Which CMS for building a social networking website?
January 15, 2012 4:37 PM Subscribe
I've been brought onboard by a startup company to fix up their social networking website, which was built for them in Joomla and is a complete glitch-filled mess, both front and back end. After upgrading to the latest Joomla version, the site has more or less broken (does not function at all at the front end). Should I attempt to patch up and rebuild this mess in Joomla, or start over with a better choice of CMS?
posted by Yiggs to Computers & Internet (11 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
This website needs to be able to take payments for subscriptions and manage them, have social networking features, as well as articles and multimedia content (some for public viewing, others only for paid members.) I have experience designing sites with html, css, with some light PHP, but have not developed in a CMS before. I'll likely need to be doing some customization on whatever template I use, as this site needs to be attractive and professional looking.
With that in mind, and considering that my client is anxious about getting the site going again soon (but understands that starting over may be neccessary), which CMS would be my best bet? Drupal? Wordpress? Stick with Joomla but start from scratch? Something else?