Results 1 to 18 of 18

Thread: CMS software

  1. #1
    TreasureChest's Avatar
    TreasureChest is offline Private Member
    Join Date
    February 2009
    Posts
    63
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    Default CMS software

    Anyone evaluated any CMS software? Portal software? If so, any with forum/blog built in? Database backend?

    Looking at artisteer for CSS templates and quickersite for CMS backend using .NET.
    I have not used wordpress but i assume wordpress.com is not the way to go if you want to change themes.
    Last edited by TreasureChest; 5 July 2009 at 11:34 pm.

  2. #2
    Players Luck - Jamie's Avatar
    Players Luck - Jamie is offline Public Member
    Join Date
    July 2009
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    644
    Blog Entries
    2
    Thanks
    119
    Thanked 56 Times in 47 Posts

    Default Here you go

    Quote Originally Posted by TreasureChest View Post
    Anyone evaluated any CMS software? If so, any with forum/blog built in?

    I found Joomla to have everything you need, Depending what you want the forum software to do.
    <input id="gwProxy" type="hidden"><!--Session data--><input onclick="jsCall();" id="jsProxy" type="hidden">
    Jamie Blake
    Skype: wga-jamie


    Best online casinos - Division of Players Luck Gaming

  3. #3
    casinojack's Avatar
    casinojack is offline Public Member
    Join Date
    February 2009
    Location
    Under Anthony's bed.
    Posts
    1,428
    Blog Entries
    2
    Thanks
    775
    Thanked 454 Times in 301 Posts

    Default

    forums, i use phpbb, but wordpress for CMS now...used to be Joomla
    "CasinoJack"


  4. #4
    Betpartners's Avatar
    Betpartners is offline Private Member
    Join Date
    January 2009
    Posts
    1,597
    Blog Entries
    5
    Thanks
    315
    Thanked 784 Times in 419 Posts

    Default

    i used to use e107 but now a wordpress devotee, theres also mambo that is supposed to be good.
    Arthritis Care

    To find true bravery and courage all one need do is look in to the eyes of a sick child - A humble parent

  5. #5
    Doolally's Avatar
    Doolally is offline Private Member
    Join Date
    February 2003
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    4,577
    Thanks
    475
    Thanked 728 Times in 570 Posts

    Default

    I've tried a few and personally think that if it's a blog and not much else then Wordpress is the way to go. If you want something bigger you can add things onto Joomla is my favourite and it's well supported too.

  6. #6
    TreasureChest's Avatar
    TreasureChest is offline Private Member
    Join Date
    February 2009
    Posts
    63
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Doolally View Post
    I've tried a few and personally think that if it's a blog and not much else then Wordpress is the way to go. If you want something bigger you can add things onto Joomla is my favourite and it's well supported too.
    I was looking at Artisteer and together with Joomla or Quickersite, the possibilities of creating many sites pulling off of 1 database is then possible... forum and blog included. I talked to a developer and he has 200 different sites running off 1 database.

    Just hate to create many sites by hand. There has to be easier way.
    Anyone want to help or sponsor development of this CMS database system?

  7. #7
    casinojack's Avatar
    casinojack is offline Public Member
    Join Date
    February 2009
    Location
    Under Anthony's bed.
    Posts
    1,428
    Blog Entries
    2
    Thanks
    775
    Thanked 454 Times in 301 Posts

    Default

    you can also do with wordpress my friend
    "CasinoJack"


  8. #8
    TreasureChest's Avatar
    TreasureChest is offline Private Member
    Join Date
    February 2009
    Posts
    63
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by casinojack View Post
    you can also do with wordpress my friend
    So, being a newbie with wordpress, now that i got by the blogger system reasonably quick, how can you update multiple sites (multiple layouts) at once... and I do not mean posts only... Sending email post is a bit primitive don't you think? Can wordpress take the place of a distributed DB? Can you install wordpress on a host and run multiple sites off 1 install?
    Last edited by TreasureChest; 8 July 2009 at 3:20 pm.

  9. #9
    casinojack's Avatar
    casinojack is offline Public Member
    Join Date
    February 2009
    Location
    Under Anthony's bed.
    Posts
    1,428
    Blog Entries
    2
    Thanks
    775
    Thanked 454 Times in 301 Posts

    Default

    depending on exact needs, i use wordpress MU with a few tricks / addons...but yeah, email works also of course.

    If you mean take a post, spin it so each one is unique content, and post in 400 blogs, that is out there also, but for that i use the old email method...

    what else u need it to do? i can throw out more utils...
    "CasinoJack"


  10. #10
    TreasureChest's Avatar
    TreasureChest is offline Private Member
    Join Date
    February 2009
    Posts
    63
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by casinojack View Post
    depending on exact needs, i use wordpress MU with a few tricks / addons...but yeah, email works also of course.

    If you mean take a post, spin it so each one is unique content, and post in 400 blogs, that is out there also, but for that i use the old email method...

    what else u need it to do? i can throw out more utils...
    So 1 install of wordpress then setup multiple sites off it is the way to go?
    email post should be ok but how is the static stuff setup?
    Got to get up to speed on wordpress i guess starting with installation.

  11. #11
    EarnReal_Luis's Avatar
    EarnReal_Luis is offline Public Member
    Join Date
    July 2008
    Location
    Costa Rica
    Posts
    75
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    Default

    For CMS I will say Joomla 1.5 for sure and for free forum phpbb3, if you want more features on your forum then Vbulletin will be a good choice however it is more complex to manage than phpbb3.

    I started a forum about 2 years ago and I did it with phpbb3 which a year after wasn’t good enough to manage all the things I wanted to do as far as banners and other advertising tools, also the migration from phpbb3 to Vb was a nightmare almost 2 weeks fulltime fixing all the "little" bugs <o>


    </o>

  12. #12
    vmlinuz's Avatar
    vmlinuz is offline Private Member
    Join Date
    March 2009
    Location
    Transylvania
    Posts
    215
    Thanks
    22
    Thanked 35 Times in 28 Posts

    Default

    I use SMF (simplemachines.org) for all of our forums, and my own CMS using the forum's user management system for logging in/registering.
    Just recently I've started to experiment with Wordpress as a CMS and I'm building my second Wordpress based site. If you are a programmer, Wordpress has a really great and quite well documented API. When I last tried Joomla, it looked too complicated and had almost no API documentation available. That's probably changed by now but won't make me try it again

  13. #13
    vmlinuz's Avatar
    vmlinuz is offline Private Member
    Join Date
    March 2009
    Location
    Transylvania
    Posts
    215
    Thanks
    22
    Thanked 35 Times in 28 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by EarnReal_Luis View Post
    wasn’t good enough to manage all the things I wanted to do as far as banners and other advertising tools
    My oppinion is this: if you want something to work exactly like you want you have to write your own code either as a plugin or hack the original source. The best thing about open-source stuff

  14. #14
    EricEricEric's Avatar
    EricEricEric is offline Public Member
    Join Date
    August 2007
    Location
    boston
    Posts
    108
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 19 Times in 17 Posts

    Default Drupal

    Try Drupal. I hear that the navigation pyramid is great for enhanced SEO. Gary Beal has also mentioned this in an article i read. There's also a lot of helpful information in drupal forums that can answer any questions. I had a pretty easy time with initial set up. Drupal is based upon a module and block system. You add modules for different features you want to incorporate on the site, rss, google adwords, etc... All you'll need a linux server. Great CMS give it a try along with Wordpress.

  15. The Following User Says Thank You to EricEricEric For This Useful Post:

    TreasureChest (9 July 2009)

  16. #15
    TreasureChest's Avatar
    TreasureChest is offline Private Member
    Join Date
    February 2009
    Posts
    63
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    Default

    Has anyone tried flash? I have not seen anyone with flash portal but I have seen a few games portals in flash. Google indexes flash now so that is not a hangup anymore. There is flash portal software out there that I am checking out. Take a look at http://www.flashportaldesigns.com/fl...type/8708.html and tell me what you think. I have been also looking at embedding flash photo gallery software in existing site but i don't know if you can add to wordpress.

    All of the portal sites are all the same... no creative imagination or have i not seen the ones who are original, creative, use the latest design and techniques to make a good customer experience? Where are they?

  17. #16
    vmlinuz's Avatar
    vmlinuz is offline Private Member
    Join Date
    March 2009
    Location
    Transylvania
    Posts
    215
    Thanks
    22
    Thanked 35 Times in 28 Posts

    Default

    I think Flash shouldn't be used to create a website. Even if Google indexes I doubt that he can make a difference between text types, like in HTML (where you have title, p, h1, h2, etc tags to separate content). Another disadvanted is that it won't work in a text-based browser (for example mobile devices) and on low resolutions. It's also rendered and loaded slower. Users can't control the way links are opened (new tab, new window, same window), it's all done by the Flash plugin.
    Flash should be used for logos, banners, embedded content, but not for the whole site.

    Quote Originally Posted by TreasureChest View Post
    All of the portal sites are all the same... no creative imagination or have i not seen the ones who are original, creative, use the latest design and techniques to make a good customer experience? Where are they?
    It depends on who builds the site. I think most CMS software are customizable (Wordpress sure is). You can completely change the look and layout if you put some effort into it.

  18. #17
    shadofpoker is offline Public Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Poland/Łódź
    Posts
    51
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default re

    In my opinion joomla is the best. Many componenet and easy to redesigne templates.
    Gambling Sites Directory - add your link now!

  19. #18
    TreasureChest's Avatar
    TreasureChest is offline Private Member
    Join Date
    February 2009
    Posts
    63
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by vmlinuz View Post
    I think Flash shouldn't be used to create a website. Even if Google indexes I doubt that he can make a difference between text types, like in HTML (where you have title, p, h1, h2, etc tags to separate content). Another disadvanted is that it won't work in a text-based browser (for example mobile devices) and on low resolutions. It's also rendered and loaded slower. Users can't control the way links are opened (new tab, new window, same window), it's all done by the Flash plugin.
    Flash should be used for logos, banners, embedded content, but not for the whole site.


    It depends on who builds the site. I think most CMS software are customizable (Wordpress sure is). You can completely change the look and layout if you put some effort into it.
    Good point... Flash embedded html site sounds like the way to go. Thanks all for comments.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •