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Building a "Coupon" website using Joomla!

Discussion in 'Joomla' started by kinley, Sep 16, 2009.

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    Hi all,

    I have created a few Joomla! based sites in the past couple of years.

    I have got a new assignment from one of our clients to build a "Coupon" site using Joomla! as the content management system.

    I would like to create a site on the lines of retailmenot(dot)com and couponcabin(dot)com where apart from the webmaster, the user community can also submit coupon codes.

    How should I start here? Are there templates available in the market which are specifically build for this?

    Would appreciate suggestions on this as I am quite confused:confused:
    SEMrush
    Thanks :)
     
    kinley, Sep 16, 2009 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Blue Star Ent.

    Blue Star Ent. Well-Known Member

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    You can use a classifieds plugin, or have a classifieds plugin customized to do what you want. I do not do those things, but a regular PHP programmer would be able to.
     
    Blue Star Ent., Sep 16, 2009 IP
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    I just looked at one of the sites you mention in your post. As far as templates go, you will find many template clubs for Joomla that have that look like the site above. (retailmenot) I could not figure out what they are using exactly for that site but it is very modular looking and most Joomla templates can do that.

    You could also look at a directory type component, SOBI 2 for example is open-source and can be customized to suit your needs. Its huge and can do a great deal for you without any customization.
     
    barattadesign, Sep 19, 2009 IP
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    jessicalore Guest

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    Any catalog extension can do this thing to. You need to modified of course.
     
    jessicalore, Sep 26, 2009 IP
  5. kinley

    kinley Peon

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    @barattadesign: SOBI2 is indeed a great suggestion, will dig into it further. Thanks :)
     
    kinley, Sep 28, 2009 IP
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    Hi,

    At the Joomla extensions directory under "New Extensions" you should see a new component that just came out today Oct.4-2009 called "Coupon Management System". It is opensource and I have not tried it yet.
     
    barattadesign, Oct 4, 2009 IP
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    kinley Peon

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    @Baratta Design,

    can you please post the link to this Joomla extension.

    Thanks.
     
    kinley, Oct 4, 2009 IP
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    Yes u can using classified plugin and make some editing at that plugin,i suggest you to hire some php programmer
     
    togu25, Oct 5, 2009 IP
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    You could probably use it to let users post coupons. If not, then that post was spam

    I checked out that Joomla plugin and it does not look that great. I build my coupon site using wordpress

    http://coupons.ruddo.com
     
    CouponCodes, Oct 5, 2009 IP
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    You really don't need any component to add coupons to a Joomla site. Just enter the coupons into an article format listed in a particular category and section. And yes you are right, that Component that was listed at the Joomla extension directory as a 'Coupon Management System' doesn't look very good. There are dozens of components that could be used since all that is happening is someone is submitting something. Which Joomla does without any add on. :)
     
    barattadesign, Oct 5, 2009 IP
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