Tucows Linux News: Zope 2.2.0 Web Content Management System
Jul 24, 2000, 04:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Thinking of creating a new Web site? Do you want it
integrated with a database for constantly changing content? Do you
have multiple users that modify the content? Zope can take care of
that and a lot more."
"Zope 2.2.0 is a Web Content Management System based on Python
with C optimizations. It includes an integrated Web server
(Medusa), a transaction-based object database, a search engine, a
Web page-templating system and a through-the-Web development and
management tool. Zope can also be used with multiple Web servers,
including Apache, Netscape, FastTrack Server and IIS. A separate
package, called Zap, is available to ease Zope and Apache
integration by setting up the configuration for you. Zope also has
remote database support for MYSQL, Postgres, ODBC and more."
"Before you install, you will need to create a non-privileged
user account for Zope (I used user name zope). Unpack the .tgz file
in the home directory of the newly created user (/home/zope) and
change ownership of the directory to the new user (chown zope.zope
* -R). Switch to user (su zope) and go to the application directory
(/home/zope/Zope-2.2.0-src). Run "python ./wo_pcgi.py" for the
source file to install, and don't forget to take note of the super
user password from the install. Now type ./start & and you're
up and running. You can then direct your browser to
localhost:8080/manage to get to the Zope Content Management
interface. An interactive console is found on port 8099 and FTP
access to the site is on port 8021 (with the Medusa server only).
Now, let's check out some of the "guts."