Need help with Content Management Suggestion

by GeorgeChapin 8 replies

I have an account with hostGator and they offer several CMS programs, is there a specific one that is much better then the others?


Here's a list of what they offer:
Joomla 1.5
Mambo Open Source

I'm leaning to php-nuke or xoops.
#main internet marketing discussion forum #content #management #suggestion
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgeChapin
    oh, btw, it's for a company intranet.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayhew
      Joomla. It's awesome.

      IMO Partnership. A National Insurance Marketing Alliance.

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      • Profile picture of the author Art Turner
        I'll second the Joomla suggestion. Lots of templates, tutorials, big user community.

        Not as SEO friendly as Drupal, but for your application that's not a big deal.

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        • Profile picture of the author Sean Donahoe
          I have found that it is excellent for SEO for most of my projects.

          I use a combination of a CSS optimized template. sh404 component (SEF urls and meta management) and the SEF Patch.

          I think that makes a very powerful SEO package. Combine that with the caching and sql caching it is pretty slick.
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          • Profile picture of the author eugie17
            it depend on the website you plan to create however Joomla has proved being the best CMS
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      • Profile picture of the author Sean Donahoe
        Aye, Joomla is by far the most flexible platform. A lot of people like wordpress but honestly Joomla can be used to create everything from a powerful SEO optimized blog, ecommerce store, resource directory, article directory, community website, membership website. The list is endless...
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  • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
    Drupal: One of the best (if not the best), but learning curve is hard. Mostly because of their naming convention for categories and articles.
    Geeklog: Never tried it.
    Joomla 1.5: Recommended. This is the CMS I exclusively use besides Wordpress.
    Joomla: Same as above just older. You'll find more plugins, but you'll need to upgrade eventually. And upgrading is not easy. Go with 1.5
    Mambo Open Source: This is where Joomla started before being bought by a company. After they branched off, I never looked back.
    PHP-Nuke: I've always considered it for gamers more than anything else.
    phpWCMS: Never tried it.
    phpWebSite: Slow and clunky. Cluuuunky.
    Post-Nuke: See PHPNuke. Same concept. Too portalish.
    Siteframe: Never tried it.
    TYPO3: Stay away. Powerful...but huge learning curve will leave a bad taste in your mouth about CMSs.
    Xoops: Good, but I never really delved too deep into it.

    My recommendation: Joomla 1.5. If you must go with 1.0, be sure to check out the upgrade path because you're the one that'll be doing it.

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  • Profile picture of the author Noel Springer
    Actually there is no best. The most important thing up front is to define as clearly as possible what are the requirements.

    That being said I have installed and used Word Press, Nucleus, Geeklog and Drupal on production sites and have also installed and trialled PHP Nuke and several forks, PHP WebSite, Mambo/Joomla and Xoops.

    For my needs, Drupal is the winner. Here are some useful articles and threads comparing Joomla and Drupal.

    Joomla! • View topic - Drupal Vs Joomla (where Joomla Fails and Major Drawbacks: A discussion )
    Why can't we be friends? Joomla versus Drupal | Communicopia
    Joomla and Drupal - Which One is Right for You? - Alledia
    (some points are out of date as Drupal is now at version 6.4)
    Drupal vs Joomla |
    Drupal vs Joomla: performance | Dries Buytaert

    Remember, it primarily depends on what you need the software to do. That needs to be clarified first. The clearer the better.


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