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Which CMS are you using

Discussion in 'Content Management' started by steadymarvin, Apr 12, 2006.

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Which CMS system do you like best

  1. Joomia

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    28.7%
  2. Xoops

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  3. Drupal

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    19.3%
  4. Other (please say which)

    85 vote(s)
    49.7%
  1. #1
    Due to some bad experiences with CMS/portal systems in the past (WebbApp - hacked twice, DuPortal - just plain crap) I'm very cagey about re-launching a community site I'm involved with for the third time. I don't want to make a mistake again. So, here's a straw poll to find out which CMS system DP members favour.
    SEMrush
    Thanks for taking the time to vote
     
    steadymarvin, Apr 12, 2006 IP
    SEMrush
  2. kkibak

    kkibak Peon

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    #2
    I'm experimenting with a bunch of them. Drupal is powerful, but can really be a pain to learn to understand.

    a new one i'm experimenting with that seems to be more straightforward and 'lightweight' is at: http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=74291&highlight=race

    i will be experimenting with EvoArticles shortly to see if its worth the $250 or whatever it is, unless anyone here has had bad experiences w/them?
     
    kkibak, Apr 12, 2006 IP
  3. spondishy

    spondishy Peon

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    #3
    I'm using Joomla at the mo. Looked at Drupal and for some reason, just didn't like it.

    Getting to grips with Joomla with some help from here.
     
    spondishy, Apr 12, 2006 IP
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    rszrama Peon

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    I love Drupal... and it does have a learning curve, but honestly I really enjoy it and continue to learn even more and more. I'm very impressed and plan to continue to learn and develop. I really enjoy coding and module development.
     
    rszrama, Apr 12, 2006 IP
  5. Indian

    Indian Peon

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    #5
    PostNuke is the best CMS. Good security, nice themes, easy to use. Support is good cia their forums. I use it on 90% of my sites...rest 10% I use WP.
     
    Indian, Apr 13, 2006 IP
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    #6
    I like PHP Fusion
     
    amanoffewwords, Apr 13, 2006 IP
  7. frankcow

    frankcow Well-Known Member

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    I find Joomla to be extremely flexible, extensible, and generally problem free

    I was even able to teach my mom to use it for her site!!!
     
    frankcow, Apr 13, 2006 IP
  8. steadymarvin

    steadymarvin Peon

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    #8
    Neck and neck between Joomia and Drupal at the moment
     
    steadymarvin, Apr 17, 2006 IP
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    phd Active Member

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    #9
    I like joomla & Mambo too
     
    phd, Apr 17, 2006 IP
  10. MattUK

    MattUK Notable Member

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    Joomla/mambo here, it's very simple to install, has a fairly easy learing curve and has a great selection of templates/hacks available.
     
    MattUK, Apr 19, 2006 IP
  11. TwistMyArm

    TwistMyArm Peon

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    #11
    I love the Joomla community and have just started using it myself.

    Drupal looks really good, but for some reason I just don't 'get it' as well as some others. I think the hooks that Drupal provides and its Taxonomy system (even though I don't really understand it) are top notch.

    I've used e107 a fair bit, too. It's pretty easy to develop for (hence the reason I used it) but I find the development of the CMS itself shoddy at best, to tell the truth.

    Even though Joomla is GPL, the 'corporate' feel (set releases at set times) is really good. I appreciate knowing what is coming up!
     
    TwistMyArm, Apr 19, 2006 IP
  12. MattUK

    MattUK Notable Member

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    I never got along with e107, it just had a clumsy 'clunky' feel that you get with lots of the open source CMS. Jommla/Mambo is definately the most 'pro' feeling product I've used.
     
    MattUK, Apr 19, 2006 IP
  13. TwistMyArm

    TwistMyArm Peon

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    #13
    To be honest, when I said "easy to develop for" I guess I really meant "I knew a guy who knew it and so he was my resource for learning CMS'". :)

    That is to say, when you want someone to throw questions at, you need to accept that they can only answer what they know!

    I totally agree about the 'pro' feeling of Joomla. e107 especially is horrific: it took over a year I think for the last release (over a year being in 'beta' mind you!) and there doesn't seem to be a roadmap. The devs just write what they want to write, sometimes destroying what the other devs have done in the meantime.

    If I'm to use a CMS (or any other tool for that matter) I need to be able to plan my rollout, basically.

    Years ago I had a play with Zope, too. Man, that was awesome. As powerful as they get, but naturally that meant a fair bit of difficulty, too. But that thing is the epitome of cool, I reckon :)
     
    TwistMyArm, Apr 19, 2006 IP
  14. JudyJiaStyle

    JudyJiaStyle Well-Known Member

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    #14
    Hey, the poll question and the topic isn't the same! One says 'which one are you using' and the other ones says 'which one do you like the best'. I suppose ideally you would be using the one you like best. ;)

    Drupal does have a steep learning curve, I'll have to check out Joomla.
     
    JudyJiaStyle, Apr 19, 2006 IP
  15. rewlie

    rewlie Active Member

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    For me, Joomla and Wordpress, Joomla for corporate site and Wordpress for personal site.
     
    rewlie, Apr 19, 2006 IP
  16. steadymarvin

    steadymarvin Peon

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    #16
    Thanks for your votes, I've got both Joomla and Drupal up and running. Both werre easy to install but I've run into difficulties installing modules for Joomla. The install system just doesn't seem to work for my server, and I can't find a way to by pass it.
     
    steadymarvin, Apr 27, 2006 IP
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    Skribblez Notable Member

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    I prefer WordPress, but I am yet to try Joomla and Mambo.. :)
     
    Skribblez, Apr 27, 2006 IP
  18. Lever

    Lever Deep Thought

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    #18
    There are some bugs & annoyances with Joomla! which I've found frustrating, especially the installs of modules... often there were issues with permissions and even from the back end of the server it was a right royal P in the A to set things up. What I would recommend though is plugging in JoomlaXplorer as an additional/alternative way to manage the server via the interface - very handy ;)
     
    Lever, Apr 27, 2006 IP
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    khin007 Banned

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    i personally use Joomia .. its one of the good i think
     
    khin007, Apr 28, 2006 IP
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    I find Joomla to be a more generically useful CMS. I find it very stable.
    I love the taxology in Drupal though, and think it works brilliantly for certain applications.
     
    natsirtm, Apr 29, 2006 IP