PetsUnited is a successful online business that sells products through web sites such as dog.com and horse.com. They asked us to build a new community for dog lovers. It needed to be a place where their large user base could share their pet experiences through blogs, photos, videos, and a member pets section. They also wanted to bring over their discussion forums from ASPPlayground into Community Server.
Some of the customizations made for their community include the following:
- Each member has a public page that lets them enter and list information about their pets, write a blog, and submit photos. The functionality provided is a step above what you currently find in Community Server.
- A video application that lets people submit links for vidoes previously uploaded to Google and YouTube.
- Data migration with custom authentication for existing users who access the community for the first time
- Custom email notification strategy for new posts to the discussion forums