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1:07 pm on Jun 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hey Guys,
Does anyone use any type of CMS on their website?
Also, is anyone familiar with PostNuke?
The reason i ask is because I just got a job working on my company's website. The previous web guys had incorporated PostNuke. I never dealt with any type of CMS before so its really frustrating this firt week trying to familiarize with everytihng since they have an issue they wana deal with right away. The site is pretty basic, theres no logign in, no forum, very few dynamic features like the shopping cart. I was thinking of duplicating the website and getting rid of this PostNuke. Or should i stick with it and see if i can wrok with it. Any recommendations?

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2:43 pm on June 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

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You can try Joomla the most widely used CMS. I am not familiar with PostNuke If if you want to switch over then make least change in the layout and content.
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I've never used PostNuke specifically, but I do know that they have a PostNuke supports forum [community.postnuke.com] that would probably be helpful.

Personally, I would leave the existing infrastructure in place. Itís an open source platform with tons of information available. Youíll probably spend less time getting a handle on PostNuke than you will migrating the entire site to a new platform.

2:48 pm on June 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

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The following site may be of some help:

[opensourcecms.com...]

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3:59 pm on June 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

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hey thanks for all the input. Still working on the issue. Would it be beter for a website to not have any CMS at all?
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Would it be better for a website to not have any CMS at all?

That would depend on the purpose of the site - but for the most part - probably not. You said it's your company's site, right? If you're changing content on a regular basis a CMS is the way to go.

I think that's why they call it a content management system ;)

Perhaps you just don't have the right CMS for the job. Dreamcatcher's resource above seems to be pretty good for nailing down which tool is best for your needs/site.

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A CMS will do no damage to you or your website whatsoever. So why the heck not? I think it's foolish to bother with a static site with so many free OS projects out there. But if you liek going through dozens (hundreds? thousands?) of other pages to make a simple footer text change, add a link to a new article, change a logo, whatever... be my guest.

You have to consider growth. With a good CMS, if you decide you want a newsletter, the solution is already there. If you want tagging of articles, the option is available to you. E-commerce? Forum? Spam prevention? It's there. Etc.

BTW:
[drupal.org...] rocks the house!

The open source cms website offers free demos, but be aware that these are the base installations. Go to the project homepage to see what else is available in terms of add-on modules.

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again, thanks for the replies fellas..and ladies (if any). anyhoo, the CMS that this site uses is kinda complex. Theres soooooo many scripts to go along with it. Its a nightmare to go through someone's else work to troubleshoot, thats all. I was surprise to see that people aren't against it like i thought you would be. I guess you guys had better experience with CMS than me. oh well, i'l just try and work with it for now.