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Arda Başaran
Arda Başaran
8,702 Points

How to develop a newspaper site?

Hello, I got a project which will be a newspaper site. Since I have some experience beforehand I am thinking about developing it using Django on the back-end side. There will be three different user types: readers, writers (who can send articles) and editors (who will read the articles and publish them if they are okay). I have some questions:

I am eager to get hand-on experience with other frameworks or even other languages. Would any other language be more useful than using Python? If tools like Wordpress (which I know little about) would help me a lot on the development, I would like to know about them as well.

For writers and editors, I think a more advanced text editor is needed rather than using plain textarea of HTML. What do professional newspaper websites use for this? I want writers and editors to edit the articles however they want, pictures, videos, etc. What can I use to achieve this?

I would appreciate any advice on the project.

Thanks in advance

1 Answer

Nicholas Grenwalt
Nicholas Grenwalt
46,626 Points

A CMS like WordPress would be the easiest way to go for a news site. A lot of sites use various JavaScript frameworks. A great tool to analyze the build of a site is the Wappalyzer extension in Chrome. It inspects a web page and lets you know the tools/languages/frameworks used in creating any site that you visit. It is definitely a very helpful extension that might give you a better direction on what you should go with. Hope it helps. Good luck creating the site!