The EKlectic Core Content Management System (EKCCMS) is a state-of-the-art CMS that integrates its own easy-to-use interface for editing content, Smarty templates for custom themes, and virtually unlimited backend power in its development framework.
eclectic: adjective: Selecting what is best from various sources or systems
EKlectic Core: noun: The easiest CMS, integrating the best Open Source technology.
New to EKCCMS? Click here to check out our crash course for getting up and running quickly!
If you have tried out EKCCMS in the past, you should give it another look. The backend technology has been almost completely rewritten, there are more elegant default templates included (and more on the way!), and the administrative user interface has been greatly simplified. Check out the Documentation section for details.
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Content is added and edited in a Word-processing-style interface (TinyMCE), so even the most novice of users can create a professional website in minutes.
Smarty is perhaps the most popular templating engine in the world, and with good reason! A simple HTML page can become the entire theme for your new EKCCMS site by simply adding in our CONTENT variable.
For professional web designers, you can completely separate data, functionality, and presentation. And for those in a hurry, we've provided some HTML-generating "shortcuts" for routine blocks such as Login, Breadcrumbs, and Menu Items. Flexible and powerful!
EKCCMS modules include an innovative interface that standardizes configuration data. Because EKCCMS literally handles the entire configuration process (from creating a dynamic configuration form to reading/writing the database), developers can spend more time focused upon writing their custom modules! And the configuration interface automatically converts boolean variables into checkboxes, and arrays into dropdowns! Check out the file /modules/mod_template.php to see just how easy it is!
EKCCMS recognizes two opposite security paradigms:
1. All active content is visible unless explicity hidden from certain users/groups.
2. All active content is invisible unless explicity enabled for certain users/groups.
EKCCMS switches between these two paradigms with the "Anonymous Read Perms" option (located at the bottom of the advanced options on the Global Configuration screen).
With these paradigms integrated into the very core, EKCCMS permissions scheme allows even the most complicated security situations to be realized.
Using the Articles module you can add blog-style content to your site by any registered user (including yourself!). Bloggers with admin-level permissions can be configured to auto-approve, so you can update your daily blog with a single click! And content submitted by non-admin bloggers has to be approved by an admin, so there is no risk of inappropriate content appearing to the public.
Additionally, EKCCMS includes a complete database of ISO world language codes, and allows one or all to be set active. (Only active languages show in the Language dropdown.) Users can simply choose their favorite language in the Language dropdown, and voila! they are viewing the content that has been prepared in that language. And any language can be configured to be the default.
Each language is essentially a completely separate set of content and sections, so changes to sections or content in one language will never interfere with the content in another. For a quick demonstration, try changing the language on this site by updating the Language dropdown at the bottom-right of this page!