Was not sure what the best forum was for this question, sorry if I misplaced it. I am looking for recommendations for a PHP/MySQL directory script for a Church Congregation listing for a denomination. Hopefully someone of you can point me in the right direction
While I would like a multifacited directory my main focus is on the actual Congregations. A quick drop down menu to search by STATE would be a huge plus, but being able to sort by the categories somewhere is vital. A "City" field would be a must for the general information users would need to plug in. Information I would like presented when the user clicks on a full listing:
Blurb about Church/Beliefs
The short description would need the Name, City/State, and website.
Other optional things would be nice:
-Refer to a friend
-Small graphic for listing
Features I woujld like, but not necessary:
-Setting up my own fields (may be necessary if the base directory does not have needed info)
-Layout control (HTML/CSS), and customizable header/footer
-Ability to integrate other info, like articles and book reviews
-Automatic link testing would be nice
-"Link to us"
It would also be great to have a lot of other fields I define that are only presented in the individual full listing (information about Church beliefs--stuff that is not worth cluttering up the listing, but info the user may find useful and also helpful info for when doing searches). Ultimately, since I would like to include some other relevent info (articles, book reviews, music recommendations, etc...) and I have very specific needs a directory with admin definable fields would be the way to go (if they exist).
Thanks for your time.
Edit: I had a hard time looking for "directories" at the script sites, but after a looking at "link organizer" type scripts it does seem there are products out there. Any recommendations based on experience? Most that seem to be flexible enough to do what I want cost money, so I want to make sure it is a wise investment.