Archivarix CMS – Short Overview. Edit sites downloaded from archive.org / wayback machine with cms


Hi! We are excited to show you our public Content
Management System for websites restored with Archivarix. Let’s take a look at it on an example of an
initial Facebook version that was called TheFacebook.com back in 2004. Our CMS consists of one PHP file that you
need to upload to the same hosting as your restored website. In our example we named that file cms.php,
although you can rename it anything you want for security reasons. In the source code of that PHP file, you can
also set access restriction by IP addresses, IP masks or a login form that will protect
access by a password. Once you are inside, on the left panel you
will find the structured tree with all URLs of the restored domain. You can expand or collapse that tree. There is an instant filter at the top. Just enter any part of a URL and it filters
out a list. By clicking any item on the list you can edit its content and settings. For HTML pages we see a visual editor where
you can edit pages conveniently with an instant visual feedback. Once we save changes it’s immediately visible
on a live website. You can also edit the source code. Each URL has additional settings. There is a path. 301-redirection that can be set to any internal
page or even external link. Option to turn off pages. If you want to create a page you can clone
an existing one. We decided to create a cloning feature instead
of creating a new empty HTML page because you need new pages with the same design and
look as other internal pages. You click the page you like. Click “Clone URL” button and name it something
different. Like that. It appeared on the left panel. We can see that it’s also available on the
live website. But it’s a new separate page and we can edit
it. If you need to replace or update non-text
files like images it’s very easy to do. We go to editing that image, drag and drop
a new file into that area. As we see it’s immediately replaced. Our CMS has “Search and Replace” feature. You can do a simple search in all HTML files. Like that. It shows all HTML pages containing that part,
a number of occurrences and positions for each one. Let’s do something more complicated by using
regular expressions. Here we go. We found all titles in HTML pages. Let’s do something even more advanced. For example we can update titles with new
ones by keeping a part of old titles. We see the original title that matches the
regular expression. It will be replaced by a new version that
includes a part of the original title. Let’s click “Confirm all replaces”. All done. If we look at the code we see a new replaced
version. But if you need to roll back any change there
is a History section where you can see all applied edits. Let’s click “Roll back”. As we see the old version is back. You can purge selected or all changes to clear
some space. You can “Roll back all” that will revert everything
to its original state. That’s all of the most important parts of
our CMS. More details about each section and feature
can be found in “Tutorial” section. If you have any questions or ideas for improvements,
please contact us on Telegram messenger or write us an email. Thank you for your attention!

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