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Post » Tue May 15, 2012 11:33 am

Sorry Velojet :p I have tried Wordpress, I do not like it xD I understand the personal preference

@nanitoz yeah, i'm more going with my gut here by choosing between the two.   Now I still gotta learn some html and PHP
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Post » Tue May 15, 2012 9:45 pm

[QUOTE=nanitoz] Wordpress it's native for blogging xD! there is a lot of plugins to make it looks like a CMS but never gonna be like one...i think[/QUOTE]
@nanitoz Have you tried using it as a CMS? I have. Hundreds have. Successfully. Here's just one approach.

@Schoening Persist with WordPress. Honestly, you'll find it a lot more manageable than Drupal or Joomla. And you can pick up on HTML and PHP as you go.Velojet2012-05-15 21:56:26
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Post » Tue May 15, 2012 11:02 pm

[QUOTE=Schoening] Now I still gotta learn some html and PHP [/QUOTE]

Here is a good site to start learning:

http://www.html.net/
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Post » Tue May 22, 2012 1:41 pm

WordPress is great and it's by far, the easiest to use and get accustomed to but yeah, it was built for blogging and getting it to work for other things generally takes a bit of work or money.

As an example, there are themes like
ReviewIt that illustrate the possibility of a game review site with WordPress.

There are also highly customizable themes like Headway that let you create pretty much any design you want right from the admin area.

You could potentially use individual blog posts to represent individual games, though custom post types provide a more elegant solution and admittedly custom post types still would take some work to get used to and then customize for the purpose.

For that reason, I think Drupal is especially well suited to the task of creating an arcade-type site. However, Drupal is generally more difficult to learn than WordPress, since there are so many more resources, free and paid, to help you learn WordPress. Plus, WordPress' interface is arguably the easiest to use of all CMS.

Just to add something too, if you're looking for something free that's really on the cutting edge, check out Wakanda. It's not a CMS, but it's a robust development tool that you can use to easily build any database-related site. Plus, it's all about JavaScript, which is C2's native language as well. :)Ugotsta2012-05-22 13:42:43
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Post » Tue May 22, 2012 4:17 pm

The Wakanda looks pretty cool also ^^

But I think the most viable thing I can do is to learn PHP HTML MySQL and use a cms..
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Post » Tue May 22, 2012 6:35 pm

Learning php, html, and CSS will let you do the most.

On my website all around games It a php script that includes the needed pages (so its easy to add pages) in Wordpress or another CMS site it would be easy to add a page, but you are limited in what you can do with the page.

For my user system I use Simple Machine Forum I have found it to be one of the easiest ways to have user management, without reinventing the wheel. Plus using an existing user management hook you get the security that they built into it.

I Do use Wordpress...for a blog. As it meant to be used. I haven't found anything better than wordpress for running a blog, but it seemed like a pain to bridge wordpress to a php website, or to forums. (Plus I was using SMF first)

Advertisement are something that I don't use. In the past (on a different website) I had advertisements. But they didn't do very well, and most people complained about them (they were just google ads) so I took them off. Now with Ad-Block plus you can have advertisements but many users will never see them. SO unless you have a ton of traffic, they more than likely won't make you anything. The other thing to keep in mind if you do ads is that most places have a minimum payout, and they only pay out once a month.
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Post » Tue May 22, 2012 7:17 pm

@Sandcrawler

Thx for info :)

I suppose I could use a Drupal forum else, phpbb ?

Anyhow, what I need is more than just simple forum thing hehe ^^ So I certainly hope I can change some stuff within existing user management systems OR add to them..

As for the Ads.. I need them:) I am volunteer working, and I need a money boost to travel around, funny enough, it is about once a month I travel :p

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I looked up the whole Adblocker thing, thank you ! :) I will definetly put a Disclaimer up and ask people to turn it off for my website :)Schoening2012-05-22 19:22:58
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Post » Tue May 22, 2012 7:35 pm

If you want to start using Drupal and use it like an arcade games site, you need to learn basic things about HTML,PHP and MySQL :D

It's very easy to learn these languages -_^

I do my sites by coding it from scratch,i use PHP,MySQL and CSS...that's enough for what i need...now im just learning about Construct2 and after im gonna make games and combine with my sites, that's really nice for me,im a non-professional "webmaster" who likes to do his own things ^_^

For you the "easy" part it's making your games with C2, but the "hard" one it's to make the site to integrate your community xD!

so You need to learn what we recommended to you, and i need to learn about Construc,im new with it !
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Post » Tue May 22, 2012 8:22 pm

hehe aight ^^

Took me about a week to build a wow bot with autoit from scratch :p

The other languages shoulnt be that much harder :p
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Post » Wed May 23, 2012 1:16 am

[QUOTE=Schoening] @Sandcrawler

Thx for info :)

I suppose I could use a Drupal forum else, phpbb ?

Anyhow, what I need is more than just simple forum thing hehe ^^ So I certainly hope I can change some stuff within existing user management systems OR add to them..

As for the Ads.. I need them:) I am volunteer working, and I need a money boost to travel around, funny enough, it is about once a month I travel :p

Edit:
I looked up the whole Adblocker thing, thank you ! :) I will definetly put a Disclaimer up and ask people to turn it off for my website :)[/QUOTE]

Yea you could use just about any forum or CMS system. SMF has the easiest set up (SSI.php) this lets you use a number of build in functions, but you can also use other functions built into SMF (like BB tags on your website). In the past I used phpbb, but it was a pain in the ass to use, and at time it wouldn't work, they don't have a built in function for using phpbb on a custom php website. I've never used Drupal, but I would think they would have a way to do it. I wouldn't think of Simple Machine forum as a simple forum, in my opinion it has more and better features than phpbb. Enough so that I converted a three year old phpbb database over to SMF two or so years ago.

All you can do is try the ads, but I have a feeling that they won't work out very well. I use Ad block plus, and I've never disabled it for a website. You can possible stop people from viewing your website if they have an ad blocker, but the likelihood is that they just won't view it. The website that I had ads on in the past got around 2000 (unique) hits a month, and well lets just say it wasn't going to cover the costs, let alone travel. Even with the ad blockers shut off, most people still don't click them.
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