Learning PostNuke

PostNuke by Kevin Hatch
I’ve begun reading PostNuke Content Management by Kevin Hatch

(Buy at Amazon.co.uk / Publisher’s website)

Having struggled to learn any Content Management System (CMS) from online tutorials and half-written documentation I was pleased to read that Kevin Hatch also regards much of the available documentation confusing. (He’s not the only one, Jeffrey Veen vents his spleen in this article on his blog.)

I’m hopeful. The book is very readable, and includes a number of real-life practical examples of how to set up PostNuke sites — something that is sorely missing from the online manuals. My hope is that this book will help me get my head around the theory behind how CMSs work, and that it will aid me to get to grips with not only PostNuke, but Drupal and even WordPress, from which this blog is powered. I’ll let you know how I get on.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 47 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Currently on sabbatical. I am a priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, and I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir.

2 thoughts on “Learning PostNuke”

  1. Good luck with the book, Gareth. If you get stuck at all, I might be able to help. Note that there is a new version of PostNuke being beta tested from today. You will be glad to know that it is even more standards compliant than the last one. Time I upgraded.

  2. yes, please let me know how the book is.
    I’ve downloaded every single CMS known to man but I always end up deleting it because I can’t understand it without any documentation. If you go to my site, gamebistro.com, you’ll see that I currently have postnuke set up….but now I just need someone to tell me how to use it! thanks. Happy Easter.

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