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But in order to do it right, my articles (or reviews) should be sorted into a nice set of categorized lists (for example, restaurants -> chinese, italian, american, fancy, etc.) and this was always complicated. Doing it in HTML took forever and was a pain to maintain. And nothing on the web seemed to do what I wanted - they were either to simple (like a blog) or too complicated.
So, welcome to SimpleReviewer! It's really easy to install, and then once installed you can add new articles with just a few clicks. And it comes with a couple of nice features: you can easily create hierarchically categorized lists, and you can also reorder your reviews and categories. And all of this can be done through a simple web interface.
See an example of SimpleReviewer in action at http://www.pnelsoncomposer.com/guides/annapolis.
Note: If you want to skip this step (until later), you can use the default login password (which is "test"), and just skip to next step.
To create an MD5 signature, execute the "md5.php" script in your browser:
The script will prompt you to enter a password. Enter something and clock on Submit. The MD5 signature will be displayed. Write this down (or cut and paste it somewhere).
Do this twice, once for the internal password, and once for the login password. You will need these MD5 signatures when you modify the "settings.php" file.
The "settings.php" file contains parameters for database server, user, and password, as well as textual items such as the title of your guide (various forms), and the initial introductory text.
Documentation of the specific setting values can be found in the "settings.php" file itself.
In order to create the tables, you will need to open up the mysql administration tool, for example using a tool such as "phpmyadmin". And then you will need to execute the SQL which is contained in the "TableDefinitions.sql" file.
In phpmyadmin, this can be done with the following steps:
Find the [login] button (in the categories frame on the left), login using the login password you created above, and then start creating categories and articles!
HomeReview.php - The initial category page displayed when first opening up the guide.
ShowCat.php - Displays all of the contents of a category, including its subcategories and reviews.
functions.php - Contains many utility functions needed by SimpleReviewer. The only function you should need to modify is show_child_cats(), which displays the list of sub-categories inside the ShowCat.php and HomeReview.php files.
Categories.php - Displays the hierarchy of categories in the leftmost frame.
All of the other files are used for various editing functions and are not shown to end-users.
I am, however, posting this software in the hopes that it will drive more traffic to my website. So, if you want to help me out, then please link to http://www.pnelsoncomposer.com. The link to the SimpleReviewer software can be found at: http://www.pnelsoncomposer.com/software/SimpleReviewer.html.