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blanchard
05-16-2010, 01:11 PM
Hello there,
I'm currently working on a property website which will consist of a number of properties for sale and or rent. I will be using a search function within the site.

I have followed and successfully installed the Video Tutorial on the website uploaded by Neon Fluxx "Installing PHP/MySQL/Apache with WAMP Server for Dreamweaver". Thanks for this tutorial.

I want to know if the following info is correct and that I understand how dreamweaver and php:

I create a database in myphp with however many fields are needed
I then create a form in dreamweaver this populates the database
I create a search dialogue box which will match the fields in my database which once ticked and submitted sends a query to the database and then displays the selected results


Regards
blanchard

Corrosive
05-16-2010, 01:16 PM
Yep, that's fundamentally how it works.

blanchard
05-16-2010, 01:18 PM
excellent righto now I know I'm on the right track onwards and upwards.

Cheers

Corrosive
05-16-2010, 01:22 PM
Just before you crack on. Have you considered all your options? A CMS might be a better fit for this than coding it from scratch.

blanchard
05-16-2010, 01:32 PM
I've not looked at CMS

But if it may be better to use then I'll give it a bash.

Do you have any links

Corrosive
05-16-2010, 04:42 PM
Yeah, sure; http://www.joomla.org/, http://drupal.org/, http://modxcms.com/

blanchard
05-16-2010, 05:23 PM
Ok cheers I've got Joomla,
So I guess that I create the database from my webspace or myphpadmin control panel.
Then direct Joomla to the databse and take it from there.

Regards
Blanchard

Corrosive
05-16-2010, 05:28 PM
I'd approach it by seeing what plug-ins are available that will do what you want. If you install Joomla you should get a database created with it. I'm no expert in Joomla btw I tend to use Modx if I need CMS.

blanchard
05-16-2010, 05:31 PM
OK ta very muchly, you have been a great help

edbr
05-17-2010, 02:37 AM
i am pretty sure there is a (free) property module for joomla around search the joomla hut ,mambohut sites it may be there. not to sure about it i remember looking at one once

edbr
05-17-2010, 02:40 AM
also check this freebie,
http://www.open-realty.org
its pretty old but may be of use to you

blanchard
05-17-2010, 08:02 AM
thanks edbr will check that out.

domedia
05-17-2010, 04:01 PM
Wow.. I used it for a website 9 years ago :)

Corrosive
05-17-2010, 05:47 PM
Wow.. I used it for a website 9 years ago :)

That's good, then Blanchard has an expert at hand as well.

domedia
05-17-2010, 06:58 PM
I don't think I remember anything from it.. It was just a blast from the past.
I do remember that it could easily be used for car listings as well.

There should be plenty of those scripts available today you'd think.

Corrosive
05-17-2010, 07:04 PM
There should be plenty of those scripts available today you'd think.

Yeah, I'd say.

I guess the main challenge of a site like this isn't the search facility or the listings themselves but actually managing the stock on there. All those price changes when a property isn't selling or when stuff comes on and off the market... Sheesh, rather them than me!

edbr
05-18-2010, 03:48 AM
thats when its good to have staff to do that stuff, providing its making sales of course :)