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How to build craigslist website

Posted 14 August 2013 - 09:01 AM

Hi there, I would like to build my own website that will have similar capabilities to Craigslist. I want to make it so users have to become members to join the site, and then once they are members they will have a profile. They should also be able to post things into the categories that I will have chosen. What is the best way I can go about building this site? I do not have much experience, but I have access to Lynda.com where I can learn and teach myself what I do not know. Can someone give me a suggestion of where to start? Thanks so much!

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Re: How to build craigslist website

Posted 14 August 2013 - 09:06 AM

You would need a database, some server side scripting language like php, and basic html/css knowledge.
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Re: How to build craigslist website

Posted 14 August 2013 - 09:13 AM

Can you expand more on the database part?
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Re: How to build craigslist website

Posted 14 August 2013 - 09:16 AM

I am not sure where you would want me to start. You would have a database.. MSSQL, MYSQL, etc.. you create relational tables to group like data, store data, and be ready to output data to dynamically build the webpage.
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Re: How to build craigslist website

Posted 14 August 2013 - 09:18 AM

Ok. I really don't have much experience at all, so I will have to look into all of this! How long would you expect building a website like this would take? What kind of programs will I need to download/buy?
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Re: How to build craigslist website

Posted 14 August 2013 - 09:23 AM

What is this - a work project, school project?

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How long would you expect building a website like this would take?

For someone who has no experience - quite some time.

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What kind of programs will I need to download/buy?

Programs for.. what? You need a website so that is hosting and probably a domain name.. MYSQL is free as is PHP, HTMl, and CSS. IDE wise you would probably use something like netbeans, code::blocks, visual studio web express, or eclipse.. all free.
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Re: How to build craigslist website

Posted 14 August 2013 - 09:24 AM

Perfect thanks! This is not for school or work - just something I wanted to do with my free time.
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