At his moment I’m locally building a test version in Drupal. I’m no expert and I need to learn a lot to do the things I want to do. But I think I’m slowly making progress.
I’ve posted on the Drupal blog some questions:
Drupal Forum - How hard is it to build/edit a module?
Drupal Forum - Building a (test version) charity social network site with evaluations
I’m beginning to get a feel for what’s possible with Drupal. The problem is that I think it is reasonable to assume a test version with Drupal could be made, but I also know I need more knowledge of Drupal to make it happen. What I don’t know is how much time it will take me to learn this.
Plan B is Joomla, my uncle knows how to work with Joomla and will be able to help me out, but probably hasn’t got the time to build the whole thing.
Brandon, I contacted using Code for a Cause, is scouting for me to see how hard it would be to build something using Ning (thanks!).
Setting up local server for testing, little problems
I have some problems with putting my local test version online. I’m using a Apache2Triad install on win XP and can use Drupal on localhost, but can’t figure out how to reach it from the outside (using IP doesn’t do the trick). Also I’m not able to send myself emails using this. Any experts able to help me out with this?
My plan B for putting it online is using my webspace at helpalot.hku.nl, but Drupal gives a nice error message over there. I’m working to fix that problem too.