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    Lightbulb Need to start a suggestion generator website, what is the easiest way?

    Hello everyone!
    I have the idea of starting a website that very simply generates different content (suggestions) every time the user opens the page; or clicks on a link. I really need it to be as simple as possible.

    I have a website with joomla but I am not sure joomla can do that. What is in your opinion the EASIEST way for me to create this website? do I have to learn PHP? (excuse my ignorance) if so, what would you recommend to start with?

    Thank you very much!!

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    Blackzero,

    What exactly do you want the site to suggest? Content? Other pages to look at ? I can think of a number of things that you would suggest to a user but it would be helpful if you were more specific. There is an extension for Joomla that gives article suggestions.

    http://extensions.joomla.org/extensi...ed-items/21727

    Hope that helps,

    Shawn

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    very specifically, artists ( a very local thing) . Their picture, and link to their page.

    and thank you SO much! I'll give that a try

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    is it possible to do it with Dreamweaver??

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    yes dream waiver can do it but you have to get deep knowledge about it.

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    You can use Dreamweaver but you need to use PHP too. I'm not sure on the exact method of doing this but i looked into this a while back for a photo generator. I don't think it's possible without PHP. I suppose it all depends on the amount of content you want to generate. Only 5-10 images or 5,000-10,000?.

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    It`s possible to do it with Notepad, no need for DW, all you need to know is a programming language

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    Cant say if its the easiest way, but with PHP you will be able to create such website.

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    Undoubtedly via PHP --> you don't need to learn all the features of PHP to get this done.

    Kind Regards,
    Johan Santamaria
    ICTBoost Webdesign

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    You can try imcreator. i'm using it for a while and i'm very pleased. it's a free website builder with a very easy interface.
    it has many templates to choose from and you can easily design with drag&drop system.
    the main advantage of it is that you don't need any former experience in codding.
    good luck!

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    search for some scripts in google and github

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    You may want to do a search for a random generator. If you use a Javascript random number generator, then you could tie the number to a suggestion and display that using if statements. This assumes your list is short, and not hundreds of pages.
    Steve Husting


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