I am relaunching a local community site and am considering developing it in PHP, something I have no experience in. I've developed several multiple static sites and am fluent in html, but my coding experience is limited to modifying perl and java scripts.
I've glanced at a few php systems and I assume this is the way to go.
I'm looking at PHP-Nuke, XOOPS, or Post-Nuke. Does anyone have any suggestions? The easier to use the better.
Here are the functions I need to accomplish:
with subcategories and preferably support for html or at least links and font modification.
easy to use control over the message board, etc.
don't know if that's the right term, but a function so a third party could log in and post an article or blog-like entry.
the following would be nice but not necessary:
preferably not java based, everything I've found for PHP seems to use IRC. is there anything standalone?
I'd REALLY like to tie in passwords and userinfo into the message board so visitors wouldn't have to sign up more than once.
SSI like function
pardon my ignorance, but something like update a menu once, it's updated on all pages kinda thing. This shouldn't be a problem for PHP, correct?
Google powered block or module
Any other advice you might have would be appreciated as well, Thanks.