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CMS for Magazine
CMS for Newsportal and magazine

 3:04 pm on Feb 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

Hello Guys,

I am a webdesigner (not well experienced). I have done various static websites and also successfully completed sites using JOOMLA. But this time I want an Opensource CMS that should be capable of creating ONLINE Magazine. There are more CMS available but all of them are Commercial (PHPCOW, Vivvo etc). Catagorized look of joomla is not good.

I want Catagorized Front page (Short Descriptions of articles of various catagories on Front page).

Pls Guys I know you are well experienced , help me..

( Hosting Details: Linux, MysQL 5... DB, PHP 5)

Thanx in advance...



 3:14 am on Feb 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

Welcome to WebmasterWorld xtrememanoj.

You may want to head over to OpenSourceCMS.com and try out some of the systems yourself to see what best fits your needs.


 7:32 am on Feb 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

There happens to be a WordPress theme available out there (not free, but reasonable) that's specifically intended for the purpose of doing online magazines, with a few different minor design options for different magazine types.


 12:54 pm on Feb 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

Thanks guys for comments.....


 10:26 pm on Mar 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

take a look at ijoomla.com they have magazine and news modules


 10:54 pm on Mar 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

You might also want to check out Drupal [drupal.org...]
It's used for The New York Observer and The Onion, and there's also a whole "Newspapers on Drupal" special interest group: [groups.drupal.org...]

Like Joomla, Drupal is a free, open-source CMS.


 4:55 pm on Mar 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

WP, Joomla and Drupal can all do online magazines with the proper themes installed and you can even customize your own theme if you know what you are doing. There are great commercial themes that are not expensive.

The ijoomla magazine theme is ok but it does not validate last time i looked and some of those failures concerned me. I also dont want to spend time hacking a theme i paid for. I opted for a different commercial theme.

What you want to do beyond a magazine layout will determine which one is right for you.

If you have a variety of subscription levels with granular control over access, then I recommend Drupal.

Joomla templates have module positions and you can create a nice magazine layout with those. It is also quite easy to vary the look and feel from issue to issue

I have not tried a magazine layout in wordpress so i cant really comment on that one.


 6:31 pm on Mar 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

Beware of Duplicate Content issues in all of those packages.

There are many to look out for.


 12:42 am on Mar 31, 2008 (gmt 0)

Perhaps duplicate content was an issue in the past but I havent seen any issues with pages indexing properly or any duplicate content issues with any of these packages. There are SEO plugins if you are concerned. They are useful in some cases to add proper descriptions for each page. You can also disable any print or pdf versions of the page if you wish but do you really care if those do not index? Perhaps the algorithms are smarter or the packages are better designed but it is not a problem right out of the box with any of these.

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