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Suggestion for a CMS package (22 posts)

  1. OperaManiac
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi

    I am a heavy user of wordpress. But now wanted something more like a CMS...

    Three basic features...

    Blog, Guest Book and a Discussion forum

    Nice URLs and Single Click Installation for all three. Any suggestions?

  2. devilmaycry
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Community Server may just be the thing for you.

  3. OperaManiac
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    umm something using php and mysql?

  4. Dgold
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I dunno too much about a Guest Book, but wouldn't that just be a WordPress "Page" with comments turned on? I made a guestbook on my site and that's all it is. Seems to work just like any other guest book, no special features, just posts the newest comment next-in-line going down the page.

  5. pizdin_dim
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Wouldn't that just be a WordPress "Page" with comments turned on

    That should work nicely. As far as the forum goes, there's an excellent pluging called XDForum.

  6. Carcasherdotcom-Seocontest
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    yep or you might want to use bbpress for the forum. the rest can be done with wordpress. I switched to wordpress from other CMSes because of the large number of available plugins.

  7. dl33
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    If you really want something very cmsy, you can also try mambo
    http://www.mamboserver.com

  8. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I prefer Joomla over Mambo, even though it's basically the same.. =D

    If I remember right..most of the original devs of Mambo, moved else where and started up Joomla, I "think" that is the story behind that, not positive though.. =/

    spencerp

  9. talgalili
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have heard more good rummers about drupal.
    Although more hard to install, the comunnity should be stronger.
    But those are just rummers - I will know for my self in the next month probably...

  10. OperaManiac
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    XDForum is pretty darn cool. :)

  11. lobsterman
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    IMO it's all possible within WP with a few plugins and customized theme...

  12. pcmt
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    "IMO it's all possible within WP with a few plugins and customized theme."

    I tend to agree. Joomla and Mambo use tables (I think) and Drupal... hmmm... either you take to it or you don't. I didn't.

  13. TechGnome
    Moderator
    Posted 8 years ago #

    pemt - hehe... I didn't take to it either... that's why I am in the process of making a tableless template for my joomla install.... it's not all that difficult.

    -tg

  14. muzikzine
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    joomla is the new version of mambo... its highly configurable.
    there is a really good dev community aswell..
    intergrating wp and joomla has been a goal for a few people for a while.yet there are some built in blog programs such as mamblog

  15. slnewkirk
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I started using drupal, but decided to go with joomla. Steaper learning curve, but you can do more with it. The more I played with the CMS pakages, the more I apreciate all the great work put into WordPress.

    Scott Newkirk

  16. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    joomla is the new version of mambo... its highly configurable. there is a really good dev community aswell..

    Yeah, I have to agree fully on that. I'm not sure why really, but for some reason, when I had tried the Mambo setup, it wasn't user friendly...and it seemed ALOT harder to get the hang of.

    But when I tried Joomla...I was like HELL YEAH! So much easier, and got the hang of it alot quicker. I just basically stopped using Joomla though, because it was too much to upload to the FTP directory lmao! Well, also because of bandwidth issues and I just figured, why use all that much of a package, when I can easily do all that with WordPress LoL!

    Anyway, glad to hear ya found something Scott. =)

    spencerp

  17. hyperactive-media
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    you might want to look at http://www.pmachine.com ... and take a trial of the Expression Engine ... just worked with a developer to produce an advanced CMS for our churches website ... http://www.fbckm.com

    i give it great reviews ... and very flexible !!!

  18. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    If you really want a nifty cms, try modX.

    http://www.modxcms.com/

  19. likoma
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I used Drupal for about a year (and I've been using WordPress for longer than that) and I'm now in the (slow) process of switching a dozen sites from Drupal to WordPress. I agree that the best software is "the one you know best" and although I put quite a bit of time into Drupal, it was just wasn't friendly (easy) enough for my clients--who are eventually going to be using it. I know Drupal can do some very powerful stuff, I just know and can work better with WordPress.

    Please post your findings back here.

  20. lunabyte
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/67990

    Bridged very nicely with WordPress, either one could be used as the main site, and it has everything you're asking for and more. ;)

  21. Jharis
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Personally I like Xoops. It's a very good CMS and has a full featured WordPress plugin for it. It's a simple to learn CMS and support is good.

    xoops.org

    don (el paso)

  22. camcarpenter
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Drupal (http://drupal.org/) is an excellent community CMS. It is used by Rachel and Regan Cunliffe for http://www.Idolblog.com.

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