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#1 jesusjams777

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 06:07 AM

Hello, I am wanting to create a very basic content management system using php & mysql. I have seen some examples that people are using and it seems that it would be a very nice thing to offer.

Basically I know very little and Im wondering if someone can help point me in the right direction. Perhaps someone knows of a good tutorial that explains this.

Essentially I need to have designated sections of a website pull infomation from a mysql database and display it for the public. But then I need a very basic interface or form that connects to the mysql datatbase so the user can edit certain fields. Thus the user would be able to update his or her site w/o having to know any html code.

Again, Im looking for something on the most basic level, just a way for users to update their own sites, even if its just text w/ no formatting.

I really appreciate any help you guys can give!! Thanks!

#2 fenway

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 06:39 PM

I don't know of any one in particular, but I'd imagine that there are probably many such systems in existence already, so I would caution you against re-inventing the wheel unless you have a particular need to do so.
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#3 Gaoshan

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Posted 30 September 2006 - 10:23 PM


These will both get you started. Note that the second one uses Dreamweaver and kind of ends at a point where you would need to purchase a commercial product to continue with their tutorial. That said you can still glean some useful beginner info from it. Also, these are very basic "applications" you will build. Don't rely on this for anything serious or important as they need much better security, more options and the ability to handle unexpected results or input.

#4 99naa

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Posted 01 October 2006 - 07:19 AM

I have as yet to use any of these, but you can try here

Or you could try a book called php and mysql web devlopment by welling and thomson

best of luck. 


#5 AndyB

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Posted 01 October 2006 - 01:24 PM

Maybe the simplest thing to do is use an Open Source CMS instead of writing your own.

http://www.cmsmadesimple.org/ - the name says it all
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