PLEASE NOTE: This project is now CLOSED

No further development will made on this project.

Alternatives

Telerik Sitefinity CMS is a free product that has similar features to the .communities project.

The Community Advanced Starter Kit project is available for users requiring a complete implementation of a community content management framework.

The Project
.communities is more than just a refactored version of the Community Starter Kit, with .communities the intention is to create a full featured, industry standard web application which can be used without modification to create a multi-user collaborative website. Included with .communities are a set of core modules which will allow users to perform generic tasks such as creating articles, blog entries, discussions etc. .communities also makes it much easier to create new modules and is useful for developers who require a customised user experience for creating/displaying content. The core framework has also been redesigned with a new level of customisation, allowing for developers to extend the framework however they see fit.

Screen Shots
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Advanced Features
Here are just a few of the more advanced features of .communities:
  • An extensible core framework architecture allowing for complete customisation
  • Enterprise Library integration for database access, caching, logging and exception handling
  • ASP.NET 2.0 Membership, Role, Profile and Personalisation features (including Web Parts integration)
  • Implements the Provider Model pattern for customised application configuration
  • Includes the Tasks Application Block for running scheduled background processes
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Get Involved
If you would like to provide feedback on .communities, please direct your comments or questions to the developer forums - accessed via the Discussions tab at the top of this page. Please do not post work items to the Issue Tracker, I will convert a discussion to a work item if I feel that it is worth further investigation (this will make it easier for me to manage the project).

Last edited Jun 18, 2009 at 1:55 PM by CSharpEd, version 12