Can we use File Maker to create a personal website?
If you had sufficient connections you could use WebDirect with a guest account to be a website, or use it as a back end database to a PHP website, I believe there are tools on the server that build basic pho pages with connections to your database.
You could, but it's not really meant for it. FM is first and foremost a database platform that offers the 3 traditional layers in one neat 'stack': database engine, presentation (layouts) and scripting.
While it has tools to expose that functionality to the web (webdirect and XML/xdbc/REST APIs) it still all meant to interact with the data you are trying to store.
I believe there are tools on the server that build basic pho pages with connections to your database.
The "site assistants" that used to build a basic set of pages has been deprecated/removed as of FM12.
You can still use CWP, but must create the basic pages.
WD is going to be your layouts.
CWP is going to be whatever your web skills allow.
beverly thats good to know, never used it but remember hearing loads about it a long time ago.
There was a project to turn FileMaker into a CMS, but I can't remember the name. I googled and looked in my notes, but just can't find. Maybe someone on the Community know what I am talking about. It may have been FmEasyWeb from Tom Dietrich, but looks like this product has been turned off.
FileMaker is not really designed to create a web site that scales to the public. There are plenty of other tools designed for that. I'd start with a free website on WordPress.com. If you need more features you can move to a custom WordPress site. WordPress can be connected to FileMaker with BrilliantSync in the future if you wanted to create a workflow or custom reporting on information from FileMaker.
This is more than one way to interpret your question...We use FileMaker to mange the creation of HTML for static web pages.The HTML tables of information that you see here...
...are all built from information stored in FileMaker tables.In other words, we are using FileMaker to generate static web content. The rest of the web code for the pages above is hand coded...which has advantages (and requires web programming skills).Static HTML pages are super fast and often the best choice.Lots of other choices depending on your needs...just wanted to give a shout out to FileMaker generating static web content.Tony White
You might also check out Deskspace CMS by NickLightbody for some ideas.https://deskspace.com/download_deskspacecms.html
What kind of information do you need on the site?
As most of you know that I started to learning File Maker one year ago.
I want to know that who make a complete application with file maker and where use it?
In this community, I learn many many things and know I want to see your applications with file maker if any one has.
"complete application" is subjective. There are too many variables. Back to the topic: "Personal Website" is also subjective with too many variables. There are many ways to "publish" data that may be in FileMaker Pro to the web, & you've been given some great suggestions here. It's highly doubtful that you will find a 'ready-made' tailored to your needs. The reason that many of us use FileMaker is the many different paths it can take.
If you want to build a professional "website", I would stick with CMS technologies like WordPress (FREE) or Drupal (FREE). Both offer programmatic capabilities with CSS and even PHP.
If you want to create a nice static website with no programming, I would check out "EverWeb" (Mac Website Builder - EverWeb - Everything You Need to Build Your Website ). I know several folks who have created beautiful sites using that product. The basic product is only $79. One time. No subscription nonsense.
If you want a website that also connects to a (relational) database, with unlimited connections (for free), I would recommend considering an AngularJS front-end with connections to a back-end mid- and back-end tier abstraction layer. I would use Spring JPA for the data part. You could use FMS for the data layer, but with the connection limits and the cost, I would personally go with MySQL and possibly a MySQL Cluster (both FREE). If you have a nice paying client, then consider Oracle (or maybe SQL Server) for the back end.
In any case, .... make sure you define your site's exact requirements first.
fmpdude wrote in whole or in part:make sure you define your site's exact requirements first.
fmpdude wrote in whole or in part:
make sure you define your site's exact requirements first.
Yes! This is true for websites and database interfaces!
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