Integrating a CMS with an Existing Rails App. . .?

Hi All,

I’m looking for the best way to integrate a CMS with an existing rails
site. Basically I want to leave all of the existing database driven
content untouched and ONLY MANAGE STATIC PAGES with a CMS. Is it
possible to have this half-and-half type integration? Any
recommendations?

Regards

gberz3 wrote:

Hi All,

I’m looking for the best way to integrate a CMS with an existing rails
site. Basically I want to leave all of the existing database driven
content untouched and ONLY MANAGE STATIC PAGES with a CMS. Is it
possible to have this half-and-half type integration? Any
recommendations?

Regards

You could run Radiant separately on a different subdomain of your site
if that meets your requirement. Note though that Radiant is also
database-backed naturally.

Cheers,
Mohit.
8/30/2007 | 11:45 PM.

This is to apstract question in order to get some meaningfull answer.

Is it possible?
In this world that we build anything is possible.
Is it doable in your particular situation depends on how both sites
are organized and how should they interact.

In general case it’s doable.

Give a little thought how this two systems should interact in
consideration with existing DB driven application and the solution
will come your way. :slight_smile:

Excellent suggestion, but really not an option. I need it all to be
100% transparent to the end user (and to the CMS Admin as well) if at
all possible.

Thanks,
Michael

Hi Michael,

It can be (almost) 100% transparent since we’re using hypertext. All
users need is that the content comes to them when the click on the URLs
they expect. You could have a page that is the landing page for the
static content which redirects to the CMS and in the CMS, you can refer
to the dynamic pages by URL to bring the user back. It should be
possible, I imagine.

On the other hand, I’m told (and I was told cos I asked) that Radiant
can run out of a directory but you would need to change the settings on
your web server to forward requests to your Radiant site when a hit to
that directory is requested and so on.
More:
http://lists.radiantcms.org/pipermail/radiant/2007-August/006118.html

Hope this helps.

Cheers,
Mohit.
8/31/2007 | 1:24 PM.

go look at comatose for an embedded, minimal cms in your webapp.

http://comatose.rubyforge.org/

-Andrew

On 8/31/07, Mohit S. [email protected] wrote:

Mohit.

Michael

possible to have this half-and-half type integration? Any
8/30/2007 | 11:45 PM.


Andrew K.

Hi,

On 30-Aug-07, at 10:02 AM, gberz3 wrote:

Hi All,

I’m looking for the best way to integrate a CMS with an existing rails
site. Basically I want to leave all of the existing database driven
content untouched and ONLY MANAGE STATIC PAGES with a CMS. Is it
possible to have this half-and-half type integration? Any
recommendations?

Did you get anywhere with this? If not, I can make a couple of
suggestions.

Cheers,
Bob

Regards


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On Sep 18, 2007, at 5:28 AM, Bob H. wrote:

Did you get anywhere with this? If not, I can make a couple of
suggestions.

Perhaps Comatose (http://comatose.rubyforge.org/) is what you want.


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Founder, Catch the Best
http://catchthebest.com/
http://www.bencurtis.com/ – personal blog

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