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Create A Site Where People Login And Have A Different Page


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#1 pcmaddeanp

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 09:49 AM

Hey,

I am creating a website and I was wondering how to have a login page and when people login, a different page pops up with any new news regarding them.

Would Joomla! CMS be the best thing to use or Dreamweaver or maybe even a different program?

Thanks

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#2 groovicus

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 03:03 PM

Joomla and Dreamweaver are two very different applications, and Dreamweaver does not have the capabilities that you need (other than allowing easy integration for Server Side Includes). Joomla will work fine, as long as you have a server capable of running PHP.

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 06:20 AM

I have signed up to a hosting package that has PHP and MySQL.

So how do I do this?

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 10:11 AM

Are you going to use Joomla?
Start by downloading XAMPP, and installing it on your home computer. You will use this to build your website.
XAMPP download
Then you need to download Joomla:
Joomla download
Here is a video guide:
http://help.joomla.org/ghop/feb2008/task167/xampp.html

You will need to spend some time with the documentation for XAMPP so that you know how it works. Then you will need some time to read the docs for Joomla, and understand how it works. Then you need to build your website (which means a ton more Googling, and help at the Joomla support forum). Then, once you get your website doing what you want, you upload it to your server.

If you want people to actually find your website, you will need a domain name of some sort.

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There is no "12 easy steps to Webpage creation with Joomla". Creating a web site with dynamic content can be very difficult, and takes a lot of time to research and test.

Good luck with your website. :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 11:10 AM

Thanks for the help :thumbsup:
I'm not going to use XAMPP as it take up too many resources. Instead I am going to use VertrigoServ and I recommend it to everyone out there. It's very very lightweight (like uTorrent).
http://vertrigo.sourceforge.net/ (Yes, it's FREE)

Thanks again!

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 06:08 AM

Hey guys, we are developing a website on Drupal. Anybody knows whether it has such modules to set up a login page as pcmaddeanp is asking about?

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 08:34 AM

Yes. drupal.org would be the place to look for that sort of information.

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 10:18 AM

Cool. I'll have a look at that as well as Joomla.

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 10:26 AM

Yes. drupal.org would be the place to look for that sort of information.

Thanks, should look for an option!




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