Bit confused about where to post this question,, apologizing in advance if it is in the wrong board. It might belong on the Themes board, although it's not specifically about either Block's themes or Jeff's or anyone else's. Mods please feel free to move it.
I am trying to decide between presenting some PHP/SQL tables that I already have linked to my forum, as an external article, or to edit them to work in a PHP article. The new 1.0 version of TP has many features I am not familliar with.Link to my forum: http://www.yourdomain.com/forum/SMF version:
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A bit more detail: I had some web pages with some information on them, outside my SMF/TP forum,that were linked to my forum on the menu bar. I would like to use a TP article, if possible, to present that information on my forum, which I am currently rebuilding.I am using a test forum right now so unfortunately I cannot provide a link.
The external, linked pages included some tables of information which was called up from an SQL database I created outside my SMF database but in my domain.
I would like to use a TP article to display the table(S) instead of just linking to them on the menu bar. I am not sure if I should just post them as an "external page" through TP, or use a PHP page.
I had a number of files within the directory for these pages. 1) a style sheet for them 2) a menu which was called up with PHP on each of the pages (I wont need that since I can create a menu page in TP) and 2) the necessary files to create and access the database (dbcreatetable, dbaccess, dbconnect) 4) the files created for viewing,popuating and updating the tables 5) the individual pages that the forum users saw when they wanted to look up something, and 6) some art for the pages (folders full of photos mostly)
Im pretty sure I can put the styles on the Article page as inline styles, and it is easy to link to pictures anywhere, but not sure where to put everything else. Would I just put them into the TP folder somewhere, and if so where? in the top level?
I guess at the heart of my question is... where would the tables work best? Would putting them into a PHP article make them slower Would they be slower in an external page? Would they be better protected on a PHP page or as a exteral article? Would people without passwords be able to access them as external pages? (What security would there be for the external pages?)
Thanks in advance,