Joomla Aggregated Reviews
WordPress is worth learning, but you can also stick with Joomla. It’s really up to you. Since you’re already familiar with Joomla, you’ll most likely get used to WordPress quite easily. They are pretty similar. Easy-to-use GUI, PHP/MySQL, many themes and plugins etc.
All you need is Joomla or Wordpress with a business directory extension. Very standard stuff, no need to go reinventing the wheel.
No CMS is my favorite. I’ve been using Joomla and Wordpress in the past to develop simple websites for clients and in the end I always regretted it, because suddenly I had to change templates I have been using from some other guy, which is a total mess. Furthermore there are always security issues involved.
Joomla’s great and can meet all your requirements. You can use the extra fields, a form builder, or a CCK to create the mixing choices/detail pages. Commenting and reviews, no problem. You might look over some of the business directory extensions for inspiration–different application of basically the same idea. Just invest some time into learning the basics of Joomla before you begin so that it won’t seem too confusing. It all fits together nicely and won’t seem complicated once you understand it.
Changelog – pre-ecosystem era
v0.1.8 Hound @ apps.the.gt – b2b prospecting platform
v0.1.8.1 Business directory – content experiment to support b2b prospecting platform.
v0.1.7 White label agency solution, including white label lead generation & link building
v0.1.6 GRIN tech affiliate program is live.
v0.1.5.3 GRIN jobs experiment started
v0.1.5.2 Working on cool in-house lead gen project - Art Director is preparing 100 picks of Business Cards in various niches.
GRIN games emerged
As a web agency we never could and never will be able to escape the urge of building things.
Among million other things we played with an idea of text-based games and the last piece that was missing was the story itself. So via in-house outreach platform we found two established writers that believed in the project and agreed to participate.
Shout out to Richard Abbott who wrote Fraud on Thetis and Eva Pohler who sent us a huge draft we are still reading through.
GRIN launcher is born.
It is an outreach platform that we use to establish connections with editorial teams.
They say samples of published articles look good but pricing looks even better
At some point we realised that list building, fetching contact details & outreach tech work just as well for b2b lead generation
Once, we fell in love with ecommerce, because of short feedback cycles on marketing & development efforts.
Today we ship into production inhouse SaaS project - AVOKADO - the web app for learning languages with flash cards.
The year after we built it we realised how long is the road map ahead & what resources we'd need to promote it and decided to put it on hold.
One day as we ship GRIN tech v3.0 into production we'll distrupt the language learning market with Avokado.
We love Wordpress and recently shipped two plugins into open beta for commercial sale.
v0.1.2.2 King The Monk - wordpress plugin to virally grow your email list
v0.1.2.1 Plain Conversions - wordpress plugin to convert your visitors
v0.1.1. Expanded core offering to visual productions
It's Autumn 2017 and GRIN tech agency's website is born.
We have it saved for the history.