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Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by youradded, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. youradded

    youradded Newbie

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    Been trying out a few content managements systems for a new mainstream project.

    So far tried Joomla, seems to work ok, but limited functionality for example this is not possible:

    Menu
    Submenu
    Submenu
    Menu 2
    Submenu 2
    Submenu 2

    Tried drupal, damn what a nightmare that is, keeps asking for paths and nodes wtf!

    Any recommendations?
     
  2. nicklesbr

    nicklesbr Newbie

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    are you saying you need two different menus, with two different sub menus?
     
  3. shaqsquash

    shaqsquash Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Have you not heard of wordpress bro?
     
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    bizroot Supreme Member

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    Any CMS can do that... Go through help or read through tutorials, if still confused then give few bucks to some freelancer and they will make what you want...
     
  5. stoned raider

    stoned raider Registered Member

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    fuck joomla, it's buggy and insecure

    take your time to learn how to work with drupal, my2cents
     
  6. redmoon

    redmoon Regular Member

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    Joomla and Drupal is cool but for seo imo Worpress cannot be touched.
     
  7. heffe

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    Wordpress absolutely FTW if you want to make a simple content driven site. The development community is huge and vibrant, the CMS itself is always improving, and there are free plugins available that let you do pretty much anything you need in terms of SEO.

    If you are trying to do something more complicated like e-commerce, a social networking site, etc, there are other better solutions. It totally depends on what you need done.
     
  8. Bross

    Bross Senior Member

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    Wordpress is perfect for SEO.. but is not fully 100% customized as CMS.
    It will do most tasks if you have a good developer.

    If you wanna go crazy you need Drupal.
    Checkout most of the authority portals in many niches... Drupal is the one used.

    I don't use it. It is too complex / wasts a lot of time.
    And developing costs way more than wordpress.
     
  9. Imhotep

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    What you want can be done with joomla. Try a program called artisteer and it will create templates for you that have submenu's. Or one of the many plugins for joomla that do it (though they are harder to set up).

    Artisteer also makes templates for wordpress and drupal as well.

    I have never had any problems with my joomla sites and like it a great deal for certain types of sites. For selling blogs it's best to go with wordpress or just hand code some html for the best control.
     
  10. atari2600

    atari2600 Newbie

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    I also say use wordpress, but to do exactly what you want you're going to need to know some PHP. Wordpress is built to work with pages, then categories and sub cats. The categories aren't meant to be used as navigation menus, but you can do it with some not too tricky php work.

    get a freelancer who's done it before, and you'll be set up for just a little $
     
  11. Imhotep

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    I absolutely hate php and won't go near it, however I know enough of it and other languages to "fake" it by editing existing templates. That can work for other people too, so he does not have to outsource it or learn php himself. He can wing it if he study's the structure and looks for the things he needs/wants to get rid of. Or alternatively like I said earlier, he can get artisteer and do it the easy way! :p
     
  12. deign23

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    Wordpress is the easiest CMS to start. It's designed for blogs especially.

    Drupal is another cool CMS. Works best in SEO.

    Joomla is probably the best CMS. Although a little complicated for Newbies.

    All of these CMS can do Menu Submenus Another Menus and so on and so forth. They are not limited as you would say. Or prehaps your way of understanding concepts about these CMS are the ones limited? (hope you take this in a positive way)

    Yet, i guess you'll need three (3) things to get over these CMS thing.
    1. The Interest to Learn
    2. The Determination to Resolve Problems and Issues
    3. The Time

    It's just a matter of performing a lot of tests before getting over it. Because every mistake we make, WE LEARN.
    Good luck!

     
  13. ViralVideo

    ViralVideo Newbie

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    I know a lot of people get scared of Drupal where SEO is concerned because its not easy. If not implemented right, it gets buggy real quick. Its not an easy learning curve either.

    But its worth it. Drupal has the lion's share of SEO friendly modules and is AN SEO MONSTER for the advanced developer.

    My opinion is it DOES NOT GET BETTER.

    However, if you do the job half way, your going to end up with problem after problem.
     
  14. Imhotep

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    Good info from the last 2 posts! I absolutely love Joomla, and I know my way around Drupal now too. I must say neither were too hard to learn but I'm a quick learner when I want something, plus I have years with Joomla now so the transition to Drupal was not as bad as back in the days when I tried my first CMS which was "Dot Net Nuke"... oh lord I hated that CMS with a passion! (and still do) :p
     
  15. SalviaIncense

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    I use wordpress for one of my sites and never looked back! try it..