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Start learning CMS MS

Posted: Sun May 02, 2021 11:56 am
by petruciucur
I've been using Wordpress for many years and I'm still using it. But I also want to learn CMSMS because it has OOP and SmartyTemplate. At a quick glance I saw that it is very flexible on the side of themes and modules. I work a lot in the database and I want to know if it is easy to work with CMSMS database. Is there a good book for learning CMSMS?se

Re: Start learning CMS MS

Posted: Sun May 02, 2021 2:38 pm
by DIGI3
There have been a few books in the past but they're quite dated now. The best place to look is the documentation (https://docs.cmsmadesimple.org/) and sample templates. I'm not sure what specifically you want to address in the database, but if you look under the Programming section of the docs site you may want to look at the Module Writing Tutorial to see how modules interact with data, as well as the hooks and events information.

Re: Start learning CMS MS

Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 8:17 am
by Rolf
At my blog you will also find lots of info about working with CMS Made Simple:
https://cmscanbesimple.org

Re: Start learning CMS MS

Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 11:01 pm
by jonboy49
I was about to post the same question.

Unlike petruciucur I am not that familiar with Wordpress or any other CMS.

I looked at the blog referenced in this thread but can't see any beginners material there.

So - where to go ? The docs just make too many assumptions about your knowledge. Are the "Beginners" books and tutorials so out-of-date as to be useless/dangerous?

I just want somewhere to start and the name of this CMS indicates that it should be simple but ...

Re: Start learning CMS MS

Posted: Fri May 14, 2021 12:00 am
by DIGI3
The "Simple" part of the name is directed at the simplicity for the end user (the people you're building the site for). The documentation is targeted towards developers.

That said, some new video and other tutorials are in the works that will help you assemble the appropriate help for your end user(s) using whichever method you like.

Re: Start learning CMS MS

Posted: Fri May 14, 2021 12:37 pm
by velden
Perhaps this tutorial can help you to get started:
https://docs.cmsmadesimple.org/tutorial ... troduction

Re: Start learning CMS MS

Posted: Wed May 26, 2021 1:35 pm
by johnboyuk1
If you can find you're way around HTML/CSS i think you'll find CMSMS really easy to pick up.. I'm primarily a designer and found it pretty easy to get going - so so much easier than Wordpress which i found massively confusing!

Is mostly a case of writing your HTML then dropping in CMSMS tags

The default pages that get installed with CMSMS are a good place to start poking around