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Point me in the right direction to start a "voting" blog

  1. Hi-
    I want to start a blog with a similar concept as I Can Has Cheeseburger (no, not more LOL cats, don't worry) but a site where people would be visiting to vote Yes/No on a bunch of things. For example, the user would scroll through a list, say of TV shows, and vote Yes/No as to whether they like that show, then they could view the voting.

    I am at a loss for where to start. I checked out Polls, but I don't want each poll to be inside a post - I want them all out in the open like they are on IcanHasCheeseburger.. (which appears to be on WordPress.)

    Maybe it's beyond my basic (remedial) web skills, but if anyone can point me in the right direction, I would be highly appreciative!

  2. Icanhascheezburger is in the wordpress.COM VIP program and they have a lot more freedom as to what they can and cannot do. It takes a lot of hits per month to get into the VIP program and it costs several hundred dollars to set up and several hundred per month.

    Probably the only way for you to do this would be to go self-hosted using the software downloaded from wordpress.ORG. I would do some pretty thorough research before beginning though and make sure that there are plugins or whatever out there that will do what you want to do before spending the money on hosting and registering a domain name.

    It may also require you to "hack" the underlying theme and wordpress files, which are all written in PHP script so you will need experience with PHP script so that you do not inadvertently introduce security holes into your blog.

  3. Thanks very much for the reply - you've saved me hours of time.
    I tend to be a "leap before you research" person, so that's a good reminder to do the legwork first.

  4. You're welcome and good luck.

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