Building Websites with XOOPS : A step-by-step tutorial

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  • Installing and configuring XOOPS on a local development machine or a web hosting service
  • Managing blocks and modules
  • Working with news stories
  • Managing users
  • Working with other modules for handling content in XOOPS
  • Manage themes to control the page layout
  • Creating a new look for your site by customizing themes

XOOPS is an open source web content management system, written in PHP. It allows administrators to easily create dynamic websites with great content and many outstanding features. It is an ideal tool for developing small to large dynamic community websites, intra company portals, corporate portals, weblogs and much more. It has a large, enthusiastic, and helpful community of users.

If you want to create a powerful, fully-featured website in no time, this book is for you. This book will help you explore XOOPS, putting you in the picture of what it offers, and how to go about building a site with the system.
You will be introduced to the main components of XOOPS, and learn how to manage them. You will develop the skills and confidence to manage all types of content on the site, and also understand how users interact with the site. As you find your way round, your own ideas for what you need in your new website begin to crystallize around what you can see of the capabilities and flexibility of XOOPS.

To make sure that you create the site that looks the way you want, the book covers working with themes to help define your look for your pages. A case study of developing an example Intranet rounds off the book.

  • Simple and practical guide to XOOPS
  • Manage blocks, modules, users, and themes
  • Case study reinforces effective learning
Page Count 160
Course Length 4 hours 48 minutes
ISBN 9781904811282
Date Of Publication 23 Oct 2006


Steve Atwal

Steve Atwal was born in India. He immigrated to Rochester, Kent, England, where his British education and cultural metamorphosis began. His passion in secondary school and college was mathematics. However, while in college in the late 1970s his thoughts turned to computers when he had his first taste of programming with BASIC and Fortran on the college mainframe.

He decided to pursue further studies in the computer sciences by entering into the first year of university at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England. He then immigrated to Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, and started his second year of university at the University of Waterloo (a hot bed of talent for Microsoft). He graduated with an honours degree in computer science in 1985. After graduating from university, Steve had one interview at the Toronto Dominion Bank at their head office in Toronto and was immediately accepted before he had finished his interview. Steve worked as a mainframe software engineer for six years in Toronto, for several large well known financial companies like Royal Bank, before moving to Vancouver, Canada. He then moved away from the mainframe world and into the client server and desktop world, where he worked as a consultant for five years for many companies in Vancouver, such as the Vancouver Stock Exchange.

Since 1997, Steve has been helping the University of British Columbia improve the information technology infrastructure for two large departments. To this end, he has been developing IT policies and procedures, capacity planning, chairing and participating in various committees for IT initiatives, preparing for disaster recovery using virtualization technologies, and ensuring that high security of all servers, desktops, and networks is enforced.