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Post by ranjanvarma » Fri May 04, 2007 9:47 am

Great to discover this Indic froum on Joomla.

I am in the process of doing a personal finance website for India. And I want a bilingual version. I mean I would have content both in English and Hindi and maybe some other Indian languages too.

What downloads are available? as components or extensions? or part of the template? Excuse me for the questions. They might just be dumb. Apologies of a newbie!!

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Re: Newbie questions

Post by ranjanvarma » Fri May 04, 2007 4:17 pm

What do I aim to do with the website? There are certain things which comes to my mind. I guess it has to always evolve!

Personal Finance website: It will have sections on (categories in brackets)
  • Knowledge Centre (School, College, University level),
    Mutual Funds ( Basics, Company review, product review),
    Stocks (Research reports, Financial analysis, technical analysis),
    Insurance ( Basics, Company review, product review),
    ETF ( Basics, Company review, product review)
    Bonds ( Basics, Company review, product review)
    Tax Planning ( Basics, product review)
    Retirement Planning ( Basics, product review)
    Children's education. ( Basics, Company review, product review)
    Calculators (Budgeting, Networth, Loan, Asset allocator, Risk analyser,etc)
    Blog by experts.
It will also have extensions like
  • Forum to discuss personal finance (questions and answers by the community)
  • Directory for finding Financial Planners ( work as self fulfilling marketing for the site)
  • Web pages/Blogs for Advisors ( work as self fulfilling marketing for the site)

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Re: Newbie questions

Post by romit » Sat May 05, 2007 9:08 am

Hi Ranjan,

To make a site bi-lingual you need to have the extension JoomFish installed and then you need the language packs installed for the needed languages..

You can have a look at the JoomFish docs to understand more on how to use it ..

Now what you describe as
Knowledge Centre (School, College, University level),
Mutual Funds ( Basics, Company review, product review),
Stocks (Research reports, Financial analysis, technical analysis),
Insurance ( Basics, Company review, product review),
ETF ( Basics, Company review, product review)
Bonds ( Basics, Company review, product review)
Tax Planning ( Basics, product review)
Retirement Planning ( Basics, product review)
Children's education. ( Basics, Company review, product review)
Calculators (Budgeting, Networth, Loan, Asset allocator, Risk analyser,etc)
Blog by experts.
is mostly content, so the default Joomla installation should suffice if you have proper categories setup and then joomla can pull data from those particular categories to display content in a blog style layout.. but if you want there's an extension called iJoomla Magazine, which can help you get a magazine style layout.. its up to you to decide..

I my opinion Forums can be done via two ways..

1. SMF Bridge
2. FireBoard

I suggest you go the FireBoard way as its much simpler..

Directories - I suggest you look at the Directories section at the JED, but my fav is Mosets Tree. even JED runs on it..

Best of luck with Joomla  :)

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× IndicJoomla! Translation Coordinator - http://www.JoomlaIndia.org/bengali/

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Re: Newbie questions

Post by ranjanvarma » Sat May 05, 2007 2:39 pm

Thanks Romit. Your reply is very helpful.

My directory will be a listing of financial planners across India. State wise, City wise, experience wise. Mosets Tree looks like a very powerful directory! Do I need that? And do I have to pay too? Maybe I'll start off with a free extension.

What about individual blogs for the financial planners that can be created? How?

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Re: Newbie questions

Post by stephen735 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:47 pm

I am currently in the process of adding a forum to my website. The fireboard option as you suggested looked the easier option following much research. Wish I had found this post earlier.

Stephen
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Re: Newbie questions

Post by stephen735 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 7:29 pm

Where is some good reference material for starting up blogging on my own website?

 

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