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Which CMS to choose

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by bagrov, Jan 18, 2015.

  1. bagrov

    bagrov Junior Member

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    Hello guys! I hope I am on the right forum.
    I’m starting to make a website. Nothing extraordinary. On the main page it will have photos from Instagram based on API. Also it will have:


    • page to submit photo or artist with basic forms like «Name», «Country», «Choose photo» etc
    • page with events (which of course will be updated pretty often)
    • very important page with artists. It also will be updated very often (now ~400 artists and will be even more)

    For this time I’m planning to monetize it just with ad. I already have auditory for website, and by the time site is ready it will be much bigger. Later I’m thinking to add online shop to it, but it won’t be soon. For now I just want to start with something not so hard, to learn everything and so on, then I can think about shop and other things.
    I have some basic skills in HTML, CSS and PHP and some other stuff. I’m willing to learn. I found info and comparison between main three CMS’s: WordPress, Joomla and Drupal, but I still have no idea what to choose. I think my website will kinda look like iconosquare[dot]com: mostly about photos and just basic text with description without any comments or other user interaction. At least for now.
    Or if it is doable with WP, please suggest good theme for this purpose.

    I’ll be very grateful for your help.
     
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  2. Nauman K

    Nauman K Regular Member Premium Member

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    Hey,
    I would suggest using WordPress because it has easy user interface, easy to manage even if there is no programming language. It is fixable, it has lots of plugins which means you will have lots of functionalities. There is lots of other things which I don't see in other cms.

    Below you can find some beautiful themes which you may find best for your purpose.

    http://demo.inkhive.com/market/
    http://bwdesk.com/santino/
    http://www.elegantthemes.com/demo/?theme=DeepFocus
    http://www.gt3themes.com/demo/?theme=Eclipse WP

    Thanks
     
  3. SlipAnc

    SlipAnc Regular Member

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    I suggest WordPress for your needs because it's a way less complicated than other goods.
     
  4. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Wordpress is a good bet but you oughta be careful with plugins. Security holes are rampant.
     
  5. Aty

    Aty Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Wordpress works fine for me, but it always gives me headaches when configuring it for the first time.
     
  6. beerhead

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    Still I think it's a lot easier to understand than Joomla
     
  7. Nauman K

    Nauman K Regular Member Premium Member

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    Yup I agree but you can avoid this by keep updating your plugins. This is important.
     
  8. labs8vivek

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    WordPress is the best option for sure
     
  9. x3agle

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    wordpress would be the wise choice, it allows room for expansion and there are a ton of free plugins and extensions that you can use.
     
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    Wordpress is the best CMS
     
  11. syntaxed

    syntaxed Junior Member

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    I will always go for Wordpress. For the themes, I would suggest you tu use Genesis Framework or Thesis Framework themes. There are simple, clean and fast. I don't really know if the currently available themes fit your need but you can always make your own custom theme as well. Or hire someone
     
  12. luckydesigner2

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    word press is one of the Best and Open Source, Top rated CMS with many of free extensions to download and compatible with all of the known browsers to you!
     
  13. zeBlackCat

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    WordPress is always the best CMS to learn when starting out. It's easier to learn and use, and very popular so a lot of plugins are readily available. You need plugins for most custom functions (including what you listed there). Drupal is very complicated but very powerful. Joomla would be a little harder than WP but less complicated than Drupal. Definitely go for WP to avoid headaches.
     
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    Another for Wordpress. Ease of use, and updates with mods makes it a no brainer.
     
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    charmiecruz Newbie

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    I would suggest using WordPress too. Please check ElegantThemes, WooThemes, ThemeForest, etc.

    You may also want to search "themes" here as there are premium themes that you can download here for FREE.

    Just visit Templates & Themes section.
     
  16. redirected

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    I also suggest wordpress as it is easy to use and easy to learn!
     
  17. Vaspar

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    Basically every CMS can do that, so choose which ever CMS you find the most easy to use.
     
  18. BuildMoreLinks

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    worpress with some custom coding can help you get what you are looking for.
     
  19. LoftPower

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    Use wordpress. It's simple but powerful enough to meet your needs :)
     
  20. Moobs

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    I've used wordpress for years and haven't looked back. It's not needed, but if you know or are willing to learn php and jquery the sky is the limit. One of the most widely used and supported CMS's out there.