First, I know the very BASICS of web programming, having only completed a couple programming courses. I am looking to make a website that I'm about to describe and if this is in the wrong place, I apologize.
I need a website that allows the user to sign in with an ID (which would have no password and be given to them through another source) and will take that ID and place it in a link. The completed link would then be added to a permanent list.
The order of the list should be arranged on a point system. The users with the most points should be at the top of the list. Points would be obtained by clicking on the other links of users on the list. So each time a link is clicked, you get one point. It should also not provide any points if the link is any additional times besides the first click. It would be nice if it went to a page in a new window that said "Link already clicked."
There would need to be also a statistic counter for the users so they can see how many points they have. The points would need to be reset everyday, either manually or automatically.
There is a lot more I would add to the site, but this is the basic "bones" of the site I would want. Every website I have seen that uses this structure uses PHP.
I'm not asking anyone to make me what I want, just if anyone could give me advice of what I need to do to build a site like this or point me in the right direction. Thanks in advance. -Dan