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Which CMS to choose

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by bagrov, Jan 18, 2015.

  1. bagrov

    bagrov Junior Member

    May 1, 2013
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    Hello guys!
    I don’t know where else to ask so I hope it’s okay if I do it here.

    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.
  2. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

    Aug 31, 2013
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    Most people here with tell you to go with a self-hosted Wordpress since it's easy to learn and use. You could also use a Wordpress plugin, such as Ad Injection, to easily place ads on your website.

    By the way, the Blogging section would have been more appropriate for this question (since you weren't sure which section to post this question in).
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2015