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Learning eZ publish 3 : Building content management solutions

Ben Pirt, Bjorn Dieding, Martin Bauer, Paul Borgermans, Paul Forsyth, Tony Wood

Leaders of the eZ publish community guide you through this complex and powerful PHP based content management system.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781904811015
Paperback392 pages

About This Book

  • Build content rich websites and applications using eZ Publish
  • Discover the secrets of the eZ Publish templating system
  • Develop the skills to create new eZ Publish extensions

Who This Book Is For

This book is for Web developers new to eZ publish, while experienced developers of eZ publish who want to consolidate their knowledge will learn new techniques from eZ publish masters.

It has also been designed for those new to eZ publish while also being aimed at experienced developers who want to consolidate their knowledge and learn new tricks from eZ publish masters

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Installing eZ publish
Setting Up
The Setup Wizard
Chapter 2: Content Management with eZ publish
What Is Content Management?
eZ publish Fundamentals
Adding Content with the Default Admin Interface
Creating an Example Site
Chapter 3: Displaying Content with eZ publish Templates
Working with eZ Publish Templates
The Template Override System
Common Template Tasks
Chapter 4: A Glimpse Inside the Core
Object Persistence
Persistent Storage
Content Classes
Content Objects
Workflows and Triggers
Information Collection
Chapter 5: Extending eZ publish
Why Create an Extension?
Module Coding
Template Operators
Workflow Events and Triggers
SOAP Server
RSS (Really Simple Syndication)
Data Interoperability
Login Handlers
Chapter 6: Extension Development
Extension Development Practices
Creating the WorldPay Extension
Creating the Category Datatype
Integrating Existing Code with eZ publish
Chapter 7: Deploying eZ publish
Define Your Hosting Requirements
Preparing the Linux Environment
Chapter 8: Center for Design at RMITCase Study
The Client
The Existing Site
The Project
The Process
Selecting a CMS
Interface Design
Maintenance and Support
Project Assessment
Extending the Site
Chapter 9: Creating a Standards-Compliant eZ publish Site
What Are Web Standards?
Web Standards: Real-World Scenario
eZ publish and Web Standards
The Client Requirements
Planning and Preparation
Template Design
CSS Rules
Designing the Content

What You Will Learn

With this book you will conquer eZ publish, and learn the skills to become an accomplished eZ publish developer. At the end of this book, you will:

  • Understand how eZ publish handles, versions, and publishes content to the Web
  • Be confident working in the eZ publish administration area
  • Know the secrets of the eZ publish templating system to design your own pages
  • Have the skills to create new eZ publish extensions See how real world eZ publish sites have been designed and implemented

This book covers:

  • Installing eZ publish
  • The basic concepts of eZ publish
  • The structure of an eZ publish site
  • Content management with eZ publish
  • Controlling your page output with eZ publish templates
  • The eZ publish core libraries
  • Creating eZ publish extensions
  • Creating new modules and datatypes
  • Working with RSS import and export
  • Deploying an eZ publish site
  • Case studies of real eZ publish sites
  • Optimizing your eZ publish installation

In Detail

eZ publish is a PHP-based, Open Source Content Management System and development framework. With over 1,000,000 downloads of the system to date (June 15, 2004), and now at version 3, eZ publish has evolved from a standard CMS to a framework for developing your own robust, PHP applications. With a community of devoted developers behind it, eZ publish has grown in popularity, with a tested and proven core architecture. Historically, eZ publish has had a notoriously steep learning curve. This book sets out to change that, and to make the unrivalled power and flexibility of eZ publish accessible to all developers. For the first time, the top contributors to the eZ publish community take you inside eZ publish, lifting the lid on this mysterious and powerful product to have you developing content-driven Web applications in no time. With hard-won experience of the practical difficulties faced by developers working with eZ publish, and technical approval from eZ systems, creators of eZ publish, this book is a distillation of the authors expertise, and the perfect way to master the system. If you are new to eZ publish, or have been frustrated or perplexed at being unable to get the most from eZ publish, then this is the book for you. A working knowledge of PHP is required to get the most from eZ publish, and from this book.



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