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  • Hi,

    i have very little knowledge of HTML, CSS, etc. and a friend of mine needs help to replace his really ugly looking flash loaded web page, with something else.

    His home page, and please, if it is not ok to post link, remove it, is at http://www.vipwineclub.com. I’m posting the link, so you can see how horrible the design is, but at the same time, also how simple the requeriments are.

    What he needs is very basic, at least for now:

    * home page: introuction, with news, etc.
    * about page: information about the company
    * membership page: information on how to get a membership.
    * contact page: page with some form to contact them.
    * events/photos page: page where they can post photos, separated by event/whatever.
    * products page: some page where they can show products, but not sell them.

    (About the selling of products, the idea is to have customize yahoo e-commerce solution for the products page, or possible a shopify.com one, as i don’t want to take care of all the transactions/payments, issues.)

    So, is wordpress the right tool? If not, what about Joomla? Xoops, Mambo? Anything else?

    This would be very simple “corporate” website, that would have very little users interaction.

    But the CMS has to be simple enought so that the “admins” can fill it with contentc (text, pictures), without the need to ask me.

    So, my requeriments are:

    1) Simple to customize (at least at the basic level)
    2) Easy to update content
    3) Option to add images to content
    4) Option to define user accesses (like admin and posters)
    5) Ready made templates
    6) Multipages

    I know i can try wordpres first, and reed the documentation, but it is not the same as having used it for some time, so i would love some comments. Thanks.

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  • This is a question which often comes up here. The answer is, yes, you can use WP as a lightweight CMS. Plenty of people have done so. Wp meets all of your criteria, out of the box. However, you’re going to have to spend some time searching for, and potentially modifying, themes.

    Good to know. Some starting points? Like, i have used WP in the past, but i have no idea on how to create multiple-pages on the same install.

    whooami

    (@whooami)

    Member

    but i have no idea on how to create multiple-pages on the same install.

    You click write page –> you make a page — you save it.
    You click write page –> you make a page — you save it.
    You click write page –> you make a page — you save it.
    You click write page –> you make a page — you save it.

    It’s pretty simple.

    dumb :S

    Thanks! I think i’m gonna try it. My only and last issue, is it possible to upload pictures?

    whooami

    (@whooami)

    Member

    sigh — why not just install the damn thing and be done with it..or please, start by reading here:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Features

    It contains a cursory feature list, your question regarding pictures is answered.

    Specifically:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Features#Creating_Content

    great, thanks.

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