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Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by thelaw, 24 Dec 2012.

  1. thelaw

    thelaw What's a Dremel?

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    Hi Folks,

    I am after building a website for a motorcycle club i am in.

    Ideally i want it to look something like this and having the features of allowing the posting of the club photos..

    http://www.tvvultures.co.uk/ But ideally i would want to tack on a user forum some how....

    Any idea of web building sites that would allow for both?
     
  2. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has completed the PowerCore scratch build

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  3. happysack

    happysack goodateverthinger

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    That site was built with WIX see http://www.wix.com/

    this is good if you have no code skills whatsoever.

    For a forum look at installed PHPBB3 or if you want a website and a forum try Wordpress.

    Install Wordpress on a webserver and then install the Forum Plugins available for wordpress.

    it truely depends on your skill.
     
  4. Weekly_Estimate

    Weekly_Estimate Gives credit where its due

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    Buy a IPB licence and it'll probably come with all the features you want :)
     
  5. Booga

    Booga Cuppa tea anyone?

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  6. Crazy Buddhist

    Crazy Buddhist Minimodder

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    As mentioned above you could use WordPress with a forum plugin ..
    Or you could do the whole thing in Drupal, powerful steep learning curve
    Or use a cms such as Joomla, derived from Drupal and less of a learning curve
    Or use a forum software with a CMS plugin. SMF Simple Machines Forum with the TinyPortal plugin works well, very powerful, huge install base and support, not too steep on the learning curve.

    All depends on how much work you want to put in and what you are happy to manage. Check out the four above and you'll prolly find one that suits you.

    Crazy B
     
  7. AbeArceo

    AbeArceo What's a Dremel?

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    One of the companies I run is a Web Design/Marketing company (not sure if I can post links to it or not, so I'll hold back for now).

    But for most of our clients we usually suggest Wordpress. You have access to a whole armory of themes (free and premium), and it's easy to setup, update, and maintain.

    For a forum you could go the route of a paid/license type such as vBulletin, but there are some great free alternatives such as phpBB. It does take a bit to customize it and it may not be as pretty as vBulletin, but it is free :)
     

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