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Jokiae
I'm about to start Call of Duty 4 clan. I intend to use frihost hosting for its website. Can you give me any directions to start. What should I watch out for, what should I necessarily do etc.
RosenCruz
Jokiae wrote:
I'm about to start Call of Duty 4 clan. I intend to use frihost hosting for its website. Can you give me any directions to start. What should I watch out for, what should I necessarily do etc.


Get your hosting account first. What kind of web site do you plan to have ?
Ultrak1ll
First thing as RosenCruz mentioned, wait when your hosting gets activated (for me it took 2 weeks Very Happy )
Then find the software to manage the website unless you know how to design websites from scratch.

CMS means Content Management System (software), best for beginners is wordpress (no, it ain't used only for blogs, for example ebay uses it). Or get Joomla (more complex, frequently used for buisness sites)
Find a nice theme for your CMS, search google for "wordpress gamer theme" or something like that. There are many expensive themes and many free ones that look like crap. ... or contact a web designer like me.

Get the site up and running (again use the limitless knowledge of the internets)

Post some articles, like "About the clan", "Latest members", "Clan servers", "Clan wars"

Install phpBB, a forum software. Create groups and set moderators.

Become a large gaming community and earn 1000$ montly from ads.

Here is an example, my clan's page: http://clanultranyan.tk
drunkenkoz
When starting a clan you want to make sure you have the proper knowledge to setup the website. I guarantee you'll have at least one recruit in your clan who'll be able to set up your website for you. If you do this I highly recommend using MyBB or SMF forum software as the base of your clan's website. Only use a blogging or cms software if you plan on doing a community where you need the space for the news and other things. Forums work much better for small clans that just need a discussion forum with a portal.

If you plan to start doing league matches and more then I recommend picking up webspell which is a clan cms made for clans that participate in scrims or leagues. Webspell also comes with a built in forum, so there is no need to use a third party open source forum.

MyBB - http://mybb.com/
SMF - http://simplemachines.org/
WebSpell CMS - http://www.webspell.org/
plitzky
For CMS, I'd recommend Joomla! Its just awesome. You can also integrate kunena for forums and other social extensions. Good luck.
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