Simple CMS?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by splitpea, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. splitpea macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2009
    Location:
    Among the starlings
    #1
    Hi folks --

    I have a new project that requires a CMS with the following features:

    1) EASY for client to use and update
    2) Calendar
    3) Multi-user private area

    For ease of use, I'd go with Wordpress, but it doesn't really handle the other two requirements very well. I love Drupal for 2 and 3, but it's really over-complex for the client to handle.

    I suppose Joomla is an option, but I've never been impressed with its documentation, extension ecosystem, or administrative interface (not to mention that it seems a bit fragile).

    Since the client's budget is low, I'd prefer to go with a solution that's easy to configure, well documented, and does everything needed pretty much out of hte box. What would you use in this situation?
     
  2. Cabbit macrumors 68020

    Cabbit

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2006
    Location:
    Scotland
    #2
    I would create a much simpler system from scratch, otherwise it sounds like you need to heavily modify one of the existing systems.
     
  3. splitpea thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2009
    Location:
    Among the starlings
    #3
    Always an option, but given the budget, I was hoping to avoid that.
     
  4. notjustjay macrumors 603

    notjustjay

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2003
    Location:
    Canada, eh?
    #4
    I have only just started investigating, but CMS Made Simple and SilverStripe are on my list of simple-looking CMS's to try out.
     
  5. Cromulent macrumors 603

    Cromulent

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2006
    Location:
    The Land of Hope and Glory
    #5
    What about a combination of Wordpress and bbPress?

    bbPress could be used as the multi-user private area and Wordpress with a calendar extension could be used for the rest.
     

Share This Page