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Condo/Homeowner Portal?
May 28, 2011 11:56 AM   Subscribe

Free software or Wordpress variation for a condo association?

We just started our condo association and are looking for a way to communicate to members, make documents available (not a problem if the general public can see them), and (this is where it strays from a regular Wordpress instance) have a forum for discussion and or classifieds, or allow for voting up/down ideas.

We don't want to pay a monthly fee, so a Wordpress theme or template seems like an obvious choice, maybe Google Groups would be another option. Ideally we'd like something cloud based, but if there's an option with a rich feature set we'd look at hosted solutions.
posted by furtive to Home & Garden (2 answers total)
 
Have you looked at http://buddypress.org/ or might that be doing too much?

The bbPress plugin for WordPress has an ETA of end of June if nothing else comes to mind before then: http://bbpress.org/blog/2011/05/bbpress-2-0-beta-2/
posted by episodic at 2:23 PM on May 28, 2011


Whatever you choose, be prepared to keep up with security updates or choose a provider that handles all that for you. One of our local nonprofits recently switched to a CMS and is now hosting malware. :(
posted by wierdo at 7:41 PM on May 28, 2011


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