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I have a GREAT idea for a website...What script can i use?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by uzzi69, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. uzzi69

    uzzi69 Regular Member

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    Here's what i want to do:

    I want to make a website about clubs, concerts, parties, or any other events.In my country there is no other site about this so i thought i should give it a try.

    I need a script that can do this:

    When a visitor come to the site, he will first click on the Events Category, then he will choose the city he lives in, then his favorite club/disco and he will see there all the upcomming parties at that club/disco.

    In short i need to do this with the script:

    Category:Events -> City -> Clubs/Disco -> All upcoming events/parties at that club/disco

    I also want to add a news category, videos category, singers, etc.

    The script also needs to have the function that allows users to add events in their city.

    I was thinking to use joomla but i'm not really familiar with it so i don't know if this can be done.

    Here's an events site i found:

    Original Page: http://afterparty.ro

    Translated Page: http://translate.google.com/transla...://afterparty.ro/&sl=ro&tl=en&history_state0=

    You can see that users have the possibility to add events.Any ideas what script they use?The site is from another country so i don't understand much.
     
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  2. Rudyzplace

    Rudyzplace Regular Member

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    I would recommend practicing on some JS/PHP and doing it by yourself, it sounds pretty simple but non-generic I'm not sure you will be able to find a ready script for the process.
     
  3. uzzi69

    uzzi69 Regular Member

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    I don't think i can do that.

    What do you say about joomla?

    Where's ukescuba when we need him?:)LoL .He seems to know a lot about joomla.
     
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    sidddd Power Member

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    Yea ukescuba is talented in these stuffs.. Great guy!

    I have similar things in mind but my inability (Yea) to learn languages worries me most of the times and pulls me away. I am sure a cms will do it.. nice site n nice concept!
     
  5. OldMadHatter

    OldMadHatter Junior Member

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    I can have wordpress plugins written and the CMS customized for you - this is what my programmers are doing as part of our business. PM if you want a JV.
     
  6. uzzi69

    uzzi69 Regular Member

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    Currently i'm on a very low budget and i'm already doing a JV with a friend for this site.I need to know if this can be done with joomla because it's free.
     
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    uzzi69 Regular Member

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    C'mon guys...No one can help me?
     
  8. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    It is a worthy thing to do. My brother-in-law is incorporating to do something like this (no worries, we probably live thousands of miles away) :)
    He will be using custom solution.

    Good luck!
     
  9. H3ktor

    H3ktor Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Check out these following CMS 1st:
    1. Elgg
    2. phpLD
    3. Droopal
    4. Joomla
    You have do a little customization.
     
  10. ukescuba

    ukescuba Senior Member

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    Hi guys, sorry i havent been around much lately - things been super busy, with work/family trying to balance everything

    I would definitely recommend using Joomla, and a component called eventlist (http://www.schlu.net/eventlist-overview.html) this will handle all of your event listings, thats what its designed for

    To make it more like a social network too for your users - i would also look at adding community builder, alphapoints or jomsocial, this part will handle your users and allow them to create there own profiles

    that should get you in the right direction for now :)

    Other than Jomsocial the rest are opensource and are basically free to download :)

    hth
     
  11. uzzi69

    uzzi69 Regular Member

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    Thanks for your advice ukescuba.That really helped me...I will try it in a few days.If i will have some problems implementing them i hope you won't mind if i drop you a PM.Thanks again
     
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    webchick11 Newbie

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    Joomla is definitely the way to go. You can let visitors log in to the site, and you can also control what types of things they can upload. In addition, once someone logs in to the site you can have different pages appear only for registered members.
     
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    I just finished a site like this using Joomla

    I used RedEvent for the events part (a fork of EventList, it's much more powerful, but honestly the developer got carried away and it's not worth the learning curve) if I had to do it over I would use Fabrik or k2

    For the social part I used JomSocial. It was VERY worth it, it looks great "out of the box" and has some great features (including a points system similar to alphapoints), CB is a pain.

    I used k2 for the news part

    Plans for the future include adding Jreviews to handle venue reviews...

    As a special add-on, I made a facebook app and pointed it to a sub-directory of the the (site.com/fb) and then installed Joomla there, and pointed it to the same db as the main site, then changed the design a bit to make it fit into the fb width - so you can access the db from within fb as an app or directly from the main URL as a site (and you can use the main site with fb connect) - so that's a nice tie-in to get more fb visitors / fans...

    have fun :)
     
  14. uzzi69

    uzzi69 Regular Member

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    i don't really know how to implement these plugins....how do you do it?can you please explain?
     
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    To install add-ons in Joomla you usually just have to use the "installer" in the admin - it's really easy... You get the addon and select the zip file in the Joomla installer.
    Customizing everything to look right is the hard part.

    If you don't know how to develop websites and you don't have the money to pay someone to do it for you, it's going to take you a very long time to put together a site like this, but here's the quick explanation....

    1. Get hosting with fantastico (or other Joomla installer)
    2. Install joomla
    3. Install template (go with a pre-made template) - you can buy or "acquire" one you like
    4. Install the extensions you are going to use
    -You can not use JomSocial without buying it, it won't work. It IS worth it.
    5. Create your menus to link to everything
    6. Tweak the layouts and CSS until you like the look of it

    If this isn't enough explanation, you are going to need help, and for that you will most likely either have to pay or jv.
     
  16. peteract

    peteract Newbie

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    Like you, all this techy talk about Joomla baffled me.

    I ended up using the Dolphin free software for my site:
    http://www.internetcruisingclub.com

    Have a look and see if it's a format you could use.

    The Dolphin site is:http://www.boonex.com/dolphin/

    There's a forum with plenty of support.

    It has an "events" module, which is what I think you are looking for

    peteract
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