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What is PageCarton

PageCarton is an innovative world-class tool to structure, build and manage great web sites and apps.  Straight out-of-the-box, PageCarton has been adjudged to be more secure, faster and easier to use than most of the big names in the industry.  PageCarton also offers more features that makes it a must-have for everyone that takes ease-of-use and security seriously. This is based on feedback we have received by users who dumped other popular tools for PageCarton. PageCarton ho...

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Linking HTML forms to PageCarton Forms

One of the cool features of the PageCarton core is that it offers a cute interface to build forms without writing a single line of code. Though the forms generated by PageCarton are fully customizable, sometimes we still have reasons to use forms built elsewhere to plug into an existing feature of PageCarton.

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Building Plugins for PageCarton

PageCarton has an elegant plugin features. PageCarton Plugins are components that are added to a PageCarton installation to extend its capabilities. The word “plugin” and “extension” may be seen to be used interchangeably in PageCarton; they mean essentially the same thing.

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HTML Syntax & API for Embedding Widgets

In an update to PageCarton that was available from August 2020, we added a new way to create and customize PageCarton Themes. In addition to existing ways of creating and customizing themes, you can now customize themes completely from the raw HTML code section using your favorite code editor. Before now, most of the theme layout design functions has been limited to the visual Page Editor in the PageCarton Admin Panel, we noticed that this has proved to be dif...



Cloning PageCarton Repository for Contribution

# move to where to want PageCarton cloned cd ~ # clone git repo branch you want to work on git clone -b https://github.com/pagecarton/pagecarton.git # edit pagecarton.json and set PC_BASE to the full path to where "pagecarton" is located. # The "pagecarton" dir must be the directory containing the "core" directory nano pagecarton/core/local_html/pagecarton.json # copy local_html files to the web root # Use cp -r pagecarton/core/local_html/* www/sample-dir/ to install to a su...




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PageCarton Features

PageCarton is an awesome tool that enables one to publish contents in an easy and well coordinated manner. PageCarton has an interesting sets of features designed to help you get started in no time. It makes a whole lot of things very easy, fast, visually appealing and most of all, secure. PageCarton is open-source and freely distributed, super-fast, light and easy-to-use.

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Explaining the concepts of PageCarton

This article is about answering technical questions on how PageCarton works.



Auto Sync PageCarton Core from Another Git Repository

From PageCarton 1.8.71, it is now possible to sync one's PageCarton core with a third-party repository. In some cases, it is useful to want to connect PageCarton to one's own fork of the PageCarton core from Github. You can do this in few easy steps: Get the direct link to the ZIP archive of the PageCarton core you would like to sync with. If you are using Github, your link should be like "https://github.com/pagecarton/pagecarton/archive/1.9.x.zip". For example, mine i...



Steps in Creating a Theme

The goal of creating a PageCarton theme is to help users of PageCarton create and customize their site and apps fast and easy. Creating a PageCarton theme is a very easy process but a lot of times, we should go an extra mile so that our users can even have more customization options. Get a clean HTML-based template Get your already-designed HTML-based template file ready. lt may be a template design of your own. A template in PageCarton is simply a ZIPed html files. You may as...




As a global web term, a [Web] Page is referred to as a document written in HTML that is suitable to act as a web resource on the World Wide Web. The document is usually meant to be viewed through a web browser. In PageCarton however, a Page would infact mean a different thing and also it serves a slightly different purpose. In PageCarton, a page is a saved layout of content addressed through a URL. A page inherits it's layout from the defined PageCarton theme; it also inher...



Standard Replaceable Texts to use in Building Themes

It is recommended to use standard replaceable texts with their dummy contents in building themes so that users changing themes doesn't need to update new contents. Contents of the previous theme that conforms to the new theme will become available in the new theme.



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