Is it possible to create a site and then have users upload audio files to it?

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  • #1308496

    mattkruze
    Member

    Hi there – I am looking at building a site which features audio files (I assume MP3 but I’m not an expert yet). I want to know if it’s possible to create a site and have users upload their audio files, potentially in unlimited numbers..?
    Thanks

    Matt

    The blog I need help with is mattkruze31.wordpress.com.

    #1308591

    timethief
    Member

    Have you read these entries?
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/audio/
    Inviting Contributors, Followers, and Viewers to Contribute to Your Blog
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/adding-users/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/user-roles/

    Then please read this comparison > http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    #1308765

    mattkruze
    Member

    Thanks timethief, that’s useful. I think I need .org rather than .com because I’m going to need full control of my site, which will run more along the lines of an e-commerce platform (although I won’t be charging contributors). But…that means I need to be quite technical I think??

    #1308766

    timethief
    Member

    I agree with you and yes you have to be tech savvy as there is no support Staff to bail you out. In short, WordPress.org offers far more freedom, but requires taking more responsibility. WordPress.org provides only free software and peer support forums. You will be responsible for all upgrades, installations, backups, troubleshooting and security issues. If you install a theme or a plugin that negatively affects your blog, then you have to figure out what went wrong and fix it.

    #1308776

    mattkruze
    Member

    Hm, need to think about that then. I am not tech savvy and need to be realistic about that. I’m not stupid, but when it comes to technical prowess I’m hardly an expert (and that’s being kind to myself). Do you think WordPress is the way to go, or would other site building ‘wizards’ be a better option? I’m just not sure the likes of weebly, wix, moonfruit etc. will allow me to create something that I can grow, and give me the space to attract limitless contributor downloads?

    #1308777

    raincoaster
    Member

    Basically what you propose is not simple, and is highly dangerous in terms of security. WordPress.com is definitely NOT the way to go unless you have the $2600 per month or so that the VIP program costs. WordPress.org might be, but you’re still in for huge issues with security. You either have to do it yourself or pay someone.

    #1308808

    mattkruze
    Member

    So the likes of Youtube don’t have the issue with security because they can afford to throw millions at it? There’s not a simple way around the problem? What if I moderate every file that’s submitted (say via a submission form) and then post them on my site myself?

    #1308809

    raincoaster
    Member

    Yes, YouTube is literally throwing millions at the problem. Icanhascheezburger is paying $2600 per month to be hosted here.

    There is no way to make a submission form here that includes attached media files.

    When it comes to answering questions about WordPress.org installs, well, that’s what people like me charge good money for. You may or may not find an answer in their forums.

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