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What PHP tool to use for simple extranet site ?

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Hello,

My wife is taking care of a non-profit, and she asked me to help her
set up an extranet for the the members. I've promissed I'd be done
before the end of the year... now I have to deliver :-)

What PHP software / library / components could help me, instead of
writing it from scratch ?

They have PHP 4 (I think) and MySQL on the hosting site.
The needs are:
1) in a first phase, manage the directory of members:
- login
- create/edit each member's profile (address)
- search of a member (by first name, by last name, by email, by
interests...)
- listing of members (by first name, by last name, by email, by
interests...)

2) in a second phase (later), add some colaboration between members
(and subgroups of members)
- mailing list management
- some content management: adding documents, etc.

I've some experience with PHP, and a good experience of web application
(mostly in Java) so I can hack things, but I'm sure there are much
better solutions than writing it from scratch...

I was thinking of using Pear for the database stuff but there's
probably some much more complete solution.. basically a simple content
management system is probably what I need...
any idea ?

Thanks !

Francois

Jul 17 '05 #1
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Francois,
there are several open source content management systems that would
take care of all that for you. I've been using Mambo for several of my
projects (http://www.mamboserver.com/), you can have a web site up and
running in a few minutes. You'll need to spend a little bit of time to
familizarize yourself with the site administration but it's really
worth it.
Other options include phpNuke, Xoops, etc.
you may want to visit http://www.cmsmatrix.org/ for an exhaustive
list...
cheers,
[K]

Jul 17 '05 #2

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you can use xoops from www.xoops.org..

Jul 17 '05 #3

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I have an Extranet tool which I have been working on for many years,
based on PHP/MySQL.

It features:
- File upload / download (up to 40mb!)
- Creation of folders and subfolders
- File version control
- Project and folder based permissions
- Task management
- Robust security model
- Management reports
- Automatic contact emails

You can see it at: www.HotProject.com

I sell it as a managed service, but if you think it would suit your
Non-Profit, let me know and maybe we can do a 'free deal'.
There is a contact form on the website too....

Jul 17 '05 #4

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