A minimal, easily extendable flat-file framework. Inspired by the structure of Wordpress, Architect includes an easy to understand theming system, a hook and action system for themes and plugins, and many helper modules for common tasks.
- Complete a simple Admin Panel for managing content
- Handle 404 errors, using a levenshtein algorithm for reduced errors
- Create a search helper module
- Create a demo blog template
- Create a system for including metadata with each file(category, author name, tags, etc)
Every developer builds their sites a little differently. Using a flat-file framework makes it easy to customize your own "preset" configuration that you can drop onto a server with zero configuration!
Focus on the things that make each site unique instead of configuring a site from scratch every time!
Included as plugins:
- The 12 column 960grid system
- Michel Fortin's Markdown converter
Each theme can be broken down into multiple template parts. The default theme has several including 'head', 'header', 'content', 'sidebar', 'footer', 'foot', etc. Use the arch_template() function to load them from the theme's templates folder. When you call arch_template(), several things happen. Let's use the header template part as an example. When I call arch_template('header'), a hook called arch_header_before is executed, then the header.php file is included from the templates folder, and filters the content based on a filter called arch_header_filter, then returns the result, and executes another hook called arch_header_after. The hooks and filter names are created dynamically every time arch_template() is called.
This is the basic loading order of files in the framework
/index.php -> /core/load_arch.php -> /core/core.php /* loads functions used throughout the theme */ -> /core/init_plugins.php -> /core/init_theme.php -> /configure.inc /* Contains site defaults */ -> /themes/THEME/features.php /* Sets theme defaults, and options */ -> /themes/THEME/TYPE.php /* Loads the theme page based on type */