PHP-Nuke: Web Portal System 1.0

Welcome to PHP-Nuke!

First of all, thanks a lot to download this software, I hope that you
can enjoy it.

PHP-Nuke is free software, released under GNU GPL Licence (see COPYING
file for details) written in PHP.

PHP-Nuke is the result of many years administrating a news site called
Linux Preview ( First, around August 1998, I
wrote my own code in Perl called NUKE and used it for about 1 year,
then my site goes big, so I needed a more powerfull system and decided
to use Slash, the same used in Slashdot site. It's good but you realy
need to know Perl to modify it, need too many modules, need to load
a **** daemon that ***** all your CPU power. My Pentium III just appears
to be a 386 each minute the daemon make its work. Well, then I discovered
Thatware, a good project to have a news site under PHP. I learned PHP
in less than a week and initiate to modify it. There are too many mods
to mention, it was practicaly a rewrite. I added some cool stuff, deleted
some others and after more than 380 hours of hard work in 3 weeks! PHP-Nuke
was born.

For installation instructions, go and read INSTALL file, also remember
to read CREDITS file to know from where comes the things. The TODO file
is the list of features that I'll add in future versions, read it also.

Please, enjoy PHP-Nuke and remember that this is free GPL software and
comes without any warranty and without technical support, so please don't
email me to ask how to make this or that, I'll ignore that type of emails.

PHP-Nuke isn't perfect, but your suggestions and feedback can help all
us to have a very well done portal system!

PS: Sorry for my English, I'm not english spoken guy.

-- Francisco Burzi


* Themes as following:
- KDE: taken from (funny and graphicaly pretty, but big)
- Slash: taken from (serious and elegant)
- Default: taken from (well done and very well distributed)
- Slashdot: taken from (famous, personaly I don't like this theme)
- ExtraLite: based on Default theme (for very slow connections, without graphics)
- Traditional: taken from my old site (in memoriam)
- GNU Cash: taken from (serious and simple)
- Grid: based on Default (more white and relaxing)
- More to come...

* Topics Manager, Sections Manager, Blocks, Top page,
Graphic Admin Menu, Banners System and others hacks
Copyright (c) 2000 by Francisco Burzi (
Note: Some of this functions need more work, I tested all the code and maybe
there are some bugs but nothing I can see now. You tell me...

* Most of the code was based initialy on Thatware
Copyright (c) 2000 by David Norman
Note: I just walked to this good code and rewrote some functions and repair
a high number of bugs, also I deleted some **** and added some more :) and
of course added some more bugs we need to discover yet.

* Translations
Translators needed!!!
I'm specialy searching for Italian, German and French translation.
If you can help with this, please modify the lang-english.php3 file and sent
me by email your translation. Your credits will go in the file and here.

* PHP 3
Just a few words to the people who developed PHP: Thanks folks you're the
best! PHP is easy to install, extremely easy to learn and use. Perl *****!

One of the best database software I've ever seen. Flexible and powerfull.
Please... release it under GPL!!!

* Apache
What can I say? The best Web server software.

* Linux
This software was made thanks to my love for Linux.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds

* Others
Thanks to the people who made PHPweblog, Slash and PHPSlash. That programs
inspired me to release PHP-Nuke.

Copyright 2000