Eli Mather
Eli MatherProduct Management Community Apps

What is the best way to build a directory site with voting functionality similar to product hunt?

Could you recommend any technologies or services to help build something industry specific that has similar makers/users/admin personas, with similar features like posting, commenting, voting, category, search, listing pages, embeddable media, social share.
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    The easiest way to launch your own Product Hunt-like site

    Ryan Hoover
    Ryan Hoover84Founder, Product Hunt · Written
    Telescope is a perfect tool for those that want to get something up quickly with little to no engineering work. Like Product Hunt, it has an email-centric approach to manage a daily or weekly newsletter of content submitted and curated by the community.
    +1. Telescope is your best option. Doesn't tick off all of your requirements, but gets very close. If you're interested in exactly what we use to build PH. We keep our stackshare up-to-date here: https://stackshare.io/product-hu... Also - we try to share as much as possible through open source. Can see here: https://github.com/producthunt. But for the most part, everything is custom built.
    You should definitely build it on the Telescope (Meteor.JS)
  2. 3

    The easiest way to collect & manage feedback

    Ayush Mittal
    Ayush Mittal28bro @boombro, Founder RefR ✌ · Written
    You can create different boards and in each board, users can create posts, upvote/downvote, add images, discuss by leaving a comment. You can also embed the boards as a widget anywhere.
  3. 2

    Build a fully functional web app without any code

    If you want to get something built in a day that functions similar to Product Hunt, Bubble should be your product of choice. With Bubble you can drag and drop elements to the page, position objects how you want (avoiding all that nasty css), and can even build a responsive site.
    • Keith Crosley
      Keith CrosleyGRUPZ.com

      Look: There’s no platform that can enable someone with no freaking clue about how to build an app to magically build one... But boy does Bubble come close.

      I love visual/no-code/alterna-code environments and have worked on several of the most famous ones. Bubble is right up there.

      I feel like this tool‘s positioning (“you don’t have to be a coder”) belies its true strength. It‘s GRRRREAAAT for those who would rather NOT code most stuff.

      I do my best to help folks out in the forums at forum.bubble.is, but wish it had a StackExhange equivalent -- it’s that deep. Love it and wish it the best. You can build awesome stuff on Bubble, but (duh) prepare to learn some computer science In the process (this is a GOOD thing)...

    • An app that's more about doing something technically than paying any attention to the user or use-cases. Is just very impractical, with all the real-world features difficult to impossible. Just look at data-upload: https://forum.bubble.is/t/best-way-to-bulk-upload/1690

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    Rank It WP

    Create your own Product Hunt For X with WordPress

    Ben Tossell
    Ben Tossell29No-coder 👉 Makerpad.co · Written
    This is a WordPress theme to create a PH-style site you may find easy to use
  5. Vitaliy Verbenko
    Vitaliy VerbenkoRegular Canadian guy · Written
    Vitaliy Verbenko made this product
    Helprace has everything you require. It has posting, commenting, voting (multiple increments), category management, following, email notifications, embeddable media, moderation (pre and post) and agent collision detection. It also has SSO, API, Webhooks and the option to posting without signup.
  6. Niveditha
    Niveditha4Product enthusiast · Written
    You can create boards, upvote and have discussions with people in the comments about the features. It is pretty lightweight and easy to use. The dev team is responsive too with their users.