joaomfnunes — 2011-12-24T12:21:41-05:00 — #1
Im looking to construct an community website with the following settings:
Groups with internal discussion
And discussion for all members, like Q&A where people can post things and everybody can answer.
I have been looking for Elgg but there is a better cms?
feketegy — 2011-12-26T13:46:27-05:00 — #2
Maybe you could try WordPress with BuddyPress.
awasson — 2011-12-26T23:06:21-05:00 — #3
Well you probably realize this is going to take a little research before you actually get going on developing your site.
Have you looked at [Drupal Commons or [URL="http://openatrium.com/"]Open Atrium](http://commons.acquia.com/)? Both use Drupal as a foundation and Drupal Organic Groups for groups. I'd have a look and see if what you're doing can be achieved by setting up a site based on one or the other and then customized to suit your needs.
joaomfnunes — 2011-12-27T15:41:53-05:00 — #4
Thanks for the answers.
Yes i have been researching to find the best cms to develop.
The buddypress i already know. The Drupal extensions, are new to me. I will take a look at both!
tierney — 2011-12-31T13:57:46-05:00 — #5
Sounds like a forum would suit your needs--IP.B is the best social forum system, with status updates and other social features. xenForo is a good alternative to IP.B. If you're looking for free software I suggest MyBB as your forum, as it is, in my opinion, the best open-source forum system.
For private, group based discussions, you could have group-specific forums, which are only visible to group members, as well as a open forum so members of all groups can talk together. Any of the forum softwares mentioned above could do this.