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Building Websites with e107

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Building Websites with e107

Overview of this book

e107 is a PHP-based content management system that uses the popular open source MySQL database system for content storage. e107 is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License and is completely free, totally customizable and in constant development. It is an ideal tool for developing small to large dynamic community websites, intra company portals, corporate portals, weblogs and much more. It has a large, enthusiastic, and helpful community of users.If you want to create a powerful, fully-featured website in no time, this book is for you. This book will help you explore e107, putting you in the picture of what it offers, and how to go about building a site with the system. The book covers all the core features of e107, and it is thorough and incremental tutorial approach it gives you the understanding to experiment with advanced features and customization.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Building Websites with e107
Credits
About the Author
Acknowledgement
About the Reviewer
Preface

Summary


In this chapter we learned about user classes, what they are, how to assign them, and how to use them. We also learned how to set up forums using the forum plugin giving you a basic understanding of how information is entered, stored, organized, and presented. We learned how to configure the poll plugin so we can conduct polls not only to garner interest and participation in our site but also to gain valuable information that may help us market our products and services better. As our site began to grow with more business features we learned that we needed to adapt our theme to better accommodate all the new features and learned how to change default graphics with our own graphics.