3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 11, 2008 1:02 PM by smiffy47

    SSI or MYSQL

    smiffy47 Level 1
      I run a site for people to access info on various social resources. I have used Server Side Includes to store the small quantites of info on various organisations, and it is displayed fine. However, to check the info remains accurate I have to chase up each organisation every few months, collect any changes and make the alterations to the ssi's.
      I am wondering if by changing to a database-run system I could get the various organisations to input the updated info themselves.
      Would it be very complicated to setup?
      Am I likely to run into endless problems? I have only a very small experience of php/mysql.
      Is there some existing system I can employ so that I don't have to try and re-invent the wheel?
      An example of my site can be seen at
      http://www.hopeless.me.uk/Pages/dayactivities/dayactivities_bx.php
      Thanks,
      Steve
        • 1. Re: SSI or MYSQL
          shelleyfish
          Hey, have you thought about using a CMS. I use Expression Engine which is pretty easy to setup and works a treat!
          • 2. Re: SSI or MYSQL
            Level 7
            > Would it be very complicated to setup?

            Starting from ground zero with dynamic coding, databases and application
            building? Yes, most likely, if you are wanting to do a custom application.

            > Am I likely to run into endless problems?

            Not if it's done properly, no.

            > Is there some existing system I can employ so that I don't have to try and
            > re-invent the wheel?

            You could take a look at http://www.content-seed.com - it's pretty simple,
            and might be all you need.

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            "smiffy47" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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            >I run a site for people to access info on various social resources. I have
            >used
            > Server Side Includes to store the small quantites of info on various
            > organisations, and it is displayed fine. However, to check the info
            > remains
            > accurate I have to chase up each organisation every few months, collect
            > any
            > changes and make the alterations to the ssi's.
            > I am wondering if by changing to a database-run system I could get the
            > various
            > organisations to input the updated info themselves.
            > Would it be very complicated to setup?
            > Am I likely to run into endless problems? I have only a very small
            > experience
            > of php/mysql.
            > Is there some existing system I can employ so that I don't have to try and
            > re-invent the wheel?
            > An example of my site can be seen at
            > http://www.hopeless.me.uk/Pages/dayactivities/dayactivities_bx.php
            > Thanks,
            > Steve
            >

            • 3. Re: SSI or MYSQL
              smiffy47 Level 1
              Thanks for the suggestions.
              I've had a quick look at Contentseed but I dont think it will do. I realise that I had not made it clear to you that the ssi's that show up on the webpage I gave also appear on other webpages. Some are used many times, and so to edit any content on one page will not do. I need something where one change will change the content site-wide, which is why I thought a database system might be needed.
              Any other thoughts?