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Is WordPress Right For Me? (2 posts)

  1. Netopia
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    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm not sure. It would help if I knew more. But here's what I "think" I need.

    I'm trying to put together a website for a volunteer boys and girls athletic organization. I'd need a front page that had organizational news and then sub-pages (via menu link I would think) for the various sports. Each sub-page would be like it's own section as far as who could post there and such.

    In a perfect world, each subsection would have its own calendar. All the calendars would propagate up to a organizational calendar linked from the main page. Each section would also have it's own gallery, again with all galleries available from an organizational gallery.

    A registration page for Parents where they would put in names, addresses, phone, email... kids names and ages...etc that would then populate a database that we could use for email broadcasts or mailings or just a directory for coaches to get hold of parents.

    I'm guessing that the bbs that I'm typing on is included and would probably do fine for us. If not, can WordPress pass it's username and info to other bbs's or galleries?

    I know I described a lot, but I'm just getting started with this stuff and I have no idea where WordPress would end and hand manipulation would begin. Once a "theme" is created, could I add pages that are just additional pages (like an About, Help, Registration (for the sports, not for the site) and have them keep the look and feel of the rest of the site?

    There are other things that I'm not even sure about how to do. Like a standings and statistics page for each sport, but I figured that the first thing I should do is to find out if I'm on the right track with WordPress or if there is something else I should be using.

    THANKS!

    Joe

  2. It would be possible to make WordPress work for you, but you may be better off using a Content Management System, like Drupal, instead.

    http://drupal.org/

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