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    Our company has been tasked with building a website for a consulting firm. Most of the site is pretty basic, but the firm has sections they would like to be able to update themselves that pertain to specific clients of theirs.

    They have several different categories of clients (i.e. healthcare, manufacturing, tourism, etc) and in each of these categories they have several clients. When they meet with a client they set up goals and they'd like to be able to post updates as the clients meet (or don't meet) these goals. They'd also like to upload photo galleries and videos, as well as be able to let the clients comment and discuss things on their site.

    To me this section sounds like a blog, but I'd like to make is so the company only needs to log into one thing to make posts and updates for every client and if I use something like Wordpress, it will only let you make posts to a single page. Plus, I don't know how hard it would be to embed a blog into the site.

    Please let me know what you would suggest. The clients need as basic a process as possible to make their updates.


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    WDF Staff mlseim's Avatar
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    Sounds to me like Drupal or Joomla ...

    In any event, this is going to be a big project.
    When it comes to "client sections", "user management", "admin control",
    "file uploads", and RTF (Rich Text Format) editing ... there is no such thing
    as "pretty basic". This will involve PHP, MySQL, template control, and a lot
    of customizing (if you use Drupal or Joomla).

    I don't know what else to say other than my advice -- subcontract some
    good programmers, if PHP and MySQL are not your web design company's
    strong point. This will carry a high price tag too.


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    Member surfbouy's Avatar
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    I have been using Business Catalyst for some of my new clients.
    It has a range of options and can grow with the business.
    It is expensive.....

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    Senior Member Dorky's Avatar
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    i use for my but since you don't need all that comes with it: use php.

    1.create a way for them to create a client folder
    2.create an upload form for .txt only
    3.set your script to parse \n into </p><br><p> before saving

    4.use a while loop to read each file into an array
    5.use a foreach loop for managing each file.
    6.inside the foreach loop, use file_get_contents() and echo between a set of <p> echo </p> tags

    while($get_it !== true){ continue; }

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