[kwlug-disc] Can someone help?

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Wed May 5 10:24:26 EDT 2010


On Wed, May 5, 2010 at 8:23 AM, Richard Weait <richard at weait.com> wrote:

> On Wed, May 5, 2010 at 7:43 AM, John Van Ostrand <john at netdirect.ca>
> wrote:
> > The easiest way we do this is using PHP.
> > Create header.php as the header including HEAD and BODY tags. Then create
> > page.php with only HTML.
> >
> > Then create .htaccess file and use php's directive "auto_prepend_file"
> > giving header.php as the file. I don't recal the exact syntax, search for
> > that directive.
> >
> > Then the header.php file is called every time page.php is called.
>
> The other way to go is to select a content management system, adapt to
> a bit of a learning curve, and then let the CMS handle:
> - new accounts
> - lost passwords
> - menus
> - branding
> - related links
> - page versions
> - etc., etc.
>
> While you only worry about content.
>

Seconded.

We all start by doing custom code, only to come to that conclusion via the
same route you are now experiencing.

Give Drupal a try (http://drupal.org/).
-- 
Khalid M. Baheyeldin
2bits.com, Inc.
http://2bits.com
Drupal optimization, development, customization and consulting.
Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability. --  Edsger W.Dijkstra
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. --   Leonardo da Vinci
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