[opencms-dev] OpenCMS General Use Case?

Simon Knightley simon.knightley at syskinetic.co.uk
Wed Mar 27 16:25:28 CET 2002


You have made a good choice of technologies to run the site on you
should have no trouble with this combination at all.

By our experience it is best to start from scratch rather than trying to
import something.  You will want to create a series of templates to base
your site on then start creating content.  Don't try and zip up your
site and import it, you'll probably regret it later!

Have a look at the docdeveloper_latest.pdf documentation on the OpenCMS
site.  It is out-of-date and incorrect in places, but guides you through
the template creation process.

I would suggest just creating a single project for the whole Intranet,
as you can always set up different project manager permissions within
the project later.

Good luck

Simon Knightley
Consulting Director
Syskinetic Consulting Limited

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-opencms-dev at www.opencms.com
[mailto:owner-opencms-dev at www.opencms.com] On Behalf Of Jason
Sent: 26 March 2002 19:54
To: opencms-dev at www.opencms.com
Subject: [opencms-dev] OpenCMS General Use Case?


Being a first-time user, I haven't been able to find a general use case
OpenCMS, and I'm wondering if anyone could shed some light. Basically, I

manage my company's corporate intranet which is based on a number of
source technologies (RedHat/MySQL/Apache/Tomcat) and is JSP/Servlet
Being the sole developer at the moment (blame it on the economy ;) I'm 
looking for a content management solution to ease maintenance.

Given that, and after installing and looking over OpenCMS (installation
flawless) - what is the next general step in utilizing OpenCMS to deploy
site? Currenly our intranet is broken down by departments - since
is project-based, would it be best to create a new project for each 
department which has their own content? Or should I create a project for

the 'intranet' as a whole, and organize department specific information 
with folders? If I already have an intranet structure up and running,
would be the best way to port it into OpenCMS? By the looks of it, I
to zip various portions of my current site into a file, then import it
OpenCMS - is that the only way to do it? I'm thinking it may even be
to start from scratch...

Any recommendations? Could anyone provide an idea of how you are using
product, and organizing content etc? I'll keep messing with it, but I'm 
still familiarizing myself with the architecture, so I may answer these 
questions in due time ;) Thanks in advance...


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