How MR Works

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by cclloyd, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. cclloyd macrumors 68000

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    I'm trying to learn some dynamically loaded web coding and was wondering...

    How does MR deal with and load articles on the main page? I don't need/want source code, since it is yours, but I was wondering, like what language does it use? How are the articles stored? Just a general idea.

    Thanks.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    They use a CMS for the news front page and vBulletin for the forums.
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I'm the last person to ask about such things, but I thought they moved to Wordpress for the front page... I'm probably confused though, happens a lot
     
  4. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    It is a WordPress front end (MR front page). I had some recent PM's with WildCowboy about it.
     
  5. 960design, Nov 20, 2013
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    960design macrumors 68000

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    Yep they use WordPress to handle the members and article blog. To replicate this you could download WordPress, grab a free front page blogging theme and off you go.

    They use IP blocking to prevent access to the admin pages, which can easily be spoofed. Hopefully they have other means to protect their backend to prevent a security breach.
     
  6. cclloyd thread starter macrumors 68000

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    So they do use a 3rd party front end. I was wondering if they did any DIY thing. Guess not.
     
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    If you're talking about the MacRumors front page, it is WordPress with many customization's.
     
  8. 960design macrumors 68000

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    It took me a while, but I truly think that IS the way to go. WordPress is fantastically powerful as a base install. Throw some PHP into the mix and you truly can create something unique.
     
  9. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Customization = DIY using wordpress hooks.
     

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