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Integrating a CMS into an Askbot-powered site

I notice that Askbot's settings interface allows an administrator to add HTML content to a few static pages (namely, the About, FAQ and Privacy Policy pages).

However, it would be nice if this could be taken a step further:

  • Allowing administrators to create any "static" page.
    • Administrators could create feature- or topic-specific FAQ pages to help prune gigantic FAQ lists.
    • Site- or topic-specific policy pages (such as a Terms of Use page) could be added where necessary.
    • Administrators could create articles to supplement popular question topics on the site.
      • The implementation of tag wiki pages would mitigate this need somewhat.
    • And so on. See the top navigation bar on just about any Wordpress-powered site for additional examples.
  • Allowing administrators to manage the links in the header/footer of the site.
    • Note that administrators can already add static content (e.g., links) to the left/right sidebars.
    • Some links would be more appropriate in the site header/footer, though.

There has been a little bit of discussion on this topic, but it seems like integrating a Django-based CMS into an Askbot-powered site (but not necessarily the reverse) could be manageable.

Integrating a CMS into an Askbot-powered site

I notice that Askbot's settings interface allows an administrator to add HTML content to a few static pages (namely, the About, FAQ and Privacy Policy pages).

However, it would be nice if this could be taken a step further:

  • Allowing administrators to create any "static" page.
    • Administrators could create feature- or topic-specific FAQ pages to help prune gigantic FAQ lists.
    • Site- or topic-specific policy pages (such as a Terms of Use page) could be added where necessary.
    • Administrators could create articles to supplement popular question topics on the site.
      • The implementation of tag wiki pages would mitigate this need somewhat.
    • And so on. See the top navigation bar on just about any Wordpress-powered site for additional examples.
  • Allowing administrators to manage the links in the header/footer of the site.
    • Note that administrators can already add static content (e.g., links) to the left/right sidebars.
    • Some links would be more appropriate in the site header/footer, though.

There has been a littlelittle bit bit of discussion on this topic, but it seems like integrating a Django-based CMS into an Askbot-powered site (but not necessarily the reverse) could be manageable.