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Best Web-based WYSIWYG CMS?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by shaky, Nov 26, 2003.

  1. shaky

    shaky Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    I'm wanting to venture into the world of CMS (Content Management System) - the idea is to be able to empower my customers to easily update their own websites.

    Can anyone recommend a good Web-based WYSIWYG CMS they have used before and really like, or what is the standard CMS for web developers these days?

    I have located the following but do not know which one to choose:

    Open Source:
    http://ez.no
    http://www.phpwcms.de
    http://typo3.com
    http://www.solmetra.com
    http://www.ezcontents.org/
    http://www.cmsimple.dk/
    http://smarty.php.net/

    Not Free:
    http://www.globalscape.com/purecms/


    Thx.
     
  2. GOT

    GOT Get Proactive!

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    I use site builder from psoft.net. Not free, but cheaper than most.
     
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    From my brief look, it looks interesting. It was my preference to have a server-wide installation, not per user.
     
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    I've tried Mambo.
    I thought it was pretty good, especially for a smaller scale site.
    My only knock on it, is that it wasn't very search engine friendly. Looks like they have begun implementing it.
     
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    Yeah they have 'search engine friendly' URL option now.

    I have been 'playing' with Mambo today seems OK still getting used to it. A little buggy right now but I am throwing everything at it in order to get it fully tested.

    Seems a little bit better than PHPNuke and XOOP, more friendly and less complicated.

    THe template system is really good.
     
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    Well, last I saw it the developers had no interest in making it SE friendly, because it meant a re-write of the code.

    I guess they changed their minds. Which would explain the buggy-ness.
    It's different than the nukes. Mainly because it doesn't have a ton of module add-ons. But then again how many people need all that fat? One thing, though, I did find it pretty fast. It had jump !
    Whereas the nukes tend to be a bit sluggish

    Yeah, the only way to really know if it's for you is test the hell out of it -same goes for any type of cms
     
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    There is one built into cpanel, you probably know that though..

    I wold like one of these with ftp built in and account management.

    So you can add a account put in the ftp infomation for the account and let the designer log in and go crazy.

    Best would be a big upload button. :)

    Simple/Better
     
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    Are you talking about the "fantastico" add ons? Not all of us have those and I believe that's post-nuke.

    Would love to have the webbased page designer that's with Fantastico though. Sometimes tempted to change hosts just to have that available for my clients.

    I've been testing Mambo myself and found it much more customizable than the Nukes, as it uses more html for the template design, and doesn't bury the code in the php.
     
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