WEBg8: e107 gets Smarty

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WEBg8 is a content management system which is not available to the public.

WEBg8 is a content management system which is not available to the public. Having seen e107, the author of WEBg8 has decided to implement some of its unusual features as e107 plugins. WEBg8 is written to use the Smarty Template Engine and so the first WEBg8 plugin to be (beta) released for e107 is Smarty107. Smarty107 makes available a Smarty object with all the standard functionality, plus some additions for e107, to plugin and theme developers. This should be good news to any developer familiar with Smarty, or considering adapting scripts or themes from other systems which already use it. It also means that the following features can be made available to the e107 community as they are adapted from WEBg8:
  • menu_menu - an admin-configurable, user-aware, skinnable site navigation menu
  • the WeST (WEBg8 e107 Smarty Theme) template
  • webg8_wrap - like the e107 wrapper plugin but without frames and with search and sitemap facilities
  • a wiki
  • ...
Note that Smarty107 and all the other WEBg8 features planned for e107 are simple plugins and require no modification to e107. Follow the links in this article for more information. [Submitted by djnz]


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