Our site is currently a VBulletin-based Forum/Blog site. We would like to build develop new sections and integrate them with the existing forum. Our goal is to create a multi-dimensional site for poker players that includes:
Social Networking and Member Home Pages
Video-Based Training (for paid subscribers)
1. Forums/Social Networking/Blogging: We want to provide a more fully developed social networking environment for our members with better blog software, and customizable member home pages. A similar site can be seen at [url removed, login to view] Also, the graphic design of [url removed, login to view] is very good and we would like to have similar quality. We assume Joomla will be the best option for this part of the project, but are open to discussion if a better platform or technology is available.
2. Video-Based Training: We need to develop a section of the site that allows us to upload pre-recorded videos of professionals playing online poker, and allows subscribers to search and view selected videos. Similar sites can be seen at [url removed, login to view] [url removed, login to view] and [url removed, login to view] This section of the site will be called Pot Limit Omaha University
3. Pot Limit Omaha Magazine: We have chosen a Joomla template for this section of the site, and will need to set it up properly, and incorporate introductory links on the home page of the main site. (If Joomla is the platform that is used to develop the site. If not, we will choose or design a different template)
4. Affiliate Offers: This is referred to as rakeback offers in the poker affiliate business. We need to include rakeback offers at different locations throughout the site, as well as develop a dedicated page or section that includes all of our rakeback offers. An example of this section of the site can be seen here: [url removed, login to view]
4. Integration with Affiliated Site: We need to integrate Registration & Log-In functions on [url removed, login to view] with [url removed, login to view] which is another site we own. We also need to make any necessary design modifications to [url removed, login to view] to make the site better integrated with [url removed, login to view] from a design persepctive.
Several Joomla Extensions we have found that might be useful in this projet are: My Blog, JomSocial, Joomla Comment, AJAX Shoutbox, Slick RSS, Acajoom News, and All Video.
If Joomla is not the best solution to develop the site we are willing to discuss alternative solutions.