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    Help GETTING HELP MAKING A WEBSITE

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    Im interested in making a website but have no idea how to go about it, ive made homepages with hyperlinks years back but thats it, this has to be fully functional and look good.

    Can anyone recommend somewhere I could go, and what should I do to ensure no one steals my idea while they are 'helping me'.


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    Default Re: GETTING HELP MAKING A WEBSITE

    I would take a look at Wordpress, very easy to setup and loads of support for it across the web as well as thousands of plugins.


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    Default Re: GETTING HELP MAKING A WEBSITE

    thanks evil, ive seen wordpress, which im sure i could get along with but its the workings of the site I will need to get sorted too, for example if im making a search engine, im not but for example, then how would i make a search the web and return the results?

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    Default Re: GETTING HELP MAKING A WEBSITE

    My website is with photium.com, very easy to set-up and lots of designs.

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    Default Re: GETTING HELP MAKING A WEBSITE

    Quote Originally Posted by crazyadi View Post
    Hi guys

    Im interested in making a website but have no idea how to go about it, ive made homepages with hyperlinks years back but thats it, this has to be fully functional and look good.

    Can anyone recommend somewhere I could go, and what should I do to ensure no one steals my idea while they are 'helping me'.


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    Crazy
    What sort of website? One page or multiple pages. Do you need a blog that you and/or visitors can post to? Do you need web forms? Shopping cart?

    For a single page you can use something as easy as Microsoft Word, or one of many 'free' WYSIWYG programs that are available. If you need anything more than that then I agree with evilsatan that Wordpress is probably your best bet. Wordpress has thousands of free plugins available that you can use to enhance your site but also has lots of free plugins to improve the Wordpress environment itself. The Wordpress console is pretty basic but with one or two plugins installed it makes it much easier to change the typeface, font size, colour, etc. The plugins can make it almost as easy as using Microsoft Word. (">

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    Default Re: GETTING HELP MAKING A WEBSITE

    Quote Originally Posted by crazyadi View Post
    thanks evil, ive seen wordpress, which im sure i could get along with but its the workings of the site I will need to get sorted too, for example if im making a search engine, im not but for example, then how would i make a search the web and return the results?

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    If using Wordpress you would just need to add a search plugin. That's the beauty of it, all the hard work has been done for you. (">

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBird View Post
    What sort of website? One page or multiple pages. Do you need a blog that you and/or visitors can post to? Do you need web forms? Shopping cart?

    For a single page you can use something as easy as Microsoft Word, or one of many 'free' WYSIWYG programs that are available. If you need anything more than that then I agree with evilsatan that Wordpress is probably your best bet. Wordpress has thousands of free plugins available that you can use to enhance your site but also has lots of free plugins to improve the Wordpress environment itself. The Wordpress console is pretty basic but with one or two plugins installed it makes it much easier to change the typeface, font size, colour, etc. The plugins can make it almost as easy as using Microsoft Word. (">
    Multiple pages and yes would need web forms, shopping cart, print function, login

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    It depends what you are looking for, Wordpress is modular so add existing plugins to make it do what you want but if you are looking for a bespoke site best find a proper web designer and have them sign an NDA before starting the project if it's a sensitive idea. Must be quite a few developers on here!


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    Default Re: GETTING HELP MAKING A WEBSITE

    Quote Originally Posted by ilscuro View Post
    My website is with photium.com, very easy to set-up and lots of designs.
    looks interesting..bit like WIX etc..

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    Default Re: GETTING HELP MAKING A WEBSITE

    Quote Originally Posted by evilsatan View Post
    It depends what you are looking for, Wordpress is modular so add existing plugins to make it do what you want but if you are looking for a bespoke site best find a proper web designer and have them sign an NDA before starting the project if it's a sensitive idea. Must be quite a few developers on here!
    Yeah i think thats what ill need to do I reckon. Maybe one of the designers on here will see this :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by ilscuro View Post
    My website is with photium.com, very easy to set-up and lots of designs.
    That looks very good! I want my wheels doing now! :-o

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