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    Arrow What to pick for database driven site?

    Hi guys! My first post in this forum (hope there will be many to come! )

    I registered because I want to learn more about this, and I'm wondering if anyone can help out with a question I have:
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    I'm going to design for a basic real estate site, with a simple database (list) of properties and its characteristics (for sale, rent, price, area, furnished, studio apt, 2 br, 3 br, etc), a search function (to search by price range, area range, category, type etc), and of course, a back-end for the client to easily add/remove/manage property entries.

    I want also the option to mail out warnings to a mailing list, everytime an item is added. And I want the possibility to have 2 of the databases, because the site will be translated in 2 languages.


    I talked to developers who gave me $2000+ options to buy PHP scripts and do really complex stuff. I don't think the company is aiming for a $5000+ budget (which is how much the site would cost at least, if I was to spend $2000+ in an expensive script).

    What I want to do is fairly simple. Isn't there a way to do it through a simple CMS, instead of scripts? Maybe a wordpress plugin that enables people to manage/search/list from a database, and everytime an item is added, creates a new blog post that can be mailed in the mailing list through feedburner? I know that's not ideal - but I'm looking for a simple, cheap solution

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    Ok take a look at hotscripts.com, if you really feel like doing it that way thats probably the best place to get a free/cheap script to do the job. However personally i would pay the professionals to do it or learn yourself - you will get a better end result which will make you more money in the end.

    Ryan

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    You might want to browse through www.opensourcecms.com to see if anything there meets your needs.
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    There are also freelance websites that you can post your project on and take bids. Lots of excellent developers are based in places like India where the cost of living is considerably less. You need to be very exact in your spec when using a freelancer as you'll get exactly what you ask for, even if that not what you want!
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    i just did the almost exact thing minus the language translation...
    Samantha Morrison
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebar View Post
    i just did the almost exact thing minus the language translation...
    Cool! What did you use?

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    ebar: bump? :P

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    i pm'd you
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    Unhappy

    Quote Originally Posted by ebar View Post
    i pm'd you
    Are you sure? I didn't get anything...!

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