Learn Basics of FileMaker Custom Web Publishing (CWP)

THERE’S A NEW FILEMAKER BLOG in town!  Kudos to David Nahodyl of Bluefeather Group for jumping into blogging., His first post is all about Custom Web Publishing (CWP).  CWP is a lot for most FileMaker developers to bite off unless they have prior programming experience with mysql, php, etc.  It’s not just the programming, however.  The setup process is a bit complex and overwhelming for the novice.  David sheds some light:

The purpose of this lesson is to create a simple PHP page that will make a connection to a FileMaker database hosted on FileMaker Server and pull information that will be displayed as HTML on a webpage.  This will help you get started with the basics of using FileMaker Custom Web Publishing


  • Configure FileMaker Server for CWP access
  • Configure the database for CWP access
  • Create a PHP file which will read data from a database and display the result on a web page
  • Search for a record and display data from the found record
  • Mix HTML and PHP


  • Admin access to FileMaker Server
  • Text editor or a PHP IDE (Integrated Development Environment)
  • Web server with PHP installed

There are plenty of links to follow and lots to learn.  Dig in!

More…Introduction to FileMaker Custom Web Publishing (CWP) | Blue Feather – FileMaker Developer, Android, Web.

More links about Custom Web Publishing



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