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Good afternoon,

I would like your opinion on Joomla. I have been approached to make a member website that they can post resumes and become a social group on top of it.

ALso, if you have opinions on the worth of the joomla actions too.

I am also looking at a pro tutorial video etc course found at: Joomla Pro: learn how to become a freelance web designer - Build a Joomla Website

is it worth the money? Thank you very much for all your thoughts.

Julie


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Unless Joomla has made some enormous strides since I last used it in anger, I would not recommend it for you, Julie. If you had several years of hand-coding in HTML and PHP behind you, then sure, maybe.

Walter

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On 06/06/2012 20:38, “Julie Maxwell Allen” email@hidden wrote:

Good afternoon,

I would like your opinion on Joomla. I have been approached to make a
member website that they can post resumes and become a social group on
top of it.

ALso, if you have opinions on the worth of the joomla actions too.

I am also looking at a pro tutorial video etc course found at:
http://www.buildajoomlawebsite.com/joomla-pro

is it worth the money? Thank you very much for all your thoughts.

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I guess I was seeing the flexibility of what it can do - or potential with the membership flexability at least what I have seen through the free tutorials and examples.

ANy other suggestions would be wonderful.

I am right now looking at the membership to include:
login,
post resume.
social media feel ( members being able to talk with others)

This is for a free organization.

Julie
On Jun 6, 2012, at 3:55 PM, Walter Lee Davis wrote:

Unless Joomla has made some enormous strides since I last used it in anger, I would not recommend it for you, Julie. If you had several years of hand-coding in HTML and PHP behind you, then sure, maybe.

Walter

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How about using Elgg? http://www.elgg.org/

Just might fit the bill.

It’s one of the free scripts we offer.

David

On 6 Jun 2012, at 21:03, Julie Maxwell Allen email@hidden wrote:

I guess I was seeing the flexibility of what it can do - or potential with the membership flexability at least what I have seen through the free tutorials and examples.

ANy other suggestions would be wonderful.

I am right now looking at the membership to include:
login,
post resume.
social media feel ( members being able to talk with others)

This is for a free organization.

Julie
On Jun 6, 2012, at 3:55 PM, Walter Lee Davis wrote:

Unless Joomla has made some enormous strides since I last used it in anger, I would not recommend it for you, Julie. If you had several years of hand-coding in HTML and PHP behind you, then sure, maybe.

Walter

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I’ve found Joomla! to be simply brilliant. It does take some mind-bending coming from Freeway. Oversimplifying the differences, Freeway approaches the task from a “draw a picture and we’ll stitch it together” standpoint. Joomla! approaches it from 180°, that is “create an article (element you want to display), create a menu item to attach it to.”

There is essentially nothing that you can’t do with Joomla! What’s more, there are a ton of features built into it that are absolutely marvelous (contact forms, registration levels, and the list goes on). If you don’t like the built in features, there are a ton more of commercial (often very inexpensive) and excellent free components, modules, and plug-ins that will get the job done.

If you want to get your toes wet without spending a dime, head to CloudAccess.net. They offer a month’s free trial with support. They are the “official” Joomla! hosting site and do a great job. They also offer several weekly online tutorials, also at no cost.

Where some of the responses suggest the need for advanced coding skills, I’ve found that I can accomplish some really fascinating things (such as social login) without touching a lick of code. I’ve done things I never thought I could do — in a matter of minutes. Give CloudAccess.net a try, it will only cost you a bit of your time.


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David,

that looks very interesting… I did not see it (just a glance) but can members post documents in certain areas for viewing?

J
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How about using Elgg? http://www.elgg.org/

Just might fit the bill.

It’s one of the free scripts we offer.

David

On 6 Jun 2012, at 21:03, Julie Maxwell Allen email@hidden wrote:

I guess I was seeing the flexibility of what it can do - or potential with the membership flexability at least what I have seen through the free tutorials and examples.

ANy other suggestions would be wonderful.

I am right now looking at the membership to include:
login,
post resume.
social media feel ( members being able to talk with others)

This is for a free organization.

Julie
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Unless Joomla has made some enormous strides since I last used it in anger, I would not recommend it for you, Julie. If you had several years of hand-coding in HTML and PHP behind you, then sure, maybe.

Walter

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I was looking at this script for a similar project but it never sailed. Elgg users have their own page etc, and there’s a strong social interaction. You brand as you wish. As with all these scripts you’d have to check it out to see if it suits you.

David

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David,

that looks very interesting… I did not see it (just a glance) but can members post documents in certain areas for viewing?

J
On Jun 6, 2012, at 4:37 PM, David Owen wrote:

How about using Elgg? http://www.elgg.org/

Just might fit the bill.

It’s one of the free scripts we offer.

David

On 6 Jun 2012, at 21:03, Julie Maxwell Allen email@hidden wrote:

I guess I was seeing the flexibility of what it can do - or potential with the membership flexability at least what I have seen through the free tutorials and examples.

ANy other suggestions would be wonderful.

I am right now looking at the membership to include:
login,
post resume.
social media feel ( members being able to talk with others)

This is for a free organization.

Julie
On Jun 6, 2012, at 3:55 PM, Walter Lee Davis wrote:

Unless Joomla has made some enormous strides since I last used it in anger, I would not recommend it for you, Julie. If you had several years of hand-coding in HTML and PHP behind you, then sure, maybe.

Walter

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I will look deeper.

Ginjg,

I am a visual learner and the video tutorials are great. Do you know of a video tutorialfor adding the community builder? I can not find one…

J
On Jun 6, 2012, at 5:08 PM, David Owen wrote:

I was looking at this script for a similar project but it never sailed. Elgg users have their own page etc, and there’s a strong social interaction. You brand as you wish. As with all these scripts you’d have to check it out to see if it suits you.

David

On 6 Jun 2012, at 21:51, Julie Maxwell Allen email@hidden wrote:

David,

that looks very interesting… I did not see it (just a glance) but can members post documents in certain areas for viewing?

J
On Jun 6, 2012, at 4:37 PM, David Owen wrote:

How about using Elgg? http://www.elgg.org/

Just might fit the bill.

It’s one of the free scripts we offer.

David

On 6 Jun 2012, at 21:03, Julie Maxwell Allen email@hidden wrote:

I guess I was seeing the flexibility of what it can do - or potential with the membership flexability at least what I have seen through the free tutorials and examples.

ANy other suggestions would be wonderful.

I am right now looking at the membership to include:
login,
post resume.
social media feel ( members being able to talk with others)

This is for a free organization.

Julie
On Jun 6, 2012, at 3:55 PM, Walter Lee Davis wrote:

Unless Joomla has made some enormous strides since I last used it in anger, I would not recommend it for you, Julie. If you had several years of hand-coding in HTML and PHP behind you, then sure, maybe.

Walter

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David,

I have ben liking elgg.org but I am seeing more social media then ability to post a resume in a spot etc…

To all,

Are there any other ideas etc to be able to build the membership site without joomla?

Thanks for all your help!

Julie

I will look deeper.

Ginjg,

I am a visual learner and the video tutorials are great. Do you know of a video tutorialfor adding the community builder? I can not find one…

J
On Jun 6, 2012, at 5:08 PM, David Owen wrote:

I was looking at this script for a similar project but it never sailed. Elgg users have their own page etc, and there’s a strong social interaction. You brand as you wish. As with all these scripts you’d have to check it out to see if it suits you.

David

On 6 Jun 2012, at 21:51, Julie Maxwell Allen email@hidden wrote:

David,

that looks very interesting… I did not see it (just a glance) but can members post documents in certain areas for viewing?

J
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How about using Elgg? http://www.elgg.org/

Just might fit the bill.

It’s one of the free scripts we offer.

David

On 6 Jun 2012, at 21:03, Julie Maxwell Allen email@hidden wrote:

I guess I was seeing the flexibility of what it can do - or potential with the membership flexability at least what I have seen through the free tutorials and examples.

ANy other suggestions would be wonderful.

I am right now looking at the membership to include:
login,
post resume.
social media feel ( members being able to talk with others)

This is for a free organization.

Julie
On Jun 6, 2012, at 3:55 PM, Walter Lee Davis wrote:

Unless Joomla has made some enormous strides since I last used it in anger, I would not recommend it for you, Julie. If you had several years of hand-coding in HTML and PHP behind you, then sure, maybe.

Walter

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joomla is fine, I use it for most of my sites
community builder and jomsocial are the most popular joomla membership components but very complex. The Kunena discussion component may be a simpler method
not worth spending $97.00 for tutorials - almost all those are available free and easy to find with google search.

the freeway joomla actions are iffy.

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Good afternoon,

I would like your opinion on Joomla. I have been approached to make a
member website that they can post resumes and become a social group on
top of it.

ALso, if you have opinions on the worth of the joomla actions too.

I am also looking at a pro tutorial video etc course found at:
http://www.buildajoomlawebsite.com/joomla-pro

is it worth the money? Thank you very much for all your thoughts.

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I really appreciate all of your thoughts and looking at most of the reactions, I am very open to “simpler” solutions to what I am looking for

Ginjg,

I have found most free except a detailed how to do a membership one.

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joomla is fine, I use it for most of my sites
community builder and jomsocial are the most popular joomla membership components but very complex. The Kunena discussion component may be a simpler method
not worth spending $97.00 for tutorials - almost all those are available free and easy to find with google search.

the freeway joomla actions are iffy.

On Jun 6, 2012, at 12:58 PM, Nathan.Garner wrote:

Joomla = Headache!

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http://www.rla.co.uk

On 06/06/2012 20:38, “Julie Maxwell Allen” email@hidden wrote:

Good afternoon,

I would like your opinion on Joomla. I have been approached to make a
member website that they can post resumes and become a social group on
top of it.

ALso, if you have opinions on the worth of the joomla actions too.

I am also looking at a pro tutorial video etc course found at:
http://www.buildajoomlawebsite.com/joomla-pro

is it worth the money? Thank you very much for all your thoughts.

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you’d set the access for registered members to allow upload to certain article categories and/or add a component like JS Jobs or Joombah Jobs that is specifically designed for that purpose.
JS Jobs has a free version and three paid versions.

You can see the many joomla extensions that handle resumes in the joomla extension directory

On Jun 7, 2012, at 2:21 PM, Julie Maxwell Allen wrote:

David,

I have ben liking elgg.org but I am seeing more social media then ability to post a resume in a spot etc…

To all,

Are there any other ideas etc to be able to build the membership site without joomla?

Thanks for all your help!

Julie

I will look deeper.

Ginjg,

I am a visual learner and the video tutorials are great. Do you know of a video tutorialfor adding the community builder? I can not find one…

J
On Jun 6, 2012, at 5:08 PM, David Owen wrote:

I was looking at this script for a similar project but it never sailed. Elgg users have their own page etc, and there’s a strong social interaction. You brand as you wish. As with all these scripts you’d have to check it out to see if it suits you.

David

On 6 Jun 2012, at 21:51, Julie Maxwell Allen email@hidden wrote:

David,

that looks very interesting… I did not see it (just a glance) but can members post documents in certain areas for viewing?

J
On Jun 6, 2012, at 4:37 PM, David Owen wrote:

How about using Elgg? http://www.elgg.org/

Just might fit the bill.

It’s one of the free scripts we offer.

David

On 6 Jun 2012, at 21:03, Julie Maxwell Allen email@hidden wrote:

I guess I was seeing the flexibility of what it can do - or potential with the membership flexability at least what I have seen through the free tutorials and examples.

ANy other suggestions would be wonderful.

I am right now looking at the membership to include:
login,
post resume.
social media feel ( members being able to talk with others)

This is for a free organization.

Julie
On Jun 6, 2012, at 3:55 PM, Walter Lee Davis wrote:

Unless Joomla has made some enormous strides since I last used it in anger, I would not recommend it for you, Julie. If you had several years of hand-coding in HTML and PHP behind you, then sure, maybe.

Walter

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to build a membership joomla site you use an addon component like
community builder which is free Community Builder - Joomla Social Networking or
Jomsocial which costs $149.00 JomSocial but
Kunena (free) Kunena - To Speak! Next Generation Native Joomla Forum which is basically a joomla bbs could be set up to provide the features you listed. I use this for one of the non-profits I work with

On Jun 6, 2012, at 1:13 PM, Julie Maxwell Allen wrote:

I really appreciate all of your thoughts and looking at most of the reactions, I am very open to “simpler” solutions to what I am looking for

Ginjg,

I have found most free except a detailed how to do a membership one.

On Jun 6, 2012, at 4:08 PM, ginjg wrote:

joomla is fine, I use it for most of my sites
community builder and jomsocial are the most popular joomla membership components but very complex. The Kunena discussion component may be a simpler method
not worth spending $97.00 for tutorials - almost all those are available free and easy to find with google search.

the freeway joomla actions are iffy.

On Jun 6, 2012, at 12:58 PM, Nathan.Garner wrote:

Joomla = Headache!

nathan garner
senior designer

+44 (0)1202 597 140
email@hidden
parley green lane christchurch dorset bh23 6bb
http://www.rla.co.uk

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Good afternoon,

I would like your opinion on Joomla. I have been approached to make a
member website that they can post resumes and become a social group on
top of it.

ALso, if you have opinions on the worth of the joomla actions too.

I am also looking at a pro tutorial video etc course found at:
http://www.buildajoomlawebsite.com/joomla-pro

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