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Forums (message boards) are a great way to share ideas, debate on current issues, or offer technical assistance to your clients. A forum can really help you build up a community around your website, increase traffic, and improve communication with your clients. Although you can find a wealth of free forum applications out there, which you can install and customize for your needs, this article teaches you how to build your own forum from scratch to make it fit your specific requirements. (You can view this article in its original www.macromedia.com/devnet.) We will walk you from designing and setting up your database to building a basic front end, adding user authentication, allowing subscription to message threads, and sending topic reply notifications by e-mail. You can have a fully functional forum in no time, with minimum effort and coding. Planning the Forum In ... (more)

Building a Forum with Macromedia Dreamweaver From Adobe Part 2

In Part 1 of this tutorial, we taught you how to pull information from a database in order to set up a forum front end and how to style it with CSS. In this article, you will see how easy it is to build a user authentication system for your forum. Setting Up User Authentication In the following sections of this tutorial, you will use ImpAKT to build a user authentication system for your forum. You need authentication to prevent pranksters from posting a load of garbage to your forum and getting away with it. If users want to post messages to the forum, they must register an acco... (more)

Build a Simple Content Management System

In this article you'll learn how to create a basic content management system using Adobe Dreamweaver 8 and KTML 4 Lite edition. You can use this system to manage content for an online newspaper, a company presentation Web site, or a site with articles. At the end of this article users of the Content Management System will be able to: See the list of articles that exist in the site database - with title, description, and an Edit link next to each item Edit the articles using KTML Lite, a free online HTML editor. Using KTML Lite, the text boxes or text areas used to edit content c... (more)

Configuring and Testing PHP Servers for XSL Support

The major breakthrough in Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 is visual authoring with XML data. You can now perform both client-side and server-side XSL transformations in a snap. I covered XML syntax in one of my previous articles. I also presented the XSL syntax and covered the differences between a server-side and a client-side transformation in my article, XSL Overview. Finally, in the article, Consuming a Remote RSS Feed with Dreamweaver 8, I show you how to consume a remote feed in your site, using the XSL Transformation server behavior in Dreamweaver 8. This article explains how to... (more)

Building a Simple Content Management System

In this article you'll learn how to create a basic content management system that stores articles in a database using Microsoft's Visual Web Developer Express Edition (or Microsoft Visual Studio) and KTML 4 Lite edition. At the end of this article users of the Content Management System will be able to: See the list of articles that exist in the site database with the title and short description. Display the full article. Edit or add articles using the free online HTML editor KTML Lite that is easy to learn and use just like Microsoft Word. Using KTML Lite the text boxes or text a... (more)