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How Can I Create a Site Like This??

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by skorpion, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. skorpion

    skorpion Regular Member

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    First of all I hope this is in the right section.

    I have an idea for a site but and I am sure I can create it with a bunch of different software and mix it together piece by piece but there must be a master template I can use to create something like this.

    Basically, I am wanting to create a community based site with the following features:

    **Bi-Weekly Contests**
    A place where members can submit their entries and their entries can be seen and get voted on by the community.

    **Social Networking Features**
    I want members to be able to create profiles and have the ability to upload photos to their profiles. I also want the ability to create groups.

    **A Forum**
    (w/ an "upgrade membership" option)

    **A Blog**


    Here are a couple of example sites that have the kind of setup I am looking for. Does anyone know where I can get a template for something like this? My site wont be in this same niche but the idea will be the same.

    BIG Thank you for whoever can help me.


    http://www.online-car-show.com/home.cfm

    http://www.cyclebiker.com/
     
  2. justmeron

    justmeron Power Member

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    hey
    I'm sure someone here in the hire a freelancer thread or other sites that offer services would be able to put up a site like that for you. But if you just want a skin or template try google. I googled forum templates and got like over a mill hits with sites offering free and paid templates.
    Depends on your level of skills and available money to put into your project.
     
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  3. skorpion

    skorpion Regular Member

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    Thanks. What type of site template would this be called? A social networking site? Im searching for SN site templates now but I was hoping I could talk to someone who has actually done one.
     
  4. skorpion

    skorpion Regular Member

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    I wonder if this qualifies for a social networking site? I dont want to need a dedicated server.
     
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  6. skorpion

    skorpion Regular Member

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    Thanks!!! Joomla is what I need. Thanks for sending me on the right track.!!
     
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    you will also need to look at community builder for joomla and AEC for your subscription...

    another cool feature to have would have been CB-APC (Advanced Profile Control) but it appears to be not support by the original developer, i know there is a break-away site that picked up on it...

    A PMS system is also good to have but still after 4 years of using joomla i am still undecided which is the best to use...

    if you have a relatively good VPS/Hosting you wont need a dedicated server till you start touching 5000+ members depends if you have a lot of video...

    also take a look at:

    Code:
    www.joomlaplazza.com
    and its comuna2 template...

    its not exactly straight forward to customize but its a good starting point for you...
     
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  8. topsytips

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    Nah...the source code is all there...you just have to scroll down....old trick!! :D