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Power CMS builder and Site Sculptor

Thread began 6/20/2012 11:57 am by bill3786 | Last modified 6/25/2012 2:59 pm by Jason Byrnes | 1094 views | 6 replies |

bill3786

Power CMS builder and Site Sculptor

Just in the process of putting a quote together for a primary school website in which we will use the Site Sculptor and Power CMS Builder extensions within our Super Suite to add CMS areas for the headmistress, teachers and other school officials to add their own content.

We've not used Power CMS builder before so a couple of questions before completing the quote for the site.

1. What is the difference, if any, between creating a site with Site Sculptor and adding CMS from the outset compared to creating all the php pages with Site sculptor first and then adding the CMS areas afterwards to each page?

2. Can there be different logins for different parts of the site e.g. an all pages login for the headmistress, teachers login for class pages and a different login for the school governors pages?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

1) are you using the stand alone versions of PCMS Builder and Site Sculptor? or using Design Extender?

In the stand alone versions, the CMS included in Site Sculptor is a limikted version, you would be better of creating the site without CMS, then adding CMS Builder after the site is created.

In Design Extender, the CMS versions are identical.


2) No, CMS Builder does not offer a way to assign sections of the cms to certain users.

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bill3786

1. Yes, we are using the stand alone versions so adding CMS afterwards is the way to go.

2. The client has asked for different login sections so this could be a problem. Any workarounds at all on this?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

1) Yes, adding CMS After the site is created would be best.

2) No, this is not a supported feature of Power CMS Builder.

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bill3786

Ok, thanks.

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bill3786

Looking at adding a fun question and answer feature to the school website. Something along the lines of a question with three possible answers with tickboxes. If a correct answer is chosen a congratulations mesage is shown. If an incorrect tickbox is selected then a "Sorry, please try again" message or similar is displayed.

A few questions:

1. What is the best way to achieve this feature, is it relatively simple or more trouble than its worth and best forgotten?

2. Can the question and answers be generated and changed by the teachers in the CMS areas?

3. If this is not feasible then can you suggest some other fun features which could be added relatively easily?

4. Are there any site builders out there who have done some similar fun things on school websites already?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

the question and answer cannot be done using CMS.


you would need to create a table of questions
questions:
questionID - primary key
question

and a table of answers:
answers:
answerID - Primary key
answerQuestionID - relates to questions.questionID
answer
isCorrect - 0 or 1 (1 for correct)

the checkboxes will pass the answerID, and be used to look up the selected answer i n a recordset.

if the isCorrect column is 1, the answer is correct, use this to trigger the message.

you can use data asssit pages to manage the questions and answers.

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