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    Wasn't sure whether to post this in PHP or SQL.
    I am looking at making a directory, so will have a database for numerous columns.
    Users can complete a form which stores the form content in the db, (this will be displayed on a "private" (not sure how to make it private) page for an administrator to mark as fine or spam), entries marked as fine will be displayed and entries marked as spam will not.
    I just want to know if this type of thing would be easier done with something like wordpress or just a simple form and a page with some select commands to display the info, bearing in mind I want the info laid out in a particular way, can this be done?
    Once the info is on there, I would also like to implement some filtering features as some of the columns will be populated from select boxes on the forum, so users can filter the results using these options. Is this easy enough?
    Thanks

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    A directory of 'people' or a directory of 'websites'?

    There are some scripts already made, that you can customize:
    demo: http://script.arfooo.net/demo/
    site: http://script.arfooo.net/features/

    Making something from scratch wouldn't be too hard, but what usually happens is,
    the site owner sees what it can do and then wants more. The project snowballs
    until it becomes something that should have used WordPress or Joomla to begin with.

    I guess I'm not sure what "directory" means in your case.


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    Hi Max, thanks once again for coming to my rescue
    It's going to be a directory of local companies in a particular trade.
    I would like a list with the companys name, address, phone number, thumbnail image and then the company name going in to its own page where a rating can be left with a comment, and perhaps some additional info about the company.

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    Hmmm ...
    Arfooo seems like it would be a perfect system to use for that.

    I've never used it myself, but looking at the demo and clicking through it,
    each item ends-up having a star-rating system, it's searchable, it has the
    admin features. If it were me doing your project, I might install it and see
    how easy it is to customize (since I don't know what type of page templates
    they use).

    If you don't like it ...erase it.

    Customizing an existing script like Arfooo is way less work than creating one from scratch.



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