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

Steve Atwal

Get your XOOPS website up fast using this easy-to-follow guide
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Book Details

ISBN 139781904811282
Paperback160 pages

About This Book

  • Simple and practical guide to XOOPS
  • Manage blocks, modules, users, and themes
  • Case study reinforces effective learning

Who This Book Is For

This book is suitable for web developers, designers, webmasters, and marketing professionals who want develop a fully featured web presence in a simple and straightforward process using XOOPS. It does not require any detailed knowledge of programming or web development, and any IT confident individual will be able to use the book to produce an impressive web site.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Overview of XOOPS
What is XOOPS?
Some Cautions
Past and Future of XOOPS
The XOOPS Community
Chapter 2: Installing XOOPS
Creating the Local Development Environment
Creating a Development Environment on Linux
Installing XOOPS
Chapter 3: Basic Configuration
General Settings
User Info Settings
Meta Tags and Footer
Word Censoring Options
Search Options
Mail Setup
Authentication Options
Chapter 4: Administration of XOOPS
Managing Users and Groups
Adding and Activating Site Modules
Blocks and Content Positioning
Miscellaneous Tools: Banners, Images, Smilies, Avatars, Templates, Comments
Chapter 5: Creating Your Own Themes
What is a Theme?
Installing a New Theme
Customizing an Existing Theme
Creating a New Theme
Chapter 6: Popular Modules
Date and Time
Image Galleries
Chapter 7: Case Study: An Intranet Portal
Using the IntranetPack
Other Module Packages
Using a Company LDAP Server for Authentication

What You Will Learn

  • 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

In Detail

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.


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