Creating a website with members

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Gator24765, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. Gator24765 macrumors 6502a

    Gator24765

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    Location:
    Texas
    #1
    Hello all. I am looking into creating a website. I have mediocre knowledge of dreamweaver and can create a pretty solid basic webpage. I know how to update it when its on the web etc. Before I launch this site on the internet I would like to market it etc.

    Anyway, I would like to create a members section where people can sign up and access some members only pages. Also, I would like where I can send out mass emails to the members of my site. I would like to run it like this for a while until I grow a large membership base then start offering some paid services. I would like where free members can access some materials then the paid members can access the bonus stuff.

    So that being said, What do I need in order I effectively maintain a website where people can sign up? I am relatively new to this so something easy. I don't mind learning.


    BTW, this website isnt going to be anything advanced. Most likely a 3-7 page website.
     
  2. Tholian macrumors member

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    Location:
    Stanford
    #2
    You might want to look at a Content Management System (CMS) instead of Dreamweaver. That way you could tap the power of freeware or commercial plug-ins that would make your job much easier. For example Joomla (a CMS) and Community Builder (a plug-in) would be just one way to go. Their are a lot of alternatives out there, Joomla, Drupal, perhaps even Wordpress?

    Good Luck :)
     

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