Depending on the size and current format, you may want to import everything into the CMS. Might work well for searching etc.
I recently converted our companies static website (11,000 pages - we're a magazine publisher) to a mysql database. Tough work, but not as gruelling as it sounds. I wrote a script to parse thru the static html files and grab the title article and date. Also made use of the naming conventions to construct the date. A couple days work to get something that worked accurately for the different article formats but well worth it. Putting together index page and archives pages is pretty much cake work. A simple query will grab todays news, the past week, a month from 2000 or whatever. You can email me if you'd like some code pieces. olinux --- Maxim Maletsky <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > You could leave the site links the way they are by > working out a good > logic within apache's mod_rewtire routine. So, > basically you would > install CMS for the site and forward there the whole > site's used links > accordingly. > > It's the most elegant solution, but not the easiest > to accomplish. I > have done that once for a site with over 600Mb of > static pages. It was a > site for the printed magazine. > > > -- > Maxim Maletsky > [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > > www.PHPBeginner.com // PHP for Beginners > www.maxim.cx // my Home > > // my Wish List: ( Get me something! ) > http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/registry/2IXE7SMI5EDI3 > > > > Tariq Murtaza <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote... : > > > Try postnuke.com > > > > > > Ashley M. Kirchner wrote: > > > I need to add some type of Content > Management System to an already existing > > > site. All my client wants to be able to do is > adding new articles every week, > > > and have the system update the main (index) page > with those articles (adding > > > excerpts and keep a list of published articles.) > The criteria is that the > > > current index page has to stay the way it is > now, just the management has to be > > > somewhat automated. Right now everything is > being done manually, every article > > > manually linked in the index page and the little > excerpts written out by hand. > > > > > > Can anyone suggest a CMS program that I can > feed the current page to and > > > have it work without having to rewrite the whole > site into the CMS program? > > > > > > -- > > > H | I haven't lost my mind; it's backed up on > tape somewhere. > > > > +-------------------------------------------------------------------- > > > Ashley M. Kirchner <mailto:ashley@;pcraft.com> > . 303.442.6410 x130 > > > IT Director / SysAdmin / WebSmith > . 800.441.3873 x130 > > > Photo Craft Laboratories, Inc. . > 3550 Arapahoe Ave. #6 > > > http://www.pcraft.com ..... . . . > Boulder, CO 80303, U.S.A. > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > -- > > Tariq Murtaza > > Assistant Web Master > > Business Technology Team > > Small & Medium Enterprise Development Authority > > Government of Pakistan > > 1st Floor, Waheed Trade Complex > > 36-XX, Khayaban-e-Iqbal, D.H.A > > Lahore-54792, PAKISTAN > > Tel: (92 42) 111 111 456 > > Fax: (92 42) 5896619 > > Website: http://www.smeda.org.pk > > > > > > > > -- > > PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) > > To unsubscribe, visit: > http://www.php.net/unsub.php > > > > > -- > PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) > To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php > __________________________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Y! Web Hosting - Let the expert host your web site http://webhosting.yahoo.com/ -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php