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    database with user editable profile pages

    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!!!

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    Yes you need to use a database.

    http://www.webmasterbase.com/article/265

    That should help you out.
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    Don't get too close, I bite! Nicky's Avatar
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    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.

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    Yes I already have a forum. But I would like the users to have have the ability to view each others' profile pages without having to enter the forums.

    Also the user would be able to customize his own profile page via file upload.

    I already have the users in a database which I am managing using PHP and mySQL. I already have the login and registration setup, I'm just looking for where I should go next.


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