How sNews works

sNews does not work or look like your average HTML website. Static HTML sites can have 20, 40, or even 100 individual page-files within it. Each file uses the same template code combined with each page's content. Each time we add a new page, we duplicate the template code, over and over again. As the site grows, it takes up a lot of space on the host server. When a viewer clicks a link to a page, the actual page-file is downloaded to the viewer's computer.

The first major difference you will notice about sNews is that it only contains four essential files. You won't find a login page or a sitemap page. They don't physically exist. No other physical files are needed, yet the sNews website will display dozens of pages and and hundreds of articles. When a viewer clicks a link to a page, code is assembled on the server to create the page and send it to the viewer's computer. Physically speaking, a sNews website takes up little space on the server and never really changes in size. This is done with the magic of PHP.

The sNews CMS uses PHP functions and a database to create virtual pages on the server. The PHP functions create all of a page's components, mainly by gathering and assembling information contained in the database. The assembled data is then delivered to the viewer's computer. Pages created dynamically (server-side) use less code and load faster for a more convenient viewer experience.

GET STARTED

sNews requires PHP, MySQL and mod rewrite. If your server meets those requirements, get started and learn how to install sNews on your website in 3 easy steps.

LEARN

Browse through our help center and learn about template tags and how to simply create your own theme. Dig into sNews and customize it to behave the way you want.

EXTEND

sNews can be a simple blog tool and a full blown CMS. Customize it with addons, mods or play with different themes.

DISCUSS

Talk about sNews on our Forum and share your expirience.