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Migrating Static HTML pages to WordPress CMS

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

I previously posted about migrating static pages to Drupal – in this post I will explore importing/migrating data into WordPress. Solution A – a simple approach to import new POSTS from static HTML files. At this time, WordPress is one of the best documented (IMO) Open Source solutions – the project’s information sharing model is Continue reading →

Zena – Rails CMS & VDI Playground

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

CMS=Content Management System Rails = Ruby on Rails – a development framework using the Ruby language, Active Record, and Restful programming. VDI – virtual disk image (Sun Virtualbox virtual machine solution) Zena is described as a state of the art CMS “with a focus on usability, ease of customization and web 2.0 goodness (application like Continue reading →

Migrating static html pages to a Web CMS/Blog

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

If you have a number of old web sites or even a significant number of static HTML web pages then you may decide that moving them into a web based content management system (CMS) or even a blog might provide a benefit.

First, reasons NOT to migrate:

CMS Made Simple – 1st impressions

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Made Simple? Let’s see how long it takes before the PSH (problem solving hat) is required.   See minor steps (bottom of page) taken BEFORE starting the install… I am using the 13 step installation guide from the CMSMS web site.

  1. check requirements – web server, DB server, ftp or ssh server access
  2. download – many options (file version choices – should be a one-click

Drupal 6 – 1st impressions

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

As noted elsewhere I planned to try Drupal a few months back.  This is actually my third look at it – I found it to be less than ready for my needs during previous views (~2003-2006.)  I will attempt to install and use this solution without putting on my TSH (trouble shooting hat.)

With Open Source projects it is quite common to encounter hurdles with even simple things, like installing the

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