Easiest CMS to use for HTML/CSS design?

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Hi,

I wonder if there is any CMS that I can use for my HTML/CSS webpage design. I have designed 5 webpages for a website, now just need a back-end CMS so that I can simply edit or modify the contents from that CMS, and maybe also use a membership system (just for login and register)?

I understand that it needs to be converted to be compatible with the CMS, just need a really simple and easy-to-use CMS for this.

Thanks!
#cms #design #easiest #html or css
  • Profile picture of the author DanCoder
    There are many CMS that you could use but generally WordPress and Joomla are the most popular. I would stick to one of these - I personally prefer WordPress. In terms of converting your site into a theme for either of these without any experience in the CMS, it could take a while. Each CMS has a large learning curve when it comes to development. In fact, it's hard enough to learn how to use the CMS with existing themes. However, there are thousands of themes already out there. Not only that, you can use plugins to do specific tasks - such as allowing users to register. Just have a look around the web for WordPress or Joomla themes, most come with great customization features so you should be able to create a pretty similar website, if not better.

    You can download a separate admin panel and hook your site up to that, but there's no point creating your own system of editing your site when amazing things such as WordPress already exist.

    Alternatively, you can hire a professional to convert your site for you but I would recommend using an existing theme for now until you learn the ins and outs of the CMS.

    Good Luck
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  • Profile picture of the author CrazyStyle
    Wordpress?
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  • Profile picture of the author webprogramzone
    There are two most popular cms wordpress and joomla i personally prefer wordpress as its easy to customize and css is easy to modify
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  • Profile picture of the author ozstylo
    wordpress recommended it has less threat to hack and joomla has very high threat
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  • Profile picture of the author Prashaant
    Wordpress is great.. but you may also want to try Bootstrap. Bootstrap pages load superfast.
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  • Profile picture of the author yestyle
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    Find Cms using template engines ( smarty, x-template) or you can try worpdress. It's easy CMS to appy html/css web design.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mrewards
    wordpress is easy to use and there are many resources you can use
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  • Profile picture of the author HostWind
    Purely for ease of use, I suggest Wordpress. There are a ton of other options, such as Joomla, or the rarely mentioned Drupal.
    In my experience, the easier the use, the less you can do with it behind the scenes. So for most people, WP is more than fine, and you will find that it will almost certainly fit what you need it for
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  • Wordpress would have to be the easiest CMS to work with.
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  • Profile picture of the author azhar
    I suggest to go for wordpress, its a good CMS. Its very easy to use and understandable, also its user friendly cms to make it customize according to our need and requirement.
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  • Profile picture of the author FerdinandF
    I have been in the Web development and online business game a long time and every time I need a cms site, I use Wordpress. It's great for any kind of site, it even has plugins that can turn your site into a full blown shopping cart. I would stick to Wordpress.
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    • Profile picture of the author jackie5
      If you like to play with CSS code a little, I recommend Bootstrap. If you want to 'make' a website fast, I recommend WordPress
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  • Profile picture of the author aronprins
    Hey All,

    Me being a WordPress developer: its WordPress... Not Wordpress

    Cheers,
    Aron
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  • Profile picture of the author akashbd
    I don't like any CMS. I always like build my site by manually coding of HTML, CSS, PHP and JavaScript.
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  • Profile picture of the author Prashaant
    Ideally... Use WordPress with a theme based on Twitter Bootstrap.
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  • Profile picture of the author RobinInTexas
    Originally Posted by neo4evr View Post

    Hi,

    I wonder if there is any CMS that I can use for my HTML/CSS webpage design. I have designed 5 webpages for a website, now just need a back-end CMS so that I can simply edit or modify the contents from that CMS, and maybe also use a membership system (just for login and register)?

    I understand that it needs to be converted to be compatible with the CMS, just need a really simple and easy-to-use CMS for this.

    Thanks!
    It would be easy to include your 5 webpage site using custom page templates into WordPress.
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  • Profile picture of the author azhar
    Wordpress and Joomla, both are good CMS and easiest. I used wordpress so many times and have good experience with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author canniffch
    I am quite experienced with joomla and for me its joomla all the way, its easy to customize and easy to make web using it. It depends on your experience and requirement what you want to do with cms.
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  • Profile picture of the author project1010
    Simple CMS is "CUSHYCMS"

    Just use already made some classes and done .

    Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author jmartinez
      It depends on what you want to do. If all you need to do is publish the handful of pages you designed, just use an ftp tool.

      If you really need a cms, then wordpress is the most popular. Just keep in mind its built for running blogs. Sure, you can build your entire site around it, but you will have to integrate your pages with the wordpress structure which means you need to learn how to create a wordpress theme (or child theme). And editing html within wordpress is not ideal imo.
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  • Profile picture of the author azhar
    Personally, I suggest you to go for wordpress. Its the CMS, in which you can make your website customizable and you can use html/css according the require design.
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  • Profile picture of the author sohailglt
    Dear use wordpress platform because its advance and aloot of plugins are available....
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  • Profile picture of the author Sugar Cube
    Drupal CMS with the zen theme seems like a popular choice and well deserved, too. It gives you a good starting point, it has great documentation and many modules available. You can even use wordpress for it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Will Compton
      It's easy to plug-in WordPress template tags to make your static site dynamic.
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  • Profile picture of the author SAP Trainer
    I am using Wordpress and most of its plug-ins are free but paid themes are most useful with respect to SEO
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  • Profile picture of the author YongC
    wordpress is best for biginer
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  • Profile picture of the author ritahersom
    I would advice you to use wordpress its pretty easy to customize and very good for editing too
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  • Profile picture of the author diyakapoor
    I am using wordpress, for one of my websites. Its only a 10 pages website and I can add more pages without any hassle and coding knowledge. So, you can use wordpress. And don't forget to install a security plugin. Also follow these tips to make your wordrpess website more secured. Technical Guidelines to Secure Your WordPress Website Entirely | Blog@PixelCrayons
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  • Profile picture of the author samex4rill
    Its better you use wordpress and get yourself one of genesis framework theme.

    It will be just perfect for you cos you can modify any of the genesis child themes, though this genesis themes is not a free template rather it is a premium themes but you can get it info about it and also get its download link for free by searching through google

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  • Profile picture of the author Deangelo54
    in my opinion wordpress is best cms for beginners and easy to use.You just need to apply few php classes to convert simple html/css template to a wordpress theme.

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  • Profile picture of the author JezWebb
    Something that has not been mentioned to date is that if you want to just edit the existing pages with a CMS, you can use something like SnippetMaster snippetmaster.com to allow you to edit the HTML pages you have created.
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  • Profile picture of the author marketkidz
    I am using joomla for my development for cms purpose and I think its one of the best available in the market. Earlier it was difficult to me but now with practice i can learn lot about it
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