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    Currently I have a seperate website and forum, my website is built around many static (DreamWeaver) pages consisting of Java thumbnail scripts, dropdown navigation scripts with text and images.

    Looking at the screenshots and what vB4 will offer, is it appropriate to suggest that the new version will be able to replace my site so I have a single self contained domain (at the moment they are very seperate entities).

    I don't mind re-doing the site and working it around vB4 but I don't want to spend time if the new version cannot offer a one stop shop solution

    Btw, I have purchased into vB4 so I'm hoping for positive feedback

    Mark

  • #2
    I'm not really sure what exactly you want to know. Yes, there will be a cms, and on principle you will be able to replace your static html pages with that.

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    • #3
      I guess what I'm trying to say is that my site is built in Dreamweaver and my forum vB, will the CMS bring them both together?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by sparky View Post
        I guess what I'm trying to say is that my site is built in Dreamweaver and my forum vB, will the CMS bring them both together?
        I think you have to copy & paste your site pages created by Dreamweaver into CMS. But some image path or CSS has to be adapted to CMS.
        Yet another better SEO module for vBulletin - YABBSEO!

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        • #5
          what is your site?

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          • #6
            www.os-db.net

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            • #7
              old school, awesome, i always wanted a db when i was a kid but never had the $$$
              well done

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              • #8
                Cheers guys, I think I'll want for the release version before I start playing around.

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                • #9
                  The main advantage of sticking your content into CMS instead of hardcoding articles with dreamweaver is they will be included in your community, so can be searched, commented on, but most of all will be easy to edit by yourself or moderators, and you can also encourage contributions from your members without them needing to know how to code web pages. It isn't a miracle solution to every website, as some content is still better outside of CMS (eg. articles which have a unique look or design which cannot be replicated in CMS, or parts of your site requiring bespoke databases). Personally I think vB4's CMS will be well suited to informational articles, news and the likes, content that is frequently added to or commented on etc.
                  Fireworks

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Ingenious View Post
                    The main advantage of sticking your content into CMS instead of hardcoding articles with dreamweaver is they will be included in your community, so can be searched, commented on, but most of all will be easy to edit by yourself or moderators, and you can also encourage contributions from your members without them needing to know how to code web pages. It isn't a miracle solution to every website, as some content is still better outside of CMS (eg. articles which have a unique look or design which cannot be replicated in CMS, or parts of your site requiring bespoke databases). Personally I think vB4's CMS will be well suited to informational articles, news and the likes, content that is frequently added to or commented on etc.
                    Thanks for this, this is why I feel my current site/forum will benefit from using vB4. The current design are simply static pages which consist of a thumbnail images (that can be blown up, I hope vB has scripts for), text and asssociated PDF's. I'll want reseachers to have the ability to edit content where permitted. At the moment there is not an easy way to go direct to associated information and looking. At the same time I'll need to drill drown into subsections, e.g. All models > Year > model

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