophobe




msg:4573710
 8:46 pm on May 13, 2013 (gmt 0)

When all you have is a hammer, it's the tool you always use.

That to say, apologies for always defaulting to Drupal, but as I know it best, it's the one I can think of.

The Organic Groups functionality of Drupal is more or less for this purpose. You would just create regional groups and people would be members of the site and then as many groups as they are members of.

It is the software running Drupal Groups which has thousands of groups.

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anallawalla




msg:4574049
 12:53 pm on May 14, 2013 (gmt 0)

Sounds just like what they need. Can they have a national newsletter online that is also automagically emailed to members?

ergophobe




msg:4574248
 3:26 am on May 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

They should be able to do that, though realistically I think any time you send out a newsletter from your own site, you can run into deliverability issues. So it's probably better to try to plug into Mail Chimp or something.

travelin cat




msg:4575868
 7:58 pm on May 20, 2013 (gmt 0)

Sounds to me like a WordPress multi-site installation would work. You can control the themes to be similar, yet allow each group to have their own membership with their own unique logins. This way each would be able to add as much (or as little) to each of their areas as they wish.

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