Deciding on the type of website I need
Hi all I am completely new, I intend to set up a website much like a dating site but not for dating. Lol i know that sounds stupid but i need to know some information about the underlying structure of such websites. Obviously a database of sorts where the user can search. I want to make something similar but to connect a different set of people i stress not for dating. I think i need 2 databases one for the "supplier" and one for the "buyer". I tried searching but everytime i mention dating lol all i get is millions of dating sites.
So if you guys who know all about this stuff could drop me a line. So i am up for basic information, even a custom developer for a paid gig or a student who knows this stuff. I have been specifically obtuse about the topic as i can find little info on the particular field i am thinking about. Anyways would be good to get some feedback, happy for emails or simply responses to this now very long post.
Thanks Aidan here Sydney Australia.
So you need a community type site where people can search for different info in a database and maybe even have a section where profiles are stored?? You can do this with Joomla or WordPress. That would be the engine that drives your site but you would need an add-on or a plugin that will help you do the specifics.
Both WordPress and Joomla have many plugins and add-ons that are free, but if you need something very custom it might be better to hire someone on Elance or oDesk to write the script or plugin. It really depends on what features the site needs to have. If you could be more specific about what the site is is going to do with the buyer/supplier then that would help.
Now, I am making my website with Wordpress but mine is related with information and sharing knowledge.
Have a nice day!