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    How do I create a site where other users can upload content?

    I'm working on a project right now and want users to be able to upload images and videos. I do not understand how to uploading process works. I also need to know how to put limits on the image or video size, and how to auto-adjust the size to fit the constraints. In addition I do not understand how to organize these uploads on a web page. I want content to auto-upload to my site and not have to grind out the code to upload new content. I learned html, jquery, javascript, and css, but still do not understand the process of uploading, maybe it has something to do with server-side?

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    It's all server-side, usually using PHP and MySQLi for the database.

    You would have to hire a programmer to help you since you have no server-side scripting experience. Even using a pre-made system like WordPress or whatever, requires server-side knowledge.

    But taking a step back, you have other things to consider ... are you letting "anyone" upload stuff, or do they have to register and get a member login? Are you willing to be held responsible for what they upload? Can you handle any copyright infringements, and remove material if you are contacted by lawyers?

    If you are the website owner, you are totally responsible for your site's content.

    It sounds like your site is already created but you need to do all of the server-side scripting. Hire a freelancer, that would be my best advice. You can learn it yourself, but it might take you a year before you get it all working.



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    Ya I think i should make them register before they post, that way i could ban accounts who often upload bad content.

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    So just that part alone (register, login, and admin) adds a whole bunch of scripting above and beyond the upload scripts. Now you have a big project that requires a lot of scripting work.


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