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    php nuke ??

    what you guys feel about php nuke ?

    I'm starting to like it , but is there a better program out there ?

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    My client likes it a lot.
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    Have you looked at XOOP?? It is very stable even though it is still pre-release. I still prefer MyPhPnuke as far as the nukes go.

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    phpNuke is probably the most popular one out there. I've only used it was, but the job was to modify the scripts to suit a client's specification... after working on phpNuke for many days, I now know the whole backend of the system, and it's very impressive the way it's been coded. The module system works really well, especially when you're modifying the scripts for the client and adding new features to it . The other script that you could try is PostNuke, which I've heard is a very good script and a competitor of phpNuke.

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    After having used both PHPNuke and PostNuke, I'd highly suggest going with PostNuke!

    Also, unless you plan on using your own theme, there seem to be alot more PostNuke skin/theme sites around these days. Which I suppose would be a plus, for some.

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    Red face

    PHP and Postnuke, or any other portal related ends are very funny. They all always have the similiar design and feel. Maybe many of its users are just common or they're pretty off schedule to redesign the theme. I felt that the web is about uniqueness. Why would I return to a specific portal if there's many of its twins out there that's the same?

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    try postnuke Ivan23 and see what you think
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    i will , thanks ....

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    I've done work on both, I recommend PostNuke.

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    * Write your own

    I've found that writing your own cms/news/forums systems is the way to go. It definitely takes some time, but it's yours when it's done. Every nuke/postnuke/xoops site out there seems pretty much identical to me.

    I also find that most people who set up the "portal systems" don't really need it, they need a news script and possibly forums or downloads.

    You also have much more control over the security of your own code.

    Just my .02

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    I'd stay away from phpNuke, we had several sites we host defaced because of holes in phpNuke and it's not fun for the client.
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    Originally posted by Shinji01
    PHP and Postnuke, or any other portal related ends are very funny. They all always have the similiar design and feel. Maybe many of its users are just common or they're pretty off schedule to redesign the theme. I felt that the web is about uniqueness. Why would I return to a specific portal if there's many of its twins out there that's the same?
    The same thing goes for bulletin board software. These kinds of web applications that are used a lot by people better have the same interface, bucause it will be easier for the users of one site to navigate throught another one.

    You can, of course, change the colors and general style.
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    Re: Write your own

    Originally posted by MDJ2000
    I also find that most people who set up the "portal systems" don't really need it, they need a news script and possibly forums or downloads.
    Out of interest, what news scripts do you recommend?

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    Re: Write your own

    Originally posted by MDJ2000
    I've found that writing your own cms/news/forums systems is the way to go. It definitely takes some time, but it's yours when it's done. Every nuke/postnuke/xoops site out there seems pretty much identical to me.

    I also find that most people who set up the "portal systems" don't really need it, they need a news script and possibly forums or downloads.

    You also have much more control over the security of your own code.

    Just my .02
    how you write your own , thats hard i think ...I'm not that new in php but i still have lots to learn ..

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    Re: Re: Write your own

    Originally posted by brookie

    Out of interest, what news scripts do you recommend?
    OK, to answer my own question...

    Fusion news seems quite good (http://www.fusionphp.com/).

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    Re: Re: Re: Write your own

    Originally posted by brookie


    OK, to answer my own question...

    Fusion news seems quite good (http://www.fusionphp.com/).
    that program is great ! I love it ....

    one question... how can i input that into my site ??
    i know can use the following

    <?php
    include ("/home/httpd/vhosts/bayareastreetracing.com/httpdocs/php/mainheader.php");
    ?>

    how can input the whole thing to the site , to where if click on the news users can still see my template ?

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    I 've tried both phpNuke and Postnuke, Personally I believe that the second is far beyond.

    The only problem I see is that their structure is so complex that you have to study it weeks in order to add a function that it doesn't already exists.

    Finally I decide to redesign a forum (xmbforum) and make it a news-articles post, forum, chat, private message site.

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    I agree with the whole 'do it yourself' thing.. if you know how to program, make the application yourself. Don't leave it down to someone else putting in tons of features that.. really.. you don't need! Specially goes for Bulletin Boards / Message Forums like this one that you need to sign up for. I'll probably never visit this one again after today..

    PHP is so easy to work with.
    Think of a feature.
    Go to www.php.net
    Do a short search to find the feature.
    Intergrate it into your script!

    Think of another feature..

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    Re: Re: Re: Re: Write your own

    Originally posted by Ivan23


    one question... how can i input that into my site ??
    i know can use the following

    <?php
    include ("/home/httpd/vhosts/bayareastreetracing.com/httpdocs/php/mainheader.php");
    ?>

    how can input the whole thing to the site , to where if click on the news users can still see my template ?
    I think you should be including the news.txt file in your page:

    PHP Code:
    <?php
    include("news.txt");
    ?>

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    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Write your own

    Originally posted by brookie


    I think you should be including the news.txt file in your page:

    PHP Code:
    <?php
    include("news.txt");
    ?>

    thanks

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    * < -- new to php

    i dont know where to start writing php code....

    but i really want to phpnuke looking site ... can anyone pust me in the right direction is there like a step by step howto?

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    Re: < -- new to php

    Originally posted by networkfreek
    i dont know where to start writing php code....

    but i really want to phpnuke looking site ... can anyone pust me in the right direction is there like a step by step howto?
    http://www.phpbuilder.com/

    http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/programming/php/

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    thanks for the great links!!!

    see now this is what i like about forums!!!

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    Originally posted by Synthetic
    After having used both PHPNuke and PostNuke, I'd highly suggest going with PostNuke!

    Also, unless you plan on using your own theme, there seem to be alot more PostNuke skin/theme sites around these days. Which I suppose would be a plus, for some.
    Unfortunately, I'd suggest just the opposite.
    I've had bad bad bad experiences with PN, because of various functions not working correctly. In one case (when i began comparing the two), the admin page for PN refused to come up, or let me in, gave me some junk about permissions (it wasn't the password, it was the script itself),and it kept coming up repeatedly.

    While PHP-Nuke's not very good with releases (I've generally had to go through and correct quite a few bugs with his releases), and he's about demanding with copyrights (3 places in some pages he wants his name, minimum 2 in all), it's still great code.

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    Re: Re: Write your own

    Originally posted by Ivan23


    how you write your own , thats hard i think ...I'm not that new in php but i still have lots to learn ..
    It's rather complicated and time consuming. At one point I was in the process of writing mine, but I went the lazy way out, with Php-Nuke instead.
    As far as the comment of all PHP-Nuke sites being designed the same layed out the same, well, perhaps, but, if it helps keep things down, if it keeps the time spent working with the site down, then that's definitely a good thing, and I've not once had problems with people hacking or cracking into Php-Nuke.

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    Re: -

    Originally posted by Markavian
    I agree with the whole 'do it yourself' thing.. if you know how to program, make the application yourself. Don't leave it down to someone else putting in tons of features that.. really.. you don't need! Specially goes for Bulletin Boards / Message Forums like this one that you need to sign up for. I'll probably never visit this one again after today..

    PHP is so easy to work with.
    Think of a feature.
    Go to www.php.net
    Do a short search to find the feature.
    Intergrate it into your script!

    Think of another feature..
    I can not agree with this tho, just think about it, all these portals took years to be where they are right at this time and check and see how many people write, fix and modify the codes.

    Almost everyday, you see a new patch or code for these portals, I personally think that this will take alot of time to make something even close to PHP-Nuke or it's forks.

    I do agree with learning and PHP and write something in the way that if you wanna change something about the script, you can do it without any problem.

    There are so many sites out there who don't even look like the "usual" Nuke portals.

    I would say, go for PHP-Nuke if you would like to learn PHP and write something smaller than that, code is very clear and easy to adopt, you can make changes with no problem, if you know a little bit of PHP.

    On the other side, if you want something "out of the box" then go for either MyPHPNuke or Post-Nuke...... But remember that these portals are very hard to tweak, the choice is your's.

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