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Well I'm sure some of you do use CMS's here, whats the preference, wordpress, drupal, joomla, dnn etc, I know some of them can be a pain to set up and just configuration can take a while to adapt new skins, themes etc, anyone use these?

I've been thinking about learning php more extensively with a view to creating a very simple CMS for clients that only need very limited facilities to add/delete/edit pages, is it worth it? Duno, would like to see what reaction this post gets any other solutions would be interesting to hear about too!

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  • Profile picture of the author donnan
    Joomla, joomla, joomla.

    It's my favourite. Very easy for all you have outlined. There are also lots and lots of premade templates available and an extensive library of externsions and modules to make your site ring bells and whistles everywhere.

    It's very user friendly and to edit a client only needs to know how to use a program such as Word.

    Joomla is actually an offshoot of drupal. Using drupal will be like using joomla, but drupal hasn't got anywhere near the following or support of joomla.

    There are plenty of free tutorials for joomla as well. It's the complete package for any type of website you wish to build. Joomla also has a very good support forum where you can get issues or gain some help replied to in seconds in some cases.

    Here is a joomla website where all I did was uplaod the joomla install and it worked. There is nothing else I did to it apart from include the content to advertise the site for sale.

    http://www.joomlacoding.com
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  • Profile picture of the author oscarte
    My favorite is MODx Revolution. It's very powerful and simple; and it's free.
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    • Profile picture of the author adelainewatson
      Wordpress is the best website for me. I started out using wordpress about one year ago and have never looked back. Coming from a web design background I was originally skeptical, specially given that many of my niche internet marketing internet websites designed utilizing platforms like Dreamweaver had gone on to obtain fantastic ranks in Google and other major search engines...

      My knowledge with Wordpress started off when I got Brian G Johnson's "Commission Ritual". I was promptly impressed with the rate at which I could setup internet sites and that I could create very attractive web sites extremely swiftly. One of the real benefits to utilizing a blogging platform such as WordPress is that you acquire access to lots of effective plugins which really make your website a lot more dynamic. What's more, these plugins might be installed in the click of a button.
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  • Profile picture of the author massivemarketing
    Joomla hands down. I advise all my clients to use Joomla and I've recieved nothing but praise from them. It can be tricky to manage at first but once you get into the swing of things, it becomes second nature. The best feature about Joomla is the vast amount of extensions for it. You can truely create a world class website that is interactive yet beautifully made.

    We have a Joomla development team so if you need customization work to be done, just let me know.
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  • Profile picture of the author FabianSmith
    you should use joomla.
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  • Profile picture of the author joomlawala
    Joomla/WP is best CMS for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author karen7
    My favorite is MODx Revolution. It's very powerful and simple; and it's free.
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  • Profile picture of the author aisha123
    word press and joomla are best..............
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    • Profile picture of the author donnan
      Aisha,

      Is Wordpress very similar to Joomla?

      I am interested to know.
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        • Profile picture of the author donnan
          I downloaded it and gave it a try.

          It's not very user friendly and I had a number of installation issues that it's error routines never explained very well.

          After looking through the WP site and forum and I still trying to figure how it uploads pages complete. Why doesn't it upload images together with the pages?
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          • Profile picture of the author Abhishek Kundu
            Originally Posted by donnan View Post

            I downloaded it and gave it a try.

            It's not very user friendly and I had a number of installation issues that it's error routines never explained very well.

            After looking through the WP site and forum and I still trying to figure how it uploads pages complete. Why doesn't it upload images together with the pages?
            hi donnan,

            you will have to upload the images separately or it can also be done when writing any post / page.

            once your have written your post you can search for the images that you have uploaded and place it inside your post.

            if you are not getting any error messages then try checking the error_log file which is generated by php.

            you can find it under public_html directory

            hope this helps you to sort out your problem.
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      • Originally Posted by donnan View Post

        Aisha,

        Is Wordpress very similar to Joomla?

        I am interested to know.
        Wordpress is the best

        Wordpress theming has reached next level with more and more functionalities getting integrated and built up using wordpress. With numerous themes like real estate, fitness, corporate, music, wedding, fashion and photography this list seems to be endless.
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    • Profile picture of the author goykos
      I'm using drupal.
      For me it is the best CMS for security, stability and speed.
      Oh, and it is full open source compared to most of good Joomla plugins that are not.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Durham
    Originally Posted by coykiesaol View Post

    Well I'm sure some of you do use CMS's here, whats the preference, wordpress, drupal, joomla, dnn etc, I know some of them can be a pain to set up and just configuration can take a while to adapt new skins, themes etc, anyone use these?

    I've been thinking about learning php more extensively with a view to creating a very simple CMS for clients that only need very limited facilities to add/delete/edit pages, is it worth it? Duno, would like to see what reaction this post gets any other solutions would be interesting to hear about too!

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    I find wordpress extremely easy to code for. And as it has taken the world by storm, any plugin that you write for yourself can be put on the market for others to purchase. Though Joomla is more powerful, there is also a greater learning curve.

    There are a ton of simple CMS systems out there. Most are not very secure and easily cracked. But competing with WP may be a bit tough since it only takes minutes to get set up and running. I've created content management systems in my time. It is not as easy as you might think. With each issue you solve, you end up finding two more that now need dealt with. Then you want more features, more stats, more control. Before you know it you have wordpress or one of the others.

    Now I can say, if you want to delve into strengthening your PHP skills, creating a CMS will help you do just that.

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    • Profile picture of the author jalicia18
      Wordpress CMS is the top options for blog webpage. Try to use the other CMS site like Joomla, Drupal, Blogger they have different scheme, script, and style. I like wordpress cms because it's user friendly and it's very easy to use. You can find more free business templates in the online unlike the other CMS fantastico.
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  • Profile picture of the author EvaBrown
    I think Joomla is the best. With Joomla you can create sites to cater to the taste of international audiences since it supports many languages. If you intend to design a site for non English readers this feature can be a life saver. So even if your site is in English, your visitors can choose another language to view the contents if you install Joomla with an extension for languages. The site will be incredibly user friendly because visitors will be able to view the content in a language of their choice with a single click.
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  • Profile picture of the author rosesmark
    You should used Joomla and WordPress
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  • Profile picture of the author cherryberry
    I would suggest you to go for Joomla, Wordpress or MODx Revolution. One of these three can be be best for you
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  • Profile picture of the author nthmarketing
    I say it depends on how much you really want to get into the programming end.

    WordPress - Basic
    Joomla - Intermediate
    Drupal - Advanced

    You'll see a lot of fanatics whatever you use but overall most true developers use Drupal. WordPress no matter who tells you is not as robust as either that really isn't who it was made for.

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  • Profile picture of the author ngseosept
    Drupal is best CMS for me
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    Let them eat cake!

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    • Profile picture of the author visualsindia
      Hi

      Joomla/Wordpress also best then i like and will be practiced MODx Revolution please guide me how to start it....
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  • Profile picture of the author WilliamBLee
    Word Press is awesome tool for the CMS.
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  • Profile picture of the author daga
    I favor WordPress for the extensive support network and ease of use.
    If you feel the pull to make your own CMS, go for it! I'm sure you'll learn a lot on the way.
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