Webmastering Bitweaver

Created by: Kozuch, 29 Sep 2006 (16:00 UTC)
Last modified: 27 Oct 2006 (14:12 UTC)

Bitweaver installation

By Kozuch
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Let's look at the first step of touching Bitweaver yourself - the installation. Bitweaver has one of the most pleasant graphical CMS installations I have ever seen. It guides even almost a lame person through the about 10 installation steps very nicely, mostly with a confirmation that it was successful. Let's go virtually through the process ones more. The images illustrate current R2 Beta installer, but it almost hasn't changed from the version 1.

The installation consists of about 16 screen…

What do we need to get better?

By Kozuch
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
I am sad seeing bitweaver loosing power and momentum in the last months. Okay, R2 is out, but still not really officially? Not much of new content on this site, forums not really active too. What is the problem?

I tried to promote bitweaver project a bit myself, however, my attempt to restore bw Wikipedia page was not successful yet. As I said in the forums, bitweaver was 95% working for me, but the 5% were almost killing it for any kind of project. Spider was talking of the necessity of an e…

Bitweaver - the best CMS I have found so far

By Kozuch
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Man, was it a headache looking for a decent open source Content Management System. I knew there were some out there but only knew a local (Czech) one. I wanted to create an English site and did not want to translate the Czech one.

First I found OpenSourceCMS site where you can pretty much access frontend and backend demo installations of the listed CMSs. This is very helpful for the Joe Webmaster. One can quickly touch various scripts w…

Making bitweaver easier

By Kozuch
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
I got to bitweaver administration after some time again. Hm, nice to see features have been added in R2. Hm, sad to see I can not (still) handle the CMS administration correctly it in the time amount I have for it. I have 2 ideas how to make bitweaver easier. Please take them as rough feature suggestions.

Administrative levels
This feature would simply allow to set my administrative skills level (beginner, advanced, freak etc.) and would hide some settings I might not need. The bitweaver…

Why not to release Bitweaver 1.8?

By Kozuch
Monday, May 07, 2007
I pretty much like release cycles. I mean fixed release cycles - for example like Ubuntu Linux has. I know that more or less every 6 months new stable release comes out that adds THE features that were coded in the meantime. I do not need tons of new features in every new version of software - I much rather go through constant evolution than experience a revolution once in ten years. What am I little mad about? The development cycle of Bitweaver.

Well, I want to say I really like the ideas be…

Bitweaver from the webmastering poing of view

By Kozuch
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Hi folks,

I just would like to share some insights I got while using Bitweaver on one of my sites - it is called OpenBook Project and runs since May 2006.

I am an average webmaster I would say - I have basic web and internet knowledge, can use FTP, SSH (no money for dedicated hosting yet though) and I have basic HTML skills with close to none PHP skills. However, I can do some basic customizing of PHP scripts (like insert ads etc.) and I can do templating throu…