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planning a new directory
do you NEED to have a directory database script

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Msg#: 3163758 posted 3:04 pm on Nov 21, 2006 (gmt 0)


Long time reader, first time poster. I am thinking/planning a directory, with maybe a few hundred links in it to start maybe going to thousands at a later date.

Do i NEED to use one of these directory scripts and have it in a database system (which is totally foreign to me) or could I get away with just using html and <a href= hyperlinks to different sites.

a total newbie so please be kind and have patience




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Msg#: 3163758 posted 5:22 pm on Nov 21, 2006 (gmt 0)


You could do it in basic html but its going to take you ages once you get some real volume.

You can get a basic directory script and it will let you agree/ delete links via your own admin. i.e mr bloggs submits the link and site details, you read it/ edit if required and agree - its then live with next to no effort on your behalf.

If you dont have a script it means writting the code / building the page every time. As soon as you need to adjust a link again more effort required.

I wouldnt even start on a directory site without it being database driven. You can search on "Directory Script" on google for a wide selection of them and start from there

Good luck


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Msg#: 3163758 posted 7:40 am on Nov 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

thankyou rich

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