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What is XOOPS?

Xoops is a CMS (Content Management System) for maintaining and creating web portals and sites. Xoops enjoys a wide community support base and active development cycle. Many come to xoops after frustrations with other 'more established' packages, for some Xoops is a first CMS. Xoops is easy to pick up for the novice and powerful enough in its extensible module system to satify the needs of large established user bases.

XOOPS is a program which, when installed on an Internet host with a PHP-capable web server (e.g., Apache) and a database (e.g., MySQL), allows administrators to easily create dynamic websites with great content and WhatCanIUseXOOPSFor many features. It is an ideal tool for developing small to large dynamic community websites, intra company portals, corporate portals, weblogs and much more.

XOOPS is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) and is free to use and modify. It is free to redistribute as long as you abide by the distribution terms of the GPL.

What XOOPS stands for

XOOPS is an abbreviation of eXtensible Object Oriented Portal System. Though started as a portal system, XOOPS is in fact striving steadily on the track of Content Management System. It can serve as a web framework for use by small, medium and large sites.

A lite XOOPS can be used as a personal weblog or journal. For this purpose, you can do a standard install, and use its News module only. For a medium site, you can use modules like News, Forum, Download, Web Links etc to form a community to interact with your members and visitors. For a large site as an enterprise one, you can develop your own modules such as eShop, and use XOOP's uniform user management system to seamlessly integrate your modules with the whole system.

Pronunciation guide

The standard pronunciation of XOOPS should follow English rules, and you should pronunce it as [zups].

Key features of XOOPS

- Database-driven

XOOPS uses a relational database (currently ""MySQL"") to store data required for running a web-based content management system.

- Fully Modularized

Modules can be installed/uninstalled/activated/deactivated with a click using the XOOPS module administration system.

- Personalization

Registered users can edit their profiles, select site themes, upload custom avatars, and much more!

- User Management

The ability to search for users by various criteria, send email and private messages to users through a template-based messaging system.

- Supported World-wide

XOOPS was created and is maintained by a WhoMadeXoops team of several hard-working volunteers working from all over the world. The XOOPS community has more than a dozen official support sites around the world for support of non-English speaking users.

- Multi-byte Language Support

Fully supports multi-byte languages, including Japanese, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Korean, etc.

- Versatile Group Permissions System

Powerful and user-friendly permissions system which enables administrators to set permissions by group.

- Theme-based skinnable interface

XOOPS is driven by a powerful theme system. Both admins and users can change the look of the entire web site with just a click of a mouse. There are also over 60 themes available for download!!!

- In end xOOps is really cOOl. ;)

This page is also available in : [[FrWhatIsXoops fran�ais]].

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