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Creating a site like Topix ?



11:04 pm on Apr 3, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Generally speaking , i'm looking for the tools needed to create a site like Topix. Seems like their just a huge aggregation site....taking short excerpts from news links/sites, (first paragraph ) and making it into their own url's..

My initial thoughts are the resources required are pretty hefty, since it seems to scan most news publishing sites. I'd like to create something more small scale (at-least initially) for just a single state or 2. But across most topics. (sports , entertainment , news , etc)


10:00 pm on Apr 6, 2013 (gmt 0)

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c'mon...somebody's gotta know.


5:30 am on May 12, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Hi Mike,

For something like this Drupal would work, but you would have to know how to use it and customize it to your taste.

I could clone this for you if you are interested or if you have a client.


11:54 pm on May 12, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I might take you up on that. Drupal was the only program I was able to get SimplePie working the way I wanted to. (storing content articles and pagination in database)

SimplePie alone doesn't allow database / or mysql.

I've got an old version of Drupal installed on one of our sites...but won't even attempt to upgrade, since it's around 3 years old the install.

Plus, I still can't stand Drupal in general. (It's navigation / template / plugin system )

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