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phpMyFAQ is a multilingual, completely database-driven FAQ-system based on PHP and MySQL. phpMyFAQ also offers a Content Management-System with a WYSIWYG editor and an image manager, flexible multi-user support, a news-system, user-tracking, language modules, templates, extensive XML-support, PDF-support, a backup-system and an easy to use installation script. Supported languages are currently Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish and Vietnamese.Visit publisher site: phpMyFAQ
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At first glance : easy installation, looks good, simple admin. Then, problems start : move category or cut and paste category prevent you to modify your category tree as you want. I lost 2 categories this way. Time lost, no way I could use it safely.
At first glance, it looks good... until you try to modify it. Seven years since the last review and nothing much has changed. Yes, it's a template based system. Are other templates available? No. Something as simple as a company logo? No. Be prepared to be/hire a web programmer to wade through the code to make even the most basic of changes.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
On a first glance, I am impressed with the script. Functionally it does (most) everything what such script should do. But, I am afraid, that there is rather non-tecnical issue here. Although the script's appearance depends on a 'template' design, potential user is forced to dive into the script so deep, that it really becomes the question of take-it/make-it, if he wish to have not-so-very-canned appearance. I realize (though), that it is easy to blab, when outhere is somebody doing all the work for you (at no cost). But at the same time it is also true - if I were somekind of programer - I'd be able to do it myself, or - I'd be able to adapt it myself to my needs. Since I am poor at being creative at any sort of graphical design, plus since I am a poor excuse of a programmer, I am it giving lower rating than it deserves if looking exclusively through what the progam does.
I have used phpmyFAQ for some time and even upgraded to new version. All the time I had problems with this software - it was buggy, almost not customizable to suit my design and difficult to manage. When question was had been posted I had to answer it and then even delete the former posting as it would be always in New questions thread. I have never used XML and PDF export and even if it could be handy I doubt it's widely used.
This FAQ is so east to install and configure, it's almost no fun! :) A nice and easy template system makes it easy to change the look. The developers has done a great job! Thank you! :)