Category Archives: Content Management

Using Laravel: How To Use Routes, Controllers and Filters For Public and Private sections of a CMS site

By | January 5, 2013

If you are reading this you probably already know what Laravel is, but just in case: it’s a PHP framework for building applications. It has all the typical stuff such as MVC, DAO, ORM, a templating engine (also supports Twig from Symfony), routes, controllers, clean URLs, RESTful support etc. I really like it because it’s… Read More »

Joomla 1.5 has wrong path for css, js files – edit your configuration.php file

By | December 19, 2009

I just moved a Joomla 1.5 install from my iMac to a hosted site. The home page showed up fine, but subsequent pages were missing all styles. It turns out that I needed to change the variable $live_site in configuration.php from ” to = ‘http://www.example.com/mypath’. I’m not clear on why it worked on my MAMP… Read More »

Using Aptana Studio 2.0 and PDT Plugin for Drupal Module Development

By | December 3, 2009

Aptana now uses the official Eclipse PDT (PHP Development Tools) plugin instead of their own PHP editor. I have Aptana 2.0.2, build date November 10 2009 on my Macbook.  I’m building a Drupal module, so I need to have PDT recognize (and correctly color-code) files with .module, .info and .install extensions.  There is a Drupal… Read More »

Cookbook – How to Move a blog from WordPress.com to a privately hosted site

By | July 17, 2009

I just moved my WordPress blog from WordPress.com to a privately hosted site. I use Islandnet, an ISP on Vancouver Island, BC, where I live. ( PLUG: I’ve used them for Internet services since 1994, and they are highly reliable and technically very competent. They are also very responsive.) You might find other blog posts… Read More »