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peterr
Re: Will XOOPS suit my needs ?
  • 2004/8/5 12:13

  • peterr

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Hi,

Quote:

metropolis wrote:
I am not sure about point 8.

A content management module does not belong to Xoops' core modules. There may be 3rd-party-modules that can do this (I myself am relatively new to Xoops), but I was a bit disappointed when I found out, that XOOPS has (in this aspect) the same lacks as PostNuke or PHPNuke.


Well, being able to do that would have been nice, but I don't mind changing content in PHP files, if that's the way that XOOPS does it. There will be, after the initial setting up, probably very little content change, in terms of 'text', only changes to hosting plans, prices,etc, which I would hope to maintain in the db. When I check out other XOOPS sites though, I do see content (text/images) in the form of what appears to be 'news' related content, on the front page. That type of thing would be good, I assume it's standard with XOOPS.

Quote:

metropolis wrote:
BTW: PHPNuke is *not* something you should consider. It is not published under the GPL and the code is chaotic and full of security holes!


I did also install/try PhpNuke, and found it harder to 'drive' than Mambo, and only today saw that the last version was sometime in 2002. Found a great site that does comparisons on CMS's at http://www.cmsmatrix.org

Security holes I don't need, simply because I'm still a novice at learning PHP and how to make it 'tight'.

Thanks, :)

Peter



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peterr
Re: Will XOOPS suit my needs ?
  • 2004/8/5 12:02

  • peterr

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Hi,

Quote:

brash wrote:
THe only one I'm not really 100% on is question number 7. There is a short URL's hack, but I have not given it a go myself yet. Even if all else fails you could simply use a URL rewrite tool to do this.


Yes, no doubt a mod_rewrite will do the trick. I see in the website mentioned in your post (sig) has the menu links just like I need, either just the path name or ..../submit.php

What I didn't like about Mambo, was how the links appear in the left nav menu, see here a test site:

http://jehoshua.net/index.php

as you can see, the big long URL's, and although you can make the links SEF in Mambo, then if I use a 'mambot' to wrap the template around PHP code, then I can't use the SEF part/module, apparently. :(

So, if the website mentioned in your sig (no doubt your site, looks good, ... a fellow Aussie I see), is all XOOPS, the way the links appear in the menu on that site is _just_ what I need in point 7.

Thanks, :)

Peter



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peterr
Will XOOPS suit my needs ?
  • 2004/8/5 9:36

  • peterr

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Hi,

Having installed/used Drupal, Mambo, phpnuke, phpwebsite, and also looking at many other CMS's and what they do, I've now come to see if XOOPS will fill my needs. Hopefully it will.

Here is a brief overview of what I would like:

1. PHP/MySQL driven product

2. GNU/GPL

3. Various template and theme choices

4. Easy to configure and 'admin' (menu changes, content changes)

5. The product will NOT be for a community, although I would like to add a Forum and Help Desk

6. The product is for an 'internet business', as I do web hosting and domain name reselling, so the website will need to simply display the hosting plans, features in the plans, prices, and any domain name details. It's not essential that the product can do this initially, as I can add the necessary tables and PHP to pull the data from the db, for display purposes.

7. SEF (Search Engine Friendly) URL's, and any menu links to display, if possible, the (simple) link, like hosting.php, not some big, great long URL like I see in so many other CMS's.

8. I need to be able to manage the content easily, so that it fits within the framework (template/layout) of the product, and if possible add PHP content within the template (something a lot of the other products can't do).

9. Possibility of me designing my own templates, and also use CSS if I can ??

Hope I have covered everything. Even if XOOPS has loads of other features, and I can simply 'disable' them, or turn them off easily, that's okay.

Will XOOPS do the job ??

Thanks, :)

Peter




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