At the Forge - Publishing with Bricolage

Streamline your Web site with a professional newspaper-like publishing model. With Bricolage, you can set up approvals and keep track of who's editing what.

Bricolage is a complete, sophisticated open-source content management system with an impressive array of features. As we saw this month, we easily can set up a Bricolage-based site and publish stories through a distribution channel that we created with a simple set of virtual host definitions in our Apache configuration. Next column, we conclude our discussion of Bricolage by looking at ways in which we can customize the output templates, turning a simple black-and-white publication into something with more pizzazz.

Reuven M. Lerner, a longtime Web/database consultant and developer, now is a first-year graduate student in Learning Sciences at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. You can reach him at



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good article, again

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Question 1: What login name we should we? If I'm the root, can I put as root and password for the login information? Unfortunately, this question is not answered.

Question 2: how to define the server section? How to define DocumentRoot?: "In the server section you indicate the server on which the files eventually should be deposited. As we've already indicated that we fill in only the destination pathname, which should match the DocumentRoot of the Apache virtual host where the document will be available.are copying files rather than using FTP, we need to " If so, should we put like "/usr/local/www/data-dist"?

As a new user of bricolage, I want to thank the author of this article. Two questions I have for building out channels. One is answered, but not sure. What about other one?