Posted on: 2012/9/22 22:59
Re: Starting a Content/News Module Development Team
Mamba has emailed me his version of article (phppp module) using 2.5 gui, I have still to test it, but in my oppinion basing any new news module on article can only be a positiive thing.
I think also that any work on this module should be clearly defined as a news or blog module and not a content module, when I think content, I think static content like creating pages that are not going to change very often, news or blog module should be seperate from a content module. A news module should solely be for articles, content module should be a seperate entiity dealing with more static pages.
Maybe yes, maybe not.
1. I agree, that for simple web sites this is the best way. Content module for creating a structure of static information or for almanach, news for dynamic content.
2. In large web pages with complicated structure I feel that a large content module with a possibility to use it both for static content and news would be better for me. Why?
a) because then I will have a possibility to define, which categories/topics are sorted like static content, and which are a news.
b) there will be a possibility to create a structure of main topics (eg. sport activities) with main info (definition, current national management of this discipline, info about registration etc.) and dynamic info (news)- in one place I have possibility to find anythig about eg. equestrian. Each of main topics and sub-topics could have an option to decide, what is it's status (news, content, single pages without of showing a topic in menu), any topic/category should have an option to show it in menu or not, what is a sort order ect.
That is becouse people (me to) have a different methods od finding an information. First group is checking only a news on main page (in FaceBook age it's very popular0, the second one is looking on the main page of web service and on the news from their best category (then they are trying to read all news from the category, but wants to have a possibility to find quickly related articles/pages in static content - eg. in local menu), the last group is trying to know sth. about a... sth being in web service, then they should have all content available in a 3 clicks.
I remember, in Mambo or Joomla (it was a time ago) I saw a content module with that options. On a main page of web site there was only an articles from news categories, in special blocks articles from any defined categories, and in any parts of web serwice other articles from different categories. For any category there was a possibility to define, it would be visible in some kind of menu or not.
Generally, it will be much more easier to organize a very complicated structure of content by the multidomain, but... strong content module is an option too.
Sorry for my bad english - I'm after 14 hours at work so I haven't a power to find any mistakes and bugs.