Resized ImagePackt publishers (yes, the same people behind the Open Source CMS Awards) announced the forthcoming release of a book called Building Websites with XOOPS : A step-by-step tutorial, written by Steve Atwal.


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XOOPS is an open source web content management system, written in PHP. It allows administrators to easily create dynamic websites with great content and many outstanding features. It is an ideal tool for developing small to large dynamic community websites, intra company portals, corporate portals, weblogs and much more. It has a large, enthusiastic, and helpful community of users.

If you want to create a powerful, fully-featured website in no time, this book is for you. This book will help you explore XOOPS, putting you in the picture of what it offers, and how to go about building a site with the system.
You will be introduced to the main components of XOOPS, and learn how to manage them. You will develop the skills and confidence to manage all types of content on the site, and also understand how users interact with the site. As you find your way round, your own ideas for what you need in your new website begin to crystallize around what you can see of the capabilities and flexibility of XOOPS.

To make sure that you create the site that looks the way you want, the book covers working with themes to help define your look for your pages. A case study of developing an example Intranet rounds off the book.


What you will learn from this book

• Installing and configuring XOOPS on a local development machine or a web hosting service
• Managing blocks and modules
• Working with news stories
• Managing users
• Working with other modules for handling content in XOOPS
• Manage themes to control the page layout
• Creating a new look for your site by customizing themes

Approach
Written in a clear, easy to read style, the book takes you through the essential tasks required to create a XOOPS website as quickly as possible. Each task is tackled in a clear and practical way.


Expected October 2006.
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