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Need Help Choosing a CMS for Client

CMS for magazine type site



2:40 am on Sep 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I am trying to choose a CMS for my client. Currently, he is a one man operation, but would like to expand in the future. He carries several dozen columnists many of whom are well known and nationally syndicated. His archives go back quite a few years and probably consist of over 100,000 articles. As the plan is to allow user comments, and for reasons related to some of the site's content, security is a concern and I believe that the site will become a target for hackers.

The site currently receives over 2,000,000 page views a month and the expectation is that will increase several fold in the coming year.

Improved access for mobile users is a high priority and adding e-commerce is a possibility.

My current leanings are towards Plone, however Drupal is also a candidate. He has mentioned Symphony since someone else had recommended it to him as the CMS of the BBC. I'm also opened to other option.

Personally, I prefer Python to PHP, but that's a minor factor. Also, I'm not very concerned about my learning curve as long as there is good documentation and support available. My main concern is what's best for my client.


11:46 pm on Sep 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

Joomla is quite a good option. There are also magazine themes available for wordpress.

There is dotnetnuke in asp.net but to modify it is big learning curve.

few other are




12:46 am on Sep 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

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If you don't need (m)any specific Plone features, you could opt for just Zope+CMF. There are some other pythonic frameworks around, Django and maybe Grok?

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