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Ability for users to upload images (artwork and photos) to blogs and forums
The subject matter and the domain itself attract trouble -- I need a VERY high degree of security. So far, I haven't been hacked, but my logs show people try pretty much on a daily basis.
Ability to integrate my adsense code into the pages.
The site is rapidly growing -- the pace of growth is kinda taking me by surprise, actually! -- and for a variety of reasons unique to the domain, it's got a very good chance of ending up an authority site in its niche. I want to get a solid CMS system up and running now before the site gets any bigger. (Currently, I'm coding every single page by hand.)
I'm going over to a virtual server in the next few weeks; speed at least is not a problem at the moment.
I have only used one CMS myself but if I were looking for choices I would use the search tool (link above) and look for more CMS information on Webmasterworld.
And then check out the specifications on the various CMS sites.
If you have a more specific question on one of those packages, maybe someone can answer it for you!
If you have any questions you can sticky me, I have been using this for 3 years and it is all I use for any web stuff now even if they don't want CMS the framewrok is lovely.
Will be gald to help if you need
or for a community CMS
www.plone.org (hybrid zope product)
I have found on a couple of threads at ww that there is alot of support for Joomla. I have recently started using joomla myself and i will add to the support.
Its capabilities, ease to set up & configure, etc, etc... is outstanding. It is an opensource cms written in php with a massive developer/support community. It forfills all of your requirements plus more. New mods are really easy to install aswell. Templates are really easy adapt. A Dreamweaver extension is available to place parts quickly.
Have a look at the site [joomla.com...]
Final point. I found, in my hunt for a cms, that the admin systems were REALLY DULL. As a webmaster, you do have to look at the admin for a long time, so you want to be looking at something decent.
hope ive helped, not waffled.
Unless they've corrected this in the last 4-5 months be prepared to make a couple of simple tweak a few PHP scripts and/or templates if you want it to perform really well, otherwise you'll struggle a bit.