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can SS do this? social network w/ collaborative content?

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Community Member, 2 Posts

29 January 2010 at 3:08pm


I am building a hiking database/social network -

I think SSmay work for this, but here's what I need.

* pages with a description, image gallery, google map, checkbox
list of features - set up as a page template, so that each entry looks

*easy add of images to page (upload - not url based)

* Large map page with all entry pages as placemarkers

* site searchable by distance, length of trail, type of trail, etc.
(important for site hierarchy, and usability)

* difficulty rating (I think I can use a rating feature for that)

* profile pages (social network features)

* blogs (main blog and user blogs)

I had originally began building this site in Joomla, but since there was no
wiki-like functionality (user collaborative content), I abandoned that and
then was looking at buddypress and mediawiki and now looking at tikiwiki as

So can anyone let me know if this is feasible? and maybe point me in the
right direction.




Community Member, 2 Posts

1 February 2010 at 4:23am



Forum Moderator, 5523 Posts

1 February 2010 at 5:16pm

Well SS can do it. Since its really a PHP framework you can do a heck of alot with it but as for out of the box functionality or getting it to fully work with a couple modules won't work. It would involve quite a bit of custom code so if you're new to SS it might be a large project to tackle first up.

Blog module has support for multiple authors so you might be able to use that for powering the blog component. The social profiles you could start off with looking at the registration module (which is very simple) and for ratings you can use the ratings module.

You would need to create custom DataObjects for things like maps and trails I would guess and the functionality for searching, maps you could do using your own custom PHP code.

It would involve a decent amount of custom coding but defiantly possible with SS.