eZ Publish provides developers with a structure to build highly impressive applications and then quickly deploy them into a live environment. eZ Publish is complex, with a steep learning curve, but with the right direction it offers great flexibility and power. What makes eZ Publish special is not the long list of features, but what's going on behind the scenes.
Created specifically for newcomers to eZ Publish, and using an example Magazine web site, this book focuses on designing, building and deploying eZ Publish to create an enterprise site quickly and easily.
This tutorial takes eZ Publish's steep learning curve head-on, and walks you through the process of designing and building content-rich web sites. It makes the unrivalled power and flexibility of eZ Publish accessible to all developers.
The book is organized around technical topics, which are handled in depth, with a general progression that follows the learning experience of the reader, and features a single magazine web site project from installation to completion and deployment. This hands-on guide helps the reader to understand the Content Management System to create a web 2.0-ready web site by creating new extensions or overriding the existing ones. In turn, it helps you to become confident when working in the eZ Publish administration area and offers an environment in which you can practice while working through the chapters.
What you will learn from this book?
- Install and configure an eZ Publish CMS
- Manage content classes and create a content structure for your site
- Leverage the extensibility of the eZ Publish CMS to create extensions thereby making projects reusable and portable
- Handle a powerful subscription system that allows your users to subscribe to site updates
- Learn the basics eZ Publish's templating system and the design override feature
- Make use of the Online Editor to edit objects through an easy-to-use interface
- Manage the templates and styles in your system through web-based management
- Customize custom class views through the override system and the template engine
- Tweak your server to bring out the full power of the CMS
- Use the powerful RSS module that allows you to create RSS feeds from any part of your content tree
- Upload and download content from the eZ Publish server directly from your WebDAV client
The book is a carefully structured, practical, step-by-step guide to overcoming the trials and tribulations of building an eZ Publish enterprise web site. Each chapter will be based on a three-layer approach. Firstly, it teaches the techniques and principles required to fulfill the needs of our site, then it goes deep in the CMS approach to fulfill them. Lastly, example code and step-by-step screenshots are used to dig deeper.
Who this book is written for?
This book is written for beginners to eZ Publish who need to work on an enterprise-level site with a complex publishing workflow. This book is best for people who want to use eZ Publish from scratch without hard-core programming skills.
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