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I signed up with one of the free hosts for now.
I don't like cpanel. You either have ftp, or the file manager to change your site.

What's the easiest CMS for beginners.
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  • Profile picture of the author Deskpops
    Depends on what you want the site to do. Wordpress is perfect for many applications, but to turn it into a full-blown CMS sometimes takes a lot of plugins, which might slow everything down on free host. Drupal's very powerful, but not very easy.

    What features do you need from the CMS?
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    • Profile picture of the author cashiskinginfo
      This is only going to be for just one of my sites that are going to have multiple pages.
      My other ones are just going to be 1 page. So those 1 page sites would just be HTML.

      What I need. Just something simple.
      I want to be able to upload my own html templates. But when I add a new page, I want it to be able to use the template I made.
      When I make the content. Instead of using a HTML editor, I want to be able to create the content on the site.

      Really, something like a drag and drop interface. But also lets you use HTML if I want to.

      I don't need any extra stuff.
      No video or images. Images I just like from flickr.
      No comment system.
      No member ships.

      Right now I signed up to byethe host. I've installed, I think it's called content5.
      I guess I would just have to try some of the CMS scripts that they got.
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      • Profile picture of the author cashiskinginfo
        Well they're all static pages. I probably don't need a CMS.
        And just use HMTL.
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        • Profile picture of the author YHmuWong
          Originally Posted by cashiskinginfo View Post

          Well they're all static pages. I probably don't need a CMS.
          And just use HMTL.
          Just in a decade everything has changed.Probably the shortest way is CMS but I don't like it.I will root for you since you are investing in something better.
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          • Profile picture of the author cashiskinginfo
            I don't know how different wordpress is from the website version.
            But the web version. Lots of stuff to read in order to get the most out of it. And lots of stuff I don't fully understand.

            Static 1 page, or a couple pages sites. I don't think it's worth the headache to learn a CMS.
            I think I just stick with HTML. I should just learn css though.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrew H
    Well it should be noted that cPanel is not a CMS, it is a hosting control panel.

    I would say wordpress is definitely the easiest CMS to learn, however if it doesn't do what you need it's worthless.

    What are your requirements?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jay Levine
    If they're all going to be static pages, I think you're right. Just HTML will be good enough. It will save you a lot of time updating security, and plugins, and also keeping up with version changes, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author yestyle
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    Originally Posted by cashiskinginfo View Post

    I signed up with one of the free hosts for now.
    I don't like cpanel. You either have ftp, or the file manager to change your site.

    What's the easiest CMS for beginners.
    Easy cms is wordpress and powerful cms is vbulletin. I suggest that.
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    • Profile picture of the author coffeeguy
      I've worked with Wordpress and Joomla. I'd run Joomla any day over Wordpress... and I do use Joomla on all sites i've personally owned. I'm not a fan of wordpress. Maybe for a straight up blog. Joomla is much more customizable if you're a beginner too.
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  • Profile picture of the author v2informatics
    My vote goes for wordpress , Easy to run , install and maintain .
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  • Profile picture of the author YHmuWong
    CMS = more leverage, website = complexity.The fascism of modern man.
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  • Profile picture of the author R E D
    WordPress is the most beginner friendly. I prefer Drupal for a cms but this is a bit more difficult to manage than WP. Anyway, i would use a cms even if i would need a 'static' site with more than two pages, and that's because i need things to be simple and easy to update in case i'll ever have to.
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  • Profile picture of the author blogfreakz
    I think i would suggest go for wordpress, that shoud be fit in your needs, easy to install as well and very user friendly...
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  • Profile picture of the author ICTBoost
    I think Wordpress is pretty easy to learn. But you can also use a website builder (probably pre-installed at your webhosting-account)

    Good Luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mollywhite
    In My Opinion, WordPress is the best CMS tool.
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