I'd like to build a site for action figure collectors. Users should be able to register accounts, search for items, view items, mark items as "owned" or "wanted".

Are there any good off-the-shelf solutions for this? Ideally some sort of theme or other product that I can just buy, install and get to customizing. I'm familiar with Wordpress and Drupal.

  • I wonder if this question is appropriate here on Software Recommendations or on WebApps (or both). Are you looking for software or a web-based solution? Commented Dec 13, 2014 at 2:08
  • I was hoping for something web-based. Or possibly some sort of BuddyPress or WooCommerce custom theme, since those tools are functionally similar to what I want to do. Commented Dec 15, 2014 at 14:05
  • Drupal is really good in distribution as said also have a look at wildapricot.
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    Commented May 5, 2015 at 20:06

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Regarding Drupal, I think your question is best addressed by what Drupal calls a Distribution. Quote from that link:

Distributions provide site features and functions for a specific type of site as a single download containing Drupal core, contributed modules, themes, and pre-defined configuration. They make it possible to quickly set up a complex, use-specific site in fewer steps than if installing and configuring elements individually.

Checkout the list of 11 distributions to pick from (in which I used keyword "collection"). There doesn't seem to be any specific fit, but I think these 2 might be worth considering (quotes are from the linked pages):

  • Totem (attention: needs some security fixes):

... a packaged distribution designed for organizations that want to build communities of users who have very specific interests and who want to share topical discussions, media and events with their peers.

... A collection of most common software from the Drupal community, DruStack provides a quick on-ramp to begin building Drupal websites.

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