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Quora clone write in Ruby on Rails.


Install there software at first

  • Linux (suggest Ubuntu 10.10+) or Mac OS X (Don’t try it on Windows, and send error messages to me!)
  • Ruby 1.9.2 (not support 1.9.1 or 1.8)
  • MongoDB 1.8
  • Redis 2.2.2
  • Node.js 0.4.5
  • Coreseek 4.0.1 (In English content, you can use Sphinx 1.10)
  • Git


Start Redis, Mongodb first, you need

$ sudo service redis start
$ sudo service mongodb start

Download Quora source code from Github

$ git clone git://

Configure Quora

$ cd quora
$ bundle install --path vendor/bundle
$ cp config/mongoid.yml.default config/mongoid.yml
$ cp config/setting.yml.default config/setting.yml
$ cp config/redis.yml.default config/redis.yml
$ cp config/zomet.yml.default config/zomet.yml
$ cp config/sphinx.yml.default config/sphinx.yml

Create Sphinx config files and index the database to Sphinx (Before here, you need install Coreseek first.)

$ rake mongoid_sphinx:configure
$ rake mongoid_sphinx:index
$ rake mongoid_sphinx:start

If you have Quora project old data in the Mongodb, you need to run this script to index the old data for search

$ rake search:index

After, run Rails Server

$ rails s

Then, open your browser, points to
That is it, enjoy yourself.

If you have any Issues or Questions, please send message to Quora Issues on Github.

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