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Getting along with the Article Manager
updated by rck, 2004-12-13

If you think about a content management system, you usually want to have a collection of text documents within it. A collection of your content. That's what I use Article Manager for in phpWebSite.

Entering Content

After you've installed Article Manager, you'll probably want to put some content in also. That's very easy. Press the Article Manager Button in Control Panel - Site Content.

The Manager

The heart of the Article Manager
Main Menu

This is the heart of the Article Manager. You can browse in your articles here as well as create new ones. Everything you see here or don't see here depends on the rights you have. You site deity can define them in the user manager.

Personally, I prefer to have a "Author Group". There I define all the rights my authors have or don't have. Like creating documents, editing their own articles and so on.

Creating an new article now is only a click away. Why don't we give it a try?

A new article

You should now see an empty article. Every article needs a title as well as a summary. Both will be used in archive listings, search results and on your start page.

After entering both of them, you can start writing the actual content. Please feel free to use as many paragraphs as you like. After pressing "Save Section", you can start writing the next paragraph.

If you want to have a picture with your paragraph, choose a image file from your harddisk with "browse". Next, provide a short image description (will be the text browsers without image support see) and a link caption. The link caption will be written below you image.

You can also provide a link to another page -- be it within your site or offsite. Please bear in mind, that Article Manager puts a "http://" in front of your link. So if you want to link my site, don't enter "". Instead, enter "". I've stumbled across this one quite often myself already.

Publishing your article

After saving an article it won
Waiting for approval

Usually, your article won't be visible on the start page right away. Article Manager supports workflow, which is a very nice feature of most content management systems. Instead, your article waits for approval of a deity.

As soon as you've saved your article, it will pop up in the deities "Approval" box. And the site maintainer will get a email notification as well.

After your article has been approved, it can be shown right at the front page.

What it does
Entering Content

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  • Problems installing the article manager...

    Posted on 2004-12-20 08:53:31 By Stripeman[1]

    Can you please tell me why this is happening after I install it ? Thanks much

    Fatal error: Cannot re-assign $this in c:\wamp\www\phpwebsite\mod\article\class\Article.php on line 723

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    • Re: Problems installing the article manager...

      Posted on 2004-12-20 13:37:25 By rck[110]

      Which version of Article Manager are you using? Can you post the line with the error, as well as five lines before and five lines after so I can have a closer look?

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    • Re: Problems installing the article manager...

      Posted on 2005-04-10 21:10:52 By rck[110]

      cannot reassign $this usually happens, if you use phpWebSite with php/5. php/4 should do the trick.

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      • Re: Problems installing the article manager...

        Posted on 2006-05-30 02:25:28 By Anonymous

        I have a similar problem, but my php version (php4/php5) hasn't altered (as far as I know). What if I that is the problem and I cannot revert to php4 as suggested?). I digress...

        My site has moved to a new server; thus, my root folder has a different name such as:


        to this:


        My website spits out:
        "FATAL ERROR! Required file Core.php not found."

        but my server php error log indicates:
        "PHP Fatal error: Cannot re-assign $this in"/home/sites/841/[webaddress]/[phpwebsite]/mod/article/class/Article.php on line 723"

        Line 723 only says:
        "$this = new PHPWS_Article($id);"

        What am I supposed to do with this information??

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      • Cannot re-assign $this

        Posted on 2006-05-30 02:33:18 By Anonymous

        changed On 2006-12-04 18:35:57 Edited By rck (reason: )

        I found this while searching the same subject:

        Fatal error: Cannot re-assign $this in /srv/www/htdocs/phpweb/mod/article/class/Article.php on line 723

        Goto line 723 & 724 and change $this to $article.
        function fatCatview ($id)
        $article = new PHPWS_Article($id);
        return $article->view(false, true);
        ----------------------------------------- wiki/index.php%3Ftitle%3DTalk:Article+ %22Cannot+re-assign%22+%24this+phpwebsite& hl=en&gl=ca&ct=clnk&cd=2

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        • Re: Cannot re-assign $this

          Posted on 2006-09-24 19:08:46 By Anonymous

          I cannot quantify the gratitude that would like to express for clarifying the "cannot reassign $this" problem in the article manager. After 3 sleepless nights and going practically mad trying to "try-out" other content management systems (because the article manager in my phpwebsite would not work and I need to publish articles for my website) I am now having severe acid reflux with all the stress. Thank you!, you saved me from further mental torture. I can now start using my favorite phpwebsite again!

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          • Re: Cannot re-assign $this

            Posted on 2006-12-19 04:37:37 By Anonymous

            I agree, this was a great post. I had exactly the same problem, fixed in a second with this post.

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        • Re: Cannot re-assign $this

          Posted on 2007-02-13 23:16:47 By Anonymous

          Thanks!. I did a google and found your solution. Great work!


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  • article manager doesn't work

    Posted on 2005-11-21 20:24:10 By Anonymous

    I downloaded and installed article manager module 3.0 but every time i click on anything (and i mean anything) i get blank page. For example: if i click on Article manager module i get blank page. Demo and Intruduction Page ended up somehow on my front home page. Every time i click any of the article manager links i get blank page. I tried deleting demo article (delete button) and i still get blank page. I still see my logo on the top but the actual page is blank. It said that it installed successfuly.
    Does anyone knows what the problem is?
    I am running phpws 0.10.
    I cannot figure it out.

    Any help is appreciated.

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  • Article Manager

    Posted on 2007-02-02 15:54:34 By Anonymous

    I had Article Manager up and working fine... but I uninstalled it and then reinstalled it... why? Well that
    is a long story.
    My problem is that now it doesn't work. I make an article and it never apears in the article managers article list.
    Any Ideas?


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    • Re: Article Manager

      Posted on 2007-03-21 22:43:42 By chf[1]

      changed On 2007-03-21 23:06:28 Edited By chf (reason: )

      I didn't reinstall article manager but had in fact the same problem when finally wanting to use the mod.
      After creating an article, it just didn't appear in the article list.
      I know I had made some configuration changes but didn't realize that was the actual cause.
      I just found the solution to my problem here.
      Hope it helps.


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  • article manager?

    Posted on 2007-07-12 12:02:27 By indeman[1]

    I am evaluating PHPwebsite for our site. Does the recent version of PHPWS (1.2 have the article manager inbuilt? I am not able to find an updated article manager for the new version. Or will the old one work?

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