| 2:41 am on Jul 10, 2007 (gmt 0)|
There is no CMS that is going to help you in the search engines. What you are looking for is one that does not hurt you. Here is what you don't want them to do:
1. Use redirects for any reason
2. Show duplicate content
3. Use session ID's
4. create lots of pages that have very little content
You may also want it to have search engine friendly URL's. You can still do well in search engines with URL's that have?, &, and = signs in them. The 3 things listed above are the ones that will hurt you.
| 2:45 am on Jul 10, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Look for a CMS that gives you complete control over customizing the templates and stylesheets.
You don't want to be locked into a limited choice of templates or stylesheets.
| 2:02 pm on Jul 10, 2007 (gmt 0)|
There are several hacks that turn phpbb into a CMS. I would not try this unless you are willing to get under the hood and do a lot of modifications.
| 4:15 pm on Jul 12, 2007 (gmt 0)|
WordPress works very well in this arena and so does Plone. both give you the ability to customize your URL strings and optimize heavily.
| 11:45 am on Jul 20, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I just watched a couple of Plone demos on the net. It's the first time I read about this CMS but I have to say that I am impressed. Seems like a good one.
| 3:31 pm on Jul 23, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I'm a big fan of ExpressionEngine (www.expressionengine.com). Really flexible for most purposes and generates nice URLs for search engines.
| 6:05 pm on Jul 24, 2007 (gmt 0)|
wordpress can be used as CMS for mid-range website and it can do a hell of SEO. If you are making next CNN or cnet then I am not sure about you
| 4:39 am on Aug 11, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Wordpress works well if you use good slugs and install the All-in-One-SEO plugin, which eliminates duplicates.
| 11:13 am on Aug 13, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I usually go for textpattern. You get complete control over your template. You can customize till' you go mad ;) I'm sure there's better things out there, but textpattern is a very elegant solution IMHO.
| 12:04 pm on Aug 13, 2007 (gmt 0)|
D gud 'ol wordpress won't disappoint you! 100% sure
| 12:42 pm on Aug 13, 2007 (gmt 0)|
What I forgot to mention is textpattern's awesome URL schemes. Ideal for SEO IMHO.
| 1:42 pm on Aug 13, 2007 (gmt 0)|
TYPO3 is great, I'd say it beats everything else. On the other hand, if you don't have 6 month to get into it, don't even think about it.
| 5:49 pm on Aug 13, 2007 (gmt 0)|
It depends on what you are looking for.... WordPress can be sued... as can a lot of the blogging programs now.
There are also analytics programs that include CMS - this you could tie to conversion info etc and have changes made on the fly with the right - though often expensive ones.