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The New GreeneCountyIndiana.com

Posted on : 06-07-2008 | By : Chuck | In : Uncategorized

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Since about March I have been working (rather slowly) on a new content management system for GreeneCountyIndiana.com. Along with it comes a new layout and many new features.

The current CMS was written over a year ago with the CakePHP framework. It was the first application I had ever written using the cake framework, and I have some code to prove it. I can remember saying during the development process that I was going to write it so that it never had to be rewritten from scratch. Unfortunately, deadlines and lack of experience saw to it that that was not possible.

So now the website is left with something that:

  • Doesn’t scale
  • Is not easily expandable
  • Requires code edits to change minor settings
  • Has bits of code copied/pasted all over the place, as opposed to using Helpers and Components

I’m sure you can see why I decided to start from scratch.

The new CMS plans to fix all of these problems. It will also implement many new features and user interface updates. More about that will be posted at a later date.

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