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#1 asadarnell  Icon User is offline

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Need help finging an open source CMS type thing.

Posted 28 May 2008 - 07:52 PM

Ok guys, I haven't been on here in awhile, but recently came across a problem and knew this was the best place to seek help(after searching for hours haha).

Someone has asked me to make a website for them where people can register, then sign up for events. It's for paintball players without teams to sign up for events, and the owner of the site will put them together into teams. Here's the basics:

1. Users create an account with all their information
2. Users sign up for an event(Without others seeing preferably)
3. The owner(no html knowledge) can see who has registered, has access to all their information( so he can contact them).
4. Users can delete themselves from an event
5. Users can pay for the event. (This is the last priority, don't necessarily need this.)

I thought there might be a way to utilize a CMS (Joomla, Mambo, etc) to do this, but I really have no clue. Can anyone point me in the right direction, if there is anything close to this? Or if not, maybe tell me what I might should look into.

Thanks in advance,
Asa

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#2 no2pencil  Icon User is offline

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Re: Need help finging an open source CMS type thing.

Posted 28 May 2008 - 07:56 PM

Other than #2, I think any admin panel can allow for all of those items.

Have you had a look at CMS projects on SourceForge?
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 10:11 AM

Joomla sounds like a good and simple option for you to explore. However this is just my 0.02 francs. :)

There are however tons of CMS solutions available.

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 06:06 AM

Joomla is an excellent CMS (I'm running it on my site). Like no2pencil said, it'll do everything you need with the exception of #2. For that, you'd probably need to code your own plugin, or search the plugin database on Joomla's site.
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 11:39 AM

View Post.Maleficus., on 30 May, 2008 - 06:06 AM, said:

Joomla is an excellent CMS (I'm running it on my site). Like no2pencil said, it'll do everything you need with the exception of #2. For that, you'd probably need to code your own plugin, or search the plugin database on Joomla's site.

Thanks for everyones replies. Too bad #2 is the most important. haha.
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Posted 04 June 2008 - 05:42 AM

Hi,

I would suggest DotNEtNuke, it can do all those things you mentioned with the standard core modules that come with DNN. I started working on DotNetNuke a year ago, and I must admit that after the first 3 weeks of not being able to even get it running I was about to give up, but now, a year later, I'm glad I never did.

DotNEtNuke is in my opinion the best CMS out there
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Posted 04 June 2008 - 08:17 PM

As a freelance web developer, I do that kind of thing all the time. Feel free to pm me if you decide to consider that route, and I'll get you a quote.
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Posted 04 June 2008 - 08:29 PM

I'd like to second the Joomla/Mambo recommendations - unless you're running a microsoft server, there's really no reason to use DNN.

Do you know any PHP? If you do, you should be able to get up and building plugins for Joomla fairly quickly - at which point you can build the functionality that you need yourself.
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 12:30 AM

Another good CMS is Sitefinity. It's done by Telerik, the same guys that create Telerik RAD controlls, apparently they where part of the DotNEtNuke core team, adn decided to break away and do their own thing.

I've played around with it, and it is quite cool, although all my resources has gone into DNN, and it was too late for me to change my mind and move over to Sitefinity.

please go check them out, http://www.sitefinity.com/
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 02:43 AM

Honestly, a CMS is probably overkill for something like this. I'd suggest a more dedicated app like Web Calendar (or the dozens like it over on SourceForge). While it might not do everything you want in the future, you're certain to get up and running quicker than you would with a CMS.
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