Easiest Way to Do a Site with a profile

Posted on 2007-10-17
Last Modified: 2013-12-13

I have a client that wants to make a site with:

1) A section where people can upload and download any file
2) A profile area (like myspace or a dating site, but not too complex)

Is there any open source software that will help?

If not, what's the easiest way to build a site like this. I'm pretty good with PHP. The client simply doesn't have much money to pay me.

Question by:weikelbob
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    Accepted Solution

    kindly look for some  open source projects in "Document Manager / File Uploader"
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    Assisted Solution

    You could use a CMS, like Joomla, drupal, etc. Without much effort you can set it up to do what you want. There are plenty of components and modules available, that will help you do your job, i.e. Joomla's DocMan will help you Upload/Download files, etc...

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    Assisted Solution

    Still looking for a solution weikelbob?

    I'm turning into a big fan of Drupal, which is all PHP-based.  I found the install and running the basic functionality, including installing modules, very easy.  Tailoring the site design and detail work is a bit of a challenge, but I'm not a programmer, so I would think you would have a much easier time of it.

    I'm still playing with the Web File Manger module ( so I can't comment fully on that.  If I remember right, there's a basic file manager in the core build.  The core also allows user profiles, though I'm not sure to the extent you can allow a MySpace-like environment.  You can give users the ability to post full HTML and PHP code in fields, so I suppose sky's the limit?

    There's an admin demo site available from Drupal's home page at

    Hope this helps.
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    Author Comment

    Drupal looks interesting, thanks Graphixer

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