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Apache Lenya and other thoughts

2:27 pm on Jul 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hi new here so be gentle with me!

Has anyone had any experience/knowledge of Apache Lenya as a CMS? I have inherited as part of a website build, played with it some and not really liking it much. I'll admit I haven't had a lot of time to look over it. But from first look it seems pretty uncustomisable front end wise once something is in place although this is the impression I get from the consultant that runs that section of the site. Editor wise the management system would be far too complicated for most of the web editors I've come across (no offense to any) and does not come across as very user friendly.

Anyone else any comments on it as I'm wondering whether to make the effort to look into further or not!

On a side note I've been reading a lot of the threads on here about various os cms systems and been doing quite a bit of research to try to find a better one for our purposes. The one thing that bothers me somewhat with the os systems is the security factor. Given that 1000's of sites use these systems and the code is readily available to look at obviuosly it would make them a prime target for hackers doing port scans looking for similar name folders etc. Do any of these options provide solutions to reduce this risk?

All comments welcome.

5:21 pm on July 20, 2006 (gmt 0)


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Welcome to WebmasterWorld, lettie.

I have not used Lenya myself.

the code is readily available to look at obviuosly it would make them a prime target for hackers

Remember too though that it is also a prime target for developers to close holes even faster. If you are uncomfortable with open source solutions there is always the purchase route or develop your own -- but even then you aren't under any type of guarantee that it won't be a target of attack.