Simple CMS?

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

  1. splitpea macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2009
    Among the starlings
    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


    Jan 30, 2006
    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

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


    Sep 19, 2003
    Canada, eh?
    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


    Oct 2, 2006
    The Land of Hope and Glory
    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.

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