NN Simple News System

The Next/Nexus Simple News System v2 (SNS) is a system for the publication of news on a website with the addition of an RSS (syndication) feed. Its features are limited by intention.

I wrote this software for my own personal website. I wanted something simple, which integrated easily into the existing website with no hassle (I already used PHP). This software doesn't use a database, it just uses files, a single file for each news item. It is ideal for people who don't update their news pages often, who don't want, or can't use a database.

Whilst looking for software that would do what I wanted, I found complicated software, or that needed a database, I found at least one question asking for automatic news software so that they wouldn't have to manually edit files, but that it should not use a database. This software is for you.

It works, it is simple, and it provides enough functionality to be usable, but not so much as to be unusable. Enjoy.

I developed the first system over some years to the end of 2011. However, I am now no longer developing that system, and have moved to the new version 2 system. The brings about some changes, in the underlying code. It's simpler, has less code, and should be easier to maintain into the future, and uses better coding practices. The biggest changes are:

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nn-snsv2.tar.bz2 for the new fancy version 2 system (now with class and XML), or nn-sns.tar.bz2 (no longer developed) for the old no-class, no-XML system, but with comments (or nn-sns.old.tar.bz2 (no longer developed) for an older version, which doesn't have comments)


Copyright 2007 - 2011 by Michael Harris, http://next-nexus.info/

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