Comments for PHP Content Management System

16 Nov 2002 06:52 Jancsi

phpCMS is great!
In my opinion phpCMS is a great system if you are looking for one, which should be capable of managing small- or medium-sized web application.

It is running only on PHP flat files, you don't need a database!

I think the English documentation is good, too, so don't cry and use phpCMS!

27 Jul 2002 07:28 Zaeb

Re: tutorial

> From my own experience, I know it is
> hard to install
> the system.


Here is how to install phpCMS on your server!
Be sure that your servers supports PHP! Ask your provider...

Step 1: Upload all files from phpcms to your root directory!

Step 2: Chmod some files/directories to 777 with your FTP (e.g. WS_FTP):

dir: /parser
/parser/cache
/parser/stat
/parser/include
/parser/stat/backup
/parser/stat/current

files:
stat.txt in /parser/stat/current
default.php in /parser/include

DELETE file dummy.txt in /parser/cache and in /parser/stat/backup

DONE!

Test your phpCMS by entering www.yoursite.com/parser/parser.php

Enjoy it...have phun, questions?

Zaeb


20 Feb 2002 14:29 sbabb

A few pointers
I've been hacking around with phpCMS for a week or so (slow going because I don't speak German and babelfish won't translate the phpCMS web pages) and I've discovered a few things that may be of help to others:

1. The "options.php" file mentioned in the English documentation is bogus. The file you should be looking at is /parser/include/default.php

2. To get to the login screen for the management interface, point your web browser to /parser/parser.php?phpcmsaction=FRAMESET You can then enter the login password (default is 'phpcms') listed in the default.php file mentioned above.

3. The file manager is going to try to index everything underneath your document root directory, whether or not it's in the phpCMS tree. If it can't access one of the directories, it will die.

4. phpCMS appears to generate Internet Explorer specific HTML. I spent quite awhile wondering why many screens came up blank in Netscape 4.72 (running on Solaris.) I finally saved the generated HTML from the file manager frame and ran it through 'tidy' which spit out tons of warnings about form inputs not being valid inside tables. On a hunch, I tried IE on the file and it displayed just fine, including several (probably copyrighted and/or trademarked) IE logos in file and navigation icons.

phpCMS looks like a great tool (with a steep learning curve if you don't speak German) but the environment I'm developing for only has Netscape 4.72 running on Solaris available to the users. The Internet Explorer requirement killed it for my current project.


Scott

14 Jan 2002 14:27 mcyra

Re: What are the install instructions?

> Through me a bone here.


Here's the bone: parser.php starts the GUI.
/parser/parser.php?file=/demo/index.htm should start the demo.

20 Oct 2001 23:26 mcyra

Re: tutorial
%quote%
> Might be good software, however,
> please provide a
> decent manual. German would be fine,
> I'm sure
> someone (I'm not really that capable
> of reading
> german) will translate it. Please ?
>
>


The manual-project is on the way. In the meantime you could look in our forum, there is an english section.

mcyra

18 Sep 2001 07:42 Casca

Re: Right now this product is useless to non-germans.
Sorry I just got back to looking at your project :) Thanks for your understanding comments. Looks like you have things well on the way and an English Manual to boot! If I had known, and if you were willing to work with me I probably would have helped you write one. Sorry I'm so late responding. (I'm over my cold too so I'm not feeling as grumpy about wasting my time now).

Have fun :)

>
> % Look I don't want to offend anyone,
> but
> % posting this software without
> saying
> % "German Language Only" is just a
> waste
> % of your time, and more importantly
> mine
> % (and the people that would
> accidently
> % download this).
>
>
> I am sorry, if it wasted your time!
>
>
> % You need to have someone that can
> % write in english well do a full set
> of
> % docs.
>
>
> I am with you. Are you this one?
>
>
> % I read them in their entirety, not
> % once does it show an example of how
> to
> % set it up, or indicate in writing
> how to
> % do so. It just expains various
> parts
> % and pieces of the system such as
> % templates and ini files.
>
>
> This is so, because my English is not
> good enaught and phpCMS should run
> "out of the box" if you
> install it in your server-root an
> anything other is right on your system.
> Problems are only, if you have
> misconfigurated your webserver or PHP.
>
>
> % Not to mention your
> % install script doesn't work when
> mysql
> % isn't in /usr/local/mysql/bin it
> just
> % asks for the mysql login and
> password
> % then pukes.
>
>
> ??? phpCMS does not use mysql nor any
> function from mysql. Do you have youre
> system up and running? Are there any
> other skripts on your server, witch make
> use of mysql?
>
>
> % This should be listed as a German
> % alpha until you can get someone to
> % really write a good manual in
> english.
>
>
> I think Bernhard does a good job in
> translation of the manual.
>
>
> % Thanks for wasting my time
> downloading
> % it, the couple of hours I wasted
> putting
> % your script back together, and the
> time
> % I spent writing this enormous
> response.
>
>
> Again: I am sorry if your waste your
> time with my script. Are you willing to
> help to make it better, so i will try to
> write an installation guide in English
> and you will translate it to real
> English ???
>
>
> % Have fun :)
>
>
> u2 :)
>
> mcyra
>
>


29 Aug 2001 11:37 firefast

tutorial
From my own experience, I know it is hard to install
the system.

The documentation, though a good translation of the
german version, is not good enough. It is
documentation about several pieces of the software
but I don't get how to get it all started. Good to know
that you can use templates and why I would do so,
good to know that I can use tag-files. However, I
can't find where to place them, how to link to them
etc.

when opening the demo package (only in german :(
) it doesn't work .. can't open tagfile ... ?

Might be good software, however, please provide a
decent manual. German would be fine, I'm sure
someone (I'm not really that capable of reading
german) will translate it. Please ?

19 Aug 2001 23:46 corcodus

Re: Right now this product is useless to non-germans.

> Look I don't want to offend anyone,
> but posting this software without saying
> "German Language Only" is just a waste of
> your time, and more importantly mine.

Time to learn some German, buddy, why would you think English is the mother of all languages ? Real hackers write German only ...

aufvyderzen

12 Apr 2001 15:14 mcyra

Re: Right now this product is useless to non-germans.
Dear taun,

thank you very much for your response.
I have added your install instruction to the archive of the actual version as readme.txt and you are named there.

Michael

27 Mar 2001 08:44 smerdonw

What are the install instructions?
I have yet to be able to find anything in English on how to install the product. I tried to copy the entire folder to the root of my web server, but I didn't know what file to access to start the interface. The mere comments of "it should work if the web server and php is configured correctly" isn't enough. freshmeat states it will work on WindowsNT with PHP which I am using. Through me a bone here.

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