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    Has anyone seen a php homepage maker using templates? I have spent hours looking through the php sites to no avail. It would seem that this type of app would be easier to do with php..
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    I haven't seen one before. I think the only way to get one is to hire someone or make it your self. It wouldn't be that hard to do in perl. Any reason why it has to be in PHP?

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    >>Any reason why it has to be in PHP?

    Because PHP-oriented people always think PHP is the right tool for any tasks.

    >>It would seem that this type of app would be easier to do with php..

    Such statement would lead to the answer of Ron's question in reverse way.
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    I prefer PHP over Perl myself. I was just wondering if he had a specific reason (like wanted to use a user database).
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    Thanks guys.. yes...I wanted the user info to go into a mysql database...
    Philosophical differences between perl and PHP aside.......the good template driven perl programs are too expensive..
    I am looking to make a community of nurses..I have one of those little perl ones that make a page by filling in the blanks.
    What I am looking for is a COMMUNITY..when they fill in their info they automatically go into the forums, my mailing list, etc...PHP seems to be able to do this..with its myspl functions. I'm trying to increase my traffic from 4000 accesses a day to maybe 8 or 10 thousand a day. The php/mysql combo is going to be one of my statagies......
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    If you know what you're doing, perl can use mysql as well as PHP can.

    Now for a solution:

    Create a PHP page that inputs data from a form into a database such as the nurses name/description/whatever. This is an easy page.

    Then create a page that loads all the Nurses names when there is no get string on the url "page.php3" instead of "page.php3?nurse=asdf"... which it will use later).

    Each Nurses name links like "page.php3?nurse=$NurseName" so that when the name is clicked on it will query the database for here info and display it only on the page.

    That's the very basic overview of a very basic solution to your problem. I've done more complex things (way more), but they might be over kill for what you want.

    No Static HTML pages needed!
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    Heh, now that I've re-read your last post, I see something way more complex is what you're looking for . But what I said is a good basis for it. You'll probably want to use .htaccess files to block security to the files, then whatever they under in as the user name in that you can use to specify where they have access and things like that. You can set cookie ect.
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    Would anyone want to write me a template driven homepage maker using PHP and or PHP/Perl hooked into a mysql database?
    And help me along with PHP in my learning phase..

    In exchange for server space?


    I am moving to a PDP with a pentium3 500
    with 10 gigs of hd, redhat 6.2 ...running php3/4, mysql, the latest perl, Python, and what ever else i can get on it........takers?

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