yamahaalex37 — 2011-08-10T21:23:29-04:00 — #1
I am looking for some advice in which direction I should head. I am experienced in HTML and CSS, Joomla and Wordpress, and have some experience in PHP.
Basically I want to create a site where users can register and maintain a profile with an avatar. A registered user can then create a team with it's own custom profile and avatar. Other registered users can then join these teams, thus being shown on the team's profile page. I will want some other features like a forum (integrated with the site's database), a calendar of events, etc.
Do you think I there is existing open source software that will enable me to do this? I'm currently messing with Joomla and Community Builder but it kind of feels like a hack job. I'm currently going to school for programming and will be taking classes on PHP and SQL, so perhaps I should just start from scratch? It would at least be a great learning experience.
praveenkv1988 — 2011-08-11T03:50:13-04:00 — #2
Yes, you can use dolphin. You can get more details at http://www.dolphinpros.com
yamahaalex37 — 2011-08-11T14:54:09-04:00 — #3
I looked at dolphin, but I wasn't sure. You think it will allow users to register team profiles pretty simply, and other users join those teams? Would be nice to also have different categories of teams. Thanks
praveenkv1988 — 2011-08-11T15:03:33-04:00 — #4
Actually it allows couple profiles. But you can create a group and add more people there. Not sure this is what you are looking for.
yamahaalex37 — 2011-08-11T16:37:09-04:00 — #5
I would need 50+ teams of 5-10 users as well as hundreds of users. Are you saying dolphin will only allow a couple of teams?
praveenkv1988 — 2011-08-11T16:50:38-04:00 — #6
No. I meant you can use groups feature in it to add more people to it.
yamahaalex37 — 2011-08-15T16:28:55-04:00 — #7
I thought Dolphin was great... until I started trying to use it, I'm getting all kinds of errors. I spent around 12 hours modifying a template until my site looked perfect, so it's a shame if I can't get it work My site was working perfect and I just tried to install a Photo module, which gave me an error, and now just trying to go to my site gives me error: Fatal error: Call to a member function getClassPrefix() on a non-object in /home/technoto/public_html/esa/templates/base/scripts/BxBaseSearchResultSharedMedia.php on line 134
I am also looking at Joomla Community Builder, Wordpress Buddypress, Elgg, Jcow, Oxwall, Beatz, and Etano. Anyone have any experience as to which might easily allow members to register, and create a team with a profiles which other members can join? Thanks.
yamahaalex37 — 2011-08-18T00:45:16-04:00 — #8
Bump Any experience with social networks? I basically want gamers to be able to create clans with profile pages, and other gamers can join. So I would have groups of games with profile pages listing groups of clans with profile pages listing groups of players.