Lets talk Content Management Systems (CMS)

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  1. Furner

    Furner New Member

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    I need a CMS for the core of a website I am doing for a conference. I have tried mambo/joomla, php-nuke, and phpx. Not really impressed with any of them, mambo is impossible to manage. I spent an hour trying to get rid of a simple FAQ catagory, and it just wouldnt go away.
    phpx seems nice, but I am getting frusterated trying to make a custom template for the conference theme.
    Is there anything out there that I am overlooking?
     
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    shastaisforwinners OT Supporter

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    phpwebsite is relatively easy to manage and theme.
     
  3. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    don't know why you had so much trouble with mambo/joomla they are very respected in the CMS category. Did you even read the docs?
     
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    yeah i read the docs, asked for help, and i even had another guy from the help forums access my install and even he couldnt figure it out.
     
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    rtfm omgwtfbbq

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    don't use geeklog. I took over administration of a website for a client, and the previous guy who i replaced had implemented it with geeklog, and it's absolutely horrible. I had to do tons of custom hacks just to get things working the way I needed, and it doesn't support xhtml which is a pain in the ass, the whole thing is done with tables. :ugh:
     
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    Im just starting to use Joomla! and I think its amazing!

    What was the problem?
     
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    I like drupal. Doesn't have all the glut or rather stuff to delete that joomla has.
    http://drupal.org/
    It doesn't look like much, but it has a lot going on behind the scenes.
     
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  8. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    never used drupal, just curious, why do you like it better than joomla
     
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    i installed joomla seperate, even tho its supposed to be the same as mambo, and i like joomla alot better. it behaves and stuff, and i might even be able to customize a template for what i need.
    I wish there was funds in the budget to just pay someone to customize a template for me. Im a CS person, not a graphic designer. all my webpages are ugly!
     
  11. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    yea, i have the same problem. My graphics guy I typically use is kinda dumb when it comes to stuff like this, which means that i'll have to learn all of the CSS classes and shit myself, and then try to teach it to him, which I have no time to do. I've found a few on the net that I like, but somebody else probably uses the same crap.
     
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    You can do anything you want with Postnuke and the like and Mambo too. You just have to understand the software.
     
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    I use PHPNuke. Can't say I'm not interested in Drupal though.
     
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    Are you talking about like a back end database or just something to manage your site like an admin tool?

    if you are talking like a database system sql is easy to learn and implement with php.

    the admin tool i typically use is myphpadmin...its pretty basic and not the fanciest of tools but it does allow for control of the pages you are buildin
     

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