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Postby Jibbajaba » Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:34 am

Hi. I was just wondering if you guys use and kind of CMS to manage the non-forum part of the website. I am trying to learn more about web design so that I can put up a site (not a Lego Castle site), but I don't know very much.

I am talking about the news that gets posted on the front page, moves it's way down, and ends up in the archives. Do you guys do all of that manually (like use a text layer for the news, and then just cut and paste it into archive pages at the end of the month) or do you just have a CMS program doing it all?

Also, is the site written in pure HTML or do you use PHP? (I guess I can just look at the source code for the front page.)

Thanks,

Chris
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Postby Black Ranger » Sat Jan 05, 2008 4:08 am

I have a forum and use these guys. Formotion. Easy-Free and not much work required. My signature has my forum. A for how they did this forum: no idea...
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Postby Jibbajaba » Sun Jan 06, 2008 12:28 am

I'm actually not asking about the forum, but rather about the rest of the site.

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Postby Black Ranger » Sun Jan 06, 2008 12:49 am

Jibbajaba wrote:I'm actually not asking about the forum, but rather about the rest of the site.

Chris


Ahh... My apoligies, didn't quite understand. Anyway: no clue. You just made me want to go and find out too...
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Postby rogue27 » Mon Jan 07, 2008 2:44 pm

The main site started off with everything manually updated. Some things may have been automated in the past few years, but it's not as automated as it should be.
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Postby Jibbajaba » Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:34 pm

I see. Thanks for the response. I chose to just use Wordpress. I don't know much about customizing php/css driven web sites, but this will be an opportunity to learn.

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Postby rogue27 » Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:11 pm

Wordpress isn't tough if you're sticking with it's built-in functionality. I find it's frustrating to add custom PHP code into a wordpress site though. As such, I prefer to just write sites from scratch using PHP, MySql, XHTML, JavaScript, and CSS.

Of course, if you don't know all that stuff, Wordpress is a good way to get something up quickly.
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Postby TrishoHara » Thu Jan 10, 2008 11:05 am

Joomla is good for basic CMS stuff as well.
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