Easiest CMS to use?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by lu0s3r322, Dec 28, 2006.

  1. lu0s3r322 macrumors 6502a

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    I just bought hosting from 1&1 two weeks ago and I've tried using Drupal and Joomla!. Right now I'm using Joomla! with this theme I really like but I can't get it to work correctly.

    Drupal is good, but I can't find a good theme for it. Joomla! has better themes but it's more complicated IMO.

    I'm a beginner with CMSes so are there any other alternatives to these two? I know there's Mambo and PHPNuke.
     
  2. andy89 macrumors 6502

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    I prefer to right my own, that way you have complete customisation and only the features you need!

    And its all yours!
     
  3. cytefx macrumors member

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    joomla and mambo are really from the same code base, they split apart about 1 year ago.

    Mambo was the origional and some of the compoments wrote for mambo work for joomla out of the box.

    In what way is it not working, as I have found them very easy to install, and get working. (problems were normally due to permissions on the server side, for various files, that need specific permissions)

    I am now using movable type, I know its a blog software, but it is a very nice basic cms tool that you can create a new page with ease. :)
     
  4. IvanVanderbyl macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I've used allot of CMS's over the years, and at one stage I resorted to custom building my own, which was very successful, but time consuming and at then end of the day its not a 1 man job, but then a team started the MODx project, which is a CMS and CMF (Content Management Framework), very easy to use, very well layed out file structure, very secure, and has all the functionability that you would expect and a huge development community and translations into over 40 different languages.

    I've developed 12 commercial websites on MODx ranging from small (<10 pages) to a site with over 500 pages and it wasn't a problem, hasnt had any downtime and consumes very little system resources.

    check it out at modxcms.com
    and also take a look at opensourcecms.com which has a demo http://opensourcecms.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2101

    Good luck, and welcome to Web 2.0
     

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