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Looking for CMS to plug into my site
IntegrityWebDev




msg:4185503
 6:50 pm on Aug 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

I have some CMS knowledge with a good bit of WordPress and a little bit of Joomla....I'm looking for something that isn't a full fledged CMS and thought this would be a good place to start.

I want to COMPLETELY custom design my websites in PHP and have the content area of 3 or 4 specific pages editable. Basically I'm needing a good WYSIWYG text area editor that I can plug in for this but it needs to handle HTML really well and if at all possible, images/media...but I dont want all the other stuff that goes with something like WP (templates, extensive users, blog posts, plugins etc)

I may end up writing my own reusable package but before I reinvented the wheel, I thought I would check to see if there is something that fits the bill already.

Thanks!
Chris

 

peterdaly




msg:4185528
 7:38 pm on Aug 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

A quick PHP hack using TinyMCE as the editor may be a good option if you can code.

IntegrityWebDev




msg:4185560
 8:24 pm on Aug 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

Yes, coding isn't a problem. I wrote one for a site about 3 years ago with TinyMCE, I should just have packaged it better so I could reuse it.

But I am looking for something that has image library support as well. Most of the WYSIWYG text areas only support a URL for images...I need to support a dedicated image function with upload etc. Was hoping something was already out there.

mromero




msg:4185580
 9:05 pm on Aug 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

The folks at Article Manager have a new CMS out that you may want to look at.

explorador




msg:4185936
 1:09 pm on Aug 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

Most of the WYSIWYG text areas only support a URL for images...I need to support a dedicated image function with upload etc. Was hoping something was already out there.


Nicedit has that funtions, the user community developed some plugins to just clic and upload images (there are two options there). The project is kinda old and has many complains about the html code it generates but you might be interested on it.

IntegrityWebDev




msg:4185941
 1:17 pm on Aug 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

Thanks guys, will check out both!

enigma1




msg:4187289
 1:16 pm on Aug 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

But I am looking for something that has image library support as well

Try the I-Metrics CMS it's tiny and very fast/easy to customize (gnu/gpl). Uses collections of pages, or images or groups of pages. The tinymce is integrated to edit pages and there is a custom image control ajax part to upload and configure images.

[edited by: ergophobe at 2:58 am (utc) on Aug 16, 2010]
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ergophobe




msg:4187491
 3:09 am on Aug 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

I looked at the sourceforge page and the download package is 5.0MB, compared to 1.1MB for the current version of Drupal and 2.9MB for the current version of WordPress. I realize that a lot can be packaged in a distro that might not become part of app under normal conditions, but that on the face of it, it doesn't seem like it would really address the use case in question.

poiuy




msg:4187579
 8:49 am on Aug 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

You can choose the cms you need, such as kingcms.and so on

enigma1




msg:4187587
 9:13 am on Aug 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

Yes the package is 5MB because it includes images for the demonstration, help and the install part. Lots of it are used for demo purposes.

But in terms of custom design and image control is extremely fast to change and create new ones. What matches the original question I believe, is the handful of scripts that you may have to edit for the design, simple image controls and HTML editing of various aspects of the content.

PS: It doesn't have the same popularity as WP or DP to make a separate part at this point. It's hard enough to find it as it is. SF doesn't even show it even if you explicitly search for it from within.

IntegrityWebDev




msg:4187646
 12:31 pm on Aug 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

So far I'm still on the "write my own" side of the fence but will definitely check I-Metrics out as it sounds promising.

ergophobe




msg:4187818
 4:41 pm on Aug 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

BTW, in a similar situation, I just built a minimalist interface with user authentication and a textarea (no RTE, but that's easy enough to add with TinyMCE and all) for pages that needed editing. I also added a few "token" strings that people could use so that you had things like %%PresidentEmail%% if you wanted to have email addresses that would update when officers changed.

The main part of the site was more a completely custom reservations systemm newsletter cataloguing and archiving and so forth

There are just a couple of pages that had News and About and like that for the webmaster to edit. That system has been serving the organization in question of 7 years with only about 2-3 bug fixes and feature additions (password reminder - essential).

Lately though, they sort of wish they had a full CMS to put more content on. But actually, it's not a surprise that needs change a bit after 7 years, so I'm fairly proud of the way it turned out.

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