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gba88
01-29-2008, 09:41 PM
I have a custom created site and want to know if it would be possible to use a CMS package to allow users to update a section of a page at will.

The site is on "godaddy.com" and I don't think their package will support it at the moment (free hosting), but I need to know first if it's even something that would be possible (for an amateur site buiilder that is).

An example is here: http://www.cambriacountychristian.net/williams.html

The teachers want to be able to login and change their schedules and homework assignments at will. It doesn't need to be laid out in a table as it is, but that would be a plus if it was able to work that way. Please post if you can hlep out. Thank You

EPX
01-29-2008, 10:12 PM
gba88

I would recommend a very simple, robust (and free) CMS called SASPCMS for this sort of thing. It uses ASP and MS-Access, called SASPCMS for this sort of thing. See www.lgasoft.com (http://www.lgasoft.com)

Good luck
EPX

FJbrian
01-30-2008, 04:39 AM
You can use most common CMS' like Postnuke, PHPNuke, Mambo, Joomla etc and just set user permissions IE teacher X can modify section Z
PHPNuke is the ol' dog and easy to mess around with

gba88
01-30-2008, 11:52 AM
You can use most common CMS' like Postnuke, PHPNuke, Mambo, Joomla etc and just set user permissions IE teacher X can modify section Z
PHPNuke is the ol' dog and easy to mess around with

Thanks for the replies :) I've messed with an install of phpnuke and wordpress, but my problem is figuring out how to get away from their templates and find the code to put into HTML file. The installs are just template driven and as I said, I'm pretty much an amateur so I have no coding experience other than html, css, and modifying simple cgi scripts. Is there any site or tutorial out there on how I might learn to do this? Thanks again

gba88
01-30-2008, 01:49 PM
It seems that you'd have to know how to deconstruct the templates from whatever CMS package, and then work the code into the custom html files. Can someone confirm or deny that this would be the approach? I'm just not sure if I'd be able to figure that out or not...

EPX
01-30-2008, 03:14 PM
If you don't mind using a Microsoft option, and you're looking for something free, robust and that is easy for beginers to customize, I would still recommend SASPCMS from www.lgasoft.com (http://www.lgasoft.com).

Combining a CSS template with calls to the CMS should take no more than half an hour, and there's a brief tutorial on how to do it:-

http://hem.bredband.net/b517318/tutor09/design_tutor.pdf

And a few examples of sites created this way:-

www.genieskitchen.co.uk (http://www.genieskitchen.co.uk)
www.all2gether.org.uk (http://www.all2gether.org.uk)
www.bergenfriday.co.uk (http://www.bergenfriday.co.uk)

ps. I have no connection to LGASOFT!

gba88
01-30-2008, 06:04 PM
If you don't mind using a Microsoft option, and you're looking for something free, robust and that is easy for beginers to customize, I would still recommend SASPCMS from www.lgasoft.com (http://www.lgasoft.com).

Combining a CSS template with calls to the CMS should take no more than half an hour, and there's a brief tutorial on how to do it:-

http://hem.bredband.net/b517318/tutor09/design_tutor.pdf (http://http://hem.bredband.net/b517318/tutor09/design_tutor.pdf)

And a few examples of sites created this way:-

www.genieskitchen.co.uk (http://www.genieskitchen.co.uk)
www.all2gether.org.uk (http://www.all2gether.org.uk)
www.bergenfriday.co.uk (http://www.bergenfriday.co.uk)

ps. I have no connection to LGASOFT!

Thanks for the info and your first post, EPX. I actually checked out that package last night, but the site that I've been experimenting on is unix based hosting and I couldn't get the asp files to work. I'll check into it more this evening, and will hopefully be able to find some good info from the tutorial link that you posted.

gba88
01-30-2008, 06:54 PM
If you don't mind using a Microsoft option, and you're looking for something free, robust and that is easy for beginers to customize, I would still recommend SASPCMS from www.lgasoft.com (http://www.lgasoft.com).

Combining a CSS template with calls to the CMS should take no more than half an hour, and there's a brief tutorial on how to do it:-

http://hem.bredband.net/b517318/tutor09/design_tutor.pdf (http://http://hem.bredband.net/b517318/tutor09/design_tutor.pdf)

And a few examples of sites created this way:-

www.genieskitchen.co.uk (http://www.genieskitchen.co.uk)
www.all2gether.org.uk (http://www.all2gether.org.uk)
www.bergenfriday.co.uk (http://www.bergenfriday.co.uk)

ps. I have no connection to LGASOFT!


Link doesn't work :(

gba88
01-30-2008, 06:55 PM
nevermind, I messed with the url and got it to work.



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