Content Management Systems
CMS (Content Management System), are increasingly popular and the most used of these is Wordpress which powers millions of blogs. They allow the webmaster to concentrate fully on writing content while having a site looking professional.
This section is designed to help to choose a tool in a too large list, to allow to understand how is built a CMS, and to provide scripts to automate services on a website.
What is a CMS? Which type to choose? In brief, the role of a CMS is to automate the management of the tasks necessary to put articles online:
- Choice of templates.
- Editing the text and insert it into a template.
- Organizing menus and categories.
- Site administrering.
- Automatic creation of RSS feeds and sitemap.
- Tag cloud, calendar of archives and other gadgets.
- Statistics of visits, by default or with an extension.
- And inclusion of extensions for more services ...
The full list of commonly used content management system with their purpose: portal, blog, wiki, for each languages, PHP, Java, and so on.
Provides a ranking of software based on the traffic of their website.
Step by step tutorial of CMS building.
Demo of use of the TinyMCE editor.
How to build a menu from pages when they are added...
Adding comments to your articles.
Using and managing logins and passwords.
Any CMS make use of a template for the static part of pages.
- Displaying the list of most recent posts
By using the RSS feed you can display automatically recents articles on each page of a website.
This script loads the threads that are number given from the database and creates an HTML page for each. The same script exists for fluxBB.
- Using Wordpress as a portal CMS. Thanks to internal options, plugins and themes, Wordpress can become a portal CMS.
- Forum, wiki, Digg-like, transforming Wordpress.
Source code and list of sites.