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Looking for CMS recommendations
...need alternative to Interspire's "Webedit pro"

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Msg#: 2301 posted 9:00 am on Apr 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

Hi all,

I am looking for a good, solid content management system that will allow my clients to log on and update text and photos. I am currently using Interspire's "Webedit Pro" but it seems like the bugs in that program are getting worse with each installation.

I need a PHP solution; any recommednations would be great.





5+ Year Member

Msg#: 2301 posted 9:03 am on Apr 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

Have a look on www.opensourcecms.com they have plenty of PHP solutions there that are free to use, and have loads of features. I recommend Joomla! though.


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Msg#: 2301 posted 2:08 pm on Apr 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

Another vote for Joomla


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Msg#: 2301 posted 8:02 pm on Apr 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the recommendations. I have downloaded and installed Joomla, but I want to make sure I am looking at it properly. It's not seeming to find the existing webpages to open and edit them. Only the templates that came with the package. can I configure it to default directly to all the existing pages in the site to find, open andc edit in WYSIWYG format?




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Msg#: 2301 posted 3:35 pm on Apr 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

Joomla! is beased on a large mysql database and as such there are no actual pages. You should create a theme in the sytle of your exisiting site, working from the examples and the tutorials on the Joomla! website.

You can then start slowly moving your content over. It will be a hassle if your site is large, but worth it in the end as Jommla! is infinately customisable if you know a little php.


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Msg#: 2301 posted 12:25 pm on Apr 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

Alternatively you can check with e107, pretty nice fully customisable Content management system written in php using mySQL database system for content storage.


10+ Year Member

Msg#: 2301 posted 3:52 am on Apr 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

If it's only to edit text and images I recommend Page Publisher from Interactive Tools.


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Msg#: 2301 posted 3:02 pm on Apr 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

I've just started to look at mambo, and after falling in love with it - I've started to see eveyone talking about Joomla. Whats the difference between the two? From what I understand, they are pretty much the same thing? *Confused*

kristian nissen

5+ Year Member

Msg#: 2301 posted 3:14 pm on May 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

I would recommend modxcms.com over joomla if your not trying to get a portal up and running. I have used joomla for a site which contains articles provided by different writers, we started out using joomla - and are still using it, too many articles to move - but I have to say that the admin part of joomla leaves room for improvements.

We run a smaller site - also a very content rich site - on modxcms and that system rocks. The structure is not based on sections and categories like in joomla, it's build like a real folder structure, and extending the system can be done within the admin part, you can actually write you PHP code inside the admin part.

In terms of access control handling, I would also prefer modxcms. modxcms uses a role based system for user handling, you define the access rigths for each role and give each user a role.

It's a much smaller system than joomla, but it's eisier to extend since it has a great framework. It's worth the try look at www.modxcms.com

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