Back in September or so I posted about help with PHP/MySQL and Freeway integration and got great information. However, I still haven’t quite mastered it yet. Recently, I read some of the posts about using CMS and was wondering if that would work for my situation. (I tried searching for those old posts but couldn’t find them!)
Here’s my situation:
I’ve made a general site for a personal trainer. He would like to allow people to log in and make a meal plan for themselves on like a daily basis. He would then like to be able to view what people entered. He would eventually like to make it so he can sell his fitness programs online a la Jillian of “Biggest Loser” fame. He offers about 3 different programs. I know FileMaker at maybe an intermediate level so creating a DB and making all the relationships is pretty straight forward to me. However, learning how to communicate with a DB via PHP and Freeway is not working for me yet. Is using CMS a way that could help make things a little easier? My gut says no because I haven’t seen anything where a user then can see content (in this case what is available in their plan) and enter it. I’ve looked up a little about WebYep and Joomla.
BTW, my biggest problem with PHP/MySQL and Freeway is that I haven’t been able to successfully make a site read correctly. I’ve followed the tutorial that uses Axiom Widgets as an example but my sales.php page (where the products should show up) end up showing just as the code. I’m been doing it mostly on my computer. I installed MAMP to give me PHP and MySQL. I’ve tried putting the files in either the Sites folder of my Home folder or the htdocs folder MAMP’s FAQ page directs you to do. As far as the mechanics of the tutorial (using a “page” as an .inc file, using the php make markup action to make the page all php code, et), I do understand it.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I feel lost in so many ways.
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