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How to set up an ONLINE COMMUNITY?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by SpellZ, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. SpellZ

    SpellZ Regular Member

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    I want to build a small (private) online community.

    What software are there available (that perhaps you've tried) that is good?

    At first I was looking at vBulltein, but that is just a 'Forum'
    You can't really make a community site out of it.

    So I'm wondering if anyone can suggest me some software or something?

    Here is what I want to achieve:

    http://to.barnet.tv/
     
  2. tony-raymondo

    tony-raymondo Junior Member

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    csgcsg2 BANNED BANNED

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    Code:
    http://www.boonex.com/products/dolphin/
    only 300 for the license.
     
  4. chrisbernal221

    chrisbernal221 Newbie

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    Wordpress can do it if used right IMO
     
  5. lonny41

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    There are lots of open source cms's you can use that install quick and are solid. Just google open source cms.
     
  6. SpellZ

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    alwiser, DZOIC seems to be hard to edit. I even googled different searches for it and everyone is looking for coders for that. And the coders that do know how to code it.. didn't do such an impressive job.Perhaps Im looking at some bad examples? :(

    lonny41, can you give me a google example of CMS? My main concern is the user profiles. To have it more then just.. basic. I want like 9 images to be upload, and if you click on one of them then a lightbox pops up with that image, etc.
     
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    Take a look at this:

    Code:
    http://www.socialengine.net
    There is a lot of plugins that are good to this script.

    I know there is a download here somewhere so you can install it and try it on your offline server .. If you like it, buy it since it is not that expensive and you´ll get the update they release soon. The update is far more faster and rewriten ..

    Hope you find what your after .. =)
     
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  8. SpellZ

    SpellZ Regular Member

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    RoiBox, thank you so much!

    That is BOMB! Everything is just what I wanted! This is super! Thank you so much!

    How did you find out about this site? I want to keep contact with you, I might some other follow up questions in the future! But this suck rocks!
     
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    pgnthr Newbie

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    never used this, but it looks pretty easy and affordable to setup.

    http://www.ning.com/
     
  10. RoiBox

    RoiBox Registered Member

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    A small note on NING .. Do NOT use it .. When you grow and want to migrate your members all you have access to is their usernames and emails .. all other things like photos and stuff they uploaded is out of reach .. I learned the hard way .. ;-)

    NING is a very bad platform to use. My 2 cents .. =)
     
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  11. RoiBox

    RoiBox Registered Member

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    Just PM if you want .. =)