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Best way to start a new friendship site



12:39 am on Feb 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Want to know your latest thoughts on the best way to go about starting a free friendship site (other than don't do it at all).

So, if you were starting from scratch, and wanted lots of features, wanted to run a global friendship community, how would you do it?

Would you build your own software, or go for open source, or go for commercial software?

If so, which software is best?

We're talking about a big site with lots of users, easily into the hundreds of thousands.

Would be very interested to hear your thoughts.


1:00 am on Feb 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I'm no expert but I think I'd go with Buddypress, Joomla Community Builder, VBulletin or build my own from scratch if I wanted something different that might be the next big thing. I hear Drupal might be good for this too.


4:18 pm on Feb 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator rogerd is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Those are all good recommendations. If by "friendship" you mean a dating-style site, there are likely some specific scripts that offer that kind of functionality out of the box.

Joomla has dating extensions and templates, as does vBulletin.


10:01 am on May 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

hi i am rajan will share designing part

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