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Looking for CMS kind of like a Wiki

 7:15 pm on Oct 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

Ive got a few in mind but I figured I would ask for some recommendations....

I am looking for a content managment system, that works similar to a wiki. I want them just to be able to create new categories, sub categories, articles etc... It needs to have a search function. Its for a client that adds a lot of content and I am trying to make it so that they can just do it all on there own, and categorize it the way they want it. Thanks in advance!



 7:39 pm on Oct 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

Look into Zope for CMS and Plone for a more community type portal.

I recommend Zope if you have the means.


 8:49 pm on Oct 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

Is there some reason why you don't want to simply use a wiki?

My understanding is that you don't want the public to be able to change things - just your client.

No problem. Set up one or more user IDs for the client's use, and require users to be logged-in to make changes. Take the login section off of the home page, and give your client a private log-in page. (So as to not confuse users.)

Some reworking of the UI and configuration options may be needed to avoid confusing users. Obviously, it shouldn't say "wiki" anywhere, because - from the public's standpoint - it isn't a wiki.

Of course, this depends on what you are trying to accomplish. If it's simply to have a site that is easy for your client to update himself, perhaps a CMS is the solution. On the other hand, perhaps your client has used wikis, is comfortable with the concept, and has said "I want that". Give him that, then.

I think a wiki is a LOT easier to learn than a CMS. If a wiki will do what your client wants, I think that might be the best choice.

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