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Thread: cms help

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    hi there im i need of some assistance and help.
    i currently run my own site and it houses over 70 tutorials spanning over 12 pages. it is getting increasingly hard now to update.... at the minute when i add a new tutorial i just use a table then if i need a new page i just add the number 13 or wot ever the next page is to every other page lol now you can imagine if i had 100 pages and id have to edit 99 pages just to stick 100 on the end lol. as i say its gettin increasingly harder as my site grows
    have any of you guys/gals got any solutions to my problems
    help much appreciated

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    The first things that came to my mind were Joomla or WordPress.

    You would need to know some PHP/MySQL to use these.
    Joomla is a template driven "broad spectrum" database system,
    you can use as a total website - content management thing.

    WordPress, mostly used for blogging, would be a simpler way to go.
    Instead of blog entries, yours would be tutorials. It archives, provides
    searches, has RSS ... it would work nice for your needs.

    Both of these can be customized of course, with some CSS and PHP
    experience. The main thing you're looking for would be a way to find
    them easily, with site searching.


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    il try wordpress, i tried joomla recently and found it hard.

    will i be able to incorporate my current design with word press?

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    As mentioned in other places with similar questions recently, you might also want to try some sort of wiki system.

    As for integrating designs -- you'll probably be able to, but it'll probably take some work.

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    Templating can be rather easy with some solutions but not others, wordpress is probably the easiest I found but due to lack of features I required I took the difficult option and wrote my own CMS.

    If you struggle with templating just try another soluton would be to use PHP includes.

    For instance if you wanted to include a menu you would create it in a seperate file then call it in your main web page with
    PHP Code:
    <?php include 'menu.html'?>
    remember the page containing the PHP must have a .php extension and you can include a file with just about any ASCII content.
    Regards Phil,



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