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Old 05-27-2008, 10:38 AM
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(another) wordpress or joomla question

Hi everybody,
I'm going to do a new website that needs:
1. a login for members on the front page
2. restricted area for registered members
3. archive of previous activities

the site is not a blog and will have mostly static pages (maybe I'll use the blog as news)

I played around with both systems, and of course wp is easier to use, the question is, if it is possible/makes sense to do this with wordpress or do I need to use joomla?

I would also appriciate specific plugins advice, in case u have any, especially to how do I put the login on the front page.

Thanks a lot!

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Old 05-27-2008, 10:46 AM
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I know for a fact that Joomla will do all this right out of the box.

I think you will need to add onto WP to accomplish this. Not sure which add ons you'll need though. I've never used WP for this situation. But I'm sure someone out there has come up with solutions.

Perhaps someone behind me will have insight into the WP angle.
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Old 05-28-2008, 02:47 AM
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Thanks StarLab
I'm somewhat reluctant to go joomla, but I guess I should just jump in the water (and hope u guys throw me a rope if I can't sweem well)...
 
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From your description joomla is the way to go.

If you're not sure about joomla have you considered drupal?
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Thanks StarLab
I'm somewhat reluctant to go joomla, but I guess I should just jump in the water (and hope u guys throw me a rope if I can't sweem well)...
Well, there is something of a learning curve to Joomla in regard to customizing. However, basic usage and installation are a breeze. You can usually have a site up and running in an evening.

There are many online tutorials to get you started.

If you're running Windows and just want to play with Joomla you can download and install WAMP on your local machine. It's W)indows A)pache M)ySQL P)hp server software which will allow you to run most PHP/MySQL applications without need for uploading to a web server. (Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, etc)

It's perfect for offline development and testing out Php/MySQL applications.
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how hard would it be to add a log in/secure area to a site without using a CMS.
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how hard would it be to add a log in/secure area to a site without using a CMS.
Not overly difficult.

The thing about CMS's such as Joomla, is the possibility of future expansion. Sure, the client may only want a site with Static pages now, but later when he/she wants to do more with the site, (happens quite often) the Framework is already there to provide the additional functionality.

Modules and plugins make this scenario a snap.
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thanks guys...
I think I have seen the light I will use joomla and hope for the best
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looks like it will be tons of work for you, good luck...
 
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Maybe take a look at this and see what you think between the two then
http://blazenewmedia.com/articles/ch...ocial-network/
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