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    Hi All!

    I really need an easy to use PHP CMS, with the ability to add multipage articles, images, add news and links etc...

    Does anybody know of one?

    Gungey

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    I suggest you do what I'm doing... write it yourself. Im going into my project with NO knowledge of PHP, and just completed a section with just a little bit of help along the way.

    Here are some good tutorials on PHP....

    http://www.webmasterbase.com/article.php3?aid=228&pid=0
    http://devshed.com/Server_Side/PHP/PHP101_1
    http://devshed.com/Server_Side/PHP/PHP101_2
    http://devshed.com/Server_Side/PHP/PHP101_3
    http://devshed.com/Server_Side/PHP/PHP101_4
    http://devshed.com/Server_Side/PHP/PHP101_5

    This forum is a great resource as well, I have recieved much help from it already!
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    Failing the above articles, you can always look at the 53 CMSes available from HotScript's PHP CMS repository section. Out of them all Typo3 is probably one of the (if not the) best of them all.

    Another option is to start from scratch and read Kevin Yank's tour de force on building a DB-driven site - that should be more than enough to help you create your own CMS with a few minor modifications.
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    Personally i think a site should be customized and everything about it should be customized.. the only true way to do that is do everything from scratch

    hey, i just wrote my own forums from scratch (fun fun)
    cogito, ergo sum

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    Yeah.. Customized solutions are the best. That's why I am working on an all around lib without a frontend. It's all about the data management, and not about the method of display. That's why it's adaptable for articles/links/comments/images, everything you want.. the only problem is that it's still tons of work to adapt it to your needs.
    Frank Quist - Personal Site

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    I downloaded Typo3, I tried to run it locally, but it screwed up :-( It looks too complicated aswell

    I'm probably going to write my own, but are there no other good ones out there that might do? Or any source code I could use to get started?

    Gungey

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    May I suggest PHP-Nuke (http://www.phpnuke.org) I think it could be what you are looking for.

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    I'm downloading it now, I'll see if its what I'm lookinf for in the morning

    Thanks m8!

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    Check this out:

    http://mcyra.homeip.net/homepage/doc/doc_us/index.htm

    Well, it's written in german but there's also
    an english documentation.
    Stefan Ernst
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    I've opted for phpnuke - I love it already! Is it easily customisable, so I can easily add upload images for use in articles?

    Gungey

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    Originally posted by Stefan [w-log]
    Check this out:

    http://mcyra.homeip.net/homepage/doc/doc_us/index.htm

    Well, it's written in german but there's also
    an english documentation.
    Actually that's the CMS I use for my upcoming site. It's pretty good and should be even better once phpCMS (another CMS system) is incorporated into it in the v1.1.0 or v1.1.1 update.
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    I'm using Php-nuke for my current site, that I'm working on. I'm also doing this as my first PHP project ever, and I have already got the hang of it. It's EXTREMELY customizable, and I love it!

    Check my not-yet-finished site out at http://www.smartsmartsmart.com

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    BC - do you think that its better than phpNuke?

    Also, do you have a test site so I can take a peek

    Gungey

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    Why not use phpMyAdmin?
    -Life's A *****y *****-

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    PHPMyAdmin is a script for database-handling,
    it's very uncomfortable
    to manage a website with it, but
    it's possible of course.

    Regards
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    Originally posted by gungey
    BC - do you think that its better than phpNuke?

    Also, do you have a test site so I can take a peek

    Gungey
    Actually I think phpCMS targets a slightly different audience to phpNuke. phpNuke is more for the 'lazy' type of webmaster who just wants a drop-and-use CMS and he can just input articles and the like whenever he wants to. It's also a great system for interacting with your visitors.

    phpCMS however targets more the webmaster who'd like to have control over their templates, and be able to generate dynamic menus, templates etc. so that the maintenance of a site is cut down.

    Scalability wise phpNuke has trouble running intensive loads. There's also an alternative to phpNuke (very, very similar + less bugs) and I'll try and find the URL for anyone interested.

    Sneak peek? Nah, not yet. Too busy
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    BC - I'd be very interested in that URL for the phpNuke clone if you can find it! :-D

    Gungey

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    Mr. Bond beat me to it Thanks James.
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