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College Alumni website , suggest some CMS

     
12:26 pm on Sep 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

i just wanted to make our college alumini website where we old and present students can interact and share our old memories, i would like suggestions about CMS to be used what are the options with me and which u think would be best for me

i am looking for some forum over here , easy way where people can edit information about there departments,it wont be official college website.

Drupal
Geeklog
Mambo Open Source
PHP-Nuke
phpWCMS
phpWebSite
Post-Nuke
Siteframe
TYPO3
Xoops
Joomla

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4:14 pm on Sept 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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any one please
6:21 pm on Sept 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Here are the Top-5 open source Content Management Systems as rated by users who submitted votes through www.PacktPub.com.

1. Drupal
2. e107
3. Joomla
4. Plone
5. Xoops

4:59 am on Sept 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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My only experience is with drupal. That said, I chose it for all of my sites because of all the great reviews that it gets. There is a very big community around it, which is perhaps one of the best things about the CMS.
5:18 am on Sept 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Which one from the list has the easiest learning curve?
9:51 am on Sept 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I am building exactly what you describe - an alumni site. Its using joomla because its easy to manipulate and comes with an interesting social networking tool called community builder.

I have had some problems with community builder, but it seems to be imporving - the main issue is the complexity the user can experience.

It also has excellent gallery integration and can integrate a forum on a single password for the whole site ( although forums can be problematic when integrated with joomla )

People talk about drupal being more elegant, but I cant comment since I don't know that cms

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I couldn't say which one has the easiest learning curve. Drupal is the first and only CMS I've ever used, and I'll say that it certainly wasn't not very easy for me in the beginning. However, I'd imagine that other CMSes would be about the same.
8:48 pm on Sept 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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i saw drupal , am i must say its great cms , love at first sight you can say , very easy to configure and use am learning to use it from book almost half done looking to make great website using it.
11:17 pm on Sept 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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what book are you reading, if you don't mind me asking?
8:54 am on Sept 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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since am complete new to drupal so i am reading this book for learning it

Drupal.Creating.Blogs.Forums.Portals.and.Community.Websites.2006