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  • User-145024114 posted


    I want to bulid CMS for my clients and I need help to choose book about how to build it.

    I need to create new pages, edit pages, delete pages, also I need to control the pages' title, meta description and meta Keywords.

    Also I want option to control image gallery and to control online store with categories, products and so on...

    Can you any recommendations about books teaching and explaining this?, I need the book to be on C#.

    (the newest books will be great)

    Is the book ASP.NET 3.5 CMS Development good?

    I read some Customer Reviews but I am not sure the cover want I need, and it look lilke it do not cover all the relative information

    is the book Pro ASP.NET 4 CMS better?

    Security is important, any book teach about it?

    If you need some more information please write me want you need.
    Please do not tell me to use existing ones, I want to learn to this myself and I not sure the existing ones will do want I need.


    Tuesday, November 6, 2012 3:17 AM

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  • User1100692814 posted


    I actually have the first book and did not find it all that useful. There were some good bits but overall it was a let down.

    Why don't you look at something like Orchard CMS (http://www.orchardproject.net/). It is a great product and is free and is built on the MS stack of technology.

    I use Orchard often and you can really go to town with it and customise it as you can download the source code. Plus, create many different themes. 

    As for the ECommerce part you can install an already built module to handle this for you.

    If Orchard is not something you are interested in. There are many other Open Source options and would highly recommend not re-inventing the wheel.

    Content Management is a whole industry and to try build something by yourself you'd be up against it.

    Hope this helps.


    Tuesday, November 6, 2012 6:11 AM
  • User-145024114 posted

    Thanks for the answer. I will try the link you give me, I still want to build something my self.
    I can use what you give me on every site that I bulid? 

    About the book, that is what I read on the Customer Reviews

    Tuesday, November 6, 2012 8:27 AM
  • User151468730 posted

    Hello there,

    The following are recommended resources that will aid in teaching you about: creating new pages, editting pages, deleting pages, control the pages title, meta description and meta keywords, so on and so forth:

    Content Management Systems (Tools of the Trade) by Dave Addey, James Ellis, Phil Suh and David Thiemecke (Aug 2002)

    With Kind Regards

    Friday, December 14, 2012 1:14 AM
  • User-145024114 posted


    Thanks, this book cover all the things I need?

    Sunday, December 16, 2012 2:10 AM
  • User151468730 posted

    Hello mstudio!

    You're very welcome!

    I believe this book will cover all your needs.  It is a very comprehesnive book and  "which manages to be both technical enough to keep developers happy and yet clear enough to be understood by managers."

    Here is a quick and broad breakdown of what this book will cover:

    a guide through the process of arriving at a content management solution, including the background knowledge you need to know, how to go about getting a solution, implementing the solution, and migrating existing content to it

    There has been  postive customer review feedback with regards to this book - that being said, it is a must-read for all those involved in deploying content over the web.

    I wish you the best of luck on your endavour!

    Thursday, December 20, 2012 9:45 PM