I have an "online community" site in the works and I'd like to know what is the best way to handle these features:
Each user will have his own profile page where he can
upload a picture and other files. I would also like this page to be editable by myself so I can easily add a banner, button, etc.
The site will have forums as well.
On a users profile page, there would be a guestbook of some sort where people can post comments.
Everything will be tied together so that whenever a person's user name appears in the site, it is linked to their profile page.
I hope I made this sound clear. I'm not sure whether I should use Php with mySQL or what. I'm not sure where to begin. Any help is appreciated...Thanks!!!
Do you already have a forum or are you building one yourself? You might want to have a look at VBulletin. As you can see that is teh system we use here on SP and we have profile pages, the ability to upload attachement etc etc.