View Full Version : Looking for a Content Management System

07-13-2006, 11:47 PM
I work on a website and the sheer size is forcing me to require others to help me with it. However these 'others' have no knowledge of coding skills so I need a CMS that will act as a WYSIWYG editor for them and let them make changes to various pages on the site.

I would prefer if I could set 'permissions' per pages or simply a global permission that requires all edits be previewed by me for approval, showing the original material and the new stuff edited in by the user.

I'll need multiple log-in capability and extensive logging so I can keep track of what everyone does. I've tried Etomite CMS (open source) but I didn't like the interface and it didn't offer the options I listed above.

Does anybody know a CMS out there that's available that's at least similar to what I described? Free is preferrable, of course but I can afford to pay a bit so point me in whichever direction - thanks.

07-14-2006, 08:31 AM
Are you familiar with OpenSourceCMS (http://www.opensourcecms.com/)? Here you can try out various open source CMS packages and test-drive most of their admin interfaces as well.

07-14-2006, 11:51 AM
What about Post Nuke or PHP Nuke, any good?

07-14-2006, 01:08 PM
I can't share any experiences with you (simply because I don't have any), but perhaps you can try them out yourself.
Personally, I would pay close attention to the quality of the generated markup (example sites may be available as well), and having dabbled with an e-commerce system a while ago I started to really appreciate flexible template systems; you might want to look for those, too.

07-14-2006, 06:10 PM
I worked with Mambo (http://www.mamboserver.com/) for a while, until our company switched to a different system.
It's Open Source, and I find it easy to edit to accomodate your needs.
You can also get a large selection of templates - from businesslike to creepy...;)

07-14-2006, 11:16 PM
I'm just working with Quick and Easy CMS (http://qnecms.co.uk) and there you have different access permissons and a WYSIWYG editor (actually you have the free choice whether you use WYSIWYG or HTML input) and some other features. And they claim to produce valid code.

07-17-2006, 02:34 AM
Thanks for the responses, I'll check out all the ones that you guys recommended. I'll post back if I can't find anything that I like.

08-11-2006, 03:04 PM
Quick and Easy CMS looked amazing but the price tag was like a dagger in my stomach. Anybody know anything similar on a lower price range? (as broke as I am right now, 'free' sounds like a great range).

08-12-2006, 11:26 AM
I've been eyeing up ModX (http://modxcms.com/features.html)with quite some interest lately - though I've not had chance to install it any where, so I'm not sure it covers the features you require.

Could be worth cheking the online demo. (http://opensourcecms.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=2101&Itemid=159)

Kind regards,


08-14-2006, 01:40 PM
I finally settled on http://www.cmsmadesimple.org/ - I fell love with it after first use.

It's awesome. And free.