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PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja, 5th Edition by Kevin Yank

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Chapter 7A Content Management System

To make the leap from a web page that displays information stored in a database to a completely database driven website, we need to add a content management system (CMS). Such a system usually takes the form of a series of web pages, access to which is restricted to users who are authorized to make changes to the site. These pages provide a database administration interface that allows a user to view and change the information stored in the database without bothering with the mundane details of SQL queries.

We built the beginnings of a CMS at the end of Chapter 4, where we allowed site visitors to add and delete jokes using a web-based form and a Delete button, respectively. While impressive, these are features ...

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