The SitePoint PHP blog has a new tutorial posted showing you how to set up a simple small business website using the BoltCMS tool. This recent article will walk you through the full installation, configuration and setup for a simple site including database interactions.
As the web continues to mature and the demand for the efficiency of content delivery increases, more and more slim and trim CMSs are coming into the fray. Developers (front-end and back-end) are branching away from the heavy-hitters like WordPress and Drupal, and into the likes of more streamlined, tailor-made solutions. Bolt CMS is one of these CMSs, and prides itself on being a dream for designers, developers, and content editors alike.
He starts with a brief overview of what the BoltCMS has to offer and some of the technology that powers it. He then goes through each of the steps to get the application up and running:
- Requirements, setup and installation
- Main configuration and theme set up
- Splitting up files into templates
- Introducing and creating content types
- Retrieving content from database records
Each step along the way includes the code, configuration changes or template updates you'll need to make to end up with a simple site allowing you to view a page of content and list/add related testimonials.