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Best cms?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Jano Vaness, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. Jano Vaness

    Jano Vaness Junior Member

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    Hey guys

    I want to make a site with some content,

    What is the easiest and prettiest cms to use?

    I say joomla, anyone got any else?

    I need somthing easy to use and good looking
     
  2. johno58jj

    johno58jj Newbie

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    Hey Jano,
    Joomla is pretty much it in terms of lots of add ons etc and lots of commercial templates u can get for free if u search ... I've used joomla and it's fairly easy to get around...
     
  3. Gogeta

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    Joomla ftw Its the best out there and wordpress is also good as a CMS.
     
  4. drunkseo

    drunkseo Junior Member

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    Joomla and Wordpress are 2 of my favorites
     
  5. justAIMe

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    I prefer Wordpress it's always been my choice :)
     
  6. demigod888

    demigod888 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Wordpress Is a real deal. Very SEO friendly cms.
     
  7. voxclan

    voxclan Regular Member

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    For my bigger sites my vote goes to Joomla.
    For my small and quick setup sites, Wordpress.
     
  8. delmages

    delmages Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    #1 is an excellent CMS if you are looking to build a fairly large site. I have heard some people complain that it is a little complex but like anything else, once you overcome the learning curve it is fine.

    #2 is equally an outstanding CMS. A few bonuses with this one. It is open source and the support forums are phenomenal. This CMS is also highly "skin" friendly. Many themes exist and most are free.

    #3 is clearly the best choice for blogs, portfolios and smaller scaled sites. Countless themes are available and plenty can be obtained for free or little cost.
     
  9. digger18

    digger18 Newbie

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    Joomla 1.5, no need to say further!!
     
  10. a0rta

    a0rta Regular Member

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    Joomla is awesome but the code it spits out isn't the best. I would go for Wordpress myself if not needing a bigger site. It all comes down to what sort of project you are going to do... If needing an online store, real estate site etc I would go for Joomla (more and better components to Joomla in this case). For an online store OsCommerce is better but I rather use Joomla due to all the other functionalities one get. If going for just a presentation/review/blog/you-name-it-ala-more-simple site or similar I would undoubtedly say Wordpress.

    I think that both of them are pretty easy when it comes to make templates. If going to use a pre-made templates there are a lot nicer ones to Joomla (just my opinion).

    I have also managed to find a lot more warez for Joomla compared to Wordpress so if going to use any commercial extensions I rather see what there is available for Joomla and then trace up some nulled copies.
     
  11. bscan

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    Take Wordpress for small sites.

    Joomla it's not good. Poor written, slow and it's like a toy. If you need to change something in code - it's better for you to write your own script from beginning.

    For bigger sites use Drupal. Maybe it's not playground like Joomla for setup some things but on the end you will be more satisfied with results.
     
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    Joomla all the way. I'd 2nd using word press for smaller sites because there is a little bit of work to do to get Joomla 1.5 running and tweaked...

    Kinda odd to list e107 being open source as a bonus because Joomla is also open source.........with lots of great mods and free skins.

    I've yet to have to post on the Joomla forum with out the search featuring answering all my questions.
     
  13. Jano Vaness

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    Wordpress is blog I wouldn't think you can transform it into a site.
     
  14. beltsazar

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    and what is the best cms with easy auto content builder such as inserting rss? I know wordpress is the best maybe.. but any other option???
     
  15. WickednDivine

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    you'd be suprised what you can do with wordpress.

    Joomla is cool, i've used it in the past. I find it to me good at doing a lot of things, but not great for doing anything
     
  16. mattstrike

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    I'm in the Joomla camp. I've been a professional developer for quite a while, and, for me, the bottom line is that Joomla just shaves all sorts of time off of development.

    It is true that the code that it generates is sometimes less than pretty. This is often the fault of the template as much as anything else, but it is actually pretty easy to work around.

    The thing to remember is that most Joomla sites are bogged down with a LOT of external includes (CSS and JS mostly). If you want the site to really scream, once you have it dialed in from a visual and functional perspective, go in to the template and combine all of the CSS and JS. Use a CSS optimizer to strip out whitespace and any unused code as well. Finally, turn on the cache! Unless you have a site that needs to hit the DB all the time, the cache will seriously speed things up.

    That being said, I have sometimes "flattened" a Joomla site in order to really max out the performance. Develop the site locally, and when you have it "just so", simply mirror it to your "real" Web server. The mirror will be HTML only, no database stuff (obviously this only works for sites that are essentially static in nature, so use some common sense) and so it will scream. The nice thing about this approach is that you can update the local version of the site taking advantage of the "ease" of the cms, and then update your "mirror", thus getting the best of both worlds for only minor inconvenience.
     
  17. fyber_optic

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    The answer is within your first post in this thread..
    I DIGGGGGGGGGG JOOMLA:D
     
  18. kojakfull

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    Wordpress for me. Very SEO Friendly.
     
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    There are code beautifier mambots for Joomla that does a pretty good job. Slow? It all depends on the caching. There are some great extensions for Joomla regarding this too and one can speed it up a lot. I don't think that is such a big deal.

    Anyway... Joomla has a somewhat longer learning curve so if not needing a full featured CMS Wordpress is a better choice I think. Also. Wordpress have very beautiful code, easy to both install and to work with.
     
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    Jooma is a better choice if you need something pretty complicated. Wordpress is great if all you need are bsaics, but AFAIK Joomla has modules that are much more community oriented and detailed than WP does.

    I also hear that Drupal is pretty neat too, as is PHPNuke.