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    Need to make a website with the following functions, please help.. *total newbie*

    Hi!

    I'm as new as they come when it deals with website development but forums have been useful to me in the past and I'm hoping I can get some kind of direction from all the wonderful people on this forum!

    I have an idea for a website that I'd like to pursue, and it would need functions such as:

    -Live news feed
    -Member logins, profiles, ability to rate/leave feedback for members
    -Mobile phone friendly
    -Comment on postings
    -Create an intro video (maybe even with animated stick figures to explain how the site works)
    -Accept paypal or other payment method
    -And basically, need to understand the monthly maintenance cost of all these functions, how to minimize expenses, etc.


    I know it seems far fetched for a newbie!
    But I need to know if this is possible.. how would I begin implementing a site like this..

    Do I need to find a programmer to code it from scratch?
    Are there pre-written scripts available for all the functions I listed?
    What can I expect the costs to be?
    What's the best way to move forward?

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    This forum is not a free coding service. You should post this in the Web Projects section and recognise that you will have to pay a professional a good deal of money for what you want to achieve. Presumably you would not attempt to service or repair or build a machine or appliance without any experience or understanding of how it worked.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip M View Post
    This forum is not a free coding service.
    Ditto.

    But to answer your question. Writing all that from scratch is a pretty big undertaking. You may want to look into things like Wordpress. It's popular, easy to use and you can find lots of free themes and plugins.

    There are also lots of shopping cart systems out there which (depending on what you are selling) can help.

    Something like wordpress will give you a fairly easy (and cheap) introduction to running your own website. If you have little coding experience, writing a content management system, payment processor and so on will leave you frustrated and you might end up dropping your idea altogether.

    Rolling your own is a great way to learn but it will take a while to get all the skills you need.


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