View Full Version : Social Network Help

06-28-2010, 06:25 PM
Hello everybody I am new to this site as well as being a relatively new developer. My question is how exactly do you allow people to have their own member page the same way that facebook or myspace does. I know how to create the php to foward the user to a member page but no idea how to give them their own page for customization. Any input at all would be GREATLY appreciated.

06-28-2010, 07:03 PM
Get familiar with databases. You would just store all their customizations in a database with, say, their unique member ID as the primary key. When someone clicks on their profile, you do a lookup based on their member ID, pull all the customizations, and push it into a profile template.

It'll be more complex than that as you go, but that's the basic idea. Good luck.


06-29-2010, 06:48 AM
Yes, I would learn MySQL. Once you learn how databases work, you will begin to see how you can make the members login parameters take them to their web page!