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Hey everyone,
I am looking for a CMS that will be able to deliver the same functionality as IMDB.com
Primarily with:
- User membership
- User generated content
- Adding images (links or upload)
- Adding videos (links or upload)
- Including custom fields such as: Producer, Director, Actors, and allowing each of those pages to be added to as well
- The ability to sort and search all of these custom fields

I have dipped in Drupal but didn't find it very easy to work with. Are there other alternatives out there?
I just want to add that I am a web designer and have by no means any experience with PHP or programming, but I think that I have a pretty good idea for a website (that isn't IMDB) and would like to get it going as a database and user driven website, with a real sense of community too.

Thanks!
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Wordpress? I know its normally used for Blogs, but it can do other things with small amounts of changes. Make a page for films, and use a post per film.
    
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Joomla, although it is rapidly becoming commercialized.
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Joomla, with the community builder plugin?
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+1 for wordpress, it will do that and waaay more with some plugin
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I found this WordPress theme called "ReviewIt":
http://themeforest.net/item/reviewit-review-community-wordpress-theme/109666

It may do portions of what I am looking for, perhaps with some more tinkering I can get:
- Custom fields listed on their own "movie details page"
- The ability for users to upload images and videos to a gallery as well as write up (like Wikipedia with an approval process) to the website, without the need for them to log in to the wp-admin backend interface?

Does anybody know any plugins that can achieve this in WordPress? smile.gif

Thanks for your help!
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I found this WordPress theme called "ReviewIt":
http://themeforest.net/item/reviewit-review-community-wordpress-theme/109666
It may do portions of what I am looking for, perhaps with some more tinkering I can get:
- Custom fields listed on their own "movie details page"
- The ability for users to upload images and videos to a gallery as well as write up (like Wikipedia with an approval process) to the website, without the need for them to log in to the wp-admin backend interface?
Does anybody know any plugins that can achieve this in WordPress? smile.gif
Thanks for your help!

You may need to do some PHP coding to get that the way you like it.
    
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Hmmm, I don't think WordPress offers a "Wikipedia" plugin which allows anybody logged in to add or edit pages on the fly like that? (Without a backend interface)
I may be better off with Drupal 7.. Going to install the Aquia Dev Stack installer on Mac and give it another go. Hoping things got a lot easier since the last time I worked with it!
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