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trying to build a myspace-like site... help?

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haha it might seem really weird... not trying to copy myspace just so you know.  i'm trying to make something like it though where one can sign up and have their own page and pics etc... dont know where to start or what to learn?

thanks

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Hmmm..here's a list of stuff you'll probably need to know, so just try searching for them on Google or something.

Databases (MySQL)
Sessions and Cookies (for letting users log in)
Uploading (pictures)
Files (Save their page in a file that they can edit (but don't let them edit the actual file especially if php is allowed))

And basic PHP stuff like if statements and variables and forms just incase you don't know PHP very well. Because this could be kind of difficult, especially if you don't know many of the things in the above list.

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Just trying to create a sign-up system and entering it into the database and then outputting the information to the website is already a lot of work.

Work on that first and that will give you an idea.

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I wouldn't store their page in a file, but I would store the contents of the page in the database. You could use BBCodes too.

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There are a couple of tutorials on here which could help you get started. They are for membership systems which will be the main part of your site

http://www.phpfreaks.com/tutorials/65/0.php
http://www.phpfreaks.com/tutorials/78/0.php

The second one is a follow up and talks about image uploading.

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Well I think you can understand them. People would be more understanding if you were an experienced user looking for some advice to build a targeted site for a purpose.
When you're not sure what to use, then it seems like you're making a site for the sake of it.

Also, MySpace is the scourge of the internet, I wouldn't mention it.

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to late my friend! lol ive allready started :P im currently working on the friendship system n neally completed that n then im moving onto the picture uploading/album veiwing probibly, im also making a custom forum for it which is quite fun!

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woah bro, 2 thumbs up...?  nevermind guys no need to post in this thread anymore... kurtis already started his so i gues i cant anymore :(

it was fun while it lasted

any more suggestions though?

thanks,
pat

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What are you bumping for? Besides it be VERY poor neticate, you dont seem to have a question.

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