Fantastico - Content Management (CMS)
This is a set of processes and technologies that support the evolutionary life cycle of digital information. This digital information is often referred to as content, or more precisely, digital content.
Digital content may take the form of text, multimedia files, or any other file type which allows a content lifecycle which requires management. The lifecycle of digital content consists of six primary phases; i.e.: create, update, publish, translate, archive and retire.
The critical aspect of Content Management is the ability versions of content as it evolves. Equally important is that Content Management involves the creation, maintenance and application of review standards.
Each member of the content creation and review process has a unique role and set of responsibilities in the development and/or publication of the content. Each review team member requires clear and concise review standards which must be maintained on an ongoing basis so as to ensure the long-term knowledge and health of the knowledge base.
PHP-Nuke is a free, web-based, automated news publishing and CMS based on PHP (a computer programming language, originally designed for producing dynamic web pages) and MySQL (a multithreaded, multi-user SQL database management. The basic program runs as a server providing multi-user access to a number of databases. An SQL is a database computer language designed for the retrieval and management of data).
PHP-Nuke requires a web server which supports the PHP extension as well as an SQL. Its main aim is to allow you to create a community-based portal with an automated website allowing users and editors to post new items. Modules may be added to the PHP-Nuke system, allowing you to add more features to your PHP-Nuke installation in addition to the core modules such as News, FAQ, and Private Messaging. The whole system is maintained by administrators using the web-based administration section.
PHP-Nuke is designed to be very customizable and flexible, as well as easy and pleasant to use. It comes with English set as the default language, but you can change it to your own language. There are more than 20 languages supported. PHP-Nuke also offers a very high number of features that are not present on other systems, and on each release new features are added.
This is a free and open-source modular Content Management system which allows the system administrator to organize the content, customize the presentation, automate administrative tasks, and manage site visitors and contributors. Although there is a sophisticated programming interface, most tasks can be accomplished with little or no programming.
Sometimes Drupal is described as “web application framework” because its capabilities extend from Content Management to enabling a wide range of services and transactions. Its basic layer, or “core”, provides essential features in its default configuration.
Drupal is an open-source content management platform, equipped with a powerful blend of features. A variety of websites can be supported by Drupal, ranging from personal blogs to corporate brochures and large community-driven websites. It aims to provide a slim, powerful core that can be readily extended through custom modules.
Drupal modules can override the core’s built-in features, extending or even replacing its default behavior without directly manipulating the programmed code in Drupal’s core file. This increases flexibility and security. The Drupal core has been designed with a system of hooks, or callbacks, that allow modules to insert functions into the Drupal’s path of execution. Custom themes can be added without disturbing Drupal’s core. These use standardized formats that can be generated by third party theme design.
Drupal development supports open, collaborative information sharing systems and approaches. It aims for a high standard of usability for developers, administrators, and users. It is open-source and builds on and supports other open-source projects.
NewSprout Hosting runs FCGI on our servers suited for Joomla! websites, (an alternate and similar option is suPHP). This has numerous benefits from a security and development point of view.
Permissive permissions can be avoided completely. It also avoids many of the associated permissions problems experienced with web hosts not running FCGI, due to the fact, the PHP code can do whatever FTP can do for the user.
Joomla is a free, open-source content management system (CMS), available under GPL license, which will assist you in building websites and other powerful online applications. It is an open-source solution that is freely available to everyone. It can be used to easily manage every aspect of your website, from adding content and images to updating a product catalogue. The basic package is designed to be easy to install, even for non-programmers. Most people have no trouble getting the software up and running, and there is plenty of support for newcomers. It has a growing, active community of 300,000 users and developers on their forums who are ready and willing to help.
Joomla is used all over the world to power everything from simple, personal home pages to complex corporate web applications. Through a simple, browser-based interface, you will easily be able to add new press releases or news items; manage staff pages, job listings and product images; and create a limitless amount of sections or content pages on your website. Once Joomla is installed and running, it is easy to add or edit content, update images and to manage the critical data that is central to your company’s or organization’s functioning.
Anybody with basic word processing skills and understanding can easily learn to manage a Joomla site.
Joomla does an incredible job of managing the content needed to make your website a success. For many, the true advantage of Joomla lies in the application framework that makes it possible for developers around the world to create powerful add-ons and extensions. Examples of such extensions include, inter alia, document management, shopping-carts, calendars, image and multimedia galleries, blogging software, email newsletters and data collection and reporting tools. The powerful application framework makes it easy for developers to create sophisticated add-ons that extend the power of Joomla into virtually limitless directions, thereby catering for the extensive requirements of many companies or organizations.
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XOOPS is a free CMS for websites that is written in PHP. It uses modular framework, allowing users to customize, update and theme their websites. XOOPS is an acronym for eXtensible Object Oriented Portal System. Although it started as a portal system, XOOPS is developing as a CMS.
It aims to serve as a web framework for use by small, medium and large sites, through the installation of modules. For example, a small XOOPS installation can be used as a personal weblog or journal which could then be expanded upon and customized. The user might add the appropriate modules to store content in news, forums, downloads, and more. Modules can be installed, uninstalled, activated, and deactivated using the module administration system.
XOOPS uses themes for page presentation. Both administrators and users can change the look of the entire website by selecting the available themes.
TYPO3 is a free and open-source CMS for enterprise purposes on the web and in intranets, written with PHP. It is licensed under the GNU General Public License and has become one of the leading CMS on the web and in intranets.
TYPO3 offers full flexibility and extendibility while featuring an accomplished set of ready-made interfaces, functions and modules. Nearly 2,000 extensions are available for download. The system is based on templates. People can choose an existing template and change features such as logo, colours, and fonts, or they can construct their own templates.
TYPO3 is a user-friendly, insightful tool, allowing content editors to produce and maintain web pages, using sophisticated functions. TYPO3 allows for everyone to participate in web-based communication and customer relations. The integration of multimedia content types and dynamic server-side image manipulation and generation are among the various standard options inside this complete toolbox for web-based communication.
TYPO3 features an extremely detailed user permission system for implementing professional content creation and editing workflows. It is a server-side platform-independent application that can be used with virtually every available web browser. TYPO3 is database driven and scales easily to deliver pages and embedded formats in an enterprise content providing environment. Web developers and agencies will appreciate the complete separation of content and design.
Siteframe is a free, lightweight CMS designed for the rapid development of community-based websites. It stores information in a MySQL database and is scripted using PHP. Unlike most CMS’s, Siteframe does not use a GPL license but instead is licensed under Creative Common License. Creative Common is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative work available for others to legally build upon and share. The organization has released several copyright licenses known as Creative Common Licenses. These licenses, depending on the one chosen, restrict certain rights of the work.
vWith Siteframe, a group of users can share stories and photographs, create blogs, send email to each other, and participate in group activities. Siteframe enables this by providing web-based content management so that anyone can create content without having to learn HTML. Siteframe also supports user profiling and other folder management, where users can create “folders” much like categories and store content in those folders.
Post-Nuke is a free, open-source CMS, forked from PHP-Nuke, released under the GNU General Public License. The Post-Nuke project was started because some PHP-Nuke users believed there should be a more open development environment. The users felt that the only way that this could be done was to develop their own fork of the PHP-Nuke code. Post-Nuke has now grown beyond PHP-Nuke and become a project standing on its own merits.
Post-Nuke’s code is object-oriented and fully modular. Currently, Post-Nuke can provide internet forums, polls, language internationalization, galleries, chat, e-commerce, games, reviews, links, as well as countless other features with various hooks and modules, many of which are free. Post-Nuke is also themable, using several theme engines in addition to Post-Nuke’s native theming system.
Post-Nuke is written in PHP and stores its data in a MySQL database. Both versions will work with any database supported by the ADObd driver.
Post-Nuke is software that creates an impressive, dynamic website and provides you with a site you can administer with a minimal amount of HTML knowledge through a web browser. Its functionality can be extended by installing modules, blocks and themes. All this can be done with just a few clicks in the administration panel, saving you hours of time, both in the initial creation of the website and in its day to day maintenance.
Post-Nuke can do anything from traditional blog websites, to a community members-only website with hundreds of users. It can scale thousands of users but is just as easy to create a small website for friends and family.
Support is provided by the forums, and this also creates a knowledgebase for answering previous questions in the search function. As a result, a support team is on hand, but users can also help themselves by searching previous support requests.
phpWebsite is a content management system provided by Electronic Student Services at Appalachian State University. Electronic Student Services, a department at Appalachian State University, developed phpWebsite to make it easier for staff to build and update their websites.
phpWebsite is a fork of PHP-Nuke and considered a free and open-source software and is released under the LGPL. It is programmed using the PHP scripting language and requires a MySQL database. It is a CMS that is often used by community groups and education users.
phpWebsite is a customizable, modular package whereby each component can be installed, updated or modified by the phpWebsite administrator. The customization is extended to the user with selectable themes and HTML templates. The web-based administration allows for easy maintenance of inter-active, community-driven websites.
phpWCMS is a free, open-source web content management system that works on any web server platform that supports PHP with MySQL. It can be set up by beginners in a relatively short time and is very flexible and customizable. It is recommended for small and medium size sites and instant help is available from an active community. It is optimized for fast and easy setup.
phpWCMS is perfect for professional, public and private users. It is very easy to learn and gives you the flexibility to separate layout and content as you wish. Various powerful yet simple implemented features assist publishers and web developers. You are able to redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
Mambo focuses on building a solid application framework rather than on add-ons that are typically found in many portal solutions. This keeps the Mambo core extremely lightweight and efficient, therefore making it easier for anybody to extend Mambo through custom third party component and modules that directly serve their needs.
Mambo is a full-featured CMS that can be used for everything, from simple websites to complex corporate applications.