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Help finding an intergrated CMS

5+ Year Member

Msg#: 3873383 posted 4:05 pm on Mar 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

Hi Can anyone help?

I'm look for an open source CMS to run a news and community website. I've looked at a few but I'm having trouble finding one that meets my needs.
I have 4 main requirements for the CMS to support:

1. Ability to create articles in multiple sections/categories
2. Set up and maintain a directory of companies
3. Create a dynamic events calender
4. Run a community forum

I know that many of the popular CMSs can handle these tasks individually but I need to be able to integrate my first 3 requirement.

For example, I want to be able to set up a company in the directory and then link an article to the company when I write about them. I also want to be able to associate events with a company. Then in the directory when you look at the company you should be able to see a list of associated articles and events.

Does anyone know of a system that is able to do this?

Any help would be greatly received.



10+ Year Member

Msg#: 3873383 posted 4:12 pm on Mar 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

I use Mysource Matrix for my sites.

It doesn't offer anything along the Forum requirements so we use IPB forums with it.

It has a useful Thesaurus Tagging feature that allows you to relate content across your site, so rather than setting up a link between the Company and the associated articles and events, you tag the Company with a specific tag, and then the same on the related articles and events.

Then when you're on the company page it will pull through all the related information.


I'm sure there's lots of other CMS out there that will fit your requirements too.

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