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What is the best PHP CMS to build a community site?

Posted on 2009-07-14
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Hi,
I want to create a community website (with integrated forums) similar to http://www.hojunara.com/. Can anybody please suggest what is the best PHP CMS or framework to build & maintain a community site like this? I have heard about PHP-Fusion but I cannot decide. Is there any other open source or paid options with more  options including custom theme, etc ??

Thanks.
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by:shobinsun
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Hi,

There is lot many CMS for your need:

1) Drupal - Powerful CMS (Portal)

2) Joomla - Easy customise

3) PHPFusion

4) PHPNuke


Follow the list:

http://www.scriptol.com/cms/php-cms.php


This will help you.
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by:Luis Clara Fernandes
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Hello,

If you want to create a real social network, I recommend you use elgg  (http://elgg.org/) . Elgg is a powerful, professional social engine.

If you need cms features more than social network features, you could also use Joomla (www.joomla.org) extended with jomsocial (www.jomsocial.com) or community builder (www.joomlapolis.com) components.

I hope it helps
Luis C. Fernandes
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by:phprookie
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Thanks for your comments. I am not looking for a social networking site. I am more looking for a CMS system with forum & news integration etc. Joomla community builder has got extensions but very less themes or templates...
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by:galtechsolutions
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If you are planning to build a community website, its better to use Drupal. Its a really good CMS/Framework which can be used for your any customization.

You may also use some Community Scripts in PHP like Elgg, Pligg etc.

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