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Which Content Management?

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  1. AcornDomains.co.uk

    AcornDomains.co.uk Well-Known Member

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    OK so I just registered my latest domain name and now I want to turn it into an interactive website.

    My hosting offers:

    Drupal
    Geeklog
    Mambo Open Source
    PHP-Nuke
    phpWCMS
    phpWebSite
    Post-Nuke
    Siteframe
    Typo3
    Xoops

    I want to update the site regularly with minimal effort, have a members area and show the latest posts on the home page, etc.

    Anyone have any idea which one is best?
     
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  3. domainleases.co.uk

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    I can recommend Drupal having used it in the past for a year, very easy to customise and switch templates, lots of add-on modules and features, good user community and plenty of support available.

    I've since switched to Interchange, but that was because I wanted to move to a Perl programming environment and have more control over page markup.
     
  4. admin Spain

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    I have built a few successful sites using PHP-Nuke, just make sure you apply the Sentinel security patch otherwise its open to being hacked.

    Your best bet is to try the demo admin sections of each one and use the one you are most comfortable with.
     
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    I've used post-nuke for mine for 3yrs, cos it was the best then ...

    but if I was doing another one I'd use drupal or mambo.
     
  6. admin Spain

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    Interesting, what benefits do you perceive from them?
     
  7. tifosi United Kingdom

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    Postnuke and phpnuke are the most mature, with the largest module repository... but are also the heaviest and are now falling behind on development compared to the 'new kids' on the block e.g. gallery2 from menalto isn't integrated into postnuke, but mambo & drupal have dealt with this (I've not had time to fully check, this is info from summer05).

    Drupal & Mambo (and maybe a couple of others including xaraya) are the most actively developed at present.

    Here's a couple of sites:
    http://www.opensourcecms.com/
    http://www.cmsreview.com/
    http://www.cmswire.com/cms/cms-reviews/index.php

    it's not exhaustive, and my views are subjective. I talk cr*p sometime :)
     
  8. mreeves

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    Tried them all at one point or another. If you want something that is powerful and truly flexible then I recommend http://www.expressionengine.com/ . Its commercial but worth it. I think there is a free trial version you can play with.

    regards
    Martin
     
  9. murph

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    I would have to say mambo for pure functionality and the huge range of gpl templates out there (although the new fork with the original core team is now called joomla cms). I have used it for over 2 yrs now and it has some cracking free mods and comps. It's also 'usually' very easy to install and configure.

    Wordpress looks clean, but never tried it to date...
     
  10. Lucky Luke United Kingdom

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    Have a look at www.pmachine.com - costs a bit ($100-$200) but there is a well supported forum.

    EDIT: I have just spotted an earlier post (mreeves) who recommends the update to pmachine called expression engine. (In the future, I'll try to read threads properly before I post any more rubbish.)
     
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