Questions about building site.. Creating accounts, etc...?

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  1. jsf8x, Oct 1, 2012
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    jsf8x macrumors 6502


    Feb 28, 2010

    I am currently a college student and my roommate and I have something that we think is a great idea for a website. I'd to be looked at as someone that isn't trying to be the next Zuckerberg but someone with a decent site idea. After plenty of research and narrowing down on content we've come to the part where we need to build the website and we have lots of questions about that. Neither of us know how to code a website and that is the initial problem. Is working through a site like wordpress and paying for a single domain name a decent option? Yes it's not brilliant but it's a cheapish way to start.

    The most important thing that we want is an ability for users to create accounts and comment on stuff/subscribe to feeds. From the searching on Wordpress themes we haven't found a way to let people create accounts. Ideas?

    Thanks for your help.
  2. notjustjay macrumors 603


    Sep 19, 2003
    Canada, eh?
    It's always best not to try to reinvent the wheel unless you know exactly what you want and you know that there are no existing products out there that you can start from. There are websites full of free (and pay) PHP scripts, including full-fledged products like discussion forums, which you could use as a starting point. You could always start customizing things later.
  3. fig macrumors 6502a


    Jun 13, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Honestly, your best bet is probably to find a comp sci student that's willing to come into the business as a partner and have them code it. If you don't know what you're doing the type of project you're talking about is going to be pretty tough to get going.

    That being said, be careful with who you pick. You saw how The Social Network turned out ;)

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