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Website geekery...

Spent the last few hours (well, time over the last day and a half) installing and configuring Joomla, integrating Gallery2, and migrating my web content into the new site.

The new design for The Bovine Illuminati is by no means exciting (nor is it even without flaws) but it does...
I'm going to sit back a bit before I go in and build a custom theme for myself (yes, I need the holstein spots back, and many of the images are designed for a white background, which I also want back). Still, not bad for only a few hours.

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jadecat9
Sep. 20th, 2005 10:12 pm (UTC)
Nice. How simple is it to use? I was thinking of doing more of an integrated content management system, but don't like what I've seen so far.
bovil
Sep. 20th, 2005 10:38 pm (UTC)
As CMS packages go, it's easy to use, but that's not saying a lot.

Once you load the software and create the database, setup is pretty much automatic. Same deal with Gallery2. Once they're both up and running, it's pretty easy to load the bridge component (which is still beta, and pretty limited at the moment, but functional).

Once it's set up things get a touch scary; the system is preloaded with a bunch of sample data and it doesn't make a lot of sense.

I stripped out a lot of the features I'm not using, and that makes it a bit easier to deal with (for example, I'm not doing anything with the news features).

The template system is, as CMS template systems go, incredibly simple. It's possible to code the template in only a page of HTML. The CSS is extensive and huge, but the classes are already defined.
jadecat9
Sep. 23rd, 2005 03:57 pm (UTC)
Hmm. Looking thru the developer's forum.

Problem is that I use the Coppermine gallery, and I don't think they've quite worked out the bridge yet for CM. I'll have to keep watch and see what they do.

bovil
Sep. 23rd, 2005 04:06 pm (UTC)
Yeah, if you were going to use Joomla, you would need to migrate to a Gallery2 implementation; even though the bridge component is pretty sparse at the moment it does some really sophisticated things like user synchronization.
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