modifying Radiant?

I have a local copy of Radiant CMS and would like to try extending/
changing it in two ways - need a little help, or at least pointed in
the right direction in the code.

1. I would like to modify things such that the edit page (main work
area) and the file tree (tree structure of pages) are on the same
page . I.E. the page hierarchy is on the left and the edit view is in
the middle. Can you help me get started with this? what files would
need to be modified etc?

2. I would like to ultimately use this CMS to update the content of a
site by sending the data(content, changes ..) to the site via FTP. So
I am thinking instead of just rendering to the screen, to somehow FTP
the updates or complete site data to ultimate location, some other
site. Does this make sense? So I guess instead of just 'publish' or
'view site', I need to create the ability to FTP and send the
information to another location. Can you help me get started with
this? What file would I insert such a method or logic and what might
this FTP code look like? Seems like with Rails it might be easy to
simply add a method that somehow wraps all the data pertaining to a
site being controlled by Radiant and FTP'ing that information
somewhere.

But I am new to Radiant and Rails for that matter, so your help would
be hugely appreciated!

JR

agilehack wrote:

I have a local copy of Radiant CMS and would like to try extending/
changing it in two ways - need a little help, or at least pointed in
the right direction in the code.

1. I would like to modify things such that the edit page (main work
area) and the file tree (tree structure of pages) are on the same
page . I.E. the page hierarchy is on the left and the edit view is in
the middle. Can you help me get started with this? what files would
need to be modified etc?

2. I would like to ultimately use this CMS to update the content of a
site by sending the data(content, changes ..) to the site via FTP. So
I am thinking instead of just rendering to the screen, to somehow FTP
the updates or complete site data to ultimate location, some other
site. Does this make sense? So I guess instead of just 'publish' or
'view site', I need to create the ability to FTP and send the
information to another location. Can you help me get started with
this? What file would I insert such a method or logic and what might
this FTP code look like? Seems like with Rails it might be easy to
simply add a method that somehow wraps all the data pertaining to a
site being controlled by Radiant and FTP'ing that information
somewhere.

But I am new to Radiant and Rails for that matter, so your help would
be hugely appreciated!

JR
  
JR, you should post this to the Radiant mailing list. It's a helpful place. The link is available from the radiantcms.org site.

Cheers,
Mohit.
3/2/2008 | 10:16 PM.

I did and got no reply :frowning: