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LJackson
10-13-2009, 01:27 PM
i am creating a website where by i am hoping to create the basics and then code it to allow users to update it as and when.

do i need to use a CMS?

what is the easiest CMS to use using php?

thanks
Luke

tomws
10-13-2009, 02:37 PM
Yes, a CMS. To answer your question on which, use a forum search. There are many recent threads covering that topic.

LJackson
10-13-2009, 03:38 PM
thanks mate, just wanted to be sure that a cms is what i needed :)

thanks
Luke

CaptainB
10-13-2009, 07:39 PM
I can highly recommend this: http://www.cmsimple.com/
I have just used it for one of my clients, and I'm amazed by how easy it is to customize/install add-ons/integrate into an existing design. And with wysivyg editor (the add-on provides clean xhtml).

Worth a look..

VIPStephan
10-13-2009, 10:23 PM
I can highly recommend this: http://www.cmsimple.com/
I have just used it for one of my clients, and I'm amazed by how easy it is to customize/install add-ons/integrate into an existing design. And with wysivyg editor (the add-on provides clean xhtml).

Worth a look..

Hmm, I donít knowÖ The website and the demo donít convince me at all (made of tables Ė ugh! Even if itís possible to write semantic code itís not the best way to present oneself). Also the CMS seems to require a lot of background knowledge when adding/editing pages (using certain headings for certain functions) Ė plus it just doesnít create clean code.

It may be relatively secure due to the fact that it doesnít use a database but the fact that the newest references are from 2004 (along with seeing the outdated code) doesnít make it very trustful to me.

Iíd rather recommend CMS Made Simple (http://cmsmadesimple.org/) which is what the name implies: Very simple to set up and use. It can get a little elaborate if you use some advanced features/modules but itís completely customizable in no time in its basic installation. And itís updated frequently.

it career
10-14-2009, 12:19 PM
You can try either joomla or drupal CMS.

LJackson
10-16-2009, 05:56 PM
thanks for your suggestions guys, but im going to try and set one up myself :)

i know one should not reinvent the wheel and all that but it will be good practice for me and i can set it up exactly as i need it :)

LJackson
10-18-2009, 11:08 PM
wow how wrong was i !!! after exploring what i needed to do to create my own cms and after spending all day playing around with ready made cms's i have decided to use a ready made one! i have figured out how to use joomla :) and it is soooo easy to use, took me a while to figure it all out but im getting there.

thanks for the advice guys....
Luke



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