I'm not a total newbie - nor am I any sort of experienced coder but I have a couple of sites and have worked with different things.
Mostly done pages with Kompozer with and without templates.
Also tried CMSs before and have been very disappointed.
Recently tried Joomla but found that it's community ignores new users questions...so that may be a bust.
(Others tried included Website Baker & CMSMS-> neither of which can I recommend based upon my experiences.)
I have a site-based desire which sounds pretty simple,but apparently it's not because I've yet to find a solution - here's my query:
- I have hundreds of .TXT files containing useful/personal info that I often need to re-use.
- This info needs to be readily accessible to me whether I am at home or at my work space.
- It needs to have read, edit & search functions easily available.
- I would like to be able to simply upload/FTP all my files onto my hosting into folders and more or less just have them appear in a private part of my site for my use only.
- Since there are so many it is undesirable to have to add HTML header/footer info to each file.
- It is not important what the appearance of the content is - plain black text on white in whatever default font is fine - it is the info I want online for me; this is not about eye-candy.
- The file contents can appear as separate pages or as content within pages, that's a minor detail for me.
Closest to my desire would have been an online service called 'Luminotes' - which allowed self-hosting - but sadly it is dead and gone.
Second-closest in functionality would be a Linux app which has a windows port called 'Zim'.
I have used it (and other things...) in the past and the whole wiki-on-a-stick idea just falls short in too many ways.
I have also tried other wikis for this with disappointing results. (A wiki is not the same as what I am seeking anyhow...)
Ultimately the goals I would like to reach are simplicity - quick/easy usage - access via internet from wherever I may be - and the read, edit & search functions I already mentioned.
Thanks for any guidance !