Create a site using Free Website Templates in 3 easy steps

Discussion in 'General' started by tomw, May 24, 2011.

  1. tomw

    tomw Member

    Create a site using FreeWebsiteTemplates in 3 easy steps:

    1 – Download w-CMS installer (install.zip) from w-CMS project site. Unpack it and upload install.php into a folder in your webhost and run it. Click on Install/Update w-CMS button. If no errors encountered you are ready for the next step; otherwise you may need to manually install w-CMS.

    2 – Using the same procedure as above and install dnload.php in the same folder and run it.

    3 – At the Designer dropdown selection box click on FreeWebsiteTemplates then click on Go button and a new page will be shown with a Template dropdown selection box. At the Template dropdown selection box click on the desired template and then click on Download button.

    If no errors encountered a site using the selected template will be created. The name of the site is in the following format: fwt_template where template is name of the template; example fwt_night_club_2. To access the site you simply include the site name when entering the URL – example, http://w-cms.org/fwt/fwt_night_club_2

  2. navyfalcon

    navyfalcon Active Member

    Good instructions, but pictures or illustrations would help
    If I am a beginner, what is CMS (Computer Maintenance System - there is such a thing)
    What should I name the folder
    I am thinking of nubees, they need help (pictures are good - pictures with instructions are great)
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    hope this helps
    falcon
  3. tomw

    tomw Member

    Thanks falcon for the suggestion. I made an attempt of writing up some tutorials on how to use this CMS but so far I'm not getting any feedbacks. I don't know if this is due to lack of interest using this CMS or there were no problems in using it. Writing and graphic design are not my forte so those are the best I can come up with. w-CMS is open source, anyone helps out will be greatly appreciated.
  4. navyfalcon

    navyfalcon Active Member

    Don't worry, most do not know how to build a good tutorial, especially with pictures or graphics. A good tutorial published in many ezines will draw visitors to your site. I will be glad to help (assist)
    falcon

    Check:

    How To Create Own Website with CMS Made Simple
    How to create CMS Website - From Website Idea and Website Plan to Complete CMS Website

    CMS Tutorial (note how they incorporate pictures and graphics)
    Database Error

    Creating a CMS website (they use Photoshop)
    Creating a CMS Website with SiteGrinder and Pagelime | Nettuts+

    CMS Web Design Tutorial Outline and EBook
    Web Design | CMS Web Design Tutorial Outline and EBook

    Note: his title and description
    <title>Web Design | CMS Web Design Tutorial Outline and EBook</title>
    <meta name="description" content="This page outlines the CMS
    web design tutorials in video and pdf included with new web
    design contracts for my services." />
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    hope this helps
    falcon
  5. 1970Forest

    1970Forest Moderator Staff Member

    Guys

    I must say this is good stuff and the beginning of a great TUT...
    tomw good clean instructions, but will agree pic's would be a big help (any of the graphic side of things i would be glad to help and I'm sure ishkey, GG, Covertpea, modman and Enclavean too name a few; would pitch in too)

    Looking forward to how this develops!!
  6. tomw

    tomw Member

    Thanks guys for offering helps. I’ll take any suggestions on improving the system as well as correcting errors found. Hand-on assistance would be better as I most likely can’t do the parts that are graphic related.

    As I have mentioned, w-CMS is open source; I welcome FWT to sponsor this project - Mimoun??? I’ve started converting the FWT templates into themes where sites can be built by using the steps as described in the first post here. So far I have converted about twenty. I planned on converting all.

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  7. navyfalcon

    navyfalcon Active Member

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    To get feedback, you need to encourage people and give them something.
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    Which graphic or picture goes best with these instructions, or what instructions goes best with these pictures. Pick A. B or C. What would you add or need to make it easier to understand.
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    Make up some questions and responses to start. Most people do not want to be first. They need some guidance.
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    Those who respond, I will send them (via email) the upgrades of the tutorial before publishing for their review.
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    falcon
  8. navyfalcon

    navyfalcon Active Member

    For photos in http://w-cms.org/fwt/fwt_night_club_2
    you can use this CSS menu builder
    CSS Menu Generator
    (try it you may like it)
    I use it here (example)
    RedCrab Calculator v3 Plane Geometry Examples with answers and Ref.
    (shameless plug)
    Will send some more info (waiting for your response)
    You want your tutorial good enough for DMOS directory.
    That will bring traffic
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    free nightclub girl photos
    http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&...q=f&aqi=&aql=f&oq=&oi=image_result_group&sa=X
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    http://www.123rf.com/stock-photo/nightclub.html
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    http://www.jeremywomack.com/2008/07/hot-girls-tao-night-club-hot-pics.html
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    falcon
  9. ishkey

    ishkey Graphics Designer Staff Member

    All I can say is w-CMS is 3 easy steps less than the Famous 5-Minute Install of WordPress which is 6 typed written steps. (plus you have to setup your database first)

    Worked just like tomw posted. ;)
  10. navyfalcon

    navyfalcon Active Member

    Web Site Creation for Beginners: Choosing editor or CMS system
    Web Site Creation for Beginners: Choosing editor or CMS system (Linux Reviews)

    How to Build a Maintainable Site using CushyCMS and Twitter
    How to Build a Maintainable Site using CushyCMS and Twitter | Nettuts+

    How to make your own website for FREE
    How to make your own website with Pure SEO CMS website builder
    (run your mouse over their menu and see the dropdowns)

    How to Set Up Your First Site with LightCMS
    http://vandelaydesign.com/blog/web-development/light-cms/
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    These should give you some ideas
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    falcon
  11. navyfalcon

    navyfalcon Active Member

  12. tomw

    tomw Member

    Thanks again falcon for your suggestions. Seeing all these I'm a bit overwhelm. I'm not sure this old dog can learn new tricks.

    Attached Files:

  13. tomw

    tomw Member

    The three steps are for creating a site using templates from FWT. If you just want to install w-CMS the first step will do. :cool:
  14. navyfalcon

    navyfalcon Active Member

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    You are not older than me. I knew Moses by his first name. I knew Nefertari was a beautiful woman. And I knew slave labor was hard by experience.
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    I will help where I can. Try and tell us what you are trying to accomplish, and show us what you did and we will help.
    Expect great things and it will happen.
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    More examples:
    Web Design Tutorials
    Web Design Tutorials and Lessons: A First Web Page - Part One
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    Remember:
    navyfalcon is my name; freetutorials is my game.
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    falcon
  15. tomw

    tomw Member

    I heard it when the words “Let there be light” were first spoken.:D


    Hey Falcon, if you are interested in testing and using w-CMS I would be more than happy to convert your site to run on it. I can set it up in your server or my. Perhaps you can write up a tutorial once you understand the whole process. What do you say?

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  16. ishkey

    ishkey Graphics Designer Staff Member

    I gotta jump in an say NF's Site and type of info with all those links, is just the exact type of site that would see max returns on installing it. Not to mention ease of use down the road.
  17. tomw

    tomw Member

  18. navyfalcon

    navyfalcon Active Member

    More than happy to help any way I can
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    falcon
  19. tomw

    tomw Member

    Great! Lets get started. First install w-CMS in a folder that will be using for the conversion. Once this is completed you can decide whether or not to use it.

    Here is the How to instruction for the installation.
  20. navyfalcon

    navyfalcon Active Member

    another example of screenshots with instructions

    Screen Shots
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    falcon