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# 83532 18-May-2011 11:35
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Hi Folks

I am currently finishing my 3rd year project and have built a website for my client. I now need a CMS with the website so that he can change the content once I have finished and left him with the website. Mainly content and images. What would be the best way to go about this??

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Mike

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  # 470435 18-May-2011 11:37
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Did you build a web site first, then look for the CMS? Or was just the design and now you need a CMS/templates to put it up?







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  # 470437 18-May-2011 11:42
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Yes i built the website first. I was going to build the website in wordpress but felt it gave me more freedom to build it outside of wordpress then possibly move the website into wordpress etc

 
 
 
 


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  # 470438 18-May-2011 11:50
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So how did you build the website, did you write the html/php yourself or use some sort of WYSIWYG editor?




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  # 470440 18-May-2011 11:54
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I wrote the html myself. Its just html at the moment because its just the prototype, am yet to do the php

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  # 470441 18-May-2011 11:56
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Do you have a link to the site so i can take a look?

When building a site you really needed to choose a CMS at the start, you can intergrate this site with a CMS now without a lot of work.

If you say its only for text/images i would just build a custom CMS for it.

Set up a database and let the user update images/text.

Should take only a couple of hours for a 10-20 page site.

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  # 470442 18-May-2011 11:58
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Or you can look at using a CMS, but these don;t work so well with custom sites, and its not going to be easy to intergrate it now that the site is already built.

Some CMS to look at are:
-joomla
-drupal



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  # 470444 18-May-2011 12:02
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Sure, its [removed]

That is the first prototype, second one is about to go up. There are only 4 pages now instead of the 5.

 
 
 
 


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  # 470447 18-May-2011 12:08
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Yes for a site like this i highly recommend building a custom CMS, its really not that hard and you will get some good experience out of it.

I assume you are using shared hosting? so setting up a database will be really easy.

A really simple way of doing it is assign each paragraph of text its own database field.
Then you have a image uploader and you store the url of each image in the database as well.

If you have any technical questions on how to do this i'm happy to help.




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  # 470451 18-May-2011 12:20
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Yes we are doing shared hosting. Ok thanks heaps. Will send you a PM if that is ok if i need any help/advice.

Thanks

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  # 470453 18-May-2011 12:21
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theitman: Yes we are doing shared hosting. Ok thanks heaps. Will send you a PM if that is ok if i need any help/advice.

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Yes thats no problem 



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  # 470456 18-May-2011 12:26
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I have xampp installed on my pc so can i use phpmyadmin to create the database with tables etc?

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  # 470457 18-May-2011 12:27
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While it's great if you are a developer, if you are doing design, why not just go for joomla, drupal and be done with it?







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  # 470458 18-May-2011 12:30
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The design is pretty much all done. Just need a cms so client can change things when im finished

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  # 470461 18-May-2011 12:32
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And that's why I wonder... If you want speed to market you use one of the ready, off the shelf CMS available. Why develop your own? While fun, it's something that you have to consider - are you going to maintain it? Are you skilled in development?






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  # 470462 18-May-2011 12:34
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How difficult would it be to move my website into a cms like joomla or drupal? I have just under 2 weeks to have it done.

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