I am looking to develop a website similar to: [url removed, login to view]
It is a site that ranks forums on several metrics including total posts count, total membership, unique page views, etc.
I'm not certain how they gather their statistics it must be some type of crawler, scraper, or code that site owners place on their site. IT is up to you to find out and implement similar or better metric data gathering techniques.
Please go through their site and make sure you understand the functionality of their site. I have attached a series of screen shots which provide a design concept and basic overview of functions. Please review the attached zip file with screen shots and ask questions.
I fully expect the finish product to be very very close to the design shown in the screen shots and fully functional when completed.
Technology used: PHP, Mysql, Ajax, CSS, Alexa API
To administer the site there will need to be an extensive administration panel for:
- Reviewing Submissions
- Editing Submissions
- Sending various emails to forum owners
Each owner that creates an account will have a CP where they can update their forum information, upgrade their listings with various add-ons, and complete payment through Paypal or our merchant gateway Quantum/CDG Commerce, 2checkout.
- They will have stats for page views of their forum and clicks
- the system will need to send out various emails such as renewal reminders, etc.
- Rankings will need to be updated nightly via cron job