CMS Made Simple is a an open source content management system that allows rapid website development in a fraction of the normal time, avoiding hours of coding by providing modules and 3rd Party add-ons. With this book in hand you will be able to harness the power of this modular and extendable content management system at your fingertips.
This guide for CMS Made Simple is based on practical and working solutions allowing you to understand how this powerful and simple application can support you in your daily work. The workshop helps you create engaging, effective, and easy-to-use CMS websites for businesses, clubs, or organizations.
This is a step- by-step case study, aimed at helping you build a complete professional website with CMS Made Simple. You can take a ready-to-use template or implement your own custom design, enrich the website with features like a photo gallery, an e-commerce solution with PayPal checkout, and forms of any complexity or popular JQuery effects and finish it off by optimizing it for search engines. The useful HTML and CSS code snippets are optimized and can be easily adapted for your own projects. Chapter by chapter you will put yourself in the role of web designer, developer, administrator, and business manager, thus learning every aspect needed for building rich websites that are very simple to manage.
A tutorial for beginners intended to equip them to build a fully functional website with a professional touch and advanced features
What you will learn from this book
* Develop powerful, engaging, effective, and easy-to-use CMS websites for businesses, clubs, or organizations
* Implement your own design or any HTML /CSS template into CMS Made Simple with step-by-step instructions
* Integrate an e-commerce shop with PayPal checkout
* Easily implement YouTube videos into templates or pages
* Create custom forms of any complexity with individual fields using a builder
* Integrate a photo gallery or newsletter feature with ready-to-use modules
* Build print-friendly PDF versions of your sites on the fly
* Develop protected pages available only for members and manage visitor logins with a sign-in form
* Build your own functionality with module maker
This is a practical, hands-on book based around a case study website, which you will build in this easy-to-understand workshop by using CMS Made Simple. The case study grows chapter by chapter, from CMS installation to the finished website. It provides clear instructions and detailed screenshots, so you can see exactly what to do at each step of the build.
When you have completed the case study, you will have the knowledge and confidence to build a website with rich functionality and individual design that is optimized for search engines and can be handed over to the customer.
Who this book is written for
This book is perfect for newcomers as well as webmasters who are looking for an introduction to building powerful and professional websites with a content management system. Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS is the only requirement. The workshop covers all aspects of web publishing and is aimed for web designers, web developers, editors, and web managers.
About the Author
Sofia Hauschildt is a tutor for web mastering and web development, who started designing and developing professional websites in 1995, just before her graduation in computer science. With experience as a Data Warehouse developer and ERP consultant she became a self-employed tutor. During her career she has been contracted by IT and management academies, the German army, several city administrations, and international companies like Siemens. Her work as a tutor is always focused on practical training combined with a theoretical background in order to get fast and handy results.
In her publications she shares not only solid knowledge but her personal experience and shows a simple and powerful way of creating websites for ambitious beginners. Building websites is an amazing chance to communicate with the whole world and to discover it as well.