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Please recommend a simple CMS.

Discussion in 'Content Management' started by m0z70, Feb 1, 2010.

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    Hey guys. Can anyone recommend a simple CMS?

    I use Wordpress for most projects, but often find designing a custom theme and training the webmaster on the its use is a bit of overkill for small jobs (hotel sites, etc).
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    Preferably it'd be something I can install on my server so that I can be confident it'll always be supported.

    Preferably free, also, though I would pay for a cheap multi-license on a good product.

    Look forward to your thoughts.
     
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  2. Nigel Lew

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  3. m0z70

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    Thanks, I've thought about those master themes before and might give it a try. Get Simple looks good too, but it's a shame it's only for Linux servers.
     
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    Stick to wordpress hey it really is great :p
     
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  5. m0z70

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    I know the wonders of Wordpress, yea, I just find it's a bit too much for clients to use, especially when I have to train them.
     
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    Yea i know it easy for us to understand wordpress's inside out, but for clients..Phew!!
    can't find best alternative for it. Wordpress is just awesome.
     
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  7. m0z70

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    Oranges, you obviously use WP a lot - know of any really solid, simple tutorials on using the platform?

    Also, is there a way to make a simple backend - hide almost everything but Posts / Pages ?
     
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    Wordpress is simple.

    Best CMS ever!
     
    ookie1, Feb 2, 2010 IP
  9. m0z70

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    Thanks for all recommending Wordpress, but I was looking for another CMS option.
     
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  10. Oranges

    Oranges Active Member

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    I tried that doing for my clients as well, but never worked it out.
    I guess creating a video tutorial on creating basic stuff like, pages and posts, categories, Tags etc for your client's reference, should be fine, and they can follow it.
    At least i do it this way. And i don't think that there is any other CMS or Blogging platform easier than wp at it's backend :)

    For simplest Tutorials, Nothing beat their own Documentation.
     
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    Check out MODx CMS. It's a designer's dream CMS, you can port any XHTML/CSS template into it in less than an hour, plus it can be easy or as complex as you want it to be. It has front end editing for logged in users, and if you want the client to see a simplified backend you can use the ManagerManager snippet to set things up the way you want them.
     
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  12. m0z70

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    Wow, this looks great! Thanks a lot.
     
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    Hi,

    You should try it:

    http://www.php-fusion.co.uk/news.php
    Code (markup):
    It 's simple but stronger :)
     
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  14. m0z70

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    Thanks everyone - i've just found this and it looks great - OrbisCMS

    The others will probably come in handy at some point too, I just really want to have a bare-basics CMS up my sleeve.
     
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    Good one, but make sure it is secure for sure, as these days sites are taken for ride...like Hot Cakes, Sold out!!
    Modx certainly seems like a right option for me. Thanks, einsteinsboi! didn't know about it. :)
     
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    Are you sure Orbis will give you what you need (it looks way simple, but then it was just the demo account I was looking at ... and you did want simple)?
     
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    go with wordpress its great
     
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    Simple CMS is a good one because it's really easy for clients to use. Like many others, I still prefer Wordpress over everything.
     
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    Doesn't really get more simple or lightweight than Wordpress....look into ModX, as well.
     
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