View Full Version : Registration + News + Comments

12-27-2007, 04:37 AM

I want a integrate-able news system for my site that allows registered users to comment on blogs, not visitors. Every news publishing system I've tried allows random people to fill in their name, email, and comment. I want a "You must be logged-in to comment" thing going on.

I was wondering if anyone can help me with this; if you know a 3rd party news publishing system or scripts. Any help is greatly appreciated.

12-27-2007, 01:23 PM
Hi there,

Before I answer your post, how much do you know about XHTML, PHP and MySQL?

12-27-2007, 03:34 PM
Just use wordpress. It is the best blogging platform by far and they do have an option in the admin area to set it so only registered users can comment.

12-27-2007, 04:48 PM
create your own, 3rd party open source projects like wordpress are so exploitable its laughable!

at least with your own you can customise everything quickly because you know the variables and what they do!

12-27-2007, 09:03 PM
Thanks everyone for your replies.

I didn't want to use Wordpress because I already built my site. I just want a news publishing system like Fusionnews or CuteNews that I can embed.

I don't know XHTML, PHP or MySQL as I just have started learning PHP on my own. But I do understand them a tiny bit when I look at the code :P

If I want to create my own, can somebody please direct me to the right path.

P.S. I actually tried to integrate FusionNews with a registration/login system for visitors I found online, but failed miserably. Heh~

12-29-2007, 11:48 AM
IMHO I think it's best wherever possible/practical to create your own solutions, although I do use solutions from trusted sources provided I know exactly what they do! There are many ways in which scripts can be exploited, or even deliberately do some exploiting themselves. Third party applications that are mature and have a very large userbase (like wordpress) are most attractive (although they'll also be the most targeted by hackers!).

Also, I would recommend going away and learning enough PHP (http://uk.php.net/manual/en/) / XHTML (http://www.w3schools.com/xhtml/) / MySQL (http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/tutorial.html) to know pretty much how to do what you want to do yourself, even if you end up using someone else's script. There's no better recipie for possible disaster than using a script because someone else wrote it who know's what they're doing and you have no idea what it does!

In short, there are no quick and easy work-arounds for learning to read and understand other people's code and write your own good code.

12-29-2007, 04:58 PM
A)How did you make a site If you dont know XHTML?

B)If you dont know PHP/MySQL then I would use wordpress or other blogging tool (atleast until you learn enough to create your own) Just because no coding knowledge is needed, it is easy to customize, and has lots of easy to install plugins.

12-30-2007, 07:00 AM
Thanks everyone for your replies.

So I've decided to make my own scrip. I'm learning PHP now and to my surprise it's not that hard. Heh~ (or maybe it's because I'm learning the kidy crap right now. Hehe~)

And I thought XHTML was different that HTML, so that's why I said I didn't know XHTML. So yeah, I guess I do know XHTML. :thumbsup:

12-30-2007, 06:25 PM
XHTML is different to HTML! ;)

Also, here is the W3C tool for validating your XHTML: http://validator.w3.org/ . If your page fails to validate using this tool then it isn't valid XHTML. Click the Help & FAQ link for more info :thumbsup: