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Perl based Content Management System

by santander (Acolyte)
on Dec 13, 2004 at 18:32 UTC ( #414497=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

santander has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I am looking for simple and convenient Perl based Content Management System (CMS) for web site. Its preferable that not need FTP. Simple requirements: Perl module 5.0, no MySQL or PHP, no Java or servlets. I need have the full control about the generated source, so i always write my web pages in a standard text editor. Need some recomendations.

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Re: Perl based Content Management System
by EverLast (Scribe) on Dec 13, 2004 at 18:46 UTC
Re: Perl based Content Management System
by dragonchild (Archbishop) on Dec 13, 2004 at 18:38 UTC
    Have you looked at Mason or AxKit?

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Re: Perl based Content Management System
by perrin (Chancellor) on Dec 13, 2004 at 18:56 UTC
    You haven't really told us enough about what you want to do with it to recommend anything. What do you imagine this CMS will do for you? Based on what you said so far, I suggest just making templates with Template Toolkit and running the ttree utility to generate your site.
      I want to have full or partly user-editable pages, to edit some web pages(change text, replace pictures). There will no chats or Guestbooks, News tickers, Bulletin Boards.
        Sounds like Moveable Type or Bloxsom to me.
        seems you will be served well by any one of the million or so wiki incarnations out there. Download a bunch of them and test them out. You might find a mix of capabilities in different products, however, and at that point, might be inspired to cook your own.
Re: Perl based Content Management System
by mojotoad (Monsignor) on Dec 13, 2004 at 19:32 UTC
      I need something more simple, and free(non-commercial).
        What's wrong with the 1-author, 3-weblogs version? That's free ...

        Being right, does not endow the right to be rude; politeness costs nothing.
        Being unknowing, is not the same as being stupid.
        Expressing a contrary opinion, whether to the individual or the group, is more often a sign of deeper thought than of cantankerous belligerence.
        Do not mistake your goals as the only goals; your opinion as the only opinion; your confidence as correctness. Saying you know better is not the same as explaining you know better.

        In that case, I recommend vim.

        Cheers,
        Matt

Re: Perl based Content Management System
by csuhockey3 (Curate) on Dec 13, 2004 at 20:10 UTC
    here's a related thread about perl-based CMS.
Re: Perl based Content Management System
by superfrink (Curate) on Dec 13, 2004 at 20:02 UTC
    Someone recommended Bricolage to me the other day but I have not looked at it yet.
      If you want simple, then Bricolage is not it. It is meant for a full magazine-style editing website with workflow, preview, etc. Not polls, blogging, etc. Also if you want something a little cleaner to play with you might check out Krang. It does just what bricolage does but is much easier to set up.

        Krang may be easier to set up, but we're working on that as I type :)

        Cheers,
        Ovid

        New address of my CGI Course.

Re: Perl based Content Management System
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 13, 2004 at 22:00 UTC
    Most CMS's I've seen either reproduce slashdot or a blog. For someone who wants blog-features but also easily editable static content, you are rapidly in trouble. Even the shiny CMS systems make this way too complicated.

    I've actually taken to just using one-user-only Wiki's since I don't really want anyone commenting on my blog entries. Ruwiki looks tempting... I've used and liked TWiki before but it is a bit of a pain to set up (though very powerful).

Re: Perl based Content Management System
by b10m (Vicar) on Dec 13, 2004 at 20:48 UTC

    Haven't looked at it yet, but heard some pretty good stories on Krang. It, however, does require MySQL, but maybe you can hack that out? ;)

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    b10m

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Re: Perl based Content Management System
by Zero_Flop (Pilgrim) on Dec 14, 2004 at 07:37 UTC
    How about a wiki implementation?

    You can use flat text files.
    You can edit the files from anywhere.
    It can maintain a history of changes.
    You can script changes and updates.
    There are Perl versions available.
    Most you can password protect Read/write if you want.
    The syntax is really easy for those not too technical.
    Some come with file upload featured via Post methods.


    ZeroFlop
      I try to describe the CMS I present myself: it works with flat text files, something like this: each html page which need to be edited, contains a special mark (<-- >)which defines where the editing starts and where end. These marks unrecognizible by browser, but recognizible by CMS script. When I select page which i want edit, script will search this marks and open window where i edit flat text files.
Re: Perl based Content Management System
by teabag (Pilgrim) on Dec 14, 2004 at 10:32 UTC
    Have you checked out YAWPS,
    yet another web portal system?

    I use it on one of my websites. It's pretty stable, has polls, works with flat files, has an event calendar, Personal Messaging, forums, linksmanager, the whole lot.

    Works with templates so every user can have his own gui, if you want. I'm using 0.6 version but the new 0.7 version is somewhat slicker with several add-on modules, which you as a perl monk can easily create yourself.

    Worth checking out.

    teabag
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