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    Junior Member aceadrian1's Avatar
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    I'm no great web designer, and I recently toyed with a bit of XML to see what it's like. I think my little foray into it is still up... yeah, here. Not that that is of much consequence, but my question is how do people keep (I'm guessing XML) websites updated reguarly? Do they open up the likes of Dreamweaver or open up notepad and copy the relevant tags to create another XML entry? Do they make a little program with C++ or whatever with a few fields which they fill in and then click a button to upload the new xml file automatically? What do people generally do?

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    Well, I generally use (X)HTML for my web sites.

    If someone wants easy updating capability they use a content management system (CMS). They can be made with a server-side language and a database. You can make your own, or you can get one at a site like http://opensourcecms.com.

    I used to keep a blog for 2 years by editing the HTML files by hand. If you don't have a large amount of pages to deal with that can be a descent way, but now I'm making a custom CMS because I'm lazy and I don't want to touch a lick of code when I'm updating my site.

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    Basically, a forum is a CMS in a sense. See how easy it is to post? Same is regularly done for most sites. There's an automated form somewhere that updates a database. Some are designed using ASP, some are designed using PHP.
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    Junior Member JamieLewis's Avatar
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    Hey

    Personally i made a little CMS in PHP. All it is is one password protected online page where there are a few forms. Some allow me to edit or delete exiting blogs or comments while others allow me to add new protfolio/design diaries or blogs into a database.

    IMO that is the best way to update your site

    Hope that helped

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    Junior Member aceadrian1's Avatar
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    Many thanks you three. I forgot all about the PHP-Nuke kind of systems. I've had a look at various CMSs on offer, but I think that I may run with Jamie's idea. I know *almost* no PHP, but I find that giving yourself a relatively (for me) complex task is the best way to get to grips with them. I'll let you know how I get on
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