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A databaseless CMS
GuppY is a web portal intentionaly designed to be easy to use for you, the final user. It doesn't require any database to run. It allows you to create quickly and without any technical knowledge, a complete and interactive website.
Guppy is what we call a CMS (Content Management System). It means that it provides a complete and secure administration interface, to design (your website and manage the content of its various sections/headings. You do not need to know HTML or PHP languages nor how to configurate a MySQL database : Guppy offers a "turnkey" website, with its already coded motor . In one word, Guppy takes care of the container so you just have to take care of the content.
The fact that GuppY doesn't use any external database such as MySQL is its first asset, the one that makes it set apart from all the other CMS on the web. It allows a great flexibility and offers various advantages :
This website has been of course created with Guppy, so you can see its see for yourself. its rendering in operation
Multilingual and optionnally bilingual
Furthermore, GuppY provides a very original management of high added value, which makes it stand out in the CMS world on the web : GuppY offers the possibility of a bilingual content. With GuppY, you can easily build a bilingual portal, letting you choose the 2 languages to offer.
The downloadable package is shipped with both french and english languages, but language pack (available in separate download ) allows you to build a website in one (or two) of the available languages at the present time :
Please note : I didn't put all country flags. Flags were chosen to symbolize languages. For instance, the flag from France symbolizes the French language, the Jordanian flag symbolizes the Arabic language. I did'nt mean to be selective in doing so, I only used the friendly translator's flag for each language !
These various languages already offer a very nice geographical GuppY coverage , as shown on the following map, where we colored in orange all countries where GuppY exists in at least one of the official spoken languages :
GuppY being natively multilingual, missing languages can be added very easily... Translators are welcome !
Functional and complete
GuppY is a CMS which is intended for all, from the absolute beginner to the more experimented webmaster. It makes it possible to create, with a great facility, a complete interactive website, thanks to its many functionalities :
Of course, GuppY is equipped with an administration area accessible with a password, from which you design and manage your portal. All the elements are activated on a click in a check box or selected from unfolding menus. It is this easiness that the developers privileged in the display of the administration zone. Even children can easily use GuppY !
Free and open-source
GuppY is distributed under the free Cecill license : this means that it is free and that its source-code is available and open.
The developers can modify it and distribute it freely ; the users can use it for free. The o¬nly condition for its use and its redistribution is as follows : not to delete the copyrights in the bottom page and in the code-source of the scri¬pt. It is the o¬nly recognition to which the team aspires.
The GuppY Team does not earn anything to develop GuppY and does it voluntarily. None of us has vocation to grow rich by any way via GuppY. Nevertheless, if you wish to support us or to thank us for all the things that GuppY does for you, you can donate. Many thanks to all the generous donors from the past and those to come.
A script very documented
There is no needs to read ten volumes before controlling GuppY ; be quite ! On the contrary, its interface is very intuitive and its handling elementary. In fact, it is because of its increasing use in educational field, by children or absolute beginners, that the desire to document it through various supports and views aroused.
The main documentation, that any GuppYst must read when starting with GuppY, is reduced to little :
If all goes well, and for any normal use of GuppY, those two readings will be enough. Otherwise, you can also consult the following documents :
It is only on the last end, after going through all this documentation with no success, that you might publish your question on the discussion board, after having taken into account the forum guidelines, which will inform you about its rules and the precisions needed in your message
Allow us to insist o¬n the need for you to read the documentation and to search o¬n the site, before flooding the forum with your various S.O.S. Indeed, our time is counted. The time we waste to answer a question for the thousandth time, so for which answer already exists, is time lost for development and it delays the release of the next version, as well as reducing the extent of its innovations. Be smart enough to see where is your interest !
Guppy is born in December 2003, from the will of Aldweb. At that time, it was called miniPortail but had all for a big one ! It did not stop evolving since then, with its various versions. However the last 4.0 release has marked a certain result from our point of view :
Here are the main aims for the development and the next versions :
Users can also share their wishs or suggest improvements, by posting them in the suggestions box. Be aware however that the team does not give itself any obligation on this subject and remains entirely free of its development's choices.
So, tempted by GuppY ?
To convince ing you entirely of the wide possibilities of GuppY and its surprising adaptability, we suggest that you swim in the fresh waters of the aquarium, our directory of sites running with GuppY, and to visit this section of the site. You will discover there a large variety of sites and see the GuppY script at work.
You will find GuppY in the download area of the site :
(Written by aldweb and Isa; translated by aldweb, Isa and Clotilde, corrected the 18/12/2008 by Christine)
Creation date : 23/02/2005 @ 19:16
Last update : 22/09/2012 @ 20:16
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