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Building Websites with Joomla! 1.5 by Hagen Graf

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Structure of a Web Content Management System (WCMS)

Using Joomla! as an example, I will briefly explain the structure of a WCMS.

Front End and Back End

A WCMS consists of a front end and a back end. The front end is the website that the visitors and the logged-on users see.

The back end, on the other hand, contains the administration layer of the website for the administrators. Configuration, maintenance, cleaning, the generation of statistics, and new content creation are all done in the back end by authorized people. The back end is at a different URL than the website.

Access Rights

Whenever we talk of management, we talk of the clever administration of existing resources. In a WCMS, user names and group names are assigned to the people involved ...

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