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What do people want in Content Management Systems?

Discussion in 'Content Management' started by whirlybird20, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. #1
    Hi,
    SEMrush
    I am developing my own content management system and would like to know what you would like to see in it.

    Please send me your suggestions!

    Thanks!

    Joel Drapper
     
    whirlybird20, Sep 1, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
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    Surely there must be some ideas.
     
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    many features like in wordpress.
     
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    What kind of features?
     
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    Alvin Notable Member

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    Wordpres is not CMS, its just a blog system.


    whirlybird20 you need to do little bit of your own research first. There are lots of CMS floating around (paid and free), you check them what features they have and what they are lacking. Visit forums of these CMS and you will find people wanted certain features that they are lacking. I'm sure this will help you a lot.

    Some popular CMS are
    joomla
    postnuke
    phpnuke
    drupal
    xoops
    phpcow (paid)
    vivio (paid)
    Full list is here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_content_management_systems

    you can also use http://www.cmsmatrix.org/ to compare features of these CMS

    Hope this helps
    Alvin :)
     
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    One of the biggest mistakes made with most CMS's is not allowing for proper separation of design from the logic bits.
     
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    vivio (paid) looks good. Will use that as inspiration for some of my features.

    My one will be paid, but about $10 - $15 rather then $195
     
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    Do you think that I should make one that is page based (maybe for a church or something that just needs a website with about 2-10 pages that they can easily update), and an article based system?
     
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    #9

    What on Earth do people mean when they say this? Wordpress can make all kinds of sites with the various plug-ins, shopping carts, forums, video sharing...it might not be the best choice for all of these applications, but Wordpress is most certainly a content management system, albeit a very basic one, and popular because of the simplicity of the interface.
    In the end, the purpose of a CMS is to streamline the presentation of content and make modifying the site easy for a non-programmer.
    So for me, Wordpress is the finest example of a CMS.

    At the OP: people want extensibility, easy customization, and an intuitive interface. That's why I use Wordpress for my sites.

    My $2 (considering inflation).
     
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    If you like word press, you will like my one. Now I need to think of a name.
     
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    Alvin Notable Member

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    Ref: http://wordpress.org/about/
    "WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing and with fewer users than you can count on your fingers and toes. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on hundreds of thousands of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day."


    Wordpress was built for blogging. No doubt you can add those plugins to do everything and I never denied that fact. Wordpress is not even close to Joomla when we talk about extensibility of a CMS. May be You use wordpress coz you are only familiar with wordpress.
     
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    I like, and I would use word press for a blog. But for a cms, my one should be just as simple, yet more fitted to the job.
     
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    That's certainly true...and I never denied that Joomla and Drupal are more powerful. I've looked at both and considered them for new projects, and decided to stick with WP...both because I felt more comfortable with it, and have yet to find anything it doesn't do to my satisfaction. I've never reached the limits of what Wordpress can do.

    I don't doubt that more sophisticated sites have greater needs. I think the prejudice against "blog" style sites is unwarranted.
    I don't know why you insist that a blogging tool is not a CMS. A blog is a style of organizing content by the date of publication. Wordpress also can create static pages, or any of the other major styles of organizing content.
    Whether or not it is your favorite CMS, I challenge you to tell me what type of content Wordpress can't manage.
    You can blog in Joomla, too.
     
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    When you've got a 500 page website, WP is unmanageable as a CMS. Heavy duty CMSs like MODx and Drupal are much more suitable. We do some developing in MODx and it scales well. Probably it's not worth it for a 10page CMS but for over 25 it's power becomes more and more evident.

    WP has it's placein smaller,easy to manage sites.
     
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    I agree. That is why I am making my one. And why I think I should make at least two. One that is very simple and another that is slightly more complicated.
     
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    for me, cms is for easy maintain content... its the main reason...
     
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    I'm sure you mean the one backend but with possibility of multiple interfaces.
     
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    I mean two different things. One of them would be for websites that just want a few pages for example a church might want this, and the other would be very much more article based. Where you could easily manage thousands of pages.
     
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    If you really want to know:

    Paid Subscriptions - This is the biggest drawback on a lot of CMS scripts. With all the various payment methods, many don't code this feature into their systems.
     
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    For a CMS I'd want it to be SE Friendly and to be so flexible I can create sections, subsections etc ad verbatim and place articles of any size in the CMS. To work like a Wordpress blog is one option and like a full-on site is another w/o being tied to one or the other.
     
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