looking for an open source user/profile database..

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by fowler., Oct 15, 2007.

  1. fowler. macrumors 6502a

    fowler.

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    #1
    i'm looking for a myspace-like profile database that allows users to upload pictures and what not...

    maybe a plugin for joomla.. or something. i'm not even sure what to search for since i'm not 100% on the terminology.

    i'd rather do this myself than pay someone countless thousands to program it for me.

    the point of this is to create a database of businesses... related to specific tags/zip codes and other amazing things.
     
  2. Me1000 macrumors 68000

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  3. fowler. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    fowler.

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    #3
    i don't know enough about mysql to create something on my own.

    i do, on the other hand, know how to modify certain things in order to get them to work...
     
  4. Zac.ice9 macrumors newbie

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    #4
    This might sound silly...

    You should use Wordpress. I know that sounds really ridiculous... but I know you could make it work. Wordpress has the infostructure pre-built for a subscriber database... and you could make it so that anyone could post pictures... then alter the template so that it didnt look so much like a blog, but a roll for pictures and text.

    Then, all you would need to do is make the home page a search box to search through the entires and pictures....


    Its crazy, I know. But it just might work... and it will do all the MySQL work for you..


    -Zac
    Current Project:
    http://www.henrypenix.com/
    http://www.henrypenix.com/blog
     

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