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Open Source Content Management System
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metakomm

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Msg#: 4492 posted 2:30 pm on May 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

Are there any open source (FREE!) content management systems specifically for shopping mall type sites?

 

zivkovicp

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4492 posted 2:36 pm on May 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

Try Mambo... it's probably the best CMS available and there are a few modules available (as add-ons, also free) for ecommerce, affiliate and so on.

metakomm

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4492 posted 3:00 pm on May 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

@ zivkovicp

Yup...Downloaded it and installed it yesterday...Looks nice so far...Just want to make sure there isn't something that caters more to affiliate marketing as far as open source...

But yeah, I like Mambo so far! Just gotta figure out how to make it work out for me...

Actually, I wish I could use the functionality of a shopping cart like xcart or zen cart but without an actual check out process!

mwack

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4492 posted 3:29 pm on May 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

There was some website that did a comparison of like 100 different CMS's... maybe try Googling that. Anyway, I've used one called e107, and it's got good features but I can't say I recommend it. They're coming out with a new version, though, so who knows.

metakomm

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4492 posted 3:34 pm on May 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

mwack

i did see that web site...that's why i am playing with mambo...

davec

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4492 posted 4:25 pm on May 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

If you've got the time to spend playing with it, I'd recommend typo3. Try googling for it. There's a steepish learning curve, but it's far more powerful and flexible than most systems out there.

d

metakomm

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4492 posted 5:41 pm on May 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

thanks davec

I downloaded it and will play with it :)

davec

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4492 posted 9:48 pm on May 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hope you find it useful. As I said before it can be a fairly steep learning curve but the more you use it the more powerful it seems to become.

The ability to build multiple sites from one interface is also very useful.

d

Nefig

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4492 posted 12:57 am on May 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

Typo3 is the greatest of them all, but IMO hardest to learn, it has TOO many features, modules and settings. But hell yeah, you can do anything with it, although I never built anything myself.

Rogi

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4492 posted 4:45 pm on May 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

I've gotta say mambo is the best open source CMS i've seen yet. Blew me away. Although, the site I've used it for isn't an affiliate site so I'm not so sure how well it would work with an affiliate perspective.

Great support for it though.

brickwall

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4492 posted 1:32 pm on May 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

Does Mambo or Typo3 do web directory type structures? I heard Mambo is geared more towards building simple corporate internet presence type sites.

Is a directory building and/or link list building a feature of any of the two?

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