Hello guys! This is my first post and I am excited to be on the most famous forum site on internet...
Our Database Management Systems course instructor asked us what would we be creating for our semester project, and I replied here that I am interested in creating a forum that runs in our college intranet servers. The problem is I am a complete n00b in MySQL and PHP and have no idea about anything other than knowing that these two are used to create forums. :eek:
After a quick search in our forum to check if similar posts have been made before, I found out things like PHPBB and noticed people talking about some commercial systems like vB etc., but I can't use commercial things since it's a project and we have to design our forum. I am not sure whether I can use PHPBB - because I have to show her that I did some work related to databases, administration, and transaction sorts of things through my project - and I don't think there would be much database design etc. if I use something "ready made" like that.
I am also thinking of using JQuery in the forum for things like username checking while registration and search engine webcrawlers.
I want you experts out there to help me in this regard...
- Is creating a forum on my own a bad idea?
- Is the combination of PHP, MySQL, JQuery enough to create a perfect database working behind the forum or do we need to learn something else?
I don't think I can use content management systems like joomla or wordpress in my project as that would make the project look too shallow and it might get rejected.
- How to start off creating a basic forum?