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Digital/Web Creating a Reddit/Digg Clone Site

Discussion in 'Business Models, Niches, Industries' started by leono, Apr 22, 2012.

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    Can the code of Reddit or Digg be looked at? I ask because I want to create a website that allows people to vote information up onto the front page, but I have no clue as how to figure something like that out.
     
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    Google: reddit clone script
     
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    I've used Hotaru CMS to build a site that operates like Reddit. It is powered by a lot of different plug-ins and is easier to customize if you know PHP or can at least tweak it.

    Pligg and Drigg (Digg-like plugin for Drupal) are available as well.

    I haven't found a Wordpress plugin that does anything close (BIG OPPORTUNITY, HINT HINT), but if you find something please alert me.

    If none of those work, Reddit will give you their code, but I think you have to apply with them to get it.
     
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    Has anyone used anything like this for a Wordpress site? I was looking into it for my site before but there was nothing where anyone but an admin could post content.
     
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    I've never done anything like this before, but couldn't you just set the default role (in General Settings) of new members/subscribers to author or contributor?

    What about purchasing a theme that allows Digg-like submissions from readers? There is one called "Nominate" by Ben Gillbanks. It's 80 bucks - probably cheaper than getting something coded specifically for your site. There are probably others...
     
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    Reddit is all open source... lol

    everything except their spam detection algorithm of course.