Content Management Systems
Content Management Systems make it easier to manage content if there are a lot of pages on a website. They often rely on MySQL tables to store their data. Then when pages are needed for displaying in a browser, Content Management Systems (CMS) can simply read the MySQL table where the data is stored and generate web page content on the fly. Our favorite language for Content Management Systems development is PHP, even though ASP and other server side languages can do the job too.
The pages listed below will explain in detail how to handle the coding of an Article Content Management System, including article indexes, editing articles, searching articles—both exact phrases and a series of words, deleting articles, writing articles, and reading articles.
Unlike most such systems, our Article Content Management System allows you to enter text, add italics or bold or underline, add links, add email links, add sounds, add videos, and add pictures, and yet still avoid the ginormous security risks in allowing users to enter HTML tags. You'll be seeing how we avoid this risk when you check out the code.
Our code has been tested-it works fine. We've added security functions, but these are limited to the obvious and a good hacker could get around them. It's good code, but it's not Joomla.
Feel free to use our Article Content Management System as long as you follow these terms: (1) NEVER sell it, including in part or as a whole. (2) NEVER represent it as your CMS system—WE own it and it is copyrighted by MCS Investments, Inc., © 2010. (3) NEVER promise anyone its security is 100% foolproof (nothing is—period). (4) Always give us at least one permanent do-follow link from the site where you use this CMS system.
The best security measure to take when using a system like this is do not have it link to the Internet, so neither hackers nor Google finds it. Then use it yourself and maybe let your momma use it. But if you do decide to let it be public instead of private, keep all user permissions to their lowest level where things still function. Perhaps deactivate the delete function, force limits for table sizes and entries, and host it yourself on an old computer you don't care about with nothing else on it except MySQL, JSON-enabled PHP 5.2 or better, a cPanel X control panel, and the Article Content Management System. Or if you can get all these onto a $79 1T external hard drive somehow that's merely USB-ported to your good computer, that'd be good (is it doable? LMKWYT).
Anyway, here are the full codes and explanations:
All pages use a configuration file config.php:
$psbhostemailaddress = "-------"; //EDIT ME
$roothostname = "localhost";
$psbhostusername = "--------"; //EDIT ME
$psbhostpassword = "---------"; //EDIT ME
$psbhostdatabasename = "----------"; //EDIT ME
mysql_connect("".$roothostname."","".$psbhostusername."","".$psbhostpassword."") or die(mysql_error()); mysql_select_db("".$psbhostdatabasename."") or die(mysql_error());
Article Content Management System
What is a Content Management System?
A Web Content Management System (like our Article Content Management System) is content management system (CMS) software, implemented as a Web application, for creating and managing content such as HTML or other formats. It is used to manage and control a large, dynamic collection of Web material (HTML documents and their associated images, videos, audios, etc.). A WCMS facilitates content creation, content control, editing, and essential Web maintenance functions.
The software provides authoring (and other) tools designed to allow users with little knowledge of programming languages or markup languages to create and manage content with relative ease.
Most systems use a database, such as MySQL, to store content. Content is frequently stored as XML to facilitate, reuse, and enable flexible presentation options, but for dynamically generated content, it stays in MySQL tables until PHP (or other server side languages) scripts grab needed data to create whole or partial HTML pages on the fly.
A presentation layer displays the content to Web-site visitors based on a set of templates.
Administration is typically done through browser-based interfaces.
Unlike Web-site builders, a WCMS allows non-technical users to make changes to a website with little training. A WCMS typically requires an experienced coder to set up and add features, but is primarily a Web-site maintenance tool for non-technical administrators. Webmasters may frown on CMS systems, since, with them, the website authors can function without webmaster help.