I've just discovered Silverstripe and would like to know if it is extensible to work for a simple social networking site around a topic. In other words, I would like "members" to be able to find each other by zip code and topic.
It is quite simple to build a basic social networking site but yes you do have to write a bit of code. The registeration module (which can be found in svn) contains an example signup form and profile management. That should be the barebones - then you just need to extend that to add more components (like finding member forms etc).
While their was some talk of a social network module a while back I have yet to see anything from it.
I have been working on some of the basics of this - registration module, profile module, etc.
If there is sufficient interested I'd be willing to finish it off into a package - but I would probably look to charge something for it. Maybe £100 or £200? if there were at least 10-15 people interested, that would make it viable for me.
If people are interested - I'm building something like this, you can download it from my site here
Did you move any further forward with this, i'm looking at setting up a social networking site, where you can add friends as well as message/chat.
hope this helps!
Cheers for those, I'm looking at doing this on 3.1 will have a look and see how easy they are to upgrade.