The PHP-Nuke content management system is a popular open-sourceproject, designed to help you get your Web site off the ground with minimumfuss...and if you're a budding Webmaster, or just running on a tightschedule, it can probably make your life simpler. This article discussesdeploying and customizing the system to your needs.
PHP-Nuke also comes with a pretty good built-in banner advertising system, so that webmasters can begin offering advertisers banner placement facilities immediately. The banner administration system, available from the administration menu, allows administrators to create accounts for different advertisers, and specify the number of impressions purchased by each. Advertisers can provide one or more banners, and PHP-Nuke will take care of rotating through and displaying the banners as visitors browse through the site.
A neatly compiled table allows administrators and advertisers to immediately view statistics per banner - number of views, number of clicks, and percentage of views converted into clicks. This information is also available to the advertiser via email.
While the system is pretty basic, it works well, and should satisfy most requirements...and, of course, you can always invest in a more professional system once the green stuff starts rolling in!
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