I am a web developer by trade but originally went to school for Information Technology - Network Engineering Technology at Purdue University. Getting into web development as a student web developer I developed a passion for it that left networking seem a bit boring. Even though I finished up my networking degree I stuck with web development lately I have been a WP7 advocate. My Blog.
If you have been following along you should have a simple CMS built that has a place to securely log in and you should be able to create some users and access levels for your site. If you are creating a CMS you will need more than just to be able to log in and create users so here in part three we will get into a few of the things that you can do with your own CMS. A few people have really knocked the idea of creating your own CMS which is fine because we can all have our own opinions so I will just tell you all why I personally like to use my own.Read More
Alright if you have read the first article that we worked on a while ago “Creating Your Own CMS Part 1 – Secure Login” then you should have some sort of CMS design with a secure login. Now that we can login to our CMS we will need to have an easy way to add an administrator and of course give them access to only certain parts of the CMS. But first one little thing that I decided to add in to make it easy for you to login without having to manually add an entry in phpmyadmin was to make the first login attempt double as a create user.Read More
Have you ever built a site to realize it is a pain to manage? There are a lot of CMS options out there but some of them cost money, some are hard to learn, some your hosting company might not support, and well sometimes they just don’t have everything thing that you want. So today I am going to start to teach you how to create your own simple CMS. Today I will get into how you can find a design and get your secure login setup. This will be a series of blogs but to be honest I am not sure how advanced I will be going. If I wanted to spill it all and tell you how to build the CMS that my company uses then it might take a few blogs.Read More
Today I am going to show you how to get a new database setup with PHP/MySQL using PHPMyAdmin. For those of you who don’t know PHPMyAdmin is a great free tool to help you manage your databases. If you use cpanel or anything you have probably already seen/used it.Read More
Ok, so now you have “learned” …. wait should that be a single quote …. PHP and you are ready to really be able to start using it for something more than you can do with HTML. I will get into the use of single quotes vs double quotes, short tags, inline if statements, a few other little tips and tricks.Read More
We know how much fun it is to have to write the same query 12 different times and/or do a lot of LEFT, INNER, or explicit JOINs to the data that we need. There are several different available methods of caching available depending on the environment we are developing in. One that is very quick and simple is Flat File caching and it can also serve many different purposes.
These methods are slightly advanced and can be very helpful if you have built your own custom CMS for your website. Later we will link to more basic practices that can lead you up to these methods.Read More
If you have taken any basic HTML courses or look through tutorials you know how to build a website…. Well sort of. HTML is pretty much the first and main stepping stone of websites but it is merely the beginning. In this post I will show you a few techniques to get you stated in using PHP to make your sites more dynamic and much easier to manage.
Lets take for example you have an information site about carving spindles. Your site consists of a home page, an about us page, a contact us page, and a content page that has the instructions on creating the spindles. This is a small site and your knowledge currently is mostly only on HTML and CSS but you are tired of having to go and edit something on all 4 pages to simply make one change on the site.Read More