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i need help finding a cms

all the help i can get

     

safeascake

12:04 am on Feb 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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im looking for a cms that will give me the following

1. be able to post articals
2. the articles are displayed with teaser text on the main page and then when the user clicks gets redirecte to main article
3. be able to post coments on the article
4.only registered user able to post coments.
5. registered user able to upload photos and have there own gallery of photos.
6. be able to select a photo of the month from the admin panel and easly display it on the front page in a photo of the month section.
7.have a fully WYSIWYG editor like ms word.
8. be able to fit into any css style sheet.
9.the registed users get a profile of there own with there photo album linked to it
10. not sure about this one but mabey be able to change links and photos on the front of the site from the admin page.

im prob looking at a custom cms but i would like to know if there is a script that will do this for me first.

many thanks

also if any one is able to creat this for me il be happy to chat about payment!

willybfriendly

12:11 am on Feb 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Check out Joomla. With some of the add on modules available it should do everything you are asking and more.

Drupal may well do it too, but I am not as familiar with it.

WBF

safeascake

12:20 am on Feb 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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thank you m8

do you know much about php then? il prob run into probs as iv never don anything with php im more of a photoshop guy. :D

mack

2:21 pm on Feb 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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The great thing about running a CMS is, it keeps you away from the code. You really don't need to know a lot about the scripting language to use it. In fact you really need to know nothing!

With Joomla/Mambo the only reason you would really need to know php is when you wanted to make modifications.

Mack.

safeascake

2:46 pm on Feb 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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i cant find any tuts on making a layout for joomla.

any one know any tuts for making a 3 page layout for joomla in css and how to enter the item in the page.?

willybfriendly

4:31 pm on Feb 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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There is an add-on for HTML-Kit that will dump the proper code into a page for making a Joomal/Mambo template. Dreamweaver will also do this (and make it even easier)

There is a stand alone server that one can download to work w/ Joomla. Search for "Joomla Stand Alone Server". It will install PHP/MySQL/Joomla on your machine for development.

There are a number of tutorials out there. A template file will be a zip file containing:

1. index.php
2. templateDetails.xml
3. images (folder with images for the template)
4. css (folder with template_css.css as its file)

Joomla has done a fairly good job of allowing for CSS to control appearance. Beyond the standard class/ID's it assigns objects, there is usually an option to custom name the CSS class assigned to an object.

What I don't particularly like about Joomla is the number of needless tables it tends to contain things in.

There are many, many forums out there that will supply support for Joomla and its add-ons. Also, the split between Jooma/Mambo has been recent enough that most Mambo info is still applicable to Joomla.

WBF

fordy

9:05 pm on Feb 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I have just started using cms and discovered Mambo about 2 weeks ago. It is really good (from what i have found so far). I am slight confused on the line at which Joomla and Mambo are different though.

There are loads of sites to help you though.

[mamboserver.com...]

[joomlasolutions.com...]

[mambohut.com...]

[mamble.com...]

[virtuemart.net...] (for the ecommerce)

there are more if you need.

I also got a book to help me learn about how the modules, components, etc... work, from [packtpub.com...]

I hope this helps

ed

fordy

9:08 pm on Feb 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Just found the dreamweaver tut that i saw.

[mambosolutions.com...]

wildbest

9:24 pm on Feb 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Find it. Read about. Try the demo of nearly every open source CMS.
[opensourcecms.com...]

Lobo

1:29 am on Feb 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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The first post was the right one IMO ..

Go with Joomla it has an amasing range for a free source ...

TonyMc

4:48 am on Feb 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I'll just add that I've been playing with Joomla for a couple of months now and think it is absolutely amazing. I'd be curious to see what the senior folks around here think about it from an SEO perspective. I imagine that there are a number of tweaks that should be applied.

Someone asked about the difference between Joomla and Mambo. Joomla split from Mambo. The dev team essentially left, went to opensourcematters.org and picked up where they left off. I don't know if Mambo will continue or not, but Joomla is definitely the way to go.

Tony

safeascake

8:42 am on Feb 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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thanks guys

fordy

8:59 am on Feb 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Someone asked about the difference between Joomla and Mambo. Joomla split from Mambo. The dev team essentially left, went to opensourcematters.org and picked up where they left off. I don't know if Mambo will continue or not, but Joomla is definitely the way to go.

I splashed out on the "Mastering Mambo" book but from your comments i am thinking of using Joomla. Will the book still be of use to me?

TonyMc

3:10 am on Feb 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

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The trouble with books of this type is that they get outdated pretty quickly. I just decided to build a couple of sites and I think I'm learning much more that way.

Tony

TonyMc

3:13 am on Feb 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I would like to suggest a WW forum specifically for Joomla...and maybe other CMS's.

--Tony

fordy

8:30 am on Feb 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I would like to suggest a WW forum specifically for Joomla...and maybe other CMS's.

I'll second that motion.

How can it be done? Are there enough Joomla / Mambo users here?

okfec

10:27 am on Feb 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

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You can also compare more or less any CMS on the market here: [cmsmatrix.org...]

cubfan

3:53 pm on Feb 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

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The comment regarding 'cms keeping you away from the code' is very true. That's exactly why I went to Joomla as a my solution. I can publish articles easily, have authors sign up and manage them, publish my blog, forum, etc etc.

However, I did need a shopping cart solution as well. Joomla's integration with OSCommerce is a bit rough, so I went with Virtuemart. It's a great solution overall, but I will warn you about their SEO urls. They're substandard compared to other shopping carts. Bottom line, OpenSEF or 404Sef work great for most Joomla modules, but they're not compatible with Virtuemart (as of yet).

Overall, I would recommend Joomla. My advice to you would be to have a domain/hosting with fantastico installed, then you can try out all sorts of preinstalled cms solutions at the push of a button. There really is no substitute for test driving the solution yourself.

jglaysher

1:43 pm on Mar 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Another nice php based cms is CMS Made Simple.org
 

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