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In my last post, Introducing the razorCMS Testing Pad, I discussed this new flat-file CMS and the small website I am building as a way to test and experiment with razorCMS. I installed a barebones system with no extra bladepacks, just the basic system. In this post I will discuss my installation experience. I won't go over all the installation details since you can find them well documented in the User Manual, which you can download here. Installation, for the most part, is a breeze. Because it's a flat file CMS, you don't have to worry about creating or configuring databases or anything like that. You just need to edit one file and you're good to go. I did run into one small problem. I followed the manual to the letter but when I tried to load my new site, I got a 500 Internal Server Error:

Internal Server Error The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request. Please contact the server administrator, XXXXXX@maryspad.com and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error. More information about this error may be available in the server error log. Additionally, a 500 Internal Server Error error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

First, I would like to thank Mary for giving me this opportunity to introduce my first Excel add-in on her website. It is an excellent programming resource. My purpose in this blog entry is to describe the Data Filter Tool, an add-in I created for Microsoft Excel, as well as discuss some steps you can take to make sure your…

This is the fourth in a series of posts on how to build a Drupal website from scratch. My apologies for the delay in getting this installment out, a lot has been happening on the home and work front that sort of slowed me down, but here we are. In the first segment we introduced Drupal, and went over what we would need to work with Drupal. In the second part, we went over how to install Drupal, and finally, in the third section we set up the Drupal site, changed configurations, and did some other cool stuff. If you have followed the tutorials this far, you should have your website all set up, with your desired settings and names, headers, logos, etc in place. As you know, I am creating a website in tandem with this tutorial, and everything that I do on that site I will describe here in this series and also in future Drupal related posts. The website is http://drupalpad.maryspad.com, and you can check it out to see how far things have progressed and compare it to your site. Now that you have your site configured, and all the basics in place, the next step is to start building your site. At this stage, our site is still very basic looking, with the Drupal front page introducing the site. For now, let's leave that as it is. Soon I will show you how to put something else there when we delve into content creation and content management. For now, let's add some important components.

Wouldn't it be nice to post your email address right on your page without having to worry about spam harvesters and other malicious bots? I do! See an example in the footer section of my Web Development Forums. I use Javascript to do this. It is a highly effective method for a few reasons: Javascript output is unsearchable by search…

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