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What CMS do Large Popular Sites use?

Discussion in 'Content Management' started by lukejea, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. renownedmedia

    renownedmedia Well-Known Member

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    #21
    I've seen a lot of universities use something called Typo3, however most ginormous websites are going to use custom in-house CMS systems.
    SEMrush
     
    renownedmedia, Sep 24, 2009 IP
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  2. DigitalPlease

    DigitalPlease Peon

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    #22
    Popular Science is using Drupal. There are also some other large sites that use Drupal. Just my few cents.
     
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    #23
    I too feel that now a days most of the big sites are using Wordpress. Still, every CMS has its own restriction, so most of the time big sites go for custom CMS.
     
    tejaswini, Sep 28, 2009 IP
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    bnandika Active Member

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    #24
    I think more big sites will convert from custom CMS to Drupal in the future like White House official site, Lucas Arts, Duke University, CNNgo, Java.net etc. Also there must be tons of reasons the White House, Australian Prime Minister, Dutch goverment, French goverment choose Drupal not the other CMS for their official site
     
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    wptheme Well-Known Member

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    #25
    must be because their IT department is sponsored by drupal management team.
    Just wondering why the site isn't leaving any PR10 backlinks to drupal.
     
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    buldozerceto Active Member

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    #26
    Either use Joomla or Drupal. Drupal though is more powerful than joomla IMO.
     
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    bnandika Active Member

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    #27
    can you show me the proof :confused:
     
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  8. hmansfield

    hmansfield Guest

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    #28
    It's usually a combination of what their IT department is versed in, or particular functions of the platform they are using, or certain securities.

    There is an argument to be made for Drupal, and Joomla. They are good systems, but there is no arguing that Wordpress is the most widely used by Government, Universities, and Fortune 500 Companies.
     
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    wptheme Well-Known Member

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    #29
    Its a free open source cms.
     
    wptheme, Oct 28, 2009 IP
  10. Pixelrage

    Pixelrage Peon

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    #30
    At my full time job, we just had a presentation from a development firm...they recommended using Stellent CMS (which now appears to be owned by Oracle)
     
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  11. hmansfield

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    #31
    Oracle's Universal Content Management Software is a nice system. One of the best that I have seen out of the Enterprise solutions, especially if you are managing online documents and digital files.

    I think to answer this question, it all comes down to What do you need ?
    All CMS' are not alike and enterprise solutions offer different options and securities than Joomla, WP, and the other open source platforms.

    It's really 2 different levels.

    If you need to get a customizable, flexible site up to provide info, or use as a company website, blog, or portfolio, I highly recommend WP over all others.

    If your needs are a little more advanced, you have multiple in house contributors and you need solutions for document tracking and management, you need to go with a heavier enterprise solution.

    Answering that question is really like trying to answer "What kind of cars do businesses use in their corporate fleet ?" You really can't answer until you understand their needs.
     
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    Pixelrage Peon

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    #32
    The thing about us is that we need so much custom crap to be made for the site. It's integrated with a huge backend login for customers, and it's also integrated with a CRM so that we can track calls. It's incredibly difficult to find solutions for the stuff we need CMSs to do which is why we sought out one of these development firms.
     
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    #33
    Yes, sounds like you definitely need an enterprise solution and someone to set it up and integrate it into what you already have going.

    Your needs are much bigger than a WP, Joomla or any other platform is ready to handle without a significant amount of programming..which makes a development firm the right way to go.
     
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    #34
    Mostly Drupal, Joomla and WP
     
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    #35
    great discussion!

    A hypothetical: For a website with potentially 1-10k pages of content, such as company profiles, which would be better: Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal?
     
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    #36
    Wordpress and Drupal are the two best and most customizable CMS.
     
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    #37
    Actually hate to break it to you... alot of high profile sites just use WordPress with vivvo.net.

    Ouch.. truth hurts.

    Source, look at the CSS calls. #viv-
     
    Pwnography, Nov 6, 2009 IP
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    #38
    It's based on their needs. Wordpressmu Wordpress and Drupal are the best and most customizable opensource CMS.
     
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    #39
    This is true, and I'm seeing more and more of it. Wordpress is simply awesome. Someone here in DP recently posted a gigantic list of corporate websites using Wordpress but I can't seem to find it again :(
     
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    #40
    I am one of those guys that say "Im going to design my own CMS", but I did it and I would say it kicks ass too. Its Ajax based, works in IE6-8, FireFix, Chrome, Safari, etc. I also have a Windows application version of the system that can sync with web services to the web site.

    I've worked on it for a long time, so I totally realize its a very serious effort to get right and usable. Ya, nobody knows about it yet because its hard to get out there and build up a name, so my only users are the clients I get that pay me to build sites for them. I make a decent living with it, but I made the whole thing open source in the hope that it would take off over time.
     
    MyManMatt, Nov 7, 2009 IP