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Setting Up WordPress Site as an e-Commerce Platform

by Brian Bondari | February 2010 | WordPress

In a previous article we began work on converting WordPress from a blog-centric platform to a business-focused platform. We covered the Installation of WordPress e-Commerce Plugin and Activation of Third-party Themes.

This article by Brian Bondari, author of WordPress 2.9 E-Commerce, will cover:

  • Setting up a static front page
  • Using widgets
  • Complementary plugins
  • Adding a contact form
  • Adding a business blog
Read Setting Up WordPress Site as an e-Commerce Platform in full

Organizing Your Wiki's Content in MediaWiki 1.1

by Jeff Orlof Mizanur Rahman | February 2010 | MySQL Open Source PHP Web Development

In this article series by Jeff Orloff and Mizanur Rahman, authors of MediaWiki 1.1 Beginner's Guide, we will learn how to organize our content by creating namespaces that allow us to group pages with similar purposes together, and we learn how to use categories to group pages with similar content together. It also teaches us about redirecting, moving, and swapping pages around so that we can ensure when a visitor comes to our site, they find the information they are looking for because the page titles will match up with page's content. MediaWiki has many built-in features that will not only help us keep our content organized, but make it extremely easy to do this.

In this article, we will learn how to make use of these tools including:

  • How we can create Namespaces
  • How to create Categories
  • How to setup a Template for our users
  • Why we would redirect a page
  • How to move and swap a page
Read Organizing Your Wiki's Content in MediaWiki 1.1 in full

Drupal 6: Attachment Views, Page Views, and Theming

by J. Ayen Green | February 2010 | MySQL Content Management Drupal PHP Web Development

This article by J.Ayen Green, author of Drupal 6 Attachment Views, gives us an introduction to Attachment Views in Drupal.

Here's what we'll do in this article:

  • Learn what an Attachment view is
  • Learn what you can do with an Attachment view
  • Consider in what situations an Attachment view can be useful
  • Cover basic view theming
  • Create a Page view
  • Create an Attachment view
  • Theme the view
Read Drupal 6: Attachment Views, Page Views, and Theming in full

Organizing Your Wiki's Content in MediaWiki 1.1- An Extension

by Jeff Orlof Mizanur Rahman | February 2010 | MySQL Open Source PHP

In this article series by Jeff Orloff and Mizanur Rahman, authors of MediaWiki 1.1 Beginner's Guide, we will learn how to organize our content by creating namespaces that allow us to group pages with similar purposes together, and we learn how to use categories to group pages with similar content together. It also teaches us about redirecting, moving, and swapping pages around so that we can ensure when a visitor comes to our site, they find the information they are looking for because the page titles will match up with page's content. MediaWiki has many built-in features that will not only help us keep our content organized, but make it extremely easy to do this.

In this article series, we will learn how to make use of these tools including:

  • How we can create Namespaces
  • How to create Categories
  • How to setup a Template for our users
  • Why we would redirect a page
  • How to move and swap a page

Read Organizing Your Wiki's Content in MediaWiki 1.1 here.

Read Organizing Your Wiki's Content in MediaWiki 1.1- An Extension in full

Managing the Site using PHP-Nuke

by Douglas Paterson | February 2010 | MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

In the previous article by Douglas Paterson, author of Building Websites with PHP-Nuke, you explored many features of PHP-Nuke, created the super user (an all-powerful administrator of the site), and made your first modifications to the site. You also learned about the ways in which PHP-Nuke restricts access to the site.

In this article, which is the fourth article of the series, we will begin to acquaint ourselves with PHP-Nuke's administration area, which allows you to manage your site from the comfort of your web browser. We'll look first at the website configuration settings. These options control many global properties of the site.

Then we will look at block and module administration. The tools available here let you change the functionality of your site with ease, and customize the site's features to your liking.

Read Managing the Site using PHP-Nuke in full
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