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    BGLF Peeps....SINA and websites

    Does it have any sort of server side languages?

    I'm guessing i wont be able to make our school website in joomla...

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    Joomla

    Birmingham has run and supported Joomla in the recent past. I'm not sure this is still the case.

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    Little Miss are website is hosted by BGFL and it is Joomla you just need to speak to Link2ICT.

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    BGFL now supports php and you can use joomla for your web site. I think they even have a template setup for you.

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    WOW! Didnt expect that. Will give them a call shortly!

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    OK may have got it wrong about the template. Just looked it up and they provide a design and tech support service, but as long as you can ftp into your web space at bgfl I see no reason to not create your own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan-d View Post
    BGFL now supports php and you can use joomla for your web site. I think they even have a template setup for you.
    Comes as pretty much a default install with the standard templates. Most primary schools seem to prefer to keep these and just change the top graphic to their school logo.

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    Question is, are schools still required to pay for SINA if they decide to adopt Joomla or Moodle etc... I'd still expect some charge for hosting, but a considerable reduction if a school decide to change platform.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Question is, are schools still required to pay for SINA if they decide to adopt Joomla or Moodle etc... I'd still expect some charge for hosting, but a considerable reduction if a school decide to change platform.
    Not 100% as I'm not near the paperwork but I think that SINA is all part of the Core package, I don't think you can split it off.

    We make use of the unlimited web space to store our school photo albums occassionally

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    Not 100% as I'm not near the paperwork but I think that SINA is all part of the Core package, I don't think you can split it off.
    This is what I really dislike. It's not right schools should be tied into something they do not want or use. Many schools are moving away from it for one reason. It's 4 letters long

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    The guy i spoke to wasnt quite sure, but he thinks its a one off payment of £200 because of having to switch hosting....starting to sound more trouble then its worth. Could you guys give me a link to your Joomla sites so i can see what the head thinks?

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    We've got our website internal and a VLE elsewhere, we dont really use SINA for anything. The response I was given when i asked the question about withdrawing from it was that it was heavily subsidised and bundled in with the core package so they couldn't split the cost.

    My opinion on it: You PAY for SINA????? It costs so much you have to heavily subsidise it.......?!?!?!?

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    Quote:
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    We've got our website internal and a VLE elsewhere, we dont really use SINA for anything. The response I was given when i asked the question about withdrawing from it was that it was heavily subsidised and bundled in with the core package so they couldn't split the cost.

    My opinion on it: You PAY for SINA????? It costs so much you have to heavily subsidise it.......?!?!?!?
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    Actually Schools don't currently pay for Plus as such it is funded by core grant money provided to the LEA & not the schools (i.e. it is NOT the schools money paying for it!)and is provided as part of the core package. Schools are free to use the service or not!

    The web space that hosts the Joomla implementation is paid for as part of the BGfL subscription the school pays for and includes PHP support (it also supports SQL but we ask that we review SQL code before it is uploaded for secutity and stability reasons), it is the Joomla part of the service that is not included and their is indeed a one off £200 cost to the school for it to be set up in the webspace for them. This is to pay for the development of the Joomla service and administration costs incured to support it, it is not funded by BGfL subscription or other sources of central grant income hence the small charge involved in setting it up.

    Schools can use the supplied BGfL Joomla template provided or use their own if they so wish.

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    Hi Little Miss here is are website Bordesley Village Primary School Website this is still a work in progress as i am waiting for content and i am thinkign of changing the layout a little.

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    Cool!

    How simple is Joomla really?! Ive got the 6 weeks to do this website and its going to have to come out of my budget! Can someone convince me its worth the £200?

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