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Which content management system for a game fansite?

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by PinkyX, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. PinkyX

    PinkyX Power Member

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    Which content management system for a game fansite?
    I'm going to create a website around a famous game. I expect to have around 50k UV a month in about a year or half.

    I'm looking for a suitable CMS for my needs, which are:
    - I need a news homepage
    - I need a forum board
    - I need the CMS to be seo friendly
    - IT HAS TO BE NOT VURNUABLE TO HACKER ATTACKS
    - Ability to add articles
    - Ability to add videos
    - Ability to add social features (I LIKE IT etc.)

    I am taking Wordpress (with thesis theme) and Joomla into consideration.
    If Joomla, which theme should I use?

    If wordpress, how to create a nice forum board? Maybe I should use other script on a forum subdomain? WILL THIS NOT CREATE DUPLICATE CONTENT PROBLEM IF I WOULD MOVE ARTICLES FROM FORUM TO MY WEBSITE?

    Maybe you know some other CM systems that I should consider?​
     
  2. zacatictac

    zacatictac Power Member

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    dumbodrop Regular Member

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    Try to check out the most popular CMSes like Joomla and Drupal.
     
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  4. PinkyX

    PinkyX Power Member

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    I've used Joomla some years ago (like 3 or so :)) and thanks to you I will use it again!
    Zacatictac, could you PM me your IM screenname in case I would have some questions regarding joomla?
     
  5. PinkyX

    PinkyX Power Member

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    Should I use Joomla 1.5 or 1.6?
    Which plugins should I use for seo? and which plugins overall would you recommend?
     
  6. cheezycheez

    cheezycheez Junior Member

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    wodpress should be it. there are lots of option for forums that can be integrated to wordpress
     
  7. PinkyX

    PinkyX Power Member

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    Can you get a bit more into detail?
    - Which theme for wordpress would you recommend?
    - Which forum + which bridge?
     
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    PinkyX Power Member

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    This makes no sense at all what you've just said
     
  9. cherryberry

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    I would suggest you to use Joomla as it allows to make beautiful graphics and flexible features.
    You can also try Drupal.
     
  10. Spyke

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    I'd go wordpress and a forum bridge to a good forum software to start with. If you find it limited, upgrade to joomla in the future.