Posts Tagged ‘blog’

How to add a blog in CMSMS

Apr 30, 2010 by QR | Tags cmsms, blog

Step-by-step instructions how to install the blogging module CGBlog in CMS Made Simple

Step 1: Install CGExtensions and CGSimpleSmarty

CGBlog requires CGExtensions and CGSimpleSmarty in order to function properly. So we cannot proceed without this.

Step 2: Install CGBlog

Now that the dependencies are in place, navigate again to the Module Manager and install CGBlog. A new selection under Content should appear - Calguys Blog Module.

Step 3 (optional): Adjust the settings

Let's click on the Options tab. We get a lot of options that we can customize to fit our needs. I personally changed the Prefix to use on all URLS from the blog module option from cgblog to blog. We can change the settings at any time.

Step 4 (optional): Adjust the templates

The best thing I like about CMSMS is that we are able to customize the layout and design of everything. We can change the summary and detail templates as we see fit.

Step 5: Write first post

There is a Add Blog Entry link under the Entries tab. You need to assign a title, write the content and click Submit.

Step 6: Add {CGBlog} tag

To display the blog entries, you need to add the {CGBlog} tag into the content of a page or into a page template.

That's it. It's as simple as that.

Hello World

Mar 22, 2010 by QR | Tags blog, site_updates

This is the first post in our newly installed blog. Hello World!

After the idea to add a blog was initially announced more than a week ago. I finally found the time to actually get it done. The installation itself took just under 5 minutes and was as simple as one would expect from CMSMS. After all, thatswhy it's called CMS Made Simple, right?

The thing I like the most about CMSMS is that I have total control over the layout and design of every element. This is no different this time. I can quickly edit the summary template and post details template and fit them to my needs. It's simple and effective. Just the way I like it.

Blogroll

  • If you fancy tech blogs with occasional posts about design and web standards, morfonaut.net might be of some interest to you.
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  • The site template-wizard.com is another excellent place to find free web templates and web design tips.
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