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  • Need answers for a site backend...

    Thought this would be an okay place to post this.

    My site is in big need of a backend, we're getting too big and I can't keep up with the updates (I do everything by hand). I was wondering if anyone could suggest a good content management script/software that I could get to help me out. I basically want to just be able to edit everything online, w/out having to upload, etc. I also would like to keep my site's existing theme, so I won't have to completely rework it for the software (like with phpNuke).

    Anyone got any ideas?

  • #2
    I don't think something exists, especially about not using ftp.. what about images?

    you can use a number of things, but just use a ssh session

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    • #3
      I probably didn't explain myself well. I'm too good at that

      I guess I'm looking for something similar to this: GamingAdmin

      My site deal with videogames, reviews and such. I just can't keep up with all the content demands myself, and would prefer to just load a webpage, type, and hit submit. Images I would like to have done like attachments on vB here...something on that order.

      I could try and code this myself, but I'm trying to save a lot of time and effort by seeing if this has already been done by someone.

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      • #4
        That almost looked like a phpNuke or something. What you're looking to do, if I'm correct, is bascially have everything update on it's own. This would require access to the vBulletin databases so that vBulletin can download the updates to the server and install them automatically.

        There are too many security risks involved with that if that's what you're asking...

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        • #5
          actually, PhpNuke can be customized quite nicely, I was in the same situation and started seaching for a CMS. After looking at numerous scripts I decided on PhpNuke and I am quite happy with it.
          btw, they just released version 6.0
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Radon3k
            That almost looked like a phpNuke or something. What you're looking to do, if I'm correct, is bascially have everything update on it's own. This would require access to the vBulletin databases so that vBulletin can download the updates to the server and install them automatically.

            There are too many security risks involved with that if that's what you're asking...
            vBulletin wouldn't be involved other than with links around the main site. I know that would be a security problem, but thank's the heads up

            I didn't know phpNuke 6 was released, maybe I'll try that again...

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            • #7
              Hmm, There's sth called ampoliros or so. It uses XML very much. You can even create the content on your local PC with a free program. I think the URL is http://www.ampoliros.com
              However, you'd need root access to the server.
              Ueli

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              • #8
                Or..you could build the pages in PHP, calling upon your database, and then write admin pages for the content. Check the link in my sig for examples. All the news on the frontpage is pulled from a db.
                Matthew Yette
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                antsmarching.org - People in every direction

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                • #9
                  I've found that the best way to do things is to do it yourself. Just like sites that use FrontPage, I can tell right off the bat the sites that use phpNuke - they all look the same. I wanted to do my own thing, and found I could code my own system in less time than I could modify someone else's.

                  I have a game administration application, and a multi-user article submission and administration system. It didn't take very long to do, and it works great for me. I spend minutes updating my site now, where it took me hours before.

                  If phpNuke et al aren't exactly what you want, I suggest making your own. It'll be worth it in the longrun. See my "www" link to see the end result of my system.

                  -jim

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by JimF
                    I can tell right off the bat the sites that use phpNuke - they all look the same.
                    -jim
                    They have a similar look, but you can customize them.

                    Every vB looks the same, except the theme, just like a Nuke site.
                    http://www.ironmagazine.com - blog
                    http://www.ironmagazineforums.com - forums
                    http://www.ironmaglabs.com - supplements

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Prince
                      Every vB looks the same, except the theme, just like a Nuke site.
                      I can understand having a message board look the same as other people's, but why people would want their web site the same as everyone else's is beyond me.

                      -jim

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by JimF
                        I can understand having a message board look the same as other people's, but why people would want their web site the same as everyone else's is beyond me.

                        -jim
                        other than the basic layout, can you point me to a website that looks like mine?
                        http://www.ironmagazine.com - blog
                        http://www.ironmagazineforums.com - forums
                        http://www.ironmaglabs.com - supplements

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Prince
                          other than the basic layout, can you point me to a website that looks like mine?
                          That's what I'm talking about - the "basic layout". I'm not saying everyone uses the same colors or anything.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by JimF
                            That's what I'm talking about - the "basic layout". I'm not saying everyone uses the same colors or anything.
                            What's the difference? Why is it okay for all message boards to look the same?

                            Don't you like going to other sites that use vB because you already know how to use it and navigate? I know I do. So, wouldn't it be nice if web sites were the same?

                            How many times have you gone to a site looking for certain info, but it takes you twice as long as it should because you have to figure out how to navigate the damn thing?

                            When I go to other Php-Nuke sites I already know how to navigate them and I can find the info I need quickly. Isn't that one of the main reasons to go to a website anyway?

                            Also, there are hundreds of themes for PHp-Nuke that can literally change the way the entire site looks, not just the colors. Granted it will still have the "basic layout & navigation", but I think that can be a good thing!

                            Maybe the future of websites is having them all be similar like a vB so we can get what we need that much quicker, and I think that Php-Nuke does this quite nicely.
                            http://www.ironmagazine.com - blog
                            http://www.ironmagazineforums.com - forums
                            http://www.ironmaglabs.com - supplements

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