What is your favorite CMS? PHPBB or Wordpress or Vbulletin?

by riksworld 22 replies
Which is best?
#programming #cms #favorite #phpbb #vbulletin #wordpress
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  • Profile picture of the author Raven478
    PHPBB, vBulletin isn't a CMS, they are forum backends.

    WordPress in the other hand is 80% a CMS and actually does the job quite well. Originated as a blogging platform this can be used pretty much for anything today with all the plugins and themes.

    Two others that you can consider is Joomla and Drupal. Although I only have experience coding for WordPress I have heard good things about the other two.

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  • Profile picture of the author williamrichard
    My favorite CMS is wordpress. It's user-friendly and easy to use.
  • Profile picture of the author Ephrils
    I love Wordpress.

    The other ones you mentioned are forum software. I haven't fiddled around enough with those to have a favorite. If it's functional, handles lots of traffic well, and easy to navigate and edit I'll be happy. Which also doubles for the CMS. Got to be easy on me and the visitor.
  • Profile picture of the author edwardca
    Yeah Wordpress is the best for small to medium sized websites.
  • Profile picture of the author Amirol
    I voted for Wordpress. WP is the most simple CMS and very easy to use.
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  • Profile picture of the author TanYaV
    The question is more poll-like. If you are choosing a cms, it would be more helpful to describe your project, as the question of best cms would nevr have one correct universal answer and what's good for me can be not so for you.
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    regards!

  • Profile picture of the author mika45
    I create blogging websites in word press CMS. I have 10+ blog of WordPress.
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    TYPO3 FTW!
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  • Profile picture of the author gllincoln
    Originally Posted by riksworld View Post

    Which is best?
    While purists will argue - because they're into that, realistically speaking, a content management system is a middleware product that provides you with a management interface to control what is being published. If you look into that definition far enough - one could consider CSS3 and HTML5 to be CMS, right? So I think CSS3 and HTML5 are the best CMS... if you are into painful experimentation to get it right, and long hours...

    I have a couple off the wall suggestions - Serif Software WebPlus X6 is pretty cool as a desktop CMS and you can get it and it's siblings (vector drawing, flyer/page creation, graphic editing, video editing) for retail $99 each. You can find bundle deals for much cheaper and you can get one back versions on Amazon for $20 each more or less. It is surprisingly powerful software - truly wysiwyg web development. You can see a couple sites I've done with it - Home *hybrid with serif front end, some pages are Serif, some are independent PLR or reseller pages residing 'beside or behind' the serif pages, and CDES.BIZ (pure Serif). Serif also provides usable templates - you can start from scratch or start with a theme/template and swap, insert, delete objects, flip the colors around, to your heart's content.

    Dreamweaver is another 'desktop based CMS' but it and it's siblings are a rather expensive retail package. It is also several degrees less user newbie friendly than the Serif product line, but it is also admittedly capable of generating much cleaner code and implementing full CSS3 with granular control over the code and every element. For me, I am transitioning to Dreamweaver from Coffee Cup HTML Editor - a good product in its own right, but Dreamweaver's strong CSS3 support is a rather big deal for me moving forward into mobile device websites and mobile apps.

    I LIKE DESKTOP CMS - (if you haven't figured that out by now)

    For server based CMS - WordPress is king - because of the incredible wealth of themes and plug-ins available. NOTHING compares to it in terms of application support available.

    The only thing I would go to Joomla or Drupal for would be a database driven inventory, order, and shipping integration website. One that I haven't seen mentioned, that I think is rather good, is OSCommerce (for product catalog type sales with a decent built-in shopping cart.). Definitely worth a look if that is what you need to do.
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  • Profile picture of the author kiash001
    Wordpress is the best for blogging. Because You can found lots of plugin and template for it.

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