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Custom CMS - advice needed

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by oliva999, Oct 20, 2010.

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  1. oliva999

    oliva999 Power Member

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    In the beginning of 2010 I bought PR4 gaming website with custom CMS (SQL/PHP based CMS integrated with vBulletin/forums) which turned out to have a sloppy code. Since than I was paying endlessly for bugs fixing, changing editor, upgraded ($400) to vBulletin Publishing suite and so on. It did not solve any problems. So I was told by a programmer I was working with at that time it's better to re-write code which will cost me min $3000. At the same time I was told there is another solution - switch to standard CMS like Wordpress or Joomla. I am not that tech person and I don't want to repeat my mistakes again so I decided to ask advice of the professional/experienced people - what will be the optimum solution in my situation?

    - re-write code of custom CMS (too expensive)
    - switch to standard CMS - which one will be better, how much it may cost?
    - in a case of switching - how to make sure site will not loose PR, backlinks and so on?
    - where it's better to hire a person who can do that professionally?

    For any case my website is psbeyond.com. Right now I?ve got new strange bug that causes all "n"s to be replaced with line breaks and made majority of my articles unreadable. It looks like that:

    ?style="fo
    t-family: 'Times New Roma
    '; fo
    t-size: small;">Not o
    ly is Tumble o
    e of the best Move titles, but it is o
    e of the best games I have played I?

    I will greatly appreciate any advice.
     
  2. blacknight9

    blacknight9 Newbie

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    Regarding the bug, I think in someway the Ns in your source code get replaced with \n which cause the like breaks. If you use a template parser to display the page that could be the reason.
     
  3. sheppardzwc

    sheppardzwc Newbie

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    I've done numerous vB -> CMS integrations and their fairly simple, just get the user sessions and cookies straight and you can even use vB's template system to power the CMS.
     
  4. oliva999

    oliva999 Power Member

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    Thanks a lot, I will try it
     
  5. deziner

    deziner Newbie

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    if your website has got lots of hits and you wanna scale high, i think you could switch to custom code :)