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Which Open Sourse PHP CMS?
I'm not sure if I need one... Here's what I'd need...

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Msg#: 3261471 posted 2:37 pm on Feb 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

Hi there,

I've decided to push things a bit forward and create a larger, more dynamic website. Maybe over few thousand original article pages for a start...

However, I'm not sure what to do.

Now, I use SSI and HTML only. But heard that CMS would be better for larger sites.

What I need is:

1. So I could create filenames like: file-one.html; File-Two.html; fiel.php.

The ending doesn't matter. but so I could choose lowercase letters, or uppercase. And SEO friendly.

2. Add article rating system

Do I need any CMS for that? And if I use CMS, will there be ability to add such scripts easily? Like in Google Adwords learning center. They have a system to rate articles Good or Bad. I'd want a rating from 1 to 5. And see the results easily in my backend.

So far that's it.

I need ability to change design layout easily later if I have many pages.

So far I checked Drupal and Mambo. These I've read are the best...

Maybe You could advice something?

I'm not a programmer. I could add probably some small script in sites. But programming is like a jungle to me.

I'm more designer and HTML & CSS is no problem. I'd like to easily manipulate CSS too...

MAybe at some point allow visitors to contribute articles or something, so I could approve them ot not with a few clicks only...

And I'd need it to be quite fast. I'm not sure how slower things go when You have CMS compared to HTML & SSI based small site...

What could You guys recommend?



WebmasterWorld Senior Member dreamcatcher us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Msg#: 3261471 posted 10:29 am on Feb 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

Hi damlag,

Not really a fan of CMS systems myself, if I need something like that I build my own with the features I need. To test run some of the CMS systems, check out this site:


Good luck.


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