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    CMS with Gamification for Academic Club Website

    Hi!

    I am looking for a CMS with gamification capability/plugins to speed the develop of an academic club website.

    I would like it to have training games and activities, an ability to submit offline tasks for approval (points), and forums. It should also have leaderboards and badges to encourage community engagement. There will also be permissioning based on user type.

    I have intermediate web design experience and a background in computer science. I could probably figure it out without cms/plugins given time, but I need it up and running within the next couple of weeks (at least a minimal beta version; I'm prioritizing development based on need). I have minimal/no budget.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Is this a school project? The idea that you need something in the next couple of weeks makes me think that this is for school. It would be right around the time we do our midterms. Theres nothing wrong with that(unless you ask us to do the work for you, which you haven't).

    The reason I ask is because if this is a school project I would reconsider the CMS, unless it was for some CMS type of class. You should build it by hand, even if that means long nights. The main reason is that once you are done with school these are probably going to be the projects that you have in your portfolio. While some clients may be ok with CMS sites you are limiting yourself more than you would if you did it from hand. Thats just my 2 cents anyway.

    Im not a CMS kinda guy, so I can't really recommend anything. Sorry.


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    No. I am the computer science teacher and the advisor for the club I'm trying to support. The time table is because I'm trying to meet the current needs of our club (next 2 mos.).

    I agree with the limiting part and I would rather do it from scratch, but although I have done some web design, I have never done forums or gamification, and I'm trying to free up time to work on content.

    Any idea where I could brush up on the necessary skills?

    Thanks!
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    Right on. For the forum I have only used Vanilla and that was just playing around for a school project a year or 2 ago. It seemed really beginner friendly considering I was doing a lot of it from what I was learning in the Dreamweaver class and from the Googles.

    What type of language are you trying to do this in? It seems semi simple to do on php, but I have started to hate php more and more as I look into other languages like Ruby or even Python.


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    I was planning to use php. Most of my web design experience is html and css with a sprinkling of php and javascript. I was planning to learn on the fly. I've never used Ruby, and I've never used python for web design (I actually wasn't thinking about that). Actually, of the three(php, ruby, and python), I'm most familiar with python.

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    Take a look at Buddypress. It's an offshoot of WordPress that leans more toward social media aspects. It may have some of the features you're looking for.

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    Create your own custom plugin for your website.


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