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    Red face Xoops
    Has anyone used Xoops for a content management system?
    My Mom finally purchased me a website with 1and1 now they have Xoops for CMS.
    Should I use CMS for a coupon site? or its not really needed.
    If anyone has tried 1and1 for a webhost?

    Oh my god I'm excited and confused and... hahaha


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    I haven't used Xoops, but there was a small discussion here:

    http://forum.abestweb.com/showthread...ighlight=xoops

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    I'm setting up a coupon site and an article site. I guess I'll use wordpress in the articles. But I am not sure if I am going on the right direction in using Xoops (CMS) for the coupon site.

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    I don't create coupon sites.

    My sites center around product picture links. If a related coupon was available, I'd stick it on the page

    Blogger is the closest thing to a CMS that I currently use.

    I might use Xoops if I could figure out a good use for it.

    How is the use of a CMS better than making multiple html pages?
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    It makes it a lot easier to update and organize the website.

    I am considering putting a coupon and a co-brand site. I just don't know which affiliates i should go for. I want to focus on the everyday items since most people buy stuff online now even grocery.

    I am not familiar with co-branding yet and price comparison sites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marketingnoob
    It makes it a lot easier to update and organize the website.
    That's what I heard so I expressed an interest in Joomla, another CMS.

    A random statement from Noth, an OPM, caught my eye:
    "CMS is meant, of course, to make publishing a website easier. If you can do it on your own, however, without a CMS, it may be the best route to go."

    I asked him to elaborate on his statement. Read this thread:
    http://forum.abestweb.com/showthread...highlight=site

    I'm still interested in learning about different CMS's but I'm not sure if a CMS is necessary for the sites I create online?
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    Quote Originally Posted by marketingnoob
    But I am not sure if I am going on the right direction in using Xoops (CMS) for the coupon site.
    I don't run exclusive "coupon sites," my sites revolve around "widgets" and also I like to write articles.

    This I've figured out: those that have coupon sites seem to be good at PHP and MySQL -- so that's a direction you might want to take, but there's a learning curve.

    Why don't you start out in a simple manner with what you know and build as your learn?
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    Quote Originally Posted by marketingnoob
    1and1 now they have Xoops for CMS.
    I don't see Xoops indicated in my 1 & 1 package.
    I just checked under "Administration" and "Websites & Applications" but I didn't see Xoops. Where should I look?
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    It's under - Websites & Applications
    - Click n Build
    - Communication and Content

    heres a link for all the features and documentation of Xoops: http://xoopsdocs.net/modules/docs/en...ine/index.html

    *I'm not sure if i am allowed to post that link*

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    The Xoops link (an open source deal) is fine

    That's interesting: I looked under Websites & Applications but I don't have a "Click n Build" in my plan.

    Maybe we have different plans. Thanks anyway for telling me where to look

    Try the Xoops if your hosting plan automatically gives it. Two threads that mention Xoops & Coupon sites on ABW (but they don't go into explicit how-to discussion) are:
    http://forum.abestweb.com/showthread.php?t=56367
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    http://forum.abestweb.com/showthread.php?t=90967

    Perhaps there are more if you search. Good luck with your site
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    Thanks Rhia, I am really determined to make my site work. I ask too much questions I practically post every night hahahaha. at least now I know where to go if I am not sure about something. This is a good forum btw. People don't just advertise their products, it has loads of information too.

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    I am considering putting a coupon and a co-brand site. I just don't know which affiliates i should go for. I want to focus on the everyday items since most people buy stuff online now even grocery.
    There are an awful lot of coupon sites on the market now (more every day), all with the same content, and only the established coupon sites make revenue, basically from having a loyal user base. If you're going to do coupons I'd go with something niche "Travel Coupons" , "Clothes Coupons" and try and build a loyal user base around that niche and getting special coupons for it for your users.

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    Thanks Chris thats a nice suggestion! and easier to manage too since I'll know exactly what coupon to look for rather than putting heaps of coupons.
    Now that got me thinking. I wanted to have most common grocery items, but I could not seem to find who has kimberly&clark products.

    I guess it's always "what sets you apart from the rest".

    Now thats something to look at a niche!!!

    Thanks Chris and Rhia

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    A modest suggestion if you're interested in CMS's. I know I referred to this in another thread a couple of weeks ago, but I can't find that, so I'll just mention it again: Website Baker.

    It's a really simple, relatively small CMS which I've only fiddled with a bit, but it seemed to be one I could actually figure out. Sort of. I spent one whole day, as it about 10 hours, reading a manual, forums, fiddling with the software, etc., and was NEVER able to learn enough about Joomla to make it do anything for me. I've had similar experiences with Xoops and Drupal.

    But Website Baker I could get a little something together in an hour or so. But I really found it was easier just to fiddle with HTML, my tiny bit of knowledge/experience with PHP/MySQL, etc.

    (I don't recall the link to Website Baker, but you can google it.)
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    Thanks Gary, I'll definitely look that up. I am currently driving my self nuts with PHP and MySQL because I have little to "no knowledge" about it. Just a tiny bit. =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by marketingnoob
    I wanted to have most common grocery items, but I could not seem to find who has kimberly&clark products.
    ReSTockIr.com has Kimberly Clark but I don't know if they push coupons or not
    http://www.restockit.com/Kimberly_clark.html

    How about Peapod? I believe they were once with Performics, I'm not sure if they still are, but check them out. This is their general site:
    http://www.peapod.com/

    What about Walmart or Target or one of those places?

    You can view the Kimberly Clark brands here:
    http://www.kimberly-clark.com/ourbrands/

    In a Google search type:
    Kimberly Clark + affiliate program
    or the specific brand + affiliate program
    in order to find targeted affiliate programs

    I would think drugstore.com might have some items?

    I just got a glimpse of a thread by Michael Coley entitled:
    "Database-Driven Coupon Landing Pages"
    http://forum.abestweb.com/showthread.php?t=91424

    It may or may not be of help

    This might also be of interest (but it's very technical):
    "Building UNIQUE auto updating bulletproof data feed sites that sell."
    http://forum.abestweb.com/showthread.php?t=60200
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    Thanks Rhia, I was actually wanting printable coupons until someone suggested that online coupons are better since a lot of people are shopping online now even with groceries. Plus I searched for coupon sites theres heaps of groceries coupon site. Now I'll be working harder to think of something that will set me apart from the rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marketingnoob
    Now I'll be working harder to think of something that will set me apart from the rest.
    Concentrate on a topic you are interested in - it helps
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    I would suggest either Xoops or Joomla.

    From experience both are supported well and have great community modules.

    Good luck!

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    Thanks for all the suggestions. I am currently building the site. =)

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