WEB Help for non-profit. If you have the time.

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  1. Mycophiles

    Mycophiles OT Supporter

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    Just need a couple suggestions. I am going to help out a non-profit organization (no money on my part) in creating a better website. Currently they have a simple template based site that is not functional at all. I would like to have the site have a menu (doesn't need drop down). Also; a classifieds area people can post in. An area for 'news' that can be updated by several different people and a picture host that can be updated by anyone.

    what do you guys suggest?

    thanks btw
     
  2. Die Antwoord

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    Wait for Kingtoad to get in here. This sounds like a job for drupal!
     
  3. DMClark

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    Or Wordpress lol :run:
     
  4. Mycophiles

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    BTW: I do not know who the host is so I know nothing about that end of things.
     
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    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    good job, I have recently done 2 sites and donated hosting for 2 different non-profits
     
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    maxxpower OG Lauren Crew - Observer OT Supporter

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    Bro, thats like knocking down Shamwow in these parts.
     
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    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    kingtoad can't ban so its safe to say that

    but i can ban :rofl::rofl::rofl:

    so wordpress > * :mamoru::p
     
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    :h5::mamoru:
     
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    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    24 hours is the minimum any mod can ban for sorry homie, but yes i can ban, look in the ban log, my name is in there for banning people
     
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    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    I don't abuse it, i ban idiots in initiation or aes of banned members, that way the smods get the heat for any other bans :rofl:
     
  12. DMClark

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    Needs more tacky goes to coventry.
     
  13. Mycophiles

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    I've been fooling around with wordpress and while it's a great little blog making application I need to take whatever I 'build' to a different server and host it there.

    any thoughts.

    Also: looking at drupal and joomia!. Would it be feasible for me to use these knowing nothing? Would the learning curve be too steep?
     
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  14. DnA02

    DnA02 Hey, how YOU doin?! OT Supporter

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    Joomla isnt too much different than Wordpress as far as learning curve goes in my mind.

    Joomla would give you more flexibility for the website you want and their extensions section on the website will probably have something to fit your needs

    Drupal's learning curve is the steepest compared to wordpress and joomla but still learnable and most flexible IMO.
     
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    Wordpress, like most php stuff can be moved easily, you just have to edit the settings files for paths etc when moved.

    You can turn the blog part in wordpress "off" and just use pages.

    Along with being able to add plugins/features easily its interface I think is the least to cause apprehension from those that would use it/update it once you hand it up. While it'll still cause some of the non-technical to freak out a first, they will do so a lot less than with Drupal or Joomla IMO.
     
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    after talking to you, i still say wordpress will be your best bet right now and then you can always change it when you get stronger in your skills

    did you look into the classified plugins for wordpress?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-classified/

    there is one
     
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    Go with wordpress if that is what you know. You can always make them a functional website with wordpress and then play around with drupal on the side, once you feel comfortable with drupal change the website over to drupal.
     
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    I work for a nonprofit and redesigned both of our web sites using Joomla. I think for a small nonprofit, Drupal is overkill. Something simpler like Wordpress or Joomla would be perfect, IMO.

    www.bethechangeinternational.org
    www.freshministries.org (working on a slight redesign of this right now)
     
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    WordPress is a blogging platform with a shitty templating engine.

    Drupal or Joomla would be great for a simple project like this.
     
  20. Mycophiles

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    After some delay and finally getting back to the project I agree with Kingtoad. Looking through Joomla! appears to be what I need. So much more functionality.
     

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