I hope this isnt too long winded.....
I currently have a site running through Joomla. Now designing a new site and Im considering Silverstripe.
Have had security issues with Joomla, and due to the number of plugins needed to get the site how I wanted, Im looking at alternatives.
My new site will be a large community site, and so I need to be able to do as many as the following as possible!
Users should be able to register through a registration form containing MANY custom fields which mostly would appear on their 'Profile'.
Registration to be confirmed by email automatically.
On initial login, new members would have a choice of a Free Trial Period or pay a Yearly subscription, before entering main 'member area' of site. Payment through a Paypal Gateway. (Any mods for this?)
Customisable Search Facility of Members Profile fields. (IE Show all members who have field labelled 'cinema', with 'Go Regularly' as selected option.
Scrolling horizontal gallery showing members personal images.
Profile editing pages for members
Google map showing all member locations.
Forum - Shouldnt be a problem!
So, most of my site is basically a Member Area. Access only to registered and subscribed members.
Thats about it for the basics!!!
Would I need many extra mods/plugins etc to achieve this?
Any you can recommend?
How is Silverstripe security wise?.
Joomla has been a pain to try and keep secure. I have got a little tired with the endless plugins at Joomla, most of which are badly coded if free.
ANY advice greatly appreciated.
I had a look at the back end demo, and love the way its laid out.
Im praying Silverstripe is my solution.
What do you think of my chances? :)