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    Ez publish

    Does anyone here have any experience with or has played with EZ publish. I have just installed it and the docs arent that great. Could do with talking to someone on how it works exactly.

    Its php and mysql for those of you havent heard of it. I have set it up on a demo store if anyone else is interested in learning/playing/modifying with me.

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    Don't be shy about posting here with errors you may get, as Harry F is the resident expert with EzPublish.
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    as Harry F is the resident expert with EzPublish.
    Thanks although with eZ publish 3 there's still alot I've got to work out - haven't had anywhere near as much time to play as I'd like.

    Note that the article linked to by Wbmstr84 is written for the eZ publish 2.x series (3.x is alot different). If you follow the article, make sure you download version 2.2.8 from here: http://ez.no/developer/download not 3.x

    One (for me amazing) piece of news I just discovered is Fast (the guys behind alltheweb.com) use eZ publish: http://www.fast.no/about

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarryF
    Thanks although with eZ publish 3 there's still alot I've got to work out - haven't had anywhere near as much time to play as I'd like.

    Note that the article linked to by Wbmstr84 is written for the eZ publish 2.x series (3.x is alot different). If you follow the article, make sure you download version 2.2.8 from here: http://ez.no/developer/download not 3.x

    One (for me amazing) piece of news I just discovered is Fast (the guys behind alltheweb.com) use eZ publish: http://www.fast.no/about
    Do you know if there were any significant changes with 2.2.8...? I felt like they could have easily improved a lot but hopped on the v3 wagon instead.

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    I believe 2.2.8 is mainly bug fixes; haven't checked it out in detail. The 2.x series is good; it's solid and packed with features. But... once you really get into it you see the need for eZ publish 3. Certain things like security in eZp 2.x are fairly awkward for developers extending eZ publish to implement. There also isn't much re-use happening in the template engine which means there's alot of customizing to do for the designers.

    Overall eZ publish 3 is the right move IMO; a serious overhaul of the code. Once solid it should make building sites with eZ publish very fast indeed - right now, although eZp3 works, there's still alot to iron out IMO. Today you have to have patience and a good understanding of PHP to get the most of v3.

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    So... do 3 later?

    So, what would you do if you were beginning? I'm attracted to the very complete-looking tutorial here on EZPublish, and I'm tempted to start with 2, just so I can take advantage of it. Is that dumb?

    /amy

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    I had nothing but trouble from EZ Publish... Not good =/

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    So, what would you do if you were beginning? I'm attracted to the very complete-looking tutorial here on EZPublish, and I'm tempted to start with 2, just so I can take advantage of it. Is that dumb?
    Right now I can't recommend eZpublish 3.x to anyone but experienced PHP coders with time to spare. There's nothing wrong with eZ publish 2.x; it's a very solid framework for building websites and certainly a good project to learn from.

    I had nothing but trouble from EZ Publish... Not good =/
    It's true; you do need perserverance and some experience with PHP generally but thats the price to pay to get some very flexible free software.

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    For one it doesn't give you your admin login and password when you install it. So i was stuck there, then i was faced with editting the database like someone on their msg boards said, which only brought me more anguish, i ended up, uploading and deleting it about 6 times.... Bah... I'll stick to e107

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    Wow. Just got it going locally. It's been worth the trouble for me. I can see it making the basis of a nice little site for a number of internal groups. Now to see how it works on a Unix server. Wish me luck: I've been in Windows land for the past 4 years on my day job. I wonder if emacs commands will come back to me like riding a bike?

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    I thought I had subscribed to this topic and was dissapointed when I didnt get a reply I take a quick look and theres been loads DOH.

    I had already downloaded and installed v3 when i started this thread so i am going to stick with it it might be harder but hopefully willl be worth it in the long run.

    Is that article above the only one going, im stuck on some basic things, not coding or anything like that. I just want to understand things a bit easier. For example just get comfortable using it as is for the time being. I wish some of you guys lived around here :|
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