Web Directories
July 6, 2004 9:48 PM   Subscribe

Does anyone know a good open source tool for creating web directories? Something similar to the Open Directory Project. Google is turning up results that mostly have to do with pulling data from that site, what I want is something that will allow me to build my own from scratch. (DSI: Desired specs inside)

I started a conversation on my weblog about creating a micro-business blog directory and I'd like take the next step in the project. Based on my own preferences and some of the feedback, here is a short desired features list:

- PHP/MySQL based
- Output of valid XHTML or ability to template it to do so.
- Ability to provide RSS feed of new entries
- Overlapping/wildcard categories
- Website profile page including short description, extended description possible profile picture
- Ranking of top clicked links
- Non-obsfucation of links to outside pages
- Flexibility to support additional meta info such as SMBmeta
- RSS discovery

They aren't all necessary. That being said; extra points for the tool that comes the closest or could be easily adapted to fit those criteria.
posted by will to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
I used to run a relatively popular hierarchical directory of links using bk2site which meets a certain number but not all of your criteria.
posted by majick at 10:48 PM on July 6, 2004

It's old, it's creaky and it only meets one of your criteria, but it works for me...
it's phpHoo
posted by seanyboy at 11:58 PM on July 6, 2004

I wrote something like this, when I got annoyed at how you have to maintain a bookmark list for bk2site to read from, but it's perl/mysql. It's not terribly advanced, but it's template based, and could easily be extended. Are you adamant about the PHP thing?
posted by cmonkey at 8:11 AM on July 7, 2004

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