As the site gets busier (its a football forum) i'm going to have a forum for Each club that has enough supporters of that club.
Now I was thinking about taking it one step further by allowing each club to have a mini site almost like a blog where a supporter can write a match report latest news etc on a very simple site (somebody has sugested to me cute news) now I don't know if I can do this for numerous clubs!!!, Would I need loads of Subdomains??
Can anybody give me any ideas as to how and if I can realise this dream
The most automated way to do this is to configure an overall template for the club sites. This template will need to read from a database containing all their news posts..etc... call the script something like club.php?name=crushers.
Then, set up a wildcard subdomain (*.yourdomain.com) and create a mod_rewrite statement in your .htaccess file. This statement will rewrite the URLs like this:
If someone accesses crushers.yourdomain.com, they will be redirected to club.php?name=crushers, where their news posts will be read and displayed for the visitor.
Your mod_rewrite statement won't be pretty, and there's probably only a handful or two of people who really have a firm grasp on writing statements on the entire internet (okay, maybe a little overexaggerated but, there aren't many :p), but, if you manage to get it, you'll save your self a lot of time.
Otherwise...you can always just do it manually and create subdomains for each club (not suggested).
loopforevers idea is the best and easiest to work with if you are planning a large scale expansion.
Good luck with the offerings, I like the site.
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