Sites to help guilds create and customize their own website.
Guild hosting services
Guild Hosting is provided by companies that tailored web applications to gamers. Their hosting plans typically offer out of the box functionality with popular functionality as content management, forums, rosters, polls, and image galleries. Some services offer game specific features and DKP. These services range from free typically add support site to ad free service on a monthly, quarterly, or yearly charge.
GildenDKP offers professional all-round service for guilds, clans and raids.
Starting with just a single DKP-system up to a complete websolution with Teamspeak server.
Extensive features and automated processes help you in the effort to manage and organize a guild with a minimum of time.
Combined with multiple ingame addons, an online linked database to the item and character database for WoWHead and WoW-Armory, various different styles for nearly each MMORPGs, our system will provide anything to you, even for the higher needs.
Your installation actions you need to do are nearly zero. The system is hosted and maintained for you, secured and updated from our side, that you can get the main thing back: time for gaming!
Our packages are highly modified, that if you would like to use different databases (DKP lists), you still just have to administrate the main user database. And even this is just working with just two clicks. The use of different DKP lists for multiple instances or raidgroups is with the use of our system really easy, as the managing of members is reduced to just a single database.
The packages are specially designed from gamers for your needs, to fulfill just any need you might have. For the beginners, the second system for your guild or raidunion, up to a leading guild. GildenDKP is providing exactly what you need.
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Stunning Designer Guild templates and hosting, Joomla templates are included FREE with our hosting packages at WoWGuilds.ca. Everything is fully pre-configured, we have done all the hard work for you so you can spend more time playing WoW and less time building your website, we offer industry leading tech support with free Skype voice chat support. We provide easy to follow Joomla video tutorials that were made special for our site installs, don’t settle for second best.
WoW Guild V3 Multi Language Template with World Class Hosting!
WoW V3 Multi Language Template w/ World Class Hosting includes FREE Stunning 24 - in - 1 WoW V3 Joomla 1.5 Template. View All Styles here
Advanced Language Support Joomla 1.5 Wow Guild Websites [V3]
We have pre installed the following languages into our New V3 Wow Guilds Joomla 1.5 sites: English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Netherlands, Norwegian, Portuguese and Russian. Don't see your language? Contact us to see if it is available as new languages are always being added.
Social Networking Functionality
New Community Based Social Networking Functionality
Stunning 24 - In - 1 WOW Guilds Template design
Template Styles can be changed thru the back-end
New Adjustable Width Template - Ideal for wide screen monitors (can be set to any width)
"CAPTCHA" Registration for better protection against spammers
New Instant Messaging System with ability to Instant Message all registered members at once, 1000MB & 2000MB sites ONLY.
Auto Welcome message for new members; get your new members up-to speed fast, 1000MB & 2000MB sites ONLY.
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The world's only fully armory-integrated guild hosting service made for WoW guilds alone!
WowStead is one of the newest, yet most popular, guild hosting services around. Because it's fully armory integrated, it updates itself. Get one of the best looking guild websites around and best of all it's FREE. With a focus solely on World of Warcraft guilds, your site will provide all of the features a WoW guild could ever need with one click of a button. Experienced web designers love WowStead as it gives access to the CSS styling of the guild sites, granting you full control over all images, colors, fonts and anything else on the site -- you can even completely change the layout of the content.
Currently FREE with advertisements or $7.50 per month without advertisements.
Amazing pre-installed templates to choose from.
Skinning system allows customizing of templates even further.
Those who know CSS get full control over their sites appearance from images, colors, fonts and even layout.
Install modules with one click, including:
Event schedule and registration
Image gallery and many more.
Item links with special statistics built right into your guild site.
Controlled through an easy-to-use administration panel with file uploading and more.
Character profiles showing armory details and much more, such as raid attendance, gear rating, drops, etc.
Fully armory integrated - the roster and character profiles update themselves!
With over 200,000 happy users, you can't go wrong!
A CMS is most commonly known as a forum engine, but just a forum is not enough for most guilds anymore. Galleries, news items, managed articles, downloads, uploads, and other utilities are often in high demand. Most CMSs support themes to change how they look and feel to better fit your guild's personality.
DragonflyCMS is similar to phpnuke but offers many performance enhancements and optimizations to make it faster and much more secure. Modules included with the base install are forums, photo gallery, News. You are able to upgrade the News and Forums with pro versions that offer an array of optimizations that will suite any site. Third party modules for WoW include native ports of WoWRoster, ItemStats and Guild Application. Other third party modules include BBCode Hacks.
There are many flavors of Nuke out there, and I will do my best to link Nuke sites that are popular and stable. I am not as familiar with this system, but I know it is a popular one. I know it supports forums, but I am not sure what else. There are many WoW related modules for the Nuke systems.
.NET (VB.NET or C#), SQL Server (either Express or full version)
DotNetNuke (DNN) is an open-source CMS built on the .NET Framework . The portal has its roots on the ASP IBuySpy sample project, which spawned several CMS communities. DNN builds on the ASP.NET framework to allow module development and skin creation. Modules and skins are available both free from the DNN community or for purchase via either Snowcovered or the DNN Marketplace, both DNN module clearinghouses.
One of the larger appeals of using DNN is the large number of modules produced by the DNN core team that are included and maintained by core team members . Modules of interest to WoW guild webmasters include:
The v4.5.x release of DNN adds AJAX capabilities via ASP.NET AJAX (formerly known as 'Atlas') to allow for more interactive experiences for page browsers, and the ability to do partial rendering, which allows for one module to perform an AJAX refresh without having all modules on a page refresh.
e107 has a full offering of forums, a calendar, news, articles, uploads/downloads. It also has a very robust permissions system that will allow tons of flexibility in allowing your guild to contribute things to the website. This is the engine I have chosen for my guild to use. AddOns and Mods are also readily available for this engine, as well as easily developed.
Joomla! is one of the most powerful Open Source Content Management Systems on the planet. It is used all over the world for everything from simple websites to complex corporate applications. Joomla! is easy to install, simple to manage, and reliable. There is huge support on the internet for Joomla, and there are hundreds of addons. Integration with armory, EQDKP, and SMF (popular forum software) or PhpBB is a snap.
Drupal is a free software package that allows an individual or a community of users to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website. Too many features to list here. Drupal, benefits from a wide range of addon modules. Check website for details.
A very straight forward tool, this is more intended for blogging, but some people prefer it. It's power comes from the various plug-ins available for the user. There are dozens of themes also available to skin your wordpress site the way you like it. A WoW skin is in the works as of this edit.
An open source web site content management system intended for community websites. It is run by Appalachian State University. Although not designed for gaming, the features are similiar to what many will find on guild website hosting services.
Raid management and DKP
Raid management is a common requirement for guilds participating in most MMOs which have heavy PVE content. World of Warcraft is a prime example with its rich PVE encounters which are heavy on commitment and time requirements. Raid Managers are now available which speed up the process of managing raiding. DKP (Dragon Kill Points) is a way of fairly sharing loot based on effort/commitment.
Next Generation Eqdkp System especial for World of Warcraft!
A site specialized for tracking DKP for your guild. They have WoW specific data, so you can do quick comparisons of DKP scores based on armor types (cloth/leather/chain/plate). I am using this solution as well.
Features: Tier 4+5+6 Renderimages, WoW-Class/Race Icons, WoWHead+Armory Itemstats Support and many more. See Live Demo
Another 0 sum DKP system based on EQDKP but rebuilt for World of Warcraft. The standard install includes everything you will need to get this working in WoW. Includes built in User Interface options that make spending and calculating DKP very easy while in the raid.
Bridge integration system for Joomla and EQDKP,EQDKP Plus.
J2DKP is a must have plugin if you are running Joomla Guild or Clan website with EQDKP/ EQDKP Plus. This easy to use plugin is a straight forward integration tool that makes your registration seamless and automatic. No hacking of database involved. Easy plugin install for Joomla 1.0.X and 1.5.X.
Rapid Raid is a premium DKP system that is integrated with the [Guild Launch] guild hosting application. It was designed to speed the import of raid details from any MMORPG and it has the ability to adapt to many popular DKP versions. Rapid Raid also has the option of using a CT_RaidTraker version that imports World Of Warcraft data directly into the Rapid Raid system. Rapid also offer sever levels of integrated raid stats throughout the Guild Hositing App.
Integrated all in one guild management tool. Includes Raid Planner, DKP, Raid Analysis, Guild Analysis + Statistics and more. Powered by a PHP5 and MySQL backend with a user friendly but extremely powerful AJAX web application UI. Designed to simplify the guild management and organisation process giving you more time to spend on raiding. Still in heavy development but requires feedback from potential end users. Public BETA coming soon, check the forum for more information.
I have a family, and hence often have problems with keeping my commitments to guild raids, I also have little time to dedicate to playing overall, so I tend to be less favorable when it comes to guild runs. Because of that I often find myself in a PUG, being a rogue, however, it is hard to find a group, unless I organize it myself, or piggy back my brother-leet-tankadin. The problem with PUGing using /lfr is that you have to sit online for hours looking for a group, or building one yourself. I figured there are have to be people with the same issue. So I dug around hoping there is a PUG scheduling tool already. I did find two: one wasn’t updated for WoTLK, one was in closed beta, so I decided to build one myself. Everybody I know thought this might be a good idea. Now, why?
You can schedule a raid or sign up for one from work.
You have more certainty if your participation have been confirmed (many times I sign up for a guild run, and loose my spot to a higher-ranking guildmate).
There are actually benefits to be in a PUG – since there is no points (i.e. DKP of some sort) system, those who run less (like myself) have a chances to get a loot equal to those who can afford spending every day in the game (of cause, part that sucks is that you never know if your PUG will work).
Since its creation in 2000, phpBB™ has become the most widely used Open Source forum solution. Like its predecessors, phpBB™ 3.0 “Olympus” has an easy to use administration panel and a user friendly installation process, which allows you to have a forum set up in minutes. With a large and highly customisable set of key features coupled with a standards compliant interface, phpBB™ will grow with, and complement your website. With millions of installations worldwide, it is no wonder phpBB™ is one of the most popular ways to create and support a community.
A Dragon Kill system Mod for your phpBB3 Bulletin board.
It evolved from Eqdkp to help guilds in MMORPGs (Massive(ly) Multiplayer Online Role-playing Games) track guild members attendance, item purchases and other statistics. It updates and brings together the Dkp/game managment facilites of EQdkp, and integrates them with phpBB3's facilites. This means your users gain single sign on to dkp and phpbb, and you as an administrator or raidleader gain a clean interface, robust admin facilities and less integration headaches. The framework supports multiple games : World of Warcraft, The Lord of the Rings Online, Dark Age of Camelot, Vanguard - Saga of Heroes, EverQuest I/II, Warhammer Online, Final Fantasy XI, AION.
Current features (1.1)
Point Standings, Raids, Events, Item values, Item history, and Stats, Boss progress
Multiple Dkp Pools, Multiple Guilds,
Loot distribution systems supported : *Standard DKP*, *Zero-sum*
Recruitment Plugin, with customisable questionnaire, ACP controlled;
More advanced than phpBB this software is not free, but well worth the price if you have some funding available. One of the most customizable web forums available today includes build in calendars customizable user profiles and themes with built in editor.
It's more flexible than phpBB though theming can be a little trickier. No portal system, but a few of the more popular portal systems like Mambo/Joomla, Xoops etc have scripts (bridges) built for you to integrate the forum with the portal.
Most of the features are simple, however, when dealing with detailed tasks, it may become a bit tricky. Easy to setup, good support, and endless add-ons. The add-ons get more complicated but the basic forums are easy.
An inexpensive piece of software with moderate flexibility. Though lacking in functions maintained by phpbb and InvisionFree, it does have customizable skins and an incredible ease of use. There are no ads for the service.
A customizable web forum. InvisionFree is owned by Invision, which recently merged with MindSet. It is freely hosted on InvisionFree's servers. It includes a built-in calendar, support tickets, news portals, and a warn system. It also includes customizable skins, images, smilies, and a logo. It has the ability to maintain and integrate mods and addons that allow for multiple skin selections, games, etc. Unlike vBulletin and phpbb, InvisionFree has a built-in multi-moderation system, which is a quick way to perform several moderation functions with a single click. Though easy to set up, it lacks extreme functionality and a complex interface. You also have the ability to upgrade your webforum into an Invision forum (which allows for editing almost every detail of the forum for a fee), though your forum will not be hosted by their free servers when this process is complete.
This is a complete API to access World of Warcraft armory at battle.net. This also includes cache control, so you can keep below the daily request limit. Can also generate guild emblems png matching your guild tabard. Extremely easy to use.
Tired of recruitment forums? Are you a guild recruitment officer who has to search through forums every day to look for apps? Do you spend 30minutes every day bumping your recruitment post? Or are you a player looking for a guild that matches your progress, playtimes and ideology? Stop wasting your time on the various recruitment forums! Use RG's powerful filter system to find exactly the guild or applicant you're looking for. Create your listing today and start enjoying World of Warcraft again!
Designed for ease of use!
Support for both PvE and PvP!
Create both Guild AND Player listings!
Powerful filter system: Find exactly what you're looking for!
Our forms include ALL the info recruiters and players want to know about!
Stuck? Video Guides help you making the most of the site!
Integrated PM system: Protect your privacy!
Optional support for all major instant messaging services!
They've got all the usual stuff: recipes, quests, inventory, vault, mail, bank requests. Remote Services (integrating their data into your web site so there's only one log in) is in beta, Character Pics (so you can see your character pic on your profile there) and they're playing around with sigs (you just need to add the image tag in your sig) but they're not customizable, yet. You can use the Uniuploader executable which will keep your character profile up to date automatically.
A 100% free guild recruitment tool. Our advanced search engine makes "looking for guild forums" obsolete. No more bumping threads, or digging through posts hoping to find what you need. We have a huge listing of guilds that are recruiting right now, or you can place your own ad, and lets guilds fight over you. Every one of our ads are searchable by: keywords date server server type faction time zone progression raid start time and raid end time
All ads that are posted will expire after a time unless they are updated, (kept current) or they will disapear. www.lookingforguild.net is your ultimate guild recruitment resource.
An open source project for guild and character profiling. They have a very active group of developers building both the basic system as well as many Mods and AddOns. They have solutions for Guild Banks, reputation, crafting lists, etc. They use the same UI Mods as RPGO does: CharacterProfiler and GuildProfiler. UniUploader as well as a Java version, jUniUploader, are available for this utility.
An open source project for guild/character profiling, built to use with the DotNetNuke (DNN) CMS system. The project consists of multiple assemblies (DLLs) that allow it to be repurposed and extended to run on any .NET-based application (either web or desktop-based). Currently, only the DNN module is currently available - packaged as a standard DNN-public assembly (PA), which can be uploaded and installed. Configuration includes adding your guild into the module control panel, configuring the module display (which view type and which guilds to show), and setting up the polling service (no coding/customization required).
The project allows a DNN-based guild portal to gather/store/display one or multiple guilds/characters/stats/reputations. Information is downloaded from the WoW Armory server (via the WoW Armory Parser project). The code also includes a DNN service, to allow the guild portal to pull and update it's information from the WoW Armory on a regular basis (e.g., every 6-12 hours) to keep your guild roster up to date for you.
Out of the box, the code provides the ability to display guild characters by class, profession, guild rank, and reputation. On top of the groupings, the module allows for tagging of alt and main characters (and linking them to DNN users) so that the lists can show 'only mains' (for lists such as 'here are the guild officers', where you don't want to display all of the officer alts).
A widget allowing players to show detailed information about their characters, using data from World of Warcraft's armory. Your characters stats, talents, professions, gear and pvp stats are all included. The widget is compact and runs from an iframe, making it easy to embed on your website, blog or online profile.
phpRaider is a calendar version of phpRaid which allows you to create, edit, and then sign up for raids. It includes, among other things, icon and SQL table setups for Alliance, Horde, or both. With it, you're able to link the authentication options for almost all of the content management systems stated above and then some. Completely customizable and stable, it's only shortcoming is the limited support from the developers and a slight learning curve. Do not try this if you don't have at least basic knowledge of adding SQL databases/tables or editing PHP files. There isn't a lot of editing right out of the box but if you require assistance, expect the only help to come from the user base.
Alt5 (public beta) offers widgets that can be inserted into guild websites as iframes. Widget functionality includes web-based DKP, tradeskill/crafting/profession search, raid/event planning, and messaging (email and text messaging). Alt5 supports the RPGO guild and character profiler addons for easy upload of guild rosters and character info (such as recipes and bank items). Alt5 can also be used as a stand-alone solution for guilds that do not have their own website.
A DKP module for the DotNetNuke Content Management system has finally arrived. The module emphasizes providing a simple user interface that packs a punch. The module interfaces with WoW Armory and WoW Head to make setting up Instances, Mobs, Items, and Drops a breeze. Nearly a year in the making, the module boosts a proven track record of success. The development team is always open to suggestions for how to improve the module, and is fairly responsive to the community's needs. This DKP system also supports multiple DKP systems running in the same work space for those guilds that prefer to use content based DKP systems.
The recruitment process in World of Warcraft can at times be one of the most testing aspects of the game. It makes and breaks guilds on a daily basis and is a time drain for both guilds seeking new players and players seeking new guilds.
LFGuild was built with the aim of easing the burden of recruitment by providing the most comprehensive set of tools available. Our tools allow for both guilds and players to manage the entire recruitment process from start to finish on the site, while automating as much of the process as possible.
LFGuild is constantly evolving to meet the needs of our users by refining and expanding our tools and features to further tame the recruitment process. We aim to the be the best destination for WoW recruitment.
Set up custom filters within your account to receive alerts of the latest recruitment activity
Subscribe to realms or specific guilds
Uses The Armoury to automatically retrieve player and guild information to provide accurate profile information
Unique and innovative verification system. Ensure players and guilds are who they claim to be.
Articles and recruitment tips aimed at both guilds and players
Generate application forms with the click of a button - no more cumbersome forum posts, manage the entire process on LFGuild
WoW-esque guild permissions system allowing officers and members to help manage recruitment from within the unique guild control panel
Private messaging system to allow for easy and private communication between users
Developers' API allowing for tools and widgets to be built using LFGuild's data. Integrate your guild's recruitment status with your website.
PB-Roster is a World of Warcraft Guild Roster for both Guilds and Communities which utilizes the popular CMS Joomla. PB-Roster fetches its data from the official WoW Armory and saves this in your own database. The data can then be used to display a list of members in your guild or community and can be extended to various other places in your website where only your imagination sets the limit. The PB-Roster have its own front-end admin interface which provide standard admin tasks and settings.