At 09:12 PM 2003-07-17 -0500, you wrote: >I have never attempted this before and I am not really sure where to begin >(I know that I can do it if I just have the right tutorial available, >provided such a thing exists). I would start by considering what the final product will look like. So you have an article. It consists of what? Minimally, you would have (these are only very generalised ideas). I'm also assuming some comfort with relational databases. Article Title Body Date Short Description? General topic, or category?  Author?  Custom footers? Meta description? Meta keywords?  Topics? (related table) Name Description  Author (related table) Name (first and last separately?) Credentials? Contact information?   Contact information separately? (related table) Phone Email Ect... Essentially, the point is to look at what you are going to put up as a final product that the reader will view. I would recommend looking at your favourite website, or the one you feel has the best ideas as to how ideally, you would like your site to be like. Take a hard look at an article, and break it down to it's fundamental pieces. Use a pen and paper to draw out logically how the information is organised. These will suggest your tables and fields. Also, depending on your needs, you'll need to consider permissions (who gets to read or post what) and if it's to be more complex your work flow (who gets to read, accept or deny, send back articles). Frankly, my first step would be to look for a free one on the net, examine how the author put it together, and either use it as a springboard for inspiration, or modify it for your own use, if the licence permits you. -- Frank Marion lists at frankmarion.com Keep the signal high.