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Caution: This documentation is for eZ Publish legacy, from version 3.x to 5.x.

Concepts and basics

This part of the 4.x documentation is for eZ Publish 4.0, only reference section is common for all eZ Publish 4.x versions as well as eZ Publish 5.x "LegacyStack", please select the version you are using for the most up to date documentation!

The purpose of this chapter is to introduce and describe the most important concepts of eZ Publish. A rookie developer should definitively read through this chapter in order to understand the basic terms, models, structures and building blocks of the system.

This chapter is more generic than technical, it is meant to teach the concepts rather than explaining details. People previously unfamiliar with eZ Publish should be able to collect enough information in order to understand the following issues:

  • The way eZ Publish is built up
  • The main directory structure
  • The concept and necessity of separating content and design
  • How eZ Publish stores and manages content
  • How eZ Publish handles issues related to design
  • How eZ Publish manages different sites
  • The concept of modules and views
  • The way eZ Publish works with URLs
  • The configuration system
  • The structure of the workflow system
  • How the access/permission system works
  • How the webshop works
  • A typical page request cycle

Balazs Halasy (11/01/2005 8:15 am)

André R. (02/10/2012 8:49 am)

Balazs Halasy, Geir Arne Waaler, André R.


  • button NEXT

    Suggestion: you should put a NEXT button at the end of each doc page.
    If so we would not need to go back to the summary to go to the next page.
    That would be efficient.
    Thank you for the NEXT visitors.
    • Re: button NEXT


      that's a great idea. And - it actually seems to be so clearly. However, there are still no "next" buttons :-(
      • Re: Re: button NEXT

        +1 for NEXT button :)
      • Re: Re: button NEXT

        Hi, I agree about NEXT buttons, but cannot promise anything due to lack of resources. Feel free to file a suggestion/enhancement at http://issues.ez.no though (project: ez.no, category: doc.ez.no). Thank you!
  • Next

    plz gv d next
    • Re: No Next Button

      Documentation is enough .No next but needed.