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Using page nodes as a CMS for articles?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Deepmartini, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    Does this make sense? Good idea? Bad? I have articles to post and feel stupid putting them in a forum called "articles". How soon can we get a fully integrated CMS? 1.1? Later?
    kyrgyz likes this.
  2. Shelby

    Shelby Active Member

    Would probably be far easier to edit templates and just make the first post of a thread appear as an article and the subsequent replies look like comments.
    Digital Doctor likes this.
  3. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    I'm working ATM on an article system.
    If you're interested i need some testers in 2-3 weeks;)
    JVCode, Todd, DoctorWatsOn and 3 others like this.
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I'm using a Page as a 'home' page.
    I considered adding the latest few posts to it but feedback from my members suggested that they didn't find it that useful and instead just use What's New, Recent Activity or manually check the forums.
    Jake Bunce likes this.
  5. Gregory

    Gregory Member

    I'm going to be interested in article submissions as well.
  6. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    How soon could we possibly get a built-in CMS? 1 to 3 months? 6 months? 1 year or more? An idea of timeframe would be helpful.
  7. principia

    principia Well-Known Member

    as ragtek postet: first testversion in a view weeks (2-3)
  8. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    i'm working on an article system and not an cms!
  9. Tigratrus

    Tigratrus Well-Known Member

    I still maintain that you're better off just posting the articles as a thread in an appropriate forum and them promoting it to a XenPorta front page rather than segregating them into a separate "Articles" system. Very excited to see Jaxel's added XenDiario (Blogs) as his latest project. Conceptually it bids fair to be the community blogging solution we've been looking for for 3-4 years.

    Look forward to seeing Rag's article solution though, anything and everything that extends the base system and provides more options is all to the good! :)
    nora and FredC like this.
  10. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    Sounds like Crap to me. :ROFLMAO: jk, jk.. :sneaky:
  11. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    Oh don't worry... it is.
  12. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Why ?

    Where can I read some details ?
  13. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    At least its spelled different. :D
  14. ajnos

    ajnos Member

  15. principia

    principia Well-Known Member

    this looks great. Only one week to wait ?
  16. ajnos

    ajnos Member

    If we finish the templates;) (2 developers and both have no css knowledge^^ )
  17. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    How would this work if Xenforo releases a CMS? Would it break my site? Do I have to repost all my articles? Where do the articles actually sit, in their own table or system?
  18. gordy

    gordy Well-Known Member

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  19. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    Also, can you post some pretty pictures here on this thread? I can't see your tiny thumnails on your site because you have to be a member. Looks like a stellar mod. Maybe Xenforo should buy some of these mods to put into core and save them tons of time of reinventing the wheel!
    DoctorWatsOn likes this.
  20. ajnos

    ajnos Member

    It's a mix because we tried to use the xenforo framework for EVERYTHING, to not brake the system and to have the same UI for xf & the article system:D
    The categories data are in 2 tables (nodes + own table)
    The articles are stored in in a own table.

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