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PHP-Nuke: Management and Programming

There has always been the necessity to have a definitive guide on PHP?Nuke. This tutorial describes the installation and structure of PHP?Nuke and the details of customizing the front end to suit the users' needs. The architecture of PHP?Nuke, with its modules, blocks, topics and themes is presented in detail, as well as the interplay of PHP and MySQL for the creation of a mighty content management system (CMS).It also delves into more advanced issues, like the programming of PHP?Nuke blocks and modules.

This book is born as a "thank you" to all the users who visit spaghettibrain. There has always been the necessity to have a definitive guide on PHP?Nuke, possibly in Italian language. Due to time constraints, nobody has ever had the will to carry out this operation.

Contents
Chapter 1. Terms of distribution

    1.1. Disclaimer
    1.2. Formats
    1.3. Licence
    1.4. Availability of sources
    1.5. Aknowledgements

Chapter 2. Introduction to PHP?Nuke

    2.1. Purpose
    2.2. What Is PHP?Nuke
    2.3. Short history of PHP?Nuke
    2.4. The Nuke Communities
    2.5. Why use PHP?Nuke and not static HTML page

Chapter 3. Front end structure: user view

    3.1. The preinstalled modules
    3.2. Other non?installed modules
    3.3. The preinstalled blocks

Chapter 4. Back end structure: administrator view

    4.1. The administration functions
    4.2. The Preferences page

Chapter 5. How to install PHP?Nuke

    5.1. Installation process
      5.1.1. Download
      5.1.2. Upload through FTP
      5.1.3. Formulation of the file permissions

    5.2. How to install PHP?Nuke through PHPMyadmin

      5.2.1. What Is PHPMyadmin
      5.2.2. How to install the DB of PHP?Nuke with PHPMyadmin
      5.2.3. The config.php file
      5.2.4. Resources

Chapter 6. Architecture and structure

    6.1. Directory structure
    6.2. Main page management
    6.3. Module management
    6.4. Administration management

Chapter 7. Customising PHP?Nuke themes

    7.1. Structure of a PHP?Nuke theme
    7.2. Modifying the HTML template
      7.2.1. Example creation of HTML file to include in the theme

    7.3. Theme construction: the rules to follow

Chapter 8. Creating blocks

    8.1. The characteristics of the various types of blocks
    8.2. How to create a new block
      8.2.1. How to create a block, theoretical approach:
      8.2.2. How to create a block, a practical example

Chapter 9. Creating modules

    9.1. Module structure
    9.2. Creating fully compatible modules: the rules to follow
    9.3. Module creation, the public part
    9.4. Module creation, administrator part

Chapter 10. Some security precautions

    10.1. The permissions on the folders and files
    10.2. Cookies ? timeout and configuration

Chapter 11. Programmer's tools

    11.1. The database table
    11.2. The syntax of SQL code
    11.3. PHPMyadmin, administering MySQL via web
      11.3.1. What is PHPMyadmin
      11.3.2. How to install the PHP?Nuke DB with PHPMyadmin

    11.4. MySQL Front, how to administer a MySQL DB from Windows
    11.5. Foxserv, making PHP?Nuke work on Windows Systems

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