We are looking for a site similar to punknews.org. We would like registered users to post comments and through a message board so they will need profiles, but we do not want a social networking site. Staff contributers should be able to make blog posts, upload videos, photos, etc.
For our main page we’re looking for something similar to [url removed, login to view], with news in post form based on the time/date.
We are currently using several different sites to host various pieces of content, and we would like to merge these sites:
Our sites include the following:
- [url removed, login to view] - a blogging site for contributers to post about upcoming releases, reviews, interviews, etc. We have several staff contributers. Non-contributers should be able to comment only.
- [url removed, login to view] - phpbb forum. Registered users have a small profile page with basic information and can post topics or messages on any of the forums. Adminstratators oversee all posts, and the addition of any new board features. If possible, we would like to continue to use the database of users from this site on the new site, so that they do not have to sign up all over again. There is also a calendar here to keep list of events going on, and we do need to have a calendar to serve a similar function on our new site.
- [url removed, login to view] - we have several different podcasts, but this is the main one and should be used as a blueprint for the ones that we will add later. Only contributors can upload a podcast, but anybody can leave comments.
- [url removed, login to view] - photos and videos. The photos are uploaded using zoom gallery for Joomla, while the videos are encoded into flv and served from our hosts servers rather than being uploaded to youtube. We need the ability to upload and serve our own photos on seperate albums, but videos can be done any way (using a 3rd party site to host it, hosting it on our own domain, etc). There are only a few contributors to these pages as well, but all users have the ability to comment.
Based on the above, we’re looking for a site that will have administrators, contributers, registered users, and non-users with functionality to include the following (with a mix of original content and content from other sites):
- message board
Plus a few static content pages for “contact us”, “about us”, etc.
If possible, we would also like the additional functionality of:
- Band Profiles
- the ability to listen to music online
- Wikipedia (so users can contribute information about artists) - perhaps this can be combined with band profiles
- Advertising space
It’s not an issue if we’re unable to migrate all of the data from the existing sites to the new site. We have a lot of people that work on those sites that could move the stuff.