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bodyhead's avatar

What CMS do you prefer? (and why?)

Asked by bodyhead (5520points) September 25th, 2008

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Is it Joomla? Mamba? easyCMS? CMSmadeSimple? Another one?

I’ve read through the older incarnations of this type of question. Mine is more general. I’m not really asking for any firm project purpose.

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sferik's avatar

I’ve used Druapl for a few projects. If you can get over the fact that it’s written in PHP4, it’s not too bad. The nicest thing about it are all the contributed modules.

richardhenry's avatar

CushyCMS looks exciting for small, basic projects. The less software to maintain, the better (as in, you don’t actually need to install anything).

bodyhead's avatar

Agreed there richardhenry. That’s why I was looking into SimpleCMS. I was also considering trying CakePHP as recommended in another thread.

@sferik: Wow, The Onion website is made with Drupal. That is impressive.

Hey richard, have you used CushyCMS before? It looks good because of the ability to give your uses the ability to edit a ‘dumb’ site that you design. Can you set it to give your users the ability to add pages?

richardhenry's avatar

Not as far as I know, it’s all about editing existing content. Maybe they will develop a template system in the future? Like I said, only really for small projects like promo sites.

tWrex's avatar

I dig Wordpress. I know that a lot of people consider it more of a blogging software, but it CAN be used as a CMS. It’s extremely powerful and has loads of users behind it. I also know loads of people that love drupal. I have never had a good experience with it, BUT everyone I know has had lots of good experiences with it.

wilhel1812's avatar

I use Wordpress and CushyCMS”:
Wordpress for its powerfulness and CushyCMS for its easiness

richardhenry's avatar

I actually preferred the older versions of Wordpress, but I would avoid using them for security reasons. (Catch 22!) It’s way too bloated now.

tWrex's avatar

Yeah having to upgrade my wordpress install every other month/week is quite annoying.

lapilofu's avatar

I like to build my own, because I usually find that my needs are too specific to be satisfied by a standard CMS. But using a framework like Django or CodeIgniter or CakePHP can make it much easier.

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