Designing Your Website

You should always take the time to consider the topic of your website and the categories you will write about. Qlicksoft CMS only supports one level categorization. This forces you to narrow your topic into a niche and keep it focused. This is the preferred method for creating on point content while benefitting from search engine optimization (SEO).

Take some time to think about these items:

  1. Your website topic
  2. The categories of the topic
  3. How the user navigates around the website
  4. The filesystem layout
  5. The URI layout

With Qlicksoft CMS, the user navigation and URI request layout follows the filesystem folder layout. This makes it very easy to organize and manage your content. Its intuitive, just like using your File manager application.

Your main menu should hold the categories the user can click on. It is suggested to not use more than six to avoid clutter. We provide a breadcrumb to make it easier for the visitor to move up and down yoru websites' information hierarchy.

The content folder contains documents and images folders. Within them, create category folders and the content files themselves. For example:

/var
  /www
    /yourdomain.com
      /content
        /documents
          /category1
          /category2
          /category3
        /images
          /category1
          /category2
          /category3

For the home page and each category, create front php content files. These are like home/index pages. You will likely create mustache templates for them to truly make your site stand out.

/var
  /www
    /yourdomain.com  
      /content
        /documents
          front.php.content
          /category1
            front.php.content
          /category2
            front.php.content      
          /category3
            front.php.content      
        /images
          /category1
          /category2
          /category3

Example: A Sports Website

A sports topic website can look something like this:

/var
  /www
    /yourdomain.com  
      /content
        /documents
          front.php.content
          /site
            front.php.content
            terms-of-use.php.content
            privacy-policy.php.content
            about.php.content
            contact.php.content
          /basketball
            front.php.content
            warriors-win-2018-championship.php.content      
          /baseball
            front.php.content
            barry-bonds-homerun-king.php.content
          /football
            front.php.content
            detroit-lions-team-roster.php.content
        /images
          /site
          /basketball
          /baseball
          /football