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CMS - Content Management Systems Comparison

4:35 pm on Dec 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Can everyone list which CMS they are using and why they like it, what feature they like the most and why they are using it. Basically what advantage do you think the CMS you are using has over others.

Ill start myself:

Im using Drupal for my sites. I like the many Modules and applications it has to offer. I was told by a friend that website X uses this CMS to build their website and so I did some research on what Drupal is and basically liked what it had to offer. Before that I was doing plain Dreamweaver and HTML. So my first CMS experience was with Drupal.

I havent used other CMS's but I think from what I heard that Drupal has more modules than others.

9:14 pm on Jan 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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If you're looking for things like that, you might also want to keep KompoZer in mind.

Again, not a CMS, but an HTML editing tool. I don't think I understood you were looking for something like that which would let the client have access to (and thus break!) the template and full layout.

3:41 am on Jan 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Drupal 7 alpha just released; "the new Update Manger module can also install and upgrade modules and themes" Will still be quite some time before D7 ready for use, inc with key modules - tho later may take less time than in D5 to D6 transition.

I'm no coder/developer.
Drupal was first cms I heard of; had a look at it, could hardly make head or tail of the info.
I found Mambo, tried this and liked it; it became Joomla. I became disenchanted w Joomla, looked at Drupal again and found it easier to understand.

So, gave Drupal a go, and since moved sites to Drupal.
Complex to learn, but things like its Taxonomy and Views mean you can do a lot of content management, shifting and mixing existing content - whether keywords, titles, content categories, images ... - around in a whole lot of ways.
Custom menus, pages and so on possible: it takes time to start them, but they then work automatically as new content added. Various modules can help w this.
So if this kind of thing useful, maybe with community of users who can do different things - whether just post comments, or even administer site - Drupal seems good.

I came across Modx; info looked good. Quick try, got not far at all, and forum post to me said it was more for developers (then pre 1.0 release), so I left.

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ergophobe --
Will have a look at KompoZer. But the Page Breeze offered both HTML and WYSIWG editing. Thus, if the HTML editor and a lot of other designer tools were disabled, the client would only see their pages as the browser displays them. Adding and deleting images and text was flawless. And, with no code access they would have some difficulty screwing it up. Needless to say, when I install it for a client, it will come with good instruction and strong warnings!

and docbird -- I looked at so many CM systems and all of them were for the designer/manager. Way way too much overhead/overkill.

So, still open for the KISS solution to site-owner's need for an editor.


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