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This has got to be a common situation. What do you do when you need to build a site with lots of differnt "editable" parts besides just Title, Subhead and Article, etc?
I want to build a CMS-based site so the client can edit, but it needs more flexibility than what I find with Drupal, Joomla and others. For example, a typical page would need editable areas for Location, Hours of operation, staff at a location, etc, in addition to basic title, content areas. Lots of areas that need their own formatting outside of the main body.
The reason I need this is because there will be a lot of standard info areas across the site with their contents specific to each page. Follow me so far?
I know there's an answer some web pro out there has found since many CMS-based sites seem to feature this. Do I need to roll my own? Would rather go off-the-shelf and be able to re-use for future projects.
All input is greatly welcome!
In the meanwhile, I'm still open to other leads. I'm also looking at Expression Engine which does what I want. Anyone have good/bad experience with this, especially when it comes to client ease of use?
Thanks for the edification, guys! :)
Since my original post, I started playing around with Drupal and have already developed a client's site based on it. I found plenty of modules that gave me the extra features I wanted. In my experience it was easy to template for, although some of Drupal's jargon (nodes? taxonomy?) seems needlessly obtuse.
I plan to build a second site with it, if all goes well I may have found a workable site dev platform!