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Getting Started, confused dir struct

Thread began 2/23/2010 11:09 am by rick178787 | Last modified 2/23/2010 4:17 pm by Jason Byrnes | 872 views | 1 replies |

rick178787

Getting Started, confused dir struct

I'm a little confused, here. I've worked through the few setup/getting started for PowerCMS, CMS201 but I'm unclear about how to actually get started. I'm just switching over from (no longer supported) Adobe Developer Tool Box and I see some similarities, but I'm really a dB guy.

1. file structure - best practices. does everything in the zip go into one folder called, say, CMS? Including WA_Globals, Validation TookKit, Security Assist?

Or just the WA_CMS folder? admin? What about the HTMLeditor folder?

2. Is there a whole site workflow preference?

I'm starting off with a blank slate here. However, I don't have line one of php written yet, not even an index.php page. I've got the mysql db backend done, and that's all I've got--the dB, which I need to secure behind log-in sets first so it's not exposed to the public:

So I'll need to implement:

  • Security Assist to at least get admin users working on the data
  • DataAssist--get my admin input/modify/delete and search pages working
  • CMS functions
  • and then some sort of Template styling
  • Public access


Rick

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

1) extract the contents of the CMS zip file into a folder in your site, keep the folder structure exactly the same.


2) Power CMS already includes the administrative back end for adding content to the database. During set up, you create a admin user name and password that is used to access the back end.

power CMS is not configured to have multiple users, it will only accommodate one admin user. This is a feature that will be added to the next version.

you only need to create the site pages that will display the content you add to power cms, in other words the front end pages.

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