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    Brainstorming Modeling Agency in Wordpress or Joomla?

    Hi

    I was thinking of creating a modeling agency in either wordpress or joomla.
    Or should this be done in another CMS or script or from scratch?

    The basic function of the site is basically like a showcase of models, their measurements and their images all shown in one page. In one section there will be men and in another women with thumbnails of them, when you click on it you will proceed to their one page profile with images.

    I am just trying to figure out if I can do this in Wordpress or Joomla, with specific modules or should I just code this in PHP from scratch?

    Thanks,
    Chris

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    Hey Chris,

    I don't see any reason you couldn't use wordpress for this.

    What your describing sounds like your typical blog with a category for either men or women that includes posts with a short description and a photo and a "read more" link to see their complete profile.

    You could probably use the classipress theme and tweak that to work and list your models instead of classified items for sale.

    If you're good with php...why not start with WP and code a plugin or theme that can do just what you want? I've been looking for the perfect solution to use for a local business directory and if you came up with something that worked for you, you could probably do quite well selling the solution to other prospective modelling agencies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravedesigns View Post
    Hey Chris,

    I don't see any reason you couldn't use wordpress for this.

    What your describing sounds like your typical blog with a category for either men or women that includes posts with a short description and a photo and a "read more" link to see their complete profile.

    You could probably use the classipress theme and tweak that to work and list your models instead of classified items for sale.

    If you're good with php...why not start with WP and code a plugin or theme that can do just what you want? I've been looking for the perfect solution to use for a local business directory and if you came up with something that worked for you, you could probably do quite well selling the solution to other prospective modelling agencies.

    Steve
    Hi Steve. Thanks for taking the time to respond to my post.

    Classipress looks like a good solution for this. But I think I would rather go the
    route of programming it myself to get it just the way I want it.

    If I wanted just the administrator to add profiles and post them and place them by category, I can see how to do this.

    But what if I wanted the model to register and create their own profile, that is not really sure. Is their profile really considered a post? Or is this considered something else in wordpress.

    Thanks again

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    Hey Chris,

    That's where things get tricky, when you want a user to be able to create and control their own own profile. I haven't had the chance to play with the different user roles wordpress allows, but giving someone "contributor" or "author" permissions gives them some control over their own posts, but I don't think there's an easy way to do what we're talking about here.

    Classipress seems to have a way to do this and allow users to register and upload images etc...it's almost the ideal solution for what I'm wanting to do..except it doesn't look like you can also have regular categories and blog posts together with the classified listings. You'd have to have a separate install of wordpress if you wanted to post articles and blog posts and then tie that into classipress for the directory part of things.

    Getting back to wordpress for a sec, the following may be helpful to you
    http://www.wpdesigner.com/2008/03/01...hip-directory/ and you might also want to look at some existing directory scripts that are available and might be adapted to do just what you want.

    phpmydirectory and phpyellow are two I've looked at before and if you look at Hotscripts in the php section under classifieds scripts you'll find a number more.

    If you decide nothing out there does just what you need and you really want to create your own - let me know as I'd love to talk and run some ideas past you.

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    After some further research, it looks like the next release of classipress may do just what I'm wanting it to http://wpclassipress.com/forum/viewt...ure+list#p9332
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    What are you looking to do exactly if I may ask?

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    I use expression engine...it's pretty awesome...

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    Classipress seems to have a way to do this and allow users to register and upload images etc...it's almost the ideal solution for what I'm wanting to do..except it doesn't look like you can also have regular categories and blog posts together with the classified listings. You'd have to have a separate install of wordpress if you wanted to post articles and blog posts and then tie that into classipress for the directory part of things.
    That last post was in reference to my comment here about regular categories and running a blog along with the business listings I'd like to display. I'm looking for a good solution for a local business directory, but want the option to post articles myself and allow users to contribute as well.

    I can more or less do this with wordpress as it is, but like mentioned earlier, I'd have to do all the work of entering in the users data and coudn't allow them to make changes to their own profiles.

    Expression Engine is great - but it was called pMachine the last time I spent any time with that and I'm not sure just what you can do with that now. Can you develop a magazine style site with that or a functioning business directory of some sort?
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