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Hi all, got a potential project in the pipeline and could do with your advice. It is for a mentoring website aimed at people who want to learn permaculture reiki and other eco and new age things.

 

I have no idea of what frameworks would work best; magneto, Wordpress or Drupel or another? Any advice welcome.

 

Rough plan below:

 

Mentoring Website for the New Age and Eco Communities

 

Site Map

 

· Home

 

· About

 

· How it Works

 

· Sign Up (for both Mentors and Students)

 

· Profiles of Mentors Teachers

 

· Short Description, Long Description, Photos, Links, Booking Form with world clock, Costs per hour Courses, Testimonials, Documents, You Tube videos

 

· Payment system (possibly one that allows a percentage to go to another account besides the main one)

 

· Mailing List

 

· Contact

 

· Links

 

 

 

Client Area - Content Management Systems

 

Client area with calendar of bookings, costs, profile details

 

Mentor Area with calendar of bookings, costs, profile details and editing abilities

 

Web Designer Owner area with more power to adjust other areas of the site including removing profiles

 

 

 

Mail System

 

· Automated Mail Outs for periods of inactivity

 

· Allows for promotions

 

· Email lost passwords etc

 

 

 

YouTube

 

Interview Mentors for YouTube videos, links to and from the relevant pages on the website

 

Testimonials from past students and clients

 

Possibly a free introduction lesson or overview of their field of expertise

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Hi...Looks like a School type of a website. Wordpress is ideal .....It is easy and works well.

 

User registration is built in...You can use Buddy Press to add more profile fields for teachers and students.

 

You can integrate Booking software for the courses. booking software comes with the payment gateway. Why do u need World Clock?

 

Testimonials u can use Wordpress Plugins but it is better to use Google reviews

 

Mail System - use Mail Chimp.

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Hi Prateeksha,

Thanks for the reply.

Well the world clock bit was just to indicate that the booking system would need to take into account the different time zones of mentors and students.

Regarding the testimonials, it would be cool to have testimonials for the different mentors on the website.

Can you recommend any wordpress themes etc that would be good starting points? Or libraries where I could browse them?

I've only really used Wordpress for standard 'brochure' type websites, and all the more complex ones have been bespoke and built from scratch, so any pointers welcome here.

Thanks!

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Advanced e-mentoring ventures have a tendency to depend on electronic solutions, especially if kids are included. Online programming permits both mentor and mentees to sign into a protected online environment where they can talk under supervision of arbitrators and organizers. It will be much better to consult with any web designing company before using it.

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