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Easy to use Content Management System for Personal Use?

9:03 pm on Oct 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I decide to create a personal site by way of a CMS. Currently I am using Dreamweaver and updating everything manually. Well I thought I get with the time and upgraded. The following are things I am looking for.

1. Easy to use
2. Has downloadable themes
3. Cost doesn't matter but quality does
4. Customizable
5. Things I would like to add to site - flash photo Album, resume, and blog.
6. Modern looking (web 2.0).

10:09 pm on Oct 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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For ease of use you can't beat WordPress. Up a notch are Joomla and Drupal. All have a variety of themes available and a bunch of plug-ins.

And they're Free!

10:48 am on Oct 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hi Shakim

I am a newbe and tried many of the CMS to build a site, finally I could find that "Joomla" seems to be the good one and feature rich CMS. There are many free plugins availabe to use with joomla. You can try J!. You will love it.


10:49 am on Oct 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

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For strictly personal use, where security and future expandibility might not be an issue, I would suggest Mambo/Joomla!. Wordpress is good if you "only" intend to run a blog.
9:06 pm on Oct 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I'm currently using Wordpress as a CMS on one of my sites and it does the job very well. It was designed for blogging but it has advanced so much it can be used as a CMS. Wordpress matches all your criteria and then sum. Give it a try, you can set up a free hosted version before you download and run the software on your own server to check out its admin features and such. Note: The remote hosted version is stripped of many many features, but it should give you a good grasp of how it works, what it could do for you and allow you to test it out safe in the knowledge you don't have to commit to it. That's what I did and I was so impressed I now run it and have mastered it in less than 3 weeks. From a complete newbie to designing my own theme, changing code, adding new code and getting it set up just how I want it bot the front end and backend, it is that flexible and easy to use. I'm a big fan. Good luck.