View Poll Results: Do you use a Content Management System (CMS) on your site?

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  • Wordpress

    18 41.86%
  • Joomla

    12 27.91%
  • Drupal

    9 20.93%
  • New vBulletin Publishing Suite

    3 6.98%
  • Some Other Product (share the details in a post)

    7 16.28%
  • Home Brewed System (share the details in a post)

    5 11.63%
  • None

    10 23.26%
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    Default Do you use a Content Management System (CMS) on your site?

    Many webmasters use some sort of Content Management System to maintain their sites. And many webmasters maintain their content by hand. Currently the GPWA uses a home-brewed CMS, although with the impending release of the vBulletin Publishing Suite that includes a CMS the GPWA will be migrating to using a combination of a home-brew system and the vBulletin Publishing Suite in the near future.

    How about you? Do you use a CMS of some sort to maintain your sites? Share with us the approach you take and why.

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    I've used Wordpress, Drupal and Joomla in the past although not for my main sites. They all have their good points but if I had to plump for a favourite I think it would be Joomla.

    All are pretty good though and all have a large following with large forums that can help new or inexperienced users.

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    I launched my first WP CMS site last week, up until now I have hard coded all my sites. So far I am happy with the results. My main poker portal has a vBulletin 3.8 forum and I have purchased the new vB suite and am playing with the cms beta version. If it works as I want it to I will be moving my current coded site over to the publishing suite when the final release is available.

    Over the years I have learned many shortcuts to ease the tasks of my coded sites (most of the tips from here, thank you). With all the demands on my time I have found the cms sites are easier to maintain.
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    All my sites are dne with Joomla, but now I am prepairing one with wordpress only, because it is not going to be so active with daily content and magazine character. I think for this kind of site, WP is better, cause it is SEO focused.

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    I've been using wordpress on some smaller sites. they look good and easy to use. it gives me more time to write content instead of coding. With all of the plugins it is turing into a great content management system.

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    Lightbulb Modx CMS

    I use Modx, it's not listed in the options for votes, but it's good one because it gives a lot of ways how to define content: in templates, variables, variables that relate to other variables and so on.

    Modx is recommended by me and it's seo friendly and free
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    Hi,
    you can use any CMS, main thing is that you know how to handle that , in terms of function and Programming , i will prefer to have wordpress for beginner and who have less programming knowledge. By Different Wordpress Plugin you can install many features in your site and the theme of wordpress also available easily on internet , or even you can hire any professional who can customize that theme for you according to your requirement . but the person who know programming or can effort programmer can use there own customizable CMS for there site according to there requirement.

    thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by naveensingh View Post
    Hi,
    you can use any CMS, main thing is that you know how to handle that , in terms of function and Programming , i will prefer to have wordpress for beginner and who have less programming knowledge. By Different Wordpress Plugin you can install many features in your site and the theme of wordpress also available easily on internet , or even you can hire any professional who can customize that theme for you according to your requirement . but the person who know programming or can effort programmer can use there own customizable CMS for there site according to there requirement.

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    I am using TYPO3, an Open Source CMS, since 2006. It is a powerful and flexible tool with a huge amount of add-ins coming from the open source. However, as is always the problem with open source products, the documentation is not always uptodate. I maybe using Wordpress for developing new sites in the future.

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    Hi Nandakishore,
    open source are really typical for starter , it better to developed according to own requirement. even if you do not have much knowledge of that CMS and you started customized that all thing will mess, so better to developed your own cms , if you want to do long run business with sucess.


    Quote Originally Posted by Nandakishore View Post
    I am using TYPO3, an Open Source CMS, since 2006. It is a powerful and flexible tool with a huge amount of add-ins coming from the open source. However, as is always the problem with open source products, the documentation is not always uptodate. I maybe using Wordpress for developing new sites in the future.
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    I am using WP, Joomla and Drupal

    lauferb: thanks for a recommendation, I will try it.

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    Just started putting a site together with Wordpress.

    Amazed at how intuitive and powerful it is. Even someone technically challenged like me can put something pretty reasonable together. Time will tell but it seems pretty seo friendly too with friendly urls, custom meta etc.

    very impressive

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    Quote Originally Posted by naveensingh View Post
    open source are really typical for starter
    Hi Naveen,

    The idea that open source programs are typical for starter is fairly outdated. I don't want to get into a discussion here about the power of open source programs. LINUX is only one example.

    If you want to know more about the features of TYPO3, check http://www.typo3.com/Feature-list.1243.0.html

    This CMS has around 3000 extensions and offers also an API for creating individual extensions. I am in software business since 1970 and have high estimation for good open source programs.

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    I see that 3 people voted that they're using "vBulletin's new CMS Publishing Suite". Can any of you tell me how you like it so far? If you've encountered any problems and what kind of problems if so?

    I'm really interested in purchasing the new publishing suite by vBulletin, but am afraid to since it's so new. People seem pretty happy with vBulletin 3.8. Some say 3.8 is great and not to get 4 yet, because 3.8 works better as of now. I'm still chompin' on the bit to try 4 though.

    So how is it?

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    I use wordpress it is the best and easiest to use. There are countless plugins to do just about anything and an active community.

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    I have 3 blogs made in Wordpress and lot of websites made in Joomla 1.5.
    I think wordpress as a CMS is very good for beginners and for small/medium websites.
    When you have to deal with a website with 200+ pages, it's very difficult to use Wordpress as a Cms, so I suggest a REAL cms like Joomla.

    I've also learned to write my own components, mostly to read information from databases.

    Wordpress is not more SEO oriented than Joomla, you only need the right settings and plugins to make Joomla more SEO friendly.
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    I think wordpress as a CMS is very good for beginners and for small/medium websites.
    WP is a blogging software, and should be used only for blogs... not for a websites.

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    I am using php fusion which is one of the fastest CMSs I've ever seen. Besides that Joomla and WP. I prefer WP from all 3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daera View Post
    I see that 3 people voted that they're using "vBulletin's new CMS Publishing Suite". Can any of you tell me how you like it so far? If you've encountered any problems and what kind of problems if so?

    I'm really interested in purchasing the new publishing suite by vBulletin, but am afraid to since it's so new. People seem pretty happy with vBulletin 3.8. Some say 3.8 is great and not to get 4 yet, because 3.8 works better as of now. I'm still chompin' on the bit to try 4 though.

    So how is it?
    I am using vB4.0.1 now along with vBSEO 3.5 RC2 with the 2.6 beta1 sitemap gen. I upgraded from 3.8.4 in December. I am not using the cms yet although it is installed (I shut it off). The forum and blog is running perfect but there is a bug that needs to be fixed in the cms. When you add a table to an article, it drops down about 30 lines or so on the page and leaves an unacceptable white space. Once they sort that issue, I will most likely migrate to the cms. For now I code the website and just use the forum.

    I am quite pleased with 4.0 so far though. I feel that by mid spring it should be rolling along very well. They are working like madmen (and ladies) on developing and making it better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ALEX777 View Post
    WP is a blogging software, and should be used only for blogs... not for a websites.
    I don't agree with that. I developed a website using WP and it indexed and gained PR faster than any coded website I own. It makes it very quick and easy to build a site in short order.

    I use the site for blogging and have a slug of pages as well. There are quite a few members here that have many sites built with WP cms and they look great and rank well.
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