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creating a small social network


philjohns

Senior Member
#1
Has anyone got any experience? (seems silly as we KNOW Greg has!)

Ive been asked to come up with a plan for a website with the following:

- welcome page general content and a login/register area
- registrations must be authorised by admin before activitation
- each user gets a "My Profile" page having access to change their own details and make these details visible/not-visible to members
- admin section where all content/user info can be seen and edited
- users must be able to submit articles/news/announcements and pictures to the website but they must all be authorised by the admin before being published
- search feature to search members
- My Friends section where they can add people as friends
- events section that shows past and present events
- news section - shows articles, news and pictures submitted by users once authorised by admin
- image gallery (again, images only published once authorised)


I've taken a quick look at Buddy Press and Im taking a look at Mingle.

Got a feeling I need something a bit bigger though. Anyone got any ideas or experience?

I may also be interested in having someone get involved in this job with me too...

Phil
 

Sunburn

Active Member
#2
Hi Phil,

Im currently building something similar in my spare time at the mo. The only real advise I can give is to write down everything and plan out your time and plan-of-attack. Big project like these often have hidden features and requirements and implementing them mid production / post production is just a nightmare.

Good luck.
 

AndySmiff

Junior Member
#8
Have you tried JomSocial? It's actually pretty good and really easy to adapt as it natively runs on Joomla! 1.5 so there's already a huge variety of extensions that can help you get a not so off the shelf feel.