WEB What CMS do you guys prefer?

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  1. JesterFX

    JesterFX New Member

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    Do you guys have a preferred CMS? I'm trying to decide on a decent one that I can "pump out" sites with but not sure which.

    I'm thinking joomla but not sure if there are any negatives to it. I usually use crappy turnkey scripts or wordpress for everything lol.
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    i've never used drupal or plone, but i've been told good things about both. what do other people suggest? I've never used a CMS before
     
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    I've never used drupal either. Is it coded well? Good for search indexing? Kind of been spoiled with wordpress because of it's excellent indexing and gazillion free mods/themes...
     
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    Drupal > * CMS
     
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    looking through the site it looks pretty good actually.

    You have any sites that are done using it to show off? Be interested to see how well it looks with a good theme.
     
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    I like the look of drupal.
    And the amount of documentation and info available on it is nuts

    But I don't particularily like the forum module available.
     
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    custom, I like stuff that is made to do JUST what I want it to do
     
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    Insert Tokens Making Cancer My Bitch OT Supporter

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    Drupal. Used to custom make everything then fell in love with Drupal. Lets you spend more time on the theme, content, etc.

    Quicker sites, with more time on themes = better sites, happier customers, more customers :)
     
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    Hope you're using a framework of some sort.
     
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    same ehre, I custom make my backend administrative panels.
     
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    how does drupal compare with joomla?
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    that's what i do. i'm checking drupal out now, but im not sure what i think about it yet
     
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    Insert Tokens Making Cancer My Bitch OT Supporter

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    Drupal is good because it's simple, and lets you add on whatever you need.. rather than being bloated out trying to have everything to start with.. it just saves you that core work of getting everything going.
     
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    drupal. hands down best php-based open-source CMS
     
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    this man right here converted me.
     
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    I dunno, drupul just doesn't look right to me.. I already make using my admin backend a breeze to use.
     
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    Hope you're using a solid framework. :hsughno:
     
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    Yeh, php lol.. its got a good platform
     
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    Anyone know what CMS this is? publisherspot.com
     
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    rtfm omgwtfbbq

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    i rolled my own :dunno: took ~20,000 lines of php, javascript, xhtml & css coding and is still growing.
     
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    Someone said this about Drupal...

    "Drupal is an excellent CMS with a good world-wide support and development team.

    However, it is not user friendly to set up. It would be a challenge even for the intermediate user. The CMS itself is only a structure in which you can add in the modules that make it work for you. I would guess at 40 to 60 hours just to get the bones of a site running, and more depending on which modules are installed."

    Would you guys agree with this? I set up Wordpress and it was really easy, how would Drupal compare?
     
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    :ugh:
     
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    40 - 60 hours just to get the site running? Maybe if you're retarded and missing both arms.

    There's a larger learning curve to Drupal, yeah, but when you get used to it Drupal will actually save you hours and hours of development. On top of that, it's secure and Drupal runs on a solid framework.

    You can get a Drupal install running in less than 5 minutes. If you're a beginner at web development, I imagine it would take a long time to get a site configured, designed, and running with Drupal. If you're an intermediate user, you can get a site up and running, fully integrated with a Drupal back-end in less than a day. Unless you need special or custom module development, it's not hard to integrate your design into the PHPTemplate engine to get a good looking and functional website up and running.

    Granted, that's just scratching the surface, but if you want a website running on a strong, reliable back-end, it's easy. It get's a lot more difficult when you start getting into their Forms API and touching their abstraction layer. Also understanding the core of Drupal and how your code "hooks" into the system. The good news is that there is documentation for everything in Drupal. There are so many modules available that you probably won't need to touch code ever.
     
  25. ge0

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    what did you mea by framework? yes I used php classes.. hah
     

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