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Building websites with Xoops: A step-by-step tutorial [Paperback]

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XOOPS is an open source web content management system, written in PHP. It allows administrators to easily create dynamic websites with great content and many outstanding features. It is an ideal tool for developing small to large dynamic community websites, intra company portals, corporate portals, weblogs and much more. It has a large, enthusiastic, and helpful community of users.

If you want to create a powerful, fully-featured website in no time, this book is for you. This book will help you explore XOOPS, putting you in the picture of what it offers, and how to go about building a site with the system. You will be introduced to the main components of XOOPS, and learn how to manage them. You will develop the skills and confidence to manage all types of content on the site, and also understand how users interact with the site. As you find your way round, your own ideas for what you need in your new website begin to crystallize around what you can see of the capabilities and flexibility of XOOPS. To make sure that you create the site that looks the way you want, the book covers working with themes to help define your look for your pages.

A case study of developing an example Intranet rounds of the book. This book covers: Installing and configuring XOOPS on a local development machine or a web hosting service Managing blocks and modules Working with news stories Managing users Working with other modules for handling content in XOOPS Manage themes to control the page layout

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Item Specifications...

Pages   160
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 7.3" Height: 0.4"
Weight:   0.15 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 31, 2006
Publisher   Packt Publishing
ISBN  1904811280  
ISBN13  9781904811282  

Availability  118 units.
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What a waste  Jun 5, 2007
If you already have a Xoops site up and running, this book is not for you. This is a rank beginner's guide to setting up your first website.

I'd figured out how to install and configure Xoops a few months earlier, and got almost nothing out of this book. It's also way too short (I read it in a day) and a lot of space is taken up by large, unnecessary screenshots.

If you skip the first two chapters (overview & installing Xoops) as well as the subsequent screenshots, you're left with under 70 pages of text! Building Websites with Xoops is rather overpriced for what you get.

The author doesn't go into enough detail when going through the popular modules. He just explains the (self-explanitory) functions in the Admin section, without exploring any deeper or giving advice on how you can REALLY customise Xoops.

There's also no info on how to create your own module, which is a pity. The 'Creating your own Themes' chapter is the best one, and happens to be the sample chapter you can download for free.

You're better off learning from the Web.
Intro to Xoops  May 14, 2007
This is relatively short book about Xoops. I have never before used Xoops nor anything similar and found this book to be a good quick introduction. The organization of this book probably would not be easy to search for answers to future questions but it can get you started quickly. After reading the book and trying to build a web site I abandoned Xoops. I worried the current dependence of Xoops on tables for layout would lead to re-doing a lot of work when the system changes to use CSS for layout. Perhaps I do not understand how to use Xoops but it also appeared that I would have to put significant time into making modifications to accomplish my goals. The book gave me enough background that I felt I would be able to make the modification to do anything I wanted, but I felt the same amount of time would be better spent on Ruby on Rails.
If your building a website with xoops you need it  May 12, 2007
really easy to follow and understand especially with me and I am such a newbie so I say its a go.
Not much here  Apr 16, 2007
This book is pretty lame. It just seems that a few very specific things are addressed, and yes that is usful, but not nearly in a comprehensive way. It's a thin little book, less than 150 pages. And the index just sucks. Just seems there is a lot missing here. I had it at my desk while building a website with xoops but found it answered almost none of the questions that came up as I worked.

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