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'roll your own' or straight-out-of-the-box

content management system

   
4:29 pm on May 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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hi,

i am fairly new to programming (albeit an old hand at html), having just finished my first php / mysql project, which has taken about 3 weeks.

i would like to implement this knowledge to make certain sections of my site easier to update and maintain - especially for non-html-gurus.

i am confident of

* being able to check variables for the correct content to keep security high.
* keeping mysql user security settings tight
* rewriting the urls to make things search engine friendly

is this enough to start writing a CMS for use on a live and busy site?

or have i just displayed my ignorance with the above and should keep on practicing for a few months ;-)

and / or use an out of the box CMS as a far more security-conscious way to do it?

thanks for advice

5:00 pm on May 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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* being able to check variables for the correct content to keep security high.

Which is more than the authors of some CMS you come across can do.

* keeping mysql user security settings tight

Which is more than the authors of some CMS you come across can do.

* rewriting the urls to make things search engine friendly

Which is more than the authors of some CMS you come across can do.

I'd say go for it!

5:03 pm on May 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Add two more to that list...

-Prepare your articles with good SEO (H1, custom keyworded titles and metas)
-Make sure your upload scripts for images and files are secure

I think you have a good handle on it as well.

6:18 pm on May 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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thanks for encouragement and tips guys - much appreciated.

CMS here we go!

 

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