[thelist] easy update facility

Burhan Khalid thelist at meidomus.com
Sun Jul 24 01:28:26 CDT 2005

Emily Tarrant wrote:
> patrick wrote:
>> And doing your own CMS-lite with PHP is not too difficult -- if you have
>> a bit of time and the desire to do it.
> Hey Patrick
> I have thought about WordPress. I've been playing around a bit with it 
> recently, but it doesn't seem to have an easy way to upload images (my 
> partner is doing a bit of a blog and I have to explain how to do the 
> images every time...). As this is going to be a photography site, the 
> images are the main focus.


   Have you looked at some plugins for WP that allow image 
functionality? There are quite a few, with various features.  A good 
place to start would be http://codex.wordpress.org/Plugins/Images

> As for PHP, I definitely have the desire, but at the moment not the 
> time! I even took a week off work recently with the intention of working 
> through a PHP tutorial book, but other things inevitably took over. Am 
> very keen to learn though. Maybe I should get someone to read PHP to me 
> while I sleep so that when I wake up in the morning I miraculously know 
> it. Worth a try?

Well, PHP is not that difficult to pick up if you have the basic 
concepts behind client-server (and how the web works) -- and some 
programming experience or familiarity.

I would say skip the book (most are outdated by the time they reach your 
local store) and have a look at websites that are overflowing with PHP 
tutorials.  For a start, you can try 

I'd be happy to help you out if you have any PHP questions :)

Good luck with your project,

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