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Various pre-sales questions
And my apologies the title is not more descriptive.

We wish to develop a website and need a content management solution for 600+ articles now with 300+ new articles being added each year.

Site structure is:

domain.com/category/subcategory/article/

In about three years that will change to:

domain.com/category/subcategory/furthersubcat/article/

We note the use of LinksSQL at http://www.pressbox.co.uk/ for content management.

Were we to roll with LinksSQL, features we need to incorporate into our (ideal) system - how much of this (examples much appreciated) can LinksSQL do out of the box:

* Multi user add/editing system - for pre-assigned content creators. No public users can ever add content.

* Ability to add content without using HTML
- Double carriage returns be translated so paragraphs are enclosed by <p></p>?
- www.foo.com and oink@foo.com - URLs get surrounded with correct <a href=""></a>

* Conditional formatting - depending on "Category", a different stylesheet (and template if possible) is used.

* Five levels of user:
- Admin
- Content-creators - can view all and add pending Admin approval
- "Gold" content viewing with username/password. Ideally URL for public and private categories are the same but depending on whether user is logged-in, different content is displayed.
- "Silver" content viewing with username/password. As "Gold" but less content is displayed.
- "Public" - can view all categories, without login, though no premium content is displayed.

* Notify user by email of new article in a specific category or sub category

* Import current article list (stored in MySQL database) into correct category/subcategory in new system

* The principle of static pages is fine but the practise silly (IMHO). We like the idea of doing this dynamically, but wish to strip out query strings with mod_rewrite.

Additionally we would like Category and Sub-Category names as part of the rewritten URL. Ideal example:

http://www.oink.com/category/subcategory/pagetitle.html

Is passed correctly to LinksSQL as (or whatever):

http://www.oink.com/index.php?category=STRING&subcat=STRING&article=STRING

We assume this will work with LinksSQL. Please confirm this assumption is correct.



Thank you in advance.

David
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