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Old 04-22-2011, 04:59 PM   #1
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I am wondering what you all think is the easiest website platform that can be accessed through a user name/password (software doesn't live on your computer). I have clients that want to be able to make changes themselves to their websites later on. (Point-of-reference: Joomla and Drupal are not the easiest). Has to be cheap or free, and you can put a decent shopping cart on it. No steep learning curve.
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the flexibility that wordpress has recently introduced is ridiculous, you can do so many things with it. (this is coming from a long time joomla enthusiast)

Sites such as themeforest.net show expamples of amazing ways you can code a template. This site has created a means for normal people to make money off of making truely amazing work. They don't need a business, they just create a bad ace product and it sells like wildfire.

You can use custom post types that have special fields making it very easy for the lay person to correctly present a certain type of content.

You can create a "white label" backend dumbed down for the user.

Elliott condon has a great new "advanced custom fields" plugin, that i think is currently one of the most powerful up and coming wordpress plugins ever made for creating custom post types and page templates with super easy administration ability.
If you simply google elliot condon and look at this plugin, you'll understand what im talking about.

Im particularly excited about using it to create ratings / reviews / rankings type pages for affiliate sites, but the point is that it adds fields in the post type so you can very easily add content and create items associated with other fields etc.

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Thanks for that. I will check it out.
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Default Re: What is the best website platform?

Spongey,

Speaking as a new recruit to WordPress, I second the idea: you can do marvelous things with WP. And prior to that, I always thought you had to hand code everything.

I remember seeing a theme on Elegant Themes site (no, I am not an affiliate) that was called eStore, or something like that. Right out of the box it did everything right to payment! Shopping cart and all.

While I did not get into the detail of it, and to be fair you have to do some tinkering to get these elegant themes to really fly. But you could have this thing up and running in one day!

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I would also go with WordPress, and ditch "a client" that wanted "free or cheap" as this would reflect on what you can deliver within a cheap or free budget.

There are loads of good paid and free plugins for WordPress, the research, testing, load testing and tweeking of these will take a bit of time, I cannot see how you could scratch the surface in "1 day" it would take that in research.

Lastly your time is money is that time going to be "free or cheap"?

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addaminsane@ Well I was looking for this info too, Thanks
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You get what you pay for in my opinion and the thesis theme for wordpress is the best Content Management System on Offer. Its a premium version of the standard wordpress framework which you can customize or simply add a premium skin/theme.
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You get what you pay for in my opinion and the thesis theme for wordpress is the best Content Management System on Offer. Its a premium version of the standard wordpress framework which you can customize or simply add a premium skin/theme.

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What does thesis allow that cannot be done in the same amount of time as a default WordPress install? I find thesis very limiting , especially when it comes to layout.

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Old 04-23-2011, 01:22 PM   #9
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Few suggestions

osCommerce is absolutely free under the GNU General Public License and caters very well to most peopleís needs. Unsurprisingly, considering how easy it is to set up and run, itís extremely popular, powering over 228,700 online stores. Such popularity does come with a significant downside however- it makes it harder for you to differentiate your store from the thousands of others out there. If you want to stand out from the crowd, youíre going to need to use some of the 5,800 add-ons available, some of which cost money.

Not only does OpenCart look great, itís extremely scalable. You can create an unlimited number of categories, sell an unlimited number of products, accept multiple currencies, use multiple languages, and choose from over 20 payment and 8 shipping methods. Itís user-friendly and search-engine-friendly too, so will help your prominence in Google. Customers can even review and rate the items you sell. Itís not as popular as osCommerce, so help and guidance is not so freely available, but itís a darn sight better looking.

The best thing about Zeuscart is its user interface, which is rich, attractive, user-friendly and generally less boring than most of the open-source UIs that I have to look at on a daily basis. Designed with small and medium businesses in mind, users can make the most of SEO friendly URLs, gift cards, discounts, email templates and tier-pricing, which makes it possible to decrease prices for bulk orders.

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I would also recommend Wordpress for a CMS. Basically any webmaster knows how to use it these days, and if not, it is very easy to learn.

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wordpress is the ideal fit for what you and your base will need down the road. Very user friendly and easy to teach via phone/chat.

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I am going with Wordpress also. It is by far the most supported and the most flexible.
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For me the best Option for the website is wordpress, it is 100% user friendly and you dont have to know too much HTML to get around. Am happy to always make great sites from wordpress.
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ASP.net is the best platform for website build and develop any website project with design and its coding. ASP.net the C# is the best web development language and it always the best website platform.

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Old 04-26-2011, 04:44 AM   #15
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Hi,
As i know i think HTML, java script and u can also use c# as a base for website platform.........

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Thanks for the tips and recommendations all. I myself have always been a huge fan of wordpress. It does have the best user-end functionality and I think it also has the best longevity as compared to other CMS's they update very frequently.
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:59 PM   #17
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Wordpress would be the easiest and have the smallest learning curve.
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I think Wordpress should be recommended for the newcomers as it is really easy and can be understood by all without much efforts.

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Use of Wordpress is universal. Several other options for building a good website are Joomla, Zen Cart and VirtueMart. They are all user friendly and easy to use.
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WORDPRESS is hands down the way to go, not to mention there are a ton of plug-ins that will make your life so much easier

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i am working with wordpress its looks good for me
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Old 06-03-2011, 05:28 AM   #22
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I got my answer, I will use wordpress as you all are agree with website platform.
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Old 07-17-2011, 01:10 PM   #23
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I would suggest you to go for wordpress. It is user friendly and at present everyone is familiar with it and those who are not, can easily learn it.
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I suggest you use Wordpress too it's easy to learn and use, but mainly has a big community following that is always adding to the plugins, so you can add a lot of functionality to your site that would usually cost you lots of $$ to hire a programmer for. I've been putting all my clients on it for years and they love it.

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I will suggest Drupal, but I read your content, so aside from drupal, wordpress is a best choice also

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I am using word press and I definitely go with word press.

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I want to build a Website with an out of the box tool to be SEO friendly, easy to build pages, able to build an email list, and with contact forms.I appreciate the suggestions. Do any of these come with software to build a Website? If so, which is best?

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I found this post via search and I have to say, joomla has improved alot recently as well, but this is really true, its hard to beat wordpress when it comes to ease of use and ease of management + scalability for the average webmaster.

For super advanced websites with social networking abilities though as a platform i recommend drupal hands down.
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I am using word press and I definitely go with word press. So, for me the best Option for the website is wordpress, it is 100% user friendly and you dont have to know too much HTML to get around. Am happy to always make great sites from wordpress.
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This depends on your website content.The most complete platform for me is Wordpress but if you want something like a shopping cart I recommend Magento.
Joomla and Drupal are also very good but I really prefer Wordpress

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Wordpress is easy to use and learn. SEO friendly.

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I use all sorts of platforms but Wordpress is by far the easiest to use and the most end user friendly CMS. If using WordPress I suggest using a framework like Genesis and just build child themes on top of it. This way when major changes for WP come out it doesn't effect the overall apperance of the site.
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WordPress is easy to use . i think it can be understood by every one as well newbie ..!!
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Wordpress is the best platform - it is easy and there are tons of plugins available already to make things easier for you.
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Another point in favor of using WordPress is that you could also create, or modify, a custom admin theme for the backend.

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I am using word press and I definitely go with word press. So, for me the best Option for the website is wordpress, it is 100% user friendly and you dont have to know too much HTML to get around. Am happy to always make great sites from wordpress.
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i personally would go with WordPress,

also i would like too mention something in regard to what
Adeptris Warrior Member wrote: ditch "a client" that wanted "free or cheap"

i say allow the customers too get it for free the more free the better
now once he is all done with everything you may put up a fee and charge
most clientelle will not leave and just pay

the point is allow all to come
allow all to conquer
once everythings done you can start charging and you will certainly remain with most of the people that were there from the free days
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