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Which CMS to use for allowing comments on articles?

Discussion in 'Content Management' started by jim, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. #1
    My new site is going to feature articles on dating culture; for example did you know that physical intimacy develops more slowly for young couples in Korea (Many of my university students were shocked at the idea of kissing goodnight on the first date and insisted that this would take from 1 week to 2 months in a typicl Korean relationship).

    I would like people to be able to leave comments on each article so what CMS should I use?

    1. I figure I could use a blog, though there would need to be some modifications. After all, this isn't a blog and won't be updated as frequently.

    2. I could use a forum (link to the forum thread at the end of the article).
    SEMrush
    3. I could use some sort of article manager with a comment system.

    Anyway, I need advice - what do you recommend and why?
     
    jim, Jan 9, 2006 IP
    SEMrush
  2. petertdavis

    petertdavis Notable Member

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    Use WordPress, yes it's typically used on blogs but not always and it's very adaptable. Plus, the price is good. ;)
     
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    Coupons Active Member

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    Hello Jim!

    I also advise Wordpress. Very powerful, lots of plugins, and seo friendly (if you need it).
     
    Coupons, Jan 9, 2006 IP
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    I use Joomla! and it works fine for one of my sites. It allows for users to register (or not, depending on your settings) and leave comments on articles or news that you publish.
     
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    I suggest beer bongs. They'll kiss anybody after that. Oh wait...wrong forum.

    I just installed wordpress, joomla, mambo, xoops, and drupal in a test domain. Feel free to poke around and post throwaway nonsense. Kinda like what I do here. :rolleyes:

    I'll see how quickly I can open up permissions on them all for threads.
     
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    jim Well-Known Member

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    Wordpress is certainly a possibility, especially since manipulating a blog would probably be easier for me than learning a new CMS. Unless there's some compelling reason not to use a blog, that's probably what I'll do.
     
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    petertdavis Notable Member

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    You can do some basic changes to the template to make it look less like a blog and more like a CMS. That, plus some great plugins, and people looking at your site won't think of it as a blog.
     
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    I just spent a couple hours playing with them all...the 5 I mentioned. I wish I had tried wordpress sooner! A lot of places where I used drupal I could have gotten away a lot simpler. I don't normally install with fantastico, but it sure made it easy to compare install them.
     
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    Coupons Active Member

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    Thanks Jazzylee! It was helpful.
    Joomla seems very good! And Drupal allows to post as guest??
     
    Coupons, Jan 11, 2006 IP
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    In Drupal you can set access content permissions for different user groups (guest is one group) for

    comment module
    • access comments
    • administer comments
    • administer moderation
    • moderate comments
    • post comments
    • post comments without approval

    page module

    • create pages
    • edit own pages
    story module
    • create stories
    • edit own stories

    Similar permission control over other page types you may create.

    I'm not that familiar with Joomla. I spent 5 minutes browsing the backend and couldn't find how to edit user levels and groups. I would be completely surprised if it wasn't possible.
     
    jazzylee77, Jan 11, 2006 IP
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    Wordpress is so great.

    And with all the plugins, it rivals vbulletin as the most useful and adaptable software out there.

    Sometimes it's hard to believe it is still free. :D
     
    GeorgeB., Jan 11, 2006 IP
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    I'll defintely be tacking wordpress onto a couple sites for article functionality. Looks too easy not to! Maybe subdomain since the look nav structure will be on its own. I have a bad record of having too many looks on some sites. :eek:
     
    jazzylee77, Jan 11, 2006 IP
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    So who does everyone recommend to do Wrodpress templates?
     
    jim, Jan 12, 2006 IP
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    To design a customized theme? I would like to read some testimonials too. I'm also interested, if the price is good.
     
    Coupons, Jan 13, 2006 IP
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    jim Well-Known Member

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    I know alexking.org (or.com I can't remember) had a WP template contest. I suppose that we could find someone who made a nice template and contact that person directly...

    But a few referrals would make it easier, eh?
     
    jim, Jan 15, 2006 IP
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    And we never know who is willing to do a template...
    Some designers already announce that they do custom works, but not all. And I don't want to harass people "do you want to design a template for me?", a dozen times.
     
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    You can also review LAMP based open source software at OpenSourceCMS.com
     
    vanessa, Jan 18, 2006 IP
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    jim Well-Known Member

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    I've already started building with wordpress. I found a template that does what I want (displays categories nicely, including chicld categories) and think I'll be able to customize it (colors, graphics, and things). I did the static front page plug in. Hopefully in lkess than a week it'll be in the review section...
     
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    Awesome, thanks for updating the thread. I use WP on my blogging site and really enjoy the ease of use. It does exactly what it says it will do without any glitches. I'm also looking forward to upgrading to their latest release.
     
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    what is about www.phpwcms.de
     
    montux, Jan 21, 2006 IP