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Questions tagged [cms]

content management system

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.NET Self Reference

I am evaluating an open source CMS called Piranha (http://piranhacms.org/) for use in one of my projects. I found the following code interesting and a bit confusing, at least to me. Can some help me ...
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CSS Methodologies for a Few Classes

We've been using BEM for several Drupal CMS projects quite successfully. This means we've been following a frontend-first approach where frontend developers specify the HTML, which is then implemented ...
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CMS add-on installation/activation system design to handle errors

I'm creating my own CMS (just for fun). I came to the point of handling add-ons (themes and plugins). An add-on has 4 available functions (defined by the add-on developer) for the CMS to use on it: ...
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Saving a website of 30 pages in one piece to view offline (but with CSS and JS in place)?

How to save a website of 10 pages in one piece to view it offline (but with CSS and JS in place)? I tried to save a webpage to view offline from the browser via Firefox: File > Save page as > ...
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How to best serve zipped HTML packages to global audience

We have a content authoring tool that creates interactive learning activities (imagine a multiple choice quiz) packaged as self contained zip files that contain an index.html css / js / media assets (...
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Modeling content management domain

The domain is more or less straightforward — I have an article (or rather several types of articles) that I want to edit and publish. Published article is exposed through an API to public. The thing I ...
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How to make module api with painless major version updates?

I have a cms with some modules, and now I working on big update for it with new api. And I feel sadness when write updates for every single module. Too many things changed at this time. How can I ...
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php CMS from scratch vs open source

Problem: We have to develop a CMS for our sites. The sites are kind of different, but they have common parts. We need to use our external user system and permissions, the menus are different for each ...
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When dealing with user-generated content, is it always better to just use a CMS like WordPress?

I am a web developer who is planning to build a web application which requires user-generated input, with that input presented somewhat like a blog in the sense that there is an article with pictures, ...
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How to implement my own CMS hosted on a remote domain in all my projects?

So, I'm developing my own CMS which dynamically adjusts to the settings I have set on a specific domain. I just developed this whole CMS on my local machine and now facing the problem that I have ...
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Is using pre-built CMS for anything else than really huge projects for big companies an overkill? [closed]

With pre-built CMS usually comes a lot of features that you do not need in your typical smaller project for small businesses and in the end you have to write a lot of your own functionality for said ...
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Should an online platform be relied on to store mission critical files?

Context: With my team I created an "online platform" for a client which moved their operation from a paper based system to a content management system (CMS) based submission system on a Virturl ...
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Best way to structure NoDB (flat-file) website with multiple categories and subcategories for performance and maintainability

I'm building a boutique website using Kirby (a flat-file CMS) and I'm looking for a way to structure the site for best performance and maintainability. The website will have multiple categories and ...
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auto generated web CMS for pre-existing SQL db?

What I'm looking for is a way to auto-generate a simple web-based CMS for a simple pre-existing SQL database. To be used by 'app administrators', not the general public. Something that: allows basic ...
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CMS Design: Is multi-site a good idea?

I'm building a new CMS with Node.js, and I have a question. Would adding WordPress-like multi-site support to the system be a good idea? Or should I let the user handle it via a reverse proxy like ...
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CMS with unknown data structure [closed]

I am looking to build a sports small application, but I would like to build it so other people/organizations could use it as is. These would be separate apps, not one app that caters for all. For ...
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Api for CMS And Mobile applications either separate or same

I would like to ask an architect based question What is more secure and most standard way to follow.For let's say a mobile application, Should the Api for mobile interaction with server be ...
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Is there a common reason a more technical/traditional web developer should use a CMS for his/her own purposes?

Note When this question was originally posted months ago, I worded it to sound relatively neutral. Whereas it has been answered in a way that seems probably valid and that I would be tempted to ...
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Manage content for multiple websites and mobile apps

I need to manage content (pages, key/value list, assets and more) in one webbased system for multiple websites and mobile apps. My idea is to create a web api, secured with tokens for apps and sites ...
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Best solution for future maintenance of a website with hardcoded ids, custom CMS using bad database design [duplicate]

Recently I was put into a position of a tech-lead on a very interesting project that I have been partially working for two years. This project carries a lot of legacy stuff with it even though we try ...
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Are the concept of database driven website and the CMS made website same?

I'm having little difficult time of understanding the few logics of web development. Should I call home page, about page (or any other pages of a website whose contents change very rarely and no ...
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Ensuring non conflicting components in a modular system

So lets say we are creating a simple "modular system" framework. The bare bones might be the user management. But we want things like the Page Manager, the Blog, the Image Gallery to all be "optional"...
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Authentication with If/Else

For keeping the "Administration Panel" secure to those who are logged in, for my web application, is the best practice to use an If/Else Statement? if($_SESSION['logged_in'] == true) { include '../...
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Twitter Bootstap: Backwards compatibility? [closed]

I work for a university Digital Services team. Our university's main website uses the Ektron CMS (I have my own thoughts about this, but that's irrelevant). Because we maintain a university website, ...
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How to build configurable forms?

I'm working on two separate projects now that are essentially just CMSs -- a bunch of forms for recording various bits of information. Each project is built to serve many clients, and each client ...
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can a software be an ERP and CMS simultaneously [closed]

I was reading about CMS and ERP. And got confused at this point that whether a system can both be an ERP and a CMS? is it possible?
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Automating database deployment using a CMS

My team are developing Umbraco websites and looking to improve the automation of our database deployment. Currently we have automated builds and deployments of our source code using Kiln and Team ...
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What to test when building websites using CMS?

My job is mainly building websites using CMS such as Drupal, eZPublish or Magento. Most of the work is templating, CRUD and adhering to the specs with this. Occasionally, there is some business-...
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Advice needed - CMS vs. framework [duplicate]

I am going to make a website for a client that wants to be able to alter the site about every week (changing pictures and textual information mostly). It is for a restaurant and so the client wants to ...
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Should I use a CMS for a new large application with a lot of common features (login, profile edit, blog etc)?

I'm currently planning a new ASP.NET MVC3 project which will be quite bespoke. However, there will be a lot of common features (login, profile edit, blog etc). Initially I was planning on building ...
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Who manages a CMS after a freelance project is complete?

I've been a full stack .net developer for several years now using C#/MVC4/SQL Server and have never taken on a freelance project. This is because up until now I have worked only as a full-time ...
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How deep should we dive into testing different layers, i.e. Drupal's db_query?

We use Drupal 7 as our base CMS tool. For one specific product, something like an ERP, we've created sort of a non-drupal layer, to keep our specific business code in. It would be something like ...
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Should we use an outside CMS?

I work at a web design/development shop. Everything we do is centered around the Joomla! CMS. I'm a bit worried-if anything goes wrong with Joomla (major security flaw revealed, Joomla folds and ...
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Using mod_rewrite for a Virtual Filesystem vs. Real Filesystem

I started working in a department that uses a CMS in which the entire "filesystem" is like this: create a named file or folder - this file is given a unique node (ex. 2345) as well as a default "...
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Who is a CMS really for? [closed]

I have started lately discovering Content Management Systems, and I was wondering, who is really CMS for? What I mean by that: is it only for companies, small businesses or individuals, that pays a ...
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Suggestions for a CMS markup language for PHP [closed]

As a learning experience, and as project, I am attempting to write a CMS module for ZF2. One of the functionality I would like to have is the possibility of adding dynamic contents in the pages by ...
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Difference between a CMS and a Web Development Framework

The web world is flooded with CMSes. Some tout their CMS as Web Development Framework. Some say it as Content Management Solution and nowadays i m hearing Content Management Framerowk. When we hear "...
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Drawbacks to entirely Ajax driven CMS

I'll try to keep this question as specific as possible.. I'm about to start building an API for an upcoming project. I'm currently thinking PHP/Symfony2. It will be a farily simple HTTP-based api for ...
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Why choose an established CMS as opposed to building one from scratch?

A lot of my research over the next few weeks will be into different CMS's. I've already had a brief look at episerver and umbraco. While reading into these systems I can't help but think that ...
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Effective template system [closed]

I'm building a content management system, and need advice on which theming structure should I adopt. A few options (This is not a complete list): Wordpress style: the controller decides what ...
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Why don't public web applications use ini files for configuration

Almost every public CMS out there uses a .php configuration file for the database settings and so on. For example WordPress automatically creates a .php config file when you install it. Why don't ...
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web content management system [closed]

Quite a few of my friends want to have their own personal website to showcase their talents. However, they don't want to deal with such technical things as writing html and managing web server. ...
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Storing documents in Database vs CMS in JSF, Seam, Hibernate application on cloud

I am about to start with an application using JSF 2, Seam 3, Hibernate and Hibernate search with the following characteristics: Users will be uploading documents (pdf, doc). There can be millions of ...
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Framework for developing front-end with back-end as REST

Currently I'm developing the back-end of a PHP application using Recess Framework. I'm almost done and I now need to do the front-end. I have many alternatives and I prefer a CMS. The alternatives in ...
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Could I learn more about programming from deconstructing drupal rather than continuing with ZF? [closed]

When I was deciding how to go about learning to design PHP web applications, it made sense to sort of shoot toward the middle and go with Zend Framework so that I could be closer to the lower level, ...
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If multitenancy is a priority, should I store site content in the database?

I have a multi tenant ASP.NET MVC website and all client specific text is stored in resource files. Every time someone wants to change text I have to jump through hoops and fill out forms and let ...
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Using a CMS that I'm not familiar with just for the sake of the job?

I've been designing and developing with Wordpress for about two years (and I love it). Recently, a respectable designer told me that I could work for him. He works with Joomla! My job was to create a ...
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Website development from scratch v/s web framework [duplicate]

Do people develop websites from scratch when there are no particular requirements or they just pick up an existing web framework like Drupal, Joomla, WordPress, etc. The requirements are almost ...
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What's the difference between CRM, CMS and ERP [closed]

I know that CRM stands for Customer Relationship Management, CMS stands for Content Management System and ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planner. I would like to know what each of things does best ...
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Easy to customize .NET CMS with ecommerce facility

I have tried DNN and nopCommerce. After going through their source-code, I realized they are not that easy to customize and need a fair amount of time to their documentation before any changes can be ...