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Content Management System
Why don't developing an industrial-strenght CMS for an accessible price?
Max
The one with Mac OS X Server 10.4 :)
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Many of the Gossamer Threads products can be customized to be a CMS.

Example:

Links SQL - You can edit the Links_Links table to provide more content and add additional detailed pages for "links" to other materials. You can also use the upload plugin to allow multiple uploads for each section of the site.

FileMan - With the custom editor, you can distributively create and maintain content. With some plugins in progress, like common style sheets, you can serve up common content.

And there are many other examples of how current and evolving (like GT Community) GT products can be customized to be CMS.
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Yes,I know but I asked for a true and complex CMS for managing articles and news...
Max
The one with Mac OS X Server 10.4 :)
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You can do that with Links SQL...I have:

http://anthro-globe.com/

http://members.anthrotech.com/

And there are other examples of using Links SQL not just as a link directory in the Gossamer Threads resource section of this site.
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Yes but I need a TRUE article management system and the actual GT products doesn't do that...
Max
The one with Mac OS X Server 10.4 :)
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Re: [maxpico] Content Management System In reply to
So, what does a true CMS have?
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Re: [gotze] Content Management System In reply to
Check this
http://www.interactivetools.com/products/articlemanager/

Ufortunately it's not flexible enough for me
Max
The one with Mac OS X Server 10.4 :)
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Try http://www.xoops.org

this is probalby the easiest CMS, but others are available.
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Re: [jgkiefer] Content Management System In reply to
xoops, postnuke, phpwebsite, and many others are really nice but ... something based on GT modules would be really nice. Also, connecting back to a GT prduct will probably be more of a hassle.

The community pluging even if a genreal login would provide hopefully a backend for such a system and hopefully it'll make the mulitple modules that are doubled with each GT program a thing of the past.

in the other thread I mentioned that possibly the community could be more. It's pretty obvious, and logical progression once all the scripts are using the same GT libs/modules. While getting all programs up to speed to use the same modules I bet will be more time consuming and troublesome ...

hmmm ....

openoffice + gimp + sketch ... Smile
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Yes, I agree with QooQ!!
Max
The one with Mac OS X Server 10.4 :)
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Re: [maxpico] Content Management System In reply to
maxpico,

you might look at csNewsPro over at http://www.cgiscript.net

or ezPublish at www.ez.no

I don't know what your requirements are. I think someone asked you already.
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the ez system is pretty nice looking but lot's of folks weren't really happy from what I've read at other places.

Also, a while back various modules were necessary to run it, so those on virtual hosts would have trouble like I did to convince their hosts to add modules just for you.

openoffice + gimp + sketch ... Smile
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Yes. There will always be lazy service providers, and the best way to deal with them is to vote with your feet and simply move elsewhere. ezPublish does need imagemagick to generate the various sized image views as well as some other modules.

I simply found a host that could handle the job. Both akashik.net and e-builders.com can set you up with ezPublish. I have had excellent support with both. Akashik didn't charge a penny for the setup, and e-builders did an ezPublish upgrade at no cost.

I don't know if ezPublish was anything close to what the poster was looking for. I really appreciate the simplicity of csNews myself, but if he wanted articles that could be commented on and polls, forms, image management, links and calendar, it might be worth looking at. ezPublish has a really barebones threaded forum, so it's nothing I expect to use anytime soon.

But I try to watch the most promising contenders, which is why I'm here :)

Regards,

Matt
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Yes I'm interested mostly in article management with advanced exporting features like XML... CsNews it's too simple. I've looked at EzPublish and it seems very good! But the problem is that I don't use very much PHP and my site is .shtml based... Also will Ez systems integrate with Gossamer Threads products? I plan to make a community with Gossamer Community, Gossamer Forum, and Links SQL.
I must create a PHP site for using Ezpublish?
Thanks
Max
The one with Mac OS X Server 10.4 :)
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Your back to what I posted above. You're gonna have trouble mixing both systems.

how about /. slash dot?


hmmm I'm gonna wait a bit longer, since I'd prefer a GT based solution.

openoffice + gimp + sketch ... Smile
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What is slash dot?
Yes I will follow your advice QooQ... The best thing to do is to wait that GT develops a great article manager. But the thing to know is if Gossamer Threads is interested in this....
Max
The one with Mac OS X Server 10.4 :)
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Re: [maxpico] Content Management System In reply to
You might want to check out http://hotscripts.com/.../Content_Management/ if you haven't already. There are over 150 Perl CMS scripts listed there.

If you want XML output, it sounds like a news publishing script is going to be closer to your needs, so try http://www.hotscripts.com/...ams/News_Publishing/ too (just 81 links there).

A decent CMS script can't be written overnight, so you'd have a long wait for a GT version considering they haven't even started on one yet and are busy working on other things.

You might be able to add some of available mods to Links to do some of what you want, but not everything - unless you're fluent enough in Perl to fill in some of the gaps.
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here is the link to http://slashcode.com/ it's one of the major news sites on the net. Macslash uses the same code I thing http://www.macslash.org/ I think. Mac OSX hints uses http://geeklog.sourceforge.net/ a php solution.

slashcode you need access to your server I think.

If the community-plugin is just a common login I'll probably go with slashcode since it's perl, nothing against php since I use it all over my site but ... it just seems a more advanced system but I could be wrong.

Goodluck

openoffice + gimp + sketch ... Smile
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I've already searched in these directories...
QooQ where can I find a demo version of Slash that I can try online? The slashcode.com site does not seem very usable...
Thanks
Max
The one with Mac OS X Server 10.4 :)

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maxpico: Jun 14, 2002, 12:41 AM
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hmmm ... not too sure.

You're wanting to see the backend? macslash or slashdot.com should give you a general idea how the top ends work though.

Is your home machine OSX server or OSX? If so I'd just install it and give it a whirl.

I'm dragging my feet recently due to staffing difficulties. I'm gunna have to wait until a project I'm working on is finished before I get to slashdot. sorry.

good luck though.

openoffice + gimp + sketch ... Smile
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ah.. Yes I run Mac OS X Server for the server and OS X/OS 9 for my home computer
Max
The one with Mac OS X Server 10.4 :)
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Smile

I'm on 10.1.4 ... I've been really lazy about this last update. Hopefully, I'll get to it tomorrow!

old G4 pci 400 machine Smile

openoffice + gimp + sketch ... Smile
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Cool
Max
The one with Mac OS X Server 10.4 :)
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Ya know,

LinksSQL really is a CMS already. I have been toying with it for a year now (I'm slow) and it does eveything that you'd need. There are some great globals written that fix up things like bold tags and < br> tags, and there is a great printer frienly version of the detailed page plugin that I believe Yogi wrote. Activate your image upload, add whatever fields to your database, edit your templates and you are all set.

It sounds way more daunting than it is. I even installed a global with the help of a global Alex wrote to include a link to my vB forums at the end of an article, defined in the admin, upon verification.

I don't have something finished to show you, because I just have been building in my spare time. But I have to tell you that LinksSQL alread is what you are looking for. Just do a search on my username and you'll find a bunch of topics related to my trying to figure this out.

LinksSQL is a wonderful product that is a great CMS for articles, FAQ's etc.

p.s. I bought article manager too. It is a bit too automated and hard coded for my tastes. Did ya notice how Interactive Tools just put up a Gossamer-Forum for their online support? cool, eh? Wink

best of luck!

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Evoir: Jun 18, 2002, 11:58 PM
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I'm doing a CMS based on GT libs since 2 years..

the results are here and here or here.

Well, time is passing and the current release (the name of this CMS is C4sql) is still based on LSql 1.1x; the upgrading phase is quite long just because right now I'm trying to build new pieces to be as much as I can compatible with the next release.

My plans are simple: just after GT Community comes out I will start a new project from scrach and buils the same C4sql based completely on GT libs.

Some nice things C4sql have:
  • Gerarchical User / Staff / Categories policies
  • Documents policies / date and space positions (what when where)
  • Calendar
  • User tracking system
  • Ready to plug with a Geographc CAD
  • HelpDesk integrated (ticketing) (under development)
  • Documents can be inserted directly via email (also with images)
  • XML export / import
  • Built in Banner engine
  • many other things.


I studied quite deepely GT libs and I'm pretty shure the next generation of CMS I'm going to produce would be a lot ALOT more easier to produce starting with the incredible LSQL2.

I am very interested on exchanging ideas and comments on this matter.



ciao ciao



lepo
Lepo
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Re: [Lepo75] Content Management System In reply to
Hello

There are a lot of PHP CMS scripts available on the net, like PHPNuke, EzContents, Xoops etc.
all of them are really nice & easy to maintain, but I think it's worth to redesign your Links-SQL distribution to be a real CMS (like C4SQL). The GT engine has a lot of advantages than others (stability, mod_perl, etc.) and with a little bit creative ideas is it possible to redesign your category & links table, to be used for more different content (news, jobs images etc). Links-SQL has also the advantage to build your content static that makes your application powerfull f0or very high traffic purposes!
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