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    Exclamation website advice please!

    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

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    Yes, a CMS. To answer your question on which, use a forum search. There are many recent threads covering that topic.
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    thanks mate, just wanted to be sure that a cms is what i needed

    thanks
    Luke

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    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..

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainB View Post
    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 don’t know… The website and the demo don’t convince me at all (made of tables – ugh! Even if it’s possible to write semantic code it’s 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) – plus it just doesn’t create clean code.

    It may be relatively secure due to the fact that it doesn’t use a database but the fact that the newest references are from 2004 (along with seeing the outdated code) doesn’t make it very trustful to me.

    I’d rather recommend CMS Made Simple 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 it’s completely customizable in no time in its basic installation. And it’s updated frequently.

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    You can try either joomla or drupal CMS.

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    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

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    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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