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kemplej 01-12-2005 12:14 PM

Online Student Newspaper Software
I currently run a slackware server for a local private high school. They do a monthly newspaper that they end up printing themselves through Pagemaker. I'm look for opensource software that would work with an apache server. Ideally it would be very simple since they have little or no expirence w/ any sort of web code. Any suggestions?


barryman_5000 01-12-2005 01:10 PM

Would this software print, or are you looking for a web-based newspaper design? Could you please elaborate more ;)

XavierP 01-12-2005 01:47 PM

I think Scribus may be what you are after.

kemplej 01-12-2005 03:21 PM

web based. Sorry

barryman_5000 01-12-2005 03:26 PM

Well then just give me some more information as to what you want it to do exactly. Be very SPECFIC. you can also check out if you want.

kemplej 01-12-2005 03:43 PM

Thats part of my problem. I'm really not for sure what I would want to do :P. I guess the easiest thing is a form for them to fill out the story and then upload to a section.

reddazz 01-12-2005 04:05 PM

Maybe you need a content management system like mambo server or drupal.

shengchieh 01-12-2005 07:58 PM

Visit my webpage,

and see if anything good is there. Scroll down to

Software -> Publishing


barryman_5000 01-12-2005 10:33 PM

If you don't need anything over elaborate than I could easily write you up a form in php. Visit my website @ -- I would do it for free . . . don't get much money doing web business ;)

kemplej 01-13-2005 11:56 AM

Barryman ,

there really is not anything too worth while I could find. I think their could be a bigger demand for such software if someone would write it. If your intrested in writing such software. I would be mroe then happy to beta test anything you write up. I would not need anything too fancy. Just a nice layout with sections. Kinda like a real newspaper yah know?

Everyone else,

thanks for the suggestions so far. I will be looking into them.

morphedpenguin 02-02-2005 08:23 PM

Newspaper CMS Solution
I posted this to another forum, as well. I use iWebPress for all aspects of managing my paper's content. It's the single best answer to newspaper content management. It works with you to organize everything, including staff, in an easy database. The XML output to web is absolutely astonishing. I highly reccommend for anyone dealing with newspapers. Their education edition is just for high schools and college papers in mind.

s0lid 03-01-2005 03:27 AM

try mambo.
here's the default installation of mambo

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