|Looking for CMS recommendations|
...need alternative to Interspire's "Webedit pro"
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.
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.
Another vote for Joomla
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?
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.
Alternatively you can check with e107, pretty nice fully customisable Content management system written in php using mySQL database system for content storage.
If it's only to edit text and images I recommend Page Publisher from Interactive Tools.
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*
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