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Tucows Linux News: Zope 2.2.0 Web Content Management System

Jul 24, 2000, 04:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jerry Gildner)

"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."

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