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WebsiteBaker is a PHP-based content management system which enables users to produce websites with ease. It has been designed from the ground up to simplify the task of creating and maintaining professional-looking websites. Give our feature sites a try.
WebsiteBaker is released under the GNU General Public License, more commonly known as the GPL. For further information about the GPL visit the link below: http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html.
This license give you a maximum of freedom. However, you have to stick to the following rules:
For more information visit the License page.
First try the "Forgotten your details?" function - it will send your password to the email address you defined in WB admin.
If that is not possible:
All passwords are stored as encrypted MD5 hash in the WB database. If you have access to your MySQL database (e.g. via phpMyAdmin), you can replace any password in the field: password of the database table users by executing the following SQL statement.
UPDATE prefix_users SET password = md5('mypass') WHERE username = "admin"
Adjust prefix_ to the table prefix you have choosen during installation, mypass to the new password you want to set and admin to the username where you want to apply the new password.
Then clear the browser cache and log into the WB backend using the username of the user and the password you have defined. Please choose a more secure password than mypass.
The navigation menu is styled by external CSS. If you're not a CSS pro, you might want to review a few resources dedicated to CSS found elsewhere on the net. Google is your friend in a big way here. Two great CSS resources to help you understand before you start asking questions in the forums:
Try to realize your navigation style in straight HTML first. Once you know how to do it, you can automate it by the WB menu function show_menu(). See the documentation available to learn more about the CSS classes and parameters supported.
On the Add-ons Side, you can find the replacement function show_menu2(), which adds a lot of features not implemented in the WB menu function. If you want to learn more, visit the webpage of the developer for further details. With show_menu2() and CSS you can realise any navigation menu style you want.
Search the WWW to learn more about the styling of lists with CSS. The WebsiteBaker forum is no support forum for CSS / HTML related problems!
There were and are many different spellings. The association decided the correct spelling is "WebsiteBaker" - and nothing else. It is one word without any space, and "W" and "B" are written in capital letters.
So please do not use other spellings except "WebsiteBaker" - we know it's not easy, but give it a try.
You cannot download this template neither you are allowed to use it. We want to prevent that sites claim to be the official WebsiteBaker website but aren't.
The error message 'Cannot modify header information - headers already sent.' occurs if a WB routine tries to send a header after text is displayed in the browser. If this error occurs during installation process, try to clean your browser cache and session variables, then try again.
If you have accesss to the php.ini file, you may want to enable PHP buffering (output_buffering) to prevent such kind of errors.
The upgrade scenarios from an existing WebsiteBaker version to a newer one is explained in more detail here.
This error occurs, when you install a template which requires the snippet show_menu2(), which is not installed on your system. Simply download show_menu2() from the Add-ons page and install it via the WB-Backend: Add-Ons -> Modules -> Install module. Thats it.
If the backend language changes without any user interaction, one should check the database entries for inconsistent settings. If you have access to pypMyAdmin, login to your database and execute the following SQL statements. The database statements asumes that English is your default language.
UPDATE xxx_settings SET value = 'EN' WHERE name = 'default_language' UPDATE xxx_pages SET language = 'EN' UPDATE xxx_users SET language = 'EN'
Attention: Change the DB table prefix: xxx_ according your database setting.
Deprecated warnings were introduced with PHP 5.3.0 that was released on June 30th 2009. If WebsiteBaker is installed on a PHP 5.3.0 webspace (or higher versions) you need to upgrade WebsiteBaker at least to version 2.8.1 RC1.
Mails will not be sent, until you have specified a valid recipient address via the text field Email To: accessable via the form module options: WB Backend -> Pages -> click on your form module -> button: Settings -> Email Settings -> Email To:
If you have specified a valid recipient address but emails do not show up, please read this Knowledge base article.
Since the first version of WebsiteBaker CMS the project grew to a large and multi-lingual web-site with volunteer developers and a large community. The project WebsiteBaker is therefore no longer an "author project", which lies in the hand of a single person.
The WebsiteBaker Org e. V. is a model for the organization of this project. The association is stepping into the author's (even legal) responsibility for this project. Also the economic arrangements of the project (eg operating costs for hardware) will be done by the club. With support memberships and individual donations the club will assure the life of this project.
The association sees itself as an organizational framework for the commitment and cooperation of the members. It covers basic decision-making structures and thereby promotes the efficiency of the team.
For all details please see the statute.
The Website Baker Org e.V. consists of ordinary members and support members. Ordinary members are members, who actively contribute to the maintenance and expansion of the project - through server configuration, programming, editorial work, community care, translations into other languages, etc.
Supporting members are any persons, companies or other institutions which support the project through annual and/or oncely payable fees or donations.
Anyone can become a supporting member at any time.
Since the Website Baker Org e.V. is conceived as a working club, you can only be an ordinary (and therefore a voting member), if you join the circle of the teams. To enter this circle the ordinary member should be involved in this project for some time and should commit hisself to the objectives ot the association. The ordinary member will be appointed to a team by the board.
A membership is not intended to benefit specific to the member involved. Apart from the fact that the membership fee may be tax deductible since the WebsiteBaker Org e. V. is a registered nonprofit organisation, members will receive an extra-newsletter, in which on current trends, aspirations and projects will be reported. Supporting members will also be listed on a special supporting members page with website links. The associate membership is rather a form of regular and selfless support to the WebsiteBaker project.
Ordinary members take over tasks to help to maintain or expand the project. Work is voluntary. Ordinary members have access to the internal domain, get informed about all current discussions and may vote in teams to reach decisions, and so get influence by discussing the course of the project.
The current fee for support membership can be taken from the Fee Statute. However, this is only the minimum amount below which we cannot offer a membership, because otherwise the administration cost is no longer in proportion to the result. If you want to support this project with a higher annual amount this is easily possible. The donation amount can be freely determined.
Funding contributions are always at January 1st for one year. The first year of an associate membership may be proportionately charged. For example, if membership is applied on 10th of May, you will only have to pay the months from May to December. But in the exit year no annual fee already paid is refunded.
Unpaid Funding contributions lead to exclusion from the association (if two reminders are unsuccessful).
Naturally you can support the WebsiteBaker project at any time by individual donations. Such donations are applied to the club treasury. Use the same bank for your single donation (the amount can be chosen by you) such as eligibility for membership dues. Note please your complete address to the transfer form , so we are able to send you a donation receipt (via mail). A donation receipt is send only for amounts from 50 EUR.
Both support member contributions as well as individual donations to the Association are tax deductible, as we are working as a nonprofit association. To get your tax incurred the association senda donations receipts. Supporting members will receive their donation receipt for the current annual contribution after money has reached the club account. Sender of individual donations, please inform us about a transfer by e-mail and tell us to whom we address the donation receipt. Please note, however, that we can only send donations receipts for donations from a height of at least EUR 50, because the administrative cost for lower amiounts would be higher than the money effect.
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