View Full Version : which content management system (CMS) should I use?
11-29-2004, 04:15 PM
I am looking on hotscripts (http://hotscripts.com/PHP/Scripts_and_Programs/Content_Management/) for content management systems, adn there are just so many, and so many of them are totally bloated with junk I don't need. Some are too stipped too - what I really want is a CMS that is extremely easy to change hte designs for, it would be ideal if it was easy to mod rewrite too. Some of these packages have abajillion files, some have a bajillion things I don't need, and some just stink. I need on that creates menus based on categories and is easy to incorporate. Most importantly it needs to be easy to mod tho. Anybody have anhy favorite content management systems that they find easy to work with?
11-29-2004, 05:03 PM
Well :) AgentServer.net will be converted over to a content management system which will allow you to change the entire design of the website. It will provide you with the actual main file which you can edit any way you want allowing you to make the look exactly the way you want it.
The other cool feature it will have is that it will allow you to make multiple designs and save them as themes.
Also the mod-rewrite feature is already programmed right into the software so no need to spend your time doing it your self.
Having said all that :) it's not yet ready. We are looking to release our first Beta V.1.0 within about a month.
11-29-2004, 11:42 PM
Most importantly, IMHO, is that it doesn't get hacked to hell and back the way Nuke does - just because you can!
Take a look round http://www.opensourcecms.com and try some of their systems.
Mambo looks pretty good;
Xoops if you're techie;
and I like e107 as an emerging CMS. Emerging is good too because it may not attract the attention of the hackers.
Look for systems that seem to have an active and enthusiastic (although not necessarily large) userbase as this will ensure the survival of the CMS.
If you are looking for commercial CMS offerings again, look for something widely used, and in this case the wider the better as the company will have the funds to put into hacking prevention.
12-01-2004, 03:40 PM
It is very important that security is at 100% as there are thousands of hackers out there looking for unsecure sites.
Being in the field of network and software security I have seen thousands of companies out there that are making millions and millions of dollars and still have unsecure systems. So to say go with a company that has thousands of clients is not really the answer.
Alot of times you can actually go to a security company and ask them to check if a system is unsecure or not. They would do the check for free since if they find any holes in the system the company that you are going for would actually pay them.
My 2 cents.
I'm quite fond of Mambo (http://www.mamboserver.com) , which is relatively simple to use, and can be configured to use SE friendly url's, etc.
Straight HTML pages can be used to develop templates too. Well, with the addition of a few simple php tags and a file extension change to .php, that is.
12-02-2004, 09:44 PM
I like mambo too
12-02-2004, 11:22 PM
drupal is pretty good I hear. that is what nick w is running to power http://www.threadwatch.org
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