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Radical Rob
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Lost Angeles Kalifornia, via Hawaii....
Insane since: Jun 2001

IP logged posted posted 05-23-2006 21:56 Edit Quote

I was wondering if someone could point me to a tut that would show me how to create an "admin" page for a site I'm doing. All I need it to do is allow someone who knows nothing of HTML that could post simple updates and upload pics into an image directory.

I'm not sure if what im asking is really difficult or relatively easy. Any help would be awesome!
thanks

DL-44
Lunatic (VI) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

IP logged posted posted 05-24-2006 00:47 Edit Quote

This isn't the most complciated thing to do, but it isn't exactly the easiest either

There are a few things to consider -

1) What language are we talking here?

2) How will the information be stored? Database, texet files, etc.

3) Are we talking multiple users?

Knowing what language you plan to use, and what kind of experience you have with it will be a big help in pointing you in the right direction.

Radical Rob
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Lost Angeles Kalifornia, via Hawaii....
Insane since: Jun 2001

IP logged posted posted 05-24-2006 02:09 Edit Quote

PHP would probably be easiest since the site is PHP based.

To be honest, there are only a few text fields that I was thinking about having him edit...
www.jerryjavier.com

I was thinking of the main page text, his show schedule, and I'd like to eventually integrate the blog section to look like the rest of the site.


And no, it would only be 1 person. And unfortunately I have 0(zero) experience doing anythign of this sort... :-)

sorry.

divinechaos
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Dec 2001

IP logged posted posted 05-24-2006 03:58 Edit Quote

Something similar to this?
http://www.sitepoint.com/article/publishing-mysql-data-web

Yank's series is somewhat helpful (this is the last, bring-mysql-and-php-together article). Should provide a rough overview of how to go about creating strightforward click-edit-save functionality. As for other tutorials, I suggest zend.com http://www.zend.com/zend/tut/ whenever possible.

HTH,
DC

Tyberius Prime
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Germany
Insane since: Sep 2001

IP logged posted posted 05-24-2006 08:27 Edit Quote

If you are in a hurry and would prefer a pre-made affordable solution, contact me.

Otherwise, tinyMce is a pretty nice web-based-html-editor (think 'office editor'), that you might wish to consider integrating.

So long,

->Tyberius Prime

kimson
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Royal Horsing Ground
Insane since: Jan 2005

IP logged posted posted 05-24-2006 10:42 Edit Quote

Sorry if this makes anyone cringe here, but there is always the free Content Management System (CMS) solution, which allows you to waste very little time on things you don't really want to get involved with (whether it's design, coding, etc.)

May I suggest you take a look at Joomla! ?

[edit] Of course this will only work for you if you're not too far in the development... [/edit]

(Edited by kimson on 05-24-2006 10:44)

*********************

Update:

I don't know that much about PHP and MySQL integration, but I'm trying to learn, and I thought about this: would it be possible to create a separate database with particular authorisations just for him and create one entry for each field you would like him to be able to edit and place the corresponding PHP queries for each entry in your website where you want him to be able to edit the texts? Or is that a stupid idea?

I don't know how that would work, really, I am only new to all this, but am very keen to hear what you all have to say about my "first PHP integration idea" (blimey that was hard work)...

(Edited by kimson on 05-24-2006 10:53)

_Mauro
Maniac (V) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Jul 2005

IP logged posted posted 05-24-2006 11:35 Edit Quote

<insert overly exagerated macho sloppy smile here> I doubt you would want to hear my comments about a girl's ideas in the area of software engineering.</insert>

kimson
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Royal Horsing Ground
Insane since: Jan 2005

IP logged posted posted 05-24-2006 11:39 Edit Quote

Two words: Fuck. Off.



Now seriously, is that really such a daft idea?

_Mauro
Maniac (V) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Jul 2005

IP logged posted posted 05-24-2006 12:23 Edit Quote

No, keeping in mind you're a girl. Now get me a coffee, quick

_Mauro
Maniac (V) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Jul 2005

IP logged posted posted 05-24-2006 13:01 Edit Quote

Seriously now: kudos for trying, and for trying to learn, it's always a positive thing.
I don't have a direct answer.
To me, the task is trivial so I don't put thinking in it, but the advice of getting an existing lightweight cms is good (I have to stress lightweight, no need for a huge complicated cms there).

And honestly, I haven't fully understood your proposal... for the most part, the idea of keeping things simple sounds good,
but I must admit I don't understand the details of what you suggested kimson.

So no, nothing silly there, no revolution either, just common sense, perfect for coding.

And btw, a biologist and friend of mine told me that girls in general
are able to keep theyre concentration longer than men.

...Still, I *love* throwing you off within a couple of silly posts

Radical Rob
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Lost Angeles Kalifornia, via Hawaii....
Insane since: Jun 2001

IP logged posted posted 05-24-2006 19:50 Edit Quote

WOW, didn't realize how deep this would end up getting. I was hoping for a simple, few lines of code and a data base type of solution....

I will look over the article and see how well I fare.

And btw, seems like every post I read involving Mauro has his either pissing someone off or him going off on some wild tangent... I mean really, is that neccesary?

Again, I appreciate the leads here guys.

DL-44
Lunatic (VI) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

IP logged posted posted 05-24-2006 20:44 Edit Quote
quote:

Radical Rob said:

I was hoping for a simple, few lines of code and a data base type of solution....





it's never quite that simple.
That might be why people make careers out of doing web design and development

With no experience whatsoever, you probably need to choose one of two things -

1) dive in and learn to code php/mysql

2) get one of the many prefab solutions out there

Search google for CMS and see what comes up...



(Edited by DL-44 on 05-24-2006 20:45)

WarMage
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Rochester, New York, USA
Insane since: May 2000

IP logged posted posted 05-24-2006 20:54 Edit Quote

I just gave an html developer some training on PHP and they found that WordPress was really easy to setup. Creating a new template was easy and the administration interface was easy for the standard user. WordPress is just a little blogging tool, which handles image uploads and posting of "Stories." This is often enough if the goal is to keep the site fresh.

A full blown CMS might be more than you really need.

Dan @ Code Town

bitdamaged
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: 100101010011 <-- right about here
Insane since: Mar 2000

IP logged posted posted 05-24-2006 21:21 Edit Quote

When I redid my site a couple of months ago I did a short writeup of a couple of systems here:
http://www.bitdamaged.com/2006/03/05/of-blogs-and-men/#more-3



.:[ Never resist a perfect moment ]:.

_Mauro
Maniac (V) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Jul 2005

IP logged posted posted 05-24-2006 21:28 Edit Quote

And she's free to express herself, but I don't think I am pissing her off, what's up with humor? We've known each other for years,
hopefully, she knows by now I value her work and that this is second to third degree humor (otherwise I don't think she would dare telling me to fuck off).

Lighten up, have a cup of coffe, and give me a break, I'd be "amazed" if she had found this insulting at all.

Radical Rob
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Lost Angeles Kalifornia, via Hawaii....
Insane since: Jun 2001

IP logged posted posted 05-26-2006 02:28 Edit Quote

thanks bd... wordpress looks like the ticket. I picked up a php/mysql book a while ago DL and it gave me migranes! (way too much reading...) I think I'll stick to music.



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