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Thread: How can I let others upload links on my website?

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    Arrow How can I let others upload links on my website?

    Basically I am trying to make my own website and I want to let others upload links on it.

    E.g. I wanna let people upload links of funny YouTube videos and once they are uploaded by the visitors, the links will automatically be shown on another webpage of my website. I don't have to upload the links myself.

    I tried to find some tutorials but there is really nothing about letting people upload a link just something about 'how to let people upload a file on your own page' and something like that.
    I am not even sure if using PHP is correct cuz I am really new to the web-develop thing

    Btw I'm using the Adobe Dreamweaver cs6

    I hope I can get some help here.
    Thanks a lot.

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    Do you have any idea how difficult it is to develop a website doing complicated things like you are thinking of doing? You state that you don't have a knowledge of web development, so I take that to mean you haven't learned any language either. (Dreamweaver is not a language, but merely an IDE) (look it up)

    With all the sites already doing this why do you feel the need to do this too? Especially as a learning project.

    Sure - someone here can (and probably will) tell you how to receive links from people. But who's going to teach you how to put them to good use in a secure webpage?
    JG
    PS - If you're posting here you should be using:

    error_reporting(E_ALL);
    ini_set('display_errors', '1');


    at the top of ALL php code while you develop it!

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    As far as uploading link text: http://php.net/manual/en/tutorial.forms.php and http://php.net/manual/en/language.va...s.external.php

    Turning it into something that will display on your site is non-trivial, but should be something easy to Google. Or just go to youtube, select any video, click the "share" icon, then click the "embed" option, and look at the HTML it generates.
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