Siteframe™ is a lightweight content-management
system designed for the rapid deployment of
community-based websites. With Siteframe,
a group of users can share stories and
photographs, create blogs, send email to one
another, and participate in group activities.
Siteframe enables this by providing web-based
content management so that anyone can create
content without needing to learn HTML.
This site is the central repository of documentation
and information on Siteframe.
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along with the contents of this site, are available
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If an existing user invites a new user to join a
Siteframe website, registration is streamlined
because the new user's e-mail address has
already been validated.
- Social Networking.
Beaumont allows you to
designate other users as "favorites" and keep
up with what they're posting.
enhancements. Siteframe 5.0 includes
features to prevent automated scripts from
registering and uploading spam. Like in previous
versions of Siteframe, only registered members
can post content and comments.
- Smarty template
engine. Smarty is perhaps
the most common templating engine in the PHP
community, so many webmasters and
developers will already be familiar with it.
The proprietary (and inefficient) templating
language from Siteframe 3.x has been totally
replaced with Smarty.
interface. Each user can create folders, which
are effectively mini-sites or blogs within the
context of the larger site. In each folder, the
most recent items from that folder are
displayed, and older items are accessible
through navigation. On the main page, all the
most recent pages from the entire site are
available. Also, users can choose a
custom template set
("theme") for their pages
and folders, even though the content is shared
with the rest of the site.
- Automated image
handling. Like all prior versions
of Siteframe, Beaumont will automatically
create thumbnails of images. However, instead
of producing a fixed set of thumbnail sizes,
Beaumont can dynamically create thumbnails
in any size required by the webmaster, which
gives a lot of flexibility to page design.
- Simplified content
model. Instead of a multitude
of document types as in Siteframe 3, Beaumont
lets the users focus on two essential objects:
folders and pages. Once the user has created
a folder, then a Page is really the only new object
that is manipulated by the user. Uploaded files
and images, instead of being treated as a
separate document type as in Siteframe 3, are
merely attachments to a page.
Keyword tagging lets users group similar
items together; any user can tag a page with one
or more keywords.
- RSS support.
You can syndicate content from
other sites via RSS; the content is searchable
and is available through your primary site. In
addition, Siteframe 5.0 lets you create RSS
feeds per site, per folder, for tags, and for
search results, allowing maximum flexibility in
sharing your content.
- Ad Hoc Pages
allow the site administrator to
create "meta-content" that is not included in the
regular user-contributed content. This can be
used, for example, for help pages or legal
statements that are commonly found on many
- Automatic Database
Updates. This is a way
cool feature; if there's a new version of
Siteframe, you can use the Administrator's
control panel to automatically upgrade your
database with any changes in the new version.
administrator functions. In addition to
the database, the new Administrator's control
panel lets the site administrator(s) view
reports, browse and edit files, and perform
routine maintenance tasks easily.
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