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Creating a community website - what software to use? sodani
Hi, I'm creating a community website, and I want the following features: - members are able to write reviews - members are able to post classified ads (I'd like to be able to charge money for this) - ability in the future to create groups within the community.
Can anyone suggest a content management system (CMS) or other off-the-shelf solution? Drupal springs to mind, but then I don't have a lot of experience with these kinds of builds.
I would say try Joomla, don't have much experience with it myself but it looks like an awesome CMS. Komodo_Tale
Joomla 1.0.8 JoomlaBoard 1.1.2 Joomlapolis Community Builder
JoomlaSpan Google Adsense Module
MOS Link Exchange
The top three is all you need
The bottom two are great additions Oldiesmann
I don't really recommend Joomlaboard as it leaves a lot to be desired - they're not even using it on the official site... paulanthony
Community Server Dot Net Nuke...
both asp.net offerings.
Drupal would fit the bill, as you suggest; a little time spent with the handbooks would get you past most of the hiccups, and in most cases installing modules is a cinch.
Drupal, or CivicSpace (a Drupal release for grassroots organising) as the base CMS
- Organic Groups (a terrific module)
- Review - Expanded Profiles
That should achieve your aim.
If you don't mind paying you could have a look at photopost as they also have a review and classified ads script. They intergrate with all the main forums, so you could you the forums groups system. sodani
Okay, thank you for the suggestions. I think I'm gonna go with drupal - just need to get a classifieds plugin/module built... Casethejoint
Might be worth putting out a bounty on it - a classified module seems to be a popular request. sodani
Yeah, I intend on it. Seems like other people are interested as well. I'm willing to put up $150. We'll see.