1.1 The use of embedded code

    CuteNews has been designed to provide the most convenient process of embedding code into the site.
    The server must support PHP to run the script. The launch is to be made in a file of php extension accordingly.

    An example of embedding code:


        | <html> <head> .... <body> ... YOUR SITE           |
        | ...                                               |
        | <?php CN_INCLUDE1; ?>                             |
        | ...                                               |
        |                         +----------------------+  |
        | Content                 | <?php CN_INCLUDE2;?> |  |
        | Content                 |                      |  |
        | Content                 |                      |  |
        |                         |                      |  |
        |                         +----------------------+  |
        |                                                   |
        | +-----------------------------------------------+ |
        | + Footer         <?php CN_INCLUDE3;?>           + |
        | +-----------------------------------------------+ |

    Page layout is selected arbitrarily here. There are three CN_INCLUDE blocks. Every block is placed separately and it
    shows a defined template, which was selected in the parameters of its show. For example, CN_INCLUDE1 block shows
    full type news, CN_INCLUDE2 - static news, CN_INCLUDE3 - archives of the headlines pattern.

    When clicking the “Read More” or “Comments” links, the usual page update is provided, but with the transfer of other

    If the module is static, then the changes in his body will not happen; if it is dynamic, as CN_INCLUDE1, the
    corresponding content will be shown. This means that if there is subaction=showcomments in a GET-query, the template
    will be changed to full news with comments.

    This is the simplest way to embed news. If you are an experienced php user, you can make more changes in the same
    block, as well as modify block options depending on the data taking from the GET/POST query.

1.2 How to embed news

    First of all, check the files and folders structure on the server. It is better to use absolute paths, if possible.

    For example:

    - /home/userdir/www/news/           - There is code of the CuteNews Administration Panel saved in this folder.
    - /home/userdir/www/my_script.php   - This folder contains script, which we call.


        <html><body><h1>Hi, World!</h1> <?php include ('/home/userdir/www/news/show_news.php'); ?> </body></html>

    Using this example code, you will call the correct script and the build-in news will be successfully displayed.
    Please note that the script show_news.php can't be called directly! In the case of calling it directly you will
    face the 503 error.

1.3 Archives

    Archives are displayed in the same way as news. In the absence of the $archive option a list of archives will be
    displayed. It is important to remember that the embedded code with the archives will display full story, if certain
    parameters are passed.

    It is recommended to hidden the direct code inclusion with archives and to install static=true, if it is placed in
    the sidebar.

    For example:

        The code <?php include ('show_archives.php'); ?> is embedded into the sidebar.
        If you click the “Read more” link, the full news will  be displayed in the sidebar instead of list of archives.

1.4 RSS

    RSS feed can be configured via Administration Panel in the Options > Integration Wizards >
    RSS Setup and Integration.

    It is necessary to follow the instructions which are presented in the Wizards.

2.1 Embedding search form

    This can be done in two ways:

    1) By using the code <?php include('search.php'); ?>

        If =true for the $search_form_hide option is selected before include('search.php'), the form of the search
        query will not be displayed in search results.

    2) By placing an arbitrary search form  anywhere

        <form action="url_where_the code_is"> and insert this code where you want to see the search results:
            <?php if ($_REQUEST['do'] == "search" or $_REQUEST['dosearch'] == "yes")
            { $subaction = "search"; $dosearch = "yes"; include("search.php"); } ?>

    Once the values  $do = 'search' и dosearch = 'yes' have been shown in the URL- or Post query, search results will
    be displayed.

2.2 Facebook comments form

    To start using this form you need to add your Facebook AppID to the Options > System Configurations > Facebook.

    It is possible to embed Facebook comments form by adding the following META-tag:

        <meta property="fb:admins" content="012345678901234"/>

    inside the <head> tag to the template displayed on the web site. Where 012345678901234 is a numeric user ID on
    Facebook. Embedding this meta tag allows you to administer comments.

2.3 Custom date formatting

    Insert code {month} into the template - the month will be shown as configured at ACP.


3.1 Plug-ins

    Plug-in files are loaded from the folder ./cdata/plugins every time you call a page that uses the CuteNews engine.
    It is necessary to register internal hooks for plug-ins by using the callback-functions.

    All plugins located at /cdata/plugins directory with *.php extension.

4.1 Standard forms for the web site news construction

    The preliminary testing information: CuteNews is installed in the catalog: /home/yoursite/www/cnews.

4.2 The simplest form

    Script location: yoursite.com/index.php

        <?php include ('cnews/show_news.php'); ?>

    This allows to show the active news. By clicking the comments form or the “Read more” link you will see the full
    text of an article with the comments.

4.3 News are displayed in another folder

    Absolute server path:   /home/yoursite/www/
    Script location:        yoursite.com/mynews/index.php


        <?php include ('/home/yoursite/www/cnews/show_news.php'); ?>

    This allows to show active news in the same folder from which they are called.

4.4 Display news from every block at the main web page.

    For example, the box with Headlines templates is available in the sidebar or footer. These blocks can be called by
    using the $static = true option. It is necessary to display news at the main web page by clicking the Sidebar link.

    File 1:

        Absolute server path:   /home/yoursite/www/
        Script location:        yoursite.com/pages/lines/index.php

        Code embedded in the sidebar:


            $static = true;
            $static_path = '/index.php';
            $template = 'Headlines';
            include ('/home/yoursite/www/cnews/show_news.php');


    File 2:

        Absolute server path:   home/yoursite/www/
        Script location:        yoursite.com/index.php

        Code embedded in the sidebar:

            <?php include ('/home/yoursite/www/cnews/show_news.php'); ?>

4.5 The search form is embedded in the sidebar, but you need to display search results in the news block:

    <form action="URL, where you want the search results to be displayed">

        <input type="hidden" name="dosearch" value="yes" />  <!-- indication of $dosearch option required -->
        <input type="text" name="story" value="" />          <!-- specify the search form -->


    In the script where search is being performed allow search by dosearch

        <?php if ( isset($_REQUEST['dosearch']) && $_REQUEST['dosearch'] = 'yes')
            include ('/home/yoursite/www/cnews/search.php'); ?>

    If hidden of the search form is required, you will need to add $search_form_hide:

        <?php if ( isset($_REQUEST['dosearch']) && $_REQUEST['dosearch'] = 'yes')
            $search_form_hide = true;
            include ('/home/yoursite/www/cnews/search.php');
            } ?>

5.1 The list of parameters before include 'show_news.php'


    $template (1.4.x+)         Use the template
    $PHP_SELF (1.4.x+)         Point the name of the file that will be used for links, for example,
                                            index.php, example.php, etc.

    $static (1.4.x+)           The listing of the news is static, there is a listinf if active news
    $static_path (до 1.5.4)    Old, used as $PHP_SELF
    $reverse (1.5.x+)          Display the news in the reverse order
    $start_from (1.4.x+)       Skip the number of news
    $number (1.4.x+)           A number of news that will be displayed in the list
    $no_prev (1.5.2+)          Remove the link Prev
    $no_next (1.5.2+)          Remove the ink Next


    $category (1.4.x+)         Filtration by the displayed categories (id or name)
    $nocategory (1.5.3+)       Remove some categories from the filtration
    $ucat (1.5.0+)             User categories: show only those that can be found either in category –
                                            nocategory or ucat

    $sortby (2.0+)             Sorting by "date", "author", "comments"
    $dir (2.0+)                The sorting direction: "", "A" (ascending), "D" (descdending)
    $user_by (2.0+)            Filtration by a user name
    $page_alias (2.0+)         Filtration by the unique field $page_alias
    $tag (2.0+)                Filtration by one of the tags
    $archive (1.4.x+)          Point an archive ID
    $only_active (1.4.x+)      Show only active news, not archives


    $qhl (2.0+)                Used by CN – highlighting the text by search

5.2 Examples of using the templates [if]

     Add links to different resources

     * Create Additional field with the name resource, type image/resource
     * Switch the support of pdf expansions in system configurations
     * Enter to the template

    [if {resource}]PDF-resource: <a href="{resource}">{resource}</a>[/if]

    if everything is done correctly you will see the link to the resource.