In This Chapter
Approximating CMS with Server Side Includes (SSI)
Reviewing client-side includes using AJAX
Using PHP includes to build a basic CMS-style system
Building a data-based CMS
Creating a form for modifying content
The benefits of using a CMS are very real, but you may not want to make the commitment to a full-blown CMS. For one thing, you have to learn each CMS's particular way of doing things, and most CMSs force you into a particular mindset. For example, you think differently about pages in Drupal than you do in WebsiteBaker (both described in Chapter 3 of this minibook). You can still ...