Setup a demo version of CMSB

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Last Post: August 29, 2021   (RSS)

By andreasml - August 29, 2021 - edited: August 29, 2021


I have created a website where I try to promote a specific CMSB version which I have formed my way, containing specific plugins, specific sections, specific mail templates etc. I am interested in creating a public demo version of this CMSB version where anyone can try out the software for a limited period of time. I would also like to give the user the options to see the Admin type of access, and also the Editor and the Author and the Viewer types of access as well. Of course, I would like the demo to be almost exactly as the version of CMSB I am using, containing the plugins, sections and everything I have created as explained previously. Can I do it myself or do I need some specific software/plugin?

Kind regards,

Andreas Lazaris

By gkornbluth - August 29, 2021

Hi Andreas,

I haven't used it for a while, but there is a 'demo' mode built into CMSB. 

All you should have to do is to set up a separate install of CMSB with the setup and pages that you want in your demo site and after you've tested the new site, change 'demoMode' => '0', to 'demoMode' => '1', in settings.dat.

When a potential customer goes to the demo site and logs into it's CMSB, a separate temporary database is set up for them so that they can access the parts of the back end that you've allowed.

Note that in order to make any admin changes to your install you'll have too change the settings.dat entry back to 'demoMode' => '0',

There's more info at 

Jerry Kornbluth

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