On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 5:52 PM, Allen McCabe <allenmcc...@gmail.com> 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
> customizable.
> 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.
> in index.php:
> include("module.php")
> $username = findLoggedinUsername()
> eval ($content)
> in module.php:
> $result = mysqlquery("select * from content where page_id = get['id']")
> $row = fetcharray9$result)
> $content = $row['content']
> $title = $row['title']
> etc.
> The content mysql field contains:
> $ct = <<<END
> <p>Welcome $username, to the interweb</p>
> END;
> echo $ct
> In the heredoc, I can use variables like $username, but not like
> $row['username'].
> 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?

Use curly braces around the variable within the string when using arrays.

echo "Hello {$row['username']}";

However, know that string variable parsing can be very inefficient and
consider this analysis of PHP internals in your design.


On small sites with low traffic it doesn't matter much, but as
complexity and usage grows so does the overhead of writing your code
the "easy" way.

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