[opencms-dev] understanding that Site listbox

Michael Emmerich m.emmerich at alkacon.com
Fri Nov 25 12:27:56 CET 2005


About projects:

There is only on special project, the online project.
When you access resources from OpenCms without logging in, you will 
always access the online project. Those are the resources that are 
visible on the website.

The offline project (or any other project) is only accessible when you 
login the system. You can only edit resources in an offline project. You 
changes will not be visible to the outside until you publish your 
project (or the resources), this will copy them to the online project 
and makes them visible to those people accessing the website.

Please note that in a normal OpenCms installation, resources are 
delivered dynamically from the online project and that it is not 
required to make a static export (in may cases, static export is not 
possible when you are talking about dynamic content)

About sites:

One OpenCms can maintain several websites, so you can have different 
sites in one OpenCms installation. So you can configure different 
vritual hosts in your apache, and let then point to the different sites 
within OpenCms. Those sited could be edited by different groups of 
content editors, by setting the access rights to them the right way.

Michael Emmerich

Alkacon Software -  The OpenCms Exprerts

Christoph P. Kukulies schrieb:
> On Fri, Nov 25, 2005 at 11:47:15AM +0100, Code Create, Bernd Wolfsegger wrote:
>>"Sites" and "projects" in OpenCms are two completely different concepts and 
>>got nothing to do with each other.
>>A "project" is just a grouping of ressources, so you can have many projects 
>>inside a site :) But it's also possible to make a site a project, just by 
>>adding all site resources to a specified project.
>>Though the other way round, I think it is no good idea to have many sites 
>>inside one project...
>>A site is defined in the opencms-system.xml in the sites node.
> OK. fine. But what is this Site listbox good for? I see no sense
> flipping from / to /sites/default and nothing happening.
> Also, what is the sense of Offline and Online Projects?
> I have created a new project, imported a .zip file from a 5.0 site,
> and now I see all these files in every project. When I switch between Offline,
> Online, MyProject, everytime the system takes a deep breath and lists
> all my imported files (View Files for Project).
> Can anyone explain, why in the View of files for Project
> in Offline and Online a flag and a lock ist applied to the files, while in
> MyProject and kuku (an older project I created some time ago)
> these locks and flags are not shown?
> Are Offline and Online "special" projects? (the names suggest this :-).
> Excuse my ignorant questions but I'm trying to understand all this.
> --
> Chris Christoph P. U. Kukulies kukulies (at) rwth-aachen.de
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