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Suggest me a CMS

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by Weaxer, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Weaxer

    Weaxer Registered Member

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    I'm about to start a CPA sorta company. Basically I need a simple CMS that includes a login system and an account panel. I will customize and code the rest myself, I just want something simple to start off with.

    Kind of like http://fileice.net - I'm not starting a PTD but something similar.

    Can anyone suggest me something good to start off with? Thanks.
     
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    I would go with Joomla, but maybe you could also use Drupal.
     
  3. HFlame7

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    Drupal. Has more of a learning curve than most. But well worth it.
     
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    Yep - I would also go with Drupal. Much better than many other CMS's for account management.
     
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    Y'know, one CMS that I never see mentioned is Big Medium. I use it for a couple of sites and love it. You might check it out as well.
     
  6. Weaxer

    Weaxer Registered Member

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    Thanks guys, I went with Drupal. I have another question: does anyone know any good modules (plugins) for Drupal that allows me to display different parameters from SQL? So I can have account balance and statistics etc. on the account page. I've been looking around a little but I can't find any.

    Thanks again!
     
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    Wordpress...
     
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    strong preference for Drupal.
     
  9. Weaxer

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    I've already started building my site from Drupal :D Please check my last question!
     
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    Wordpress is most popular and easy to use..

    But if you need a membership site it is better to use Joomla..


    both the wordpress and joomla is capable in ecommerce website

    but it is much better to use Magento for ecommerce
     
  11. meatro

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    I swear to God, I'm going to start a thread titled "STOP SUGGESTING WORDPRESS FOR SHIT IT'S NOT MEANT FOR."

    WordPress is not a user manager. Just because people can sign up and leave ratty little comments on blog posts does not mean it properly handles accounts and account information. Let alone handles them SECURELY.

    How often does this topic come up, which CMS to use? And why, 99% of the time, there will be a boatload of people suggesting WordPress for something completely ass backwards from WordPress' functions? WordPress is not a CMS, it's NOT FOR THIS.

    To do this, you'll want something like Drupal or Joomla. Something established and SECURE. There's a very important keyword in this thread that tosses WordPress out as a suggestion, "account balance." Which means you're most likely dealing with managing users' money. Which means WordPress would be the worst mistake of your life after every user is suing you for compromising their financial info.
    (funny true story, right now on a web design forum I frequent, people are going haywire trying to deal with their WP sites getting hacked. WordPress has way too many unstable security flaws for this.)

    That said, please, please, please do NOT use WordPress for this. Go with either Joomla or Drupal.. Both are very stable, dynamic, secure and with established extensions that enable them to do just about anything you want.

    in CMS (IMO), you have 3 choices...
    1. WordPress.. This is the 'cute' brother who has lots of friends and gets along with everybody. He knows how to do some things, but mostly those things are how to make his hair look pretty and matching his shirt with his socks.

    2. Joomla.. This is the middle brother. He gets along with some of WP's friends, but him and WP don't hang out with each other. While Joomla CAN style his hair like WP and look good.. It takes him longer to get ready. He's not as pretty as WP, but if they got into a fight, Joomla would beat the ever loving shit out of WP with no remorse.

    3. Drupal.. This is the weirdo. He's like 40 years old and just hangs out in the basement lifting weights. He's faster, stronger and smarter than both WP and Joomla. However, he's not friendly and even if he spent months getting ready, he usually doesn't look pretty. But he DGAF because he doesn't care. He's one of those "I wear a fanny pack because it's functional" guys.

    In the end, it all depends on what you're going after. If you want a pretty website that doesn't know how to do anything except be a pretty website, you want WP.

    If you want a pretty good looking website that's capable of advanced features, user handling, everything WP is capable of and much more. You want Joomla.

    If you don't give a fuck what your site looks like, but you want the best security and richest functionality, you want Drupal..

    That is current CMS in a nutshell.
     
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  12. Weaxer

    Weaxer Registered Member

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    Thanks for that excellent post! Lovely. I've got started with Drupal already and it's working out pretty well. I just need to get a module that lets me display SQL parameters etc. so I can create statistics and an "account balance" that my users can see. Any tips?
     
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    Drupal. its for flexible, but you need to learn a lot to make if work..
     
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    The Views module may be able to help:http://drupal.org/project/views
    That module is so flexible and useful that I suggest you try it -- even if the project description doesn't sound like it does enough. There are so many things you can do with it.
     
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    Drupal is the honey badger. He doesn't give a fuck!
     
  16. Travel Websites

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    I am not a developer but wondering

    why this original author does not like Wordpress? I am sure there are lots of reasons and i am not trying to be an asshole just educate me guys. What is the reason wordpress sucks?

    i started with Drupal as I heard NASA used it etc. All I know is between the 2 I can do anything I want real fast in Wordpress, literally I cannot think of so much as one thing that Drupal does that Wordpress does not do. That is if you can tweak the original code. And the real thing is the wordpresss is so fast whereas editing drupal is a longer deal. But maybe I am just not good at drupal yet.

    I already know you have a hard on for Wordpress and actually I do to but not because of function but because all wordpress sites damm near look alike. but I use it as a CMS for a travel website and is working well. And why on my drupal site do they now say I am better off with a wordpress blog attached to the drupal instead of using a blog module for Drupal.???

    Any thoughts on if Drupal blogs are good or should I use wordpress for my Drupal site blog??? I am really new at all this so be nice...
     
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    You sir are the man!!!! great way to put it!
     
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    wordpress and Joomla are probably the best
     
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    No, read the thread again. WP is a MISTAKE for this.

    The biggest mistake he'd ever make.
     
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    When I first responded to this post I was totally green and with time have learned a few things. I said "a few" so yes I am still green and if I responded to this post in 10 years I will still be green, as I am not a developer and have no inclination, no desire,no secret fantasies of ever becoming one. None the less it became painfully obvious to me that unless I learned a few things along the way I would never be able to communicate with the developers I do have.

    Here is what I can say: To all the people that say WordPress is just not a CMS, than they can say the same for Drupal and Joomla. As none of them are CMS out of the box. I mean am I wrong? Do you guys not have to go in and write the program on the front and back-end?... and connect the logic? Okay by this time there may be CMS templates which already have the heavy lifting done for us, but you get the point. In other words, any script is as good as the script is developed out to be.

    Therefore, a better question might be , "What exactly am I going to use a CMS for? What are my requirements?" "How often and to what complexity am I "managing" this content?" Because if you only need a CMS to change out your 3 widgets pricing every other month, than WordPress should be just fine. The gentleman above remarking that Drupal is not a CMS, I tend to agree with, as if you were to change out 500 separate widgets pricing every other day, this would be a freakin nightmare with WordPress and this is where Drupal would shine. This is where the classic definition of Content Management is derived from; where the script allows for an easy method to perform rather complex tasks.

    I personally do not like Joomla, because if you are going to jump off a cliff without a parachute on, might as well go for the gusto with Drupal. Joomla seems a little more wimpy, though of course this is my own crazy prejudice, not based on a lick of sanity. It is the reason I joined the Marine Corp and not the _______. So, my rationale goes as follows: Did NASA choose Drupal or Joomla? Did MTV choose Drupal or Joomla? End of discussion. They chose Drupal. The quaint little flower shop on the corner chose Joomla. I love flowers by the way.:p
     
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