Allen McCabe wrote:
I have been trying to wrap my mind around how to accomplish this for a few
days, and done estensive searching on Google.
I know there are free CMS systems available for download, but I want to
write my own code so I can maintain it and extend it, I need it to be
So far what I have worked up is this:
The mysql row contains a page_id field, title field, content field, and
sidebar content field.
$username = findLoggedinUsername()
$result = mysqlquery("select * from content where page_id = get['id']")
$row = fetcharray9$result)
$content = $row['content']
$title = $row['title']
The content mysql field contains:
$ct = <<<END
<p>Welcome $username, to the interweb</p>
In the heredoc, I can use variables like $username, but not like
So far this method works just fine, however I want to be able to edit the
content through the website itself. Am I on the right track or is this
awkward? I am implementing a new, login system (mine isn't secure enough)
and I want to implement it correctly.
How should I go about storing content (which may or may not include php)
into a page content field?
You are definitely trying to reinvent the wheel.
But, having done that myself, I can tell you very generally how I did it.
My content table allowed for multiple rows for each page. Each row had a
label and value (e.g. body:Hello World, sidebar:Goodbye World). To allow
for php code, I added a "type" to each row. (e.g. body:text:Hello World,
sidebar:eval:echo 'Goodbye World';). A template then would have a
function call at the appropriate places to parse the expected content
As things go, it got a little more complex than that, and then a little
more complex than that, etc.
It's been working fine for me for five or six years and is still
reasonably elegant. I've thought of open sourcing it, but I have a hunch
there are several hundred systems like that already.
Good luck and have fun.
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