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content management system (CMSimple)
  Posted by  MichaelJ.H. Davies  on Thursday, February 24, 2005 at 10:43:25 AM (EST)
Does anyone have experience of using the freeware content management system CMSimple (available from www.cmsimple.dk) together with LS2004?

CMSimple is a php-based content management system for the maintenance of small commercial or private sites, which I would like to use on a local Intranet WIN2KPro web server using LanSuite.

Using the Knowledge Base KB635 instructions, I have managed to get php installed and working without too much trouble but have not so far been able to get CMSimple working.

I am a complete novice at php so have not been able to fathom why CMSimple doesn't seem to work - or, for that matter, whether it is able to work with LS2004. Any helpful advice would be highly appreciated! Thanks.
  Posted by Russell Waddington  on Thursday, February 24, 2005 at 8:19:41 PM (EST)
I dropped it in my system and it is running just fine. But it will not run as file, you have to run it as a website.

So if you installed in c:\lansuite\docs\cmsimple
then run as: 127.0.0.1\cmsimple\index.php in your browser address box.
  Posted by MichaelJ.H. Davies  on Friday, February 25, 2005 at 5:29:26 AM (EST)
Thanks for your speedy reply, Russel- However, this is exactly what I have done / been trying to do - so it seems there must be something else wrong and I haven't so far been able to figure out what it is. IS there anything else that needs to be set up in Windows XP - anything that isn't mentioned in either the LS KB document on php or CMSimple's Installation Manual - both of which I have been through several times to make sure I haven't missed anything.
  Posted by MichaelJ.H. Davies  on Friday, February 25, 2005 at 6:23:32 AM (EST)
Just to add a little more explanation [and it seems now from a reply posted in CMSimple's user forum that cms actually is running so it is likely that the problem is over in that ball park rather than a problem with good old (reliable!) LanSuite (which I have been using for several years now and which I still think is a GREAT product at a GREAT price - and no, 602 has NOT paid me to state that, it is my honest opinion!)] - the problem is that I get a Warning message that says that some files cannot be found (stylesheet.css and template.htm in the cmsimple\templates\default folder - and YES, I have checked that these files are actually there - even made new copies from the original zipped installation file). When I posted the problem yesterday, I didn't know where this warning message was being generated but a cmsimple user tells me that it is cms.php that generates the message.
  Posted by Russell Waddington  on Friday, February 25, 2005 at 10:39:07 PM (EST)
Located the problem. It is with PHP.
CMsimple works with PHP-4.3.10; it does not work with PHP-5.0.3. I do not know why, but it could be LanSuite does not like it. I tried to run PHPBB2 with PHP 5, and I get the same file not found messages. Will need research since at some point PHP-4 will be dropped, I am sure.

I suspect you are using PHP versions 5, I surjest you download PHP 4.3.10.
  Posted by Russell Waddington  on Saturday, February 26, 2005 at 12:19:28 AM (EST)
Found the Answer to using PHP 5.

In the 'Mapped Applications' you need to change the 'Path to EXE file' to
c:\php\php-cgi.exe.

Notice the file name change from the Knowledge Base entry.

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Although I am getting MySQL errors now in PHPBB2, but that is another problem.
  Posted by MichaelJ.H. Davies  on Saturday, February 26, 2005 at 5:33:57 AM (EST)
Thanks again, Clem! Well - if only that was the answer but, unfortunately (and my apologies for not stating this in my original posting) I AM using php 4.3.10 - and it works fine with phpinfo, which I tried as suggested in KB635. (Alternative, I suppose might be to try php5 and your fix for that since I am not using other applications on the machine in question). I'll let you know if I come up with something that works - I've also received another suggestion on the cmsimple forum, which I will try first (my query there is posted in more detail under the Installation list - it is the first posting on that page, if you are interested.

By the way, I assume you must be the same Clem Rutter who has written a very good and interesting article on CMSimple (school web site) - gr8 work!
  Posted by Russell Waddington  on Saturday, February 26, 2005 at 3:48:08 PM (EST)
What does your LanSuite log show for accessing CNsimple?

My log shows something like this:

14:38:52 PROXY: 1464 192.168.1.100 Connection has arrived.(03)
14:38:52 PROXY: 1464 Request: http://127.0.0.1/cmsimple2/index.php
14:38:52 PROXY: 1464 Proxy.
14:38:52 PROXY: 1504 127.0.0.1 Connection has arrived.(03)
14:38:53 WWW: 1504 Request: /cmsimple2/index.php
14:38:53 WWW: 1504 CGI: c:\php\php.exe
14:38:53 WWW: 1504 CGI: exist
14:38:53 WWW: 1504 CGI: content
14:38:53 WWW: 1504 CGI: command c:\php\php.exe C:\LANSUITE\DOCS\cmsimple2\index.php
14:38:53 PROXY: 1464 5277B/1s
14:38:53 PROXY: 1464 Connection closed.
14:38:53 WWW: 1504 Connection closed.
14:38:53 PROXY: 1532 192.168.1.100 Connection has arrived.(03)
14:38:53 PROXY: 1532 Request: http://127.0.0.1/cmsimple2/templates/default/stylesheet.css
14:38:53 PROXY: 1532 Proxy.
14:38:53 PROXY: 1512 127.0.0.1 Connection has arrived.(03)
14:38:53 WWW: 1512 Request: /cmsimple2/templates/default/stylesheet.css
14:38:53 WWW: 1512 Sending: C:\LANSUITE\DOCS\cmsimple2\templates\default\stylesheet.css
14:38:53 PROXY: 1532 3582B/0s
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