I want similar look of "[url removed, login to view]" , this is mainly a student portal where students can ask, discuss several things.
I will be using vbulletin forum software , this software will handle all the stuffs.
What you need to do is make the Homepage look like "[url removed, login to view]" , I will provide you my design for the homepage.
also create a widget that shows "Latest Discussion and Popular discussions" you can see this on the above site.(also i should be able to place the widget in sidebar in other pages).
if you have worked with similar kind of PHP/MYSQL portal , send me your latest/best works you have done with php and mysql.