PHP-Nuke is a web based automated news publishing and content management system (a 'nuke') based on PHP and SQL. The system is fully controlled using a web-based user interface.
The system (up to version 7.5) has been released as free software under the GNU General Public License, but version 7.5 is now being charged for, at US $10 per copy. It requires a web server which supports the PHP extension (such as the Apache HTTP Server), as well as an SQL database (such as MySQL, mSQL, PostgreSQL, ODBC, Adabas, Sybase or Interbase).
Features of PHP-Nuke
The main aim of PHP-Nuke is to allow a webmaster to create a community-based portal (similar to that used by Slashdot), with an automated web site allowing users and editors to post news items (user-submitted news items are selected by editors). Users can comment on these articles using the comments system.
Modules may be added to the PHP-Nuke system, allowing the webmaster to add more features (such as an Internet forum or calendar) to their PHP-Nuke installation in addition to the core modules such as News, FAQ and Private Messaging. The whole system is maintained by administrators using the web-based admin section.
PHP-Nuke is able to support many languages, such as English, Portuguese and Thai. Its look and feel can also be customised (to an extent), using the Themes system, although some people have found it difficult to make the site look any different to the standard 2/3 column layout (as used by the program's official web site (http://www.phpnuke.org/)).
PHP-Nuke is now almost infamous for its security holes, as it is developed separately by many different people, and integration of everyone's code is a major problem. SQL injection is one of the most widely-known flaws in PHP-Nuke's security, although other methods of gaining access to the admin panel of a site running PHP-Nuke in under five minutes have been found. Security-conscious users of PHP-Nuke should consider switching over to a more stable and secure portal system, such as ocPortal.
Bootsware - http://www.bootsware.com/
A calendar module for PHP-Nuke.
Codezwiz.com - http://codezwiz.com
Nuke site used for integrating various tweaks, modules,
blocks and themes into PHP-Nuke, large selection of themes and other
Nuke related downloads.
Dezina - http://www.dezina.co.uk/
Provides a number of themes for PHP-Nuke as well as web
hosting and custom themes.
EcomJunk - http://ecomjunk.com/
Good site from where you can download some very
interesting and unique modules not forund anywhere else.Also has a nice
download section with many stuff for your web site.This is the home of
eMailBox, eCards, ePhotoVote, eGallery, eCal and eGuestBook among
Scripting - http://www.heritage-tech.net/
Custom modules, addons and blocks for PHP-Nuke web site.
Also accepts offers to create modules for PHP-Nuke.
Nuke Digest - http://www.indodigest.com/
Portal and gateway to Indonesia and PHP-Nuke. Articles,
Themes - http://www.kalgash.com/
PHP-Nuke themes and phpBB styles online design shop.
[Free and commercial]
Nuke Cops - http://nukecops.com/
These are the voyages of the Support Site Nuke Cops,
seeking out new bugs and new mods for stuff, creating new ways of
dealing with problems, and boldly helping nukers as no nuker has ever
been helped before.
Styles - http://www.nukestyles.com/
Specializes in enhancing all modules and blocks from the
original PHP-Nuke, as well as creating outstanding new modules and
blocks for all Nuke users.
Topsite - http://www.nuke100.com
A collection of the nuke based websites from around the
world. Categorised listings and search feature.
Tutorials - http://www.nuketutorials.com/
Easy-to-follow guides covering topics such as
installation and templates.
United - http://www.nukeunited.com/
United Devices and PHP-Nuke users community.
NukeDownload - http://nukedownload.com/
A download section with many resources like addons,
themes, blocks, and hacks.
NukeForums - http://www.nukeforums.com/
An excellent forum site with help available on
installing, add ons and modules. Also includes a live chat.
NukeResources - http://www.nukeresources.com/
A community site with the latest news, add ons, themes
and other resources.
Network - http://www.nukescripts.net/
Provides a download section with their own scripts and
hacks vastly used (NSN) on the net. Also has a news section. Offers
hosting solutions for PHP-Nuke users.
PHP-Nuke - http://phpnuke.org/
A web portal and online community system which includes
web-based administration, surveys, user customizable boxes, themes
manager, friendly administration GUI, and multilanguage support. Uses
UK Forums - http://www.php-nuke.co.uk
Proposes a support forum, a FAQ, news and downloads.
PHP-Nukerz - http://phpnukerz.org/
A Sourceforge like portal for developers of add ons,
blocks, themes and anything else which could be of interest to the
Management and Programming - http://www.karakas-online.de/EN-Book/
This tutorial describes the installation and structure
of PHPNuke. It also delves into more advanced issues, like the
programming of PHPNuke blocks and modules.
TheBix - http://www.thebix.com/
Site containing add ons, themes, and other tools. Also
includes support forums.
VinDSL - http://www.lenon.com
Nuke webdev site used for debugging and integrating
various third-party tweaks, modules, blocks and themes into PHP-Nuke,
including Disipal Site themes, Maty Scripts MS-Analysis, Coppermine
Photo Gallery, NSN scripts.
VIPixel - http://nuke.vipixel.com
Offers free and commercial unique themes for PHP-Nuke