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Best Open Source CMS to build a corporate website?

Discussion in 'Content Management' started by eben, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. #1
    Hey there!
    SEMrush
    I'd like to know what is your CMS of choice when it comes to building a corporate website? I am not talking about an amateur blog or something, I am talking about a decent corporate website/portal. Of course SEO is an issue, but also it has to be easy to manage once the website is built.

    Let me know! ;)

    Ben.
     
    eben, Jan 28, 2009 IP
    SEMrush
  2. ms.g

    ms.g Peon

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    Wordpress can be customized to become a very manageable CMS. You must of course have knowledge about templating, basic php loops and creating plugins from scratch to mould it to the kind of CMS you want it to be.

    I find wordpress easier to customize than textpattern. Although Drupal and Joomla is scaleable, they may be too 'big' for regular users.

    Create a checklist first of how you would like your CMS to work or run. And when you're done listing your "I want this," you may try the major opensource CMS out there to know which of them could deliver what you need and want.
     
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  3. ~kev~

    ~kev~ Well-Known Member

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    Either Wordpress or Drupal.

    If you are wanting a big site with lots of features, categories,,,,, then look at Drupal.

    Sure enough someone is going to post something about joomla. So before that happens, let me say that joomla is not secure enough for a company site. If you go with joomla, take the time to write down some good excuses for the reason why your site was hacked. That way you can give them to your boss right away instead of having to think of a reason later.
     
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  4. swalian

    swalian Banned

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    Joomla still the easy way to go...
    Don't worry... you the latest version and you will be safe.

    Drupal and wordpress is good also, but I still prefer Joomla,
     
    swalian, Jan 29, 2009 IP
  5. river

    river Active Member

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    For a corporate website, I'd go with joomla.
     
    river, Jan 29, 2009 IP
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    Drupal is the way to go. SEO is great. I read some performance test that tested both Joomla and Drupal and Drupal has performs better then Joomla.
     
    eurisko, Jan 29, 2009 IP
  7. bille

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    Site in my signature is Drupal powered. I have nothing but good things to say about Drupal. Works out of the box. Easily extended to do custom work. Good selection of plugins for most popular behaviors and integration.

    The only thing I see other CMS platforms have over Drupal is a better selection of high quality templates.

    If you are doing something really unusual, and want to have very close control of the CMS, I'd also recommend looking at MODx. It's not as "out of the box" as drupal, but it's more lightweight, and well documented.
     
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    Drupal is good !!! i suggest that also.
     
    nomzz, Jan 29, 2009 IP
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  10. eben

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    Thanks guys for all your suggestions! Not that I didn't want to listen to you, but I went with TYPOLight (http://www.typolight.com)

    It is not as easy as Wordpress but it is highly customizable, extremely flexible, SEO is great, multilanguage support is also good and the generated code is clean.

    I tried Drupal, joomla and Wordpress in the past. I like wordpress for blogs, but I think the minute you start doing something outside a blog you have to do a thousand little hacks here and there and I don't like that.

    Joomla is heavy and SEO isn't very good, even though it's getting better.

    Drupal I think isn't too bad as you guys pointed out.

    Thanks!
     
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  11. armybase

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    thanks for your info about typolight, I never hear it before :)
    imho the admin panel look a bit like dle :D
     
    armybase, Jan 30, 2009 IP
  12. SpotOn SEO Services

    SpotOn SEO Services Greenhorn

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    We love WordPress for standard corporate sites and blogs. If you need a hard core CMS we like Drupal.
     
    SpotOn SEO Services, Jan 31, 2009 IP
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    I also choose wordpress for this kind of projects.
     
    xoo, Feb 2, 2009 IP
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    Drupal or xoops will be for you. Joomla is also good but its not easy platform.
     
    Jalpari, Feb 3, 2009 IP
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    Joomla is always a favorite of mine. It can fit most needs with a few components and modules.

    For seo find sh404 or somethin like that and install it.
     
    unsponsored, Feb 3, 2009 IP
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    I recommend JOOMLA
     
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    I've useed Wordpress, Drupal, joomla, PHP Nuke and many more. I would suggest using Joomla as it is easy to use and there are many mods, templates and good support. Good Luck
     
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    Joomla or Drupal are popular corporate platforms, Wordpress is for kids.
     
    Astroman, Feb 4, 2009 IP
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    I also recommend using Drupal if you are making a corporate site. The features/plugins will help you out a lot. Plus it is very easy to customize. However, as mentioned earlier, the theme selection isn't the best and it will take some time to get used to making custom themes.
     
    neuronenglish, Feb 5, 2009 IP
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    My vote goes for drupal, it is the right for big sites, look at observer.com
     
    daringtakers, Feb 6, 2009 IP