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Ensuring non conflicting components in a modular system

So lets say we are creating a simple "modular system" framework. The bare bones might be the user management. But we want things like the Page Manager, the Blog, the Image Gallery to all be ...
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Authentication with If/Else

For keeping the "Administration Panel" secure to those who are logged in, for my web application, is the best practice to use an If/Else Statement? if($_SESSION['logged_in'] == true) { include ...
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Twitter Bootstap: Backwards compatibility? [closed]

I work for a university Digital Services team. Our university's main website uses the Ektron CMS (I have my own thoughts about this, but that's irrelevant). Because we maintain a university website, ...
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How to build configurable forms?

I'm working on two separate projects now that are essentially just CMSs -- a bunch of forms for recording various bits of information. Each project is built to serve many clients, and each client ...
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can a software be an ERP and CMS simultaneously [closed]

I was reading about CMS and ERP. And got confused at this point that whether a system can both be an ERP and a CMS? is it possible?
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Managing large downloadable content on mobile devices

This is a general question of how to best manage large downloadable content on mobile devices. Lets consider a situation whereby a mobile app needs to download a number of very large content items, ...
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Automating database deployment using a CMS

My team are developing Umbraco websites and looking to improve the automation of our database deployment. Currently we have automated builds and deployments of our source code using Kiln and Team ...
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What to test when building websites using CMS?

My job is mainly building websites using CMS such as Drupal, eZPublish or Magento. Most of the work is templating, CRUD and adhering to the specs with this. Occasionally, there is some ...
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Advice needed - CMS vs. framework [duplicate]

I am going to make a website for a client that wants to be able to alter the site about every week (changing pictures and textual information mostly). It is for a restaurant and so the client wants to ...
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Should I use a CMS for a new large application with a lot of common features (login, profile edit, blog etc)?

I'm currently planning a new ASP.NET MVC3 project which will be quite bespoke. However, there will be a lot of common features (login, profile edit, blog etc). Initially I was planning on building ...
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Who manages a CMS after a freelance project is complete?

I've been a full stack .net developer for several years now using C#/MVC4/SQL Server and have never taken on a freelance project. This is because up until now I have worked only as a full-time ...
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How deep should we dive into testing different layers

We use Drupal 7 as our base CMS tool. For one specific product, something like an ERP, we've created sort of a non-drupal layer, to keep our specific business code in. It would be something like ...
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Is Wordpress more appropriate than Magento/Opencart for site like this? [closed]

The premise of the site is that a user pays a small fee to advertise an item that they want to sell. Therefore the user is responsible for adding the "products", not the administrator. The product ...
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The different types of CMS - Pros and cons [closed]

As I understand it, there are three different "types" of CMS: Proprietary: A CMS built and owned by a company, and altered to meet a client's needs. Open-Source: An open/free version of the above. ...
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Should we use an outside CMS?

I work at a web design/development shop. Everything we do is centered around the Joomla! CMS. I'm a bit worried-if anything goes wrong with Joomla (major security flaw revealed, Joomla folds and ...
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Using mod_rewrite for a Virtual Filesystem vs. Real Filesystem

I started working in a department that uses a CMS in which the entire "filesystem" is like this: create a named file or folder - this file is given a unique node (ex. 2345) as well as a default ...
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Who is a CMS really for?

I have started lately discovering Content Management Systems, and I was wondering, who is really CMS for? What I mean by that: is it only for companies, small businesses or individuals, that pays a ...
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Suggestions for a CMS markup language for PHP [closed]

As a learning experience, and as project, I am attempting to write a CMS module for ZF2. One of the functionality I would like to have is the possibility of adding dynamic contents in the pages by ...
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Difference between a CMS and a Web Development Framework

The web world is flooded with CMSes. Some tout their CMS as Web Development Framework. Some say it as Content Management Solution and nowadays i m hearing Content Management Framerowk. When we hear ...
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Drawbacks to entirely Ajax driven CMS

I'll try to keep this question as specific as possible.. I'm about to start building an API for an upcoming project. I'm currently thinking PHP/Symfony2. It will be a farily simple HTTP-based api for ...
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Why choose an established CMS as opposed to building one from scratch?

A lot of my research over the next few weeks will be into different CMS's. I've already had a brief look at episerver and umbraco. While reading into these systems I can't help but think that ...
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Effective template system [closed]

I'm building a content management system, and need advice on which theming structure should I adopt. A few options (This is not a complete list): Wordpress style: the controller decides what ...
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Why don't public web applications use ini files for configuration

Almost every public CMS out there uses a .php configuration file for the database settings and so on. For example WordPress automatically creates a .php config file when you install it. Why don't ...
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web content management system

Quite a few of my friends want to have their own personal website to showcase their talents. However, they don't want to deal with such technical things as writing html and managing web server. ...
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Storing documents in Database vs CMS in JSF, Seam, Hibernate application on cloud

I am about to start with an application using JSF 2, Seam 3, Hibernate and Hibernate search with the following characteristics: Users will be uploading documents (pdf, doc). There can be millions of ...
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Will it hurt my reputation if I don't deliver what I'm expected to? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I cannot reach my deadline. What to do? I've been a Java developer for several years, mostly working with web applications/sites. I was offered a freelance job to do on ...
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Framework for developing front-end with back-end as REST

Currently I'm developing the back-end of a PHP application using Recess Framework. I'm almost done and I now need to do the front-end. I have many alternatives and I prefer a CMS. The alternatives in ...
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Could I learn more about programming from deconstructing drupal rather than continuing with ZF?

When I was deciding how to go about learning to design PHP web applications, it made sense to sort of shoot toward the middle and go with Zend Framework so that I could be closer to the lower level, ...
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If multitenancy is a priority, should I store site content in the database?

I have a multi tenant ASP.NET MVC website and all client specific text is stored in resource files. Every time someone wants to change text I have to jump through hoops and fill out forms and let ...
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Using a CMS that I'm not familiar with just for the sake of the job?

I've been designing and developing with Wordpress for about two years (and I love it). Recently, a respectable designer told me that I could work for him. He works with Joomla! My job was to create a ...
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Website development from scratch v/s web framework [duplicate]

Do people develop websites from scratch when there are no particular requirements or they just pick up an existing web framework like Drupal, Joomla, WordPress, etc. The requirements are almost ...
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What's the difference between CRM, CMS and ERP [closed]

I know that CRM stands for Customer Relationship Management, CMS stands for Content Management System and ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planner. I would like to know what each of things does best ...
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Custom web development for third-party CMS and turnkey systems [closed]

The web shop I work at does a majority of their work with turnkey website systems, ie. Wordpress, Drupal, Business Catalyst, e-Commerce platforms etc. to deliver websites to clients. I'm interested ...
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Easy to customize .NET CMS with ecommerce facility

I have tried DNN and nopCommerce. After going through their source-code, I realized they are not that easy to customize and need a fair amount of time to their documentation before any changes can be ...
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How to automate a tasks system in a CMS software

I'm currently developing v2.0 of my personal cms. However, I'm stuck. I strongly feel that my old solution for "tasks" is not very dynamic and must be revisited. Currently I'm looking the whole ...
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Should CMS be coupled with presentation?

There seems to be a growing trend for CMS systems to manage not only data capture and workflow, but to be an end-to-end product that manages presentation and end user content (like comments/forums). I ...
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Is it a good idea to use Header(“Content-Type […]”); in the core file of a CMS?

I have been working on content management systems for about 7 years. 2 years ago created my own. Currently building a newew, better and bigger version. However, fell into dilemma. I have a core file, ...
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How to create a centralized update mechanism for a hosted CMS?

We're a team developing a hosted CMS (something like WordPress.com, but in .NET platform), and we want every site to get updates as we update our software. Our CMS is not multi-tenant, i.e. each site ...
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Should I build my own CMS or rely on a pre-built one? [closed]

Related: As a beginning programmer, should I favor building my own libraries over using 3rd-party libraries? As an intermediate to advanced level PHP web-developer and a young one at that ...
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Is there a canonical book for CMS design patterns and concepts? [closed]

I've been trying to understand the fundamentals of content management systems: I've looked into APress's Pro ASP.NET 4 CMS, but it dives into implementation, dedicating a lot of time to technologies ...
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CMS and Databases vs. DIY

I have been programming for many years now, primarily in PHP and the like and would consider myself an intermediate programmer. Some of my online projects have now gone global and very widely used, i ...
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Can non-IT people handle a wiki?

My company is looking to improve their market research data management. Current data management style: "Hey Jimbo, where's that picture of our WhatZit 2.0? "yeah I remember that email about that ...
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Right tool for small size Content Management System Project

I'm starting a new project in my head. It will be an events calendar. It will get info from openData sources the local goverment provides and will allow registered users to add aditional events to the ...
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Anyone know about webs.com?

I have a friend who created a website with web.com which use to be called freewebs.com. He also has his domain name registered through them as well. Are theses one of those dangerous sites to stay ...
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CSS in a CMS - Pros/Cons

I am a regular user of Wordpress and whenever I feel the need to change the look of a DOM element, I prefer to use it inline. This is just because I don't want go back to the stylesheet and create new ...
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Suggestion needed to create a website that makes podcasts

I going to create a project that has the following features: Create Audio and Video Podcast Create & Browse Podcast Hoster's Profile Manage Hoster's Profile ( add podcast , remove podcast , ...
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When (and when not) to use Wordpress?

For the sake of simplicity, my question is focused specifically on Wordpress instead of focusing on all Content Management Systems including Joomla, Drupal, Concrete5, or you-name-it. Wordpress is ...
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Is it a good idea to implement OpenID services in internal and/or customer applications?

I've been discussing with my colleges about logging in by using your OpenID account, Google account etc. in our customers CMS and/or the internal systems we use, as we've had a few requests regarding ...
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ROI in choosing a CMS solution

At the company I work for we need a CMS. We have to choices, first one, work with an existing CMS ( Drupal, Joomla, whatever ) or develop our own. I know for sure that developing our own is the ...
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How to promote an open-source project?

First of all, I apologize if this is the wrong section of network to post this question. If it is, please feel free to move it to more appropriate location... Question: I would like to hear your ...