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davidj
09-20-2005, 12:41 PM
Hi all

i have been tasked to develop our corp site so i am looking into CMS
(dont want to be bothered with updating daily with trivial updates)

I have looked at the following and will be testiing over the weekend

WebGUI at demo.plainblack.com ('http://demo.plainblack.com')

Phpwebsite at phpwebsite.appstate.edu/demo ('http://phpwebsite.appstate.edu/demo')

Anyone had any exposure to these or others

Dont mention websphere as we are only a multi-billion corp and are not made of money!

ranjan
09-20-2005, 06:12 PM
Write your own! Always better

domedia
09-20-2005, 09:05 PM
For me, even CMS are complicated..
http://www.mamboserver.com/ ('http://www.mamboserver.com/') <-- was pretty darn good, I used it one project, but it even took some time to understand everything the CMS did.

I also tried ezpublish once, just because it was made in Norway ;) Thought it was pretty nice as well. http://www.ez.no ('http://www.ez.no')

If you haven't been there already:
http://www.opensourcecms.com/ ('http://www.opensourcecms.com/') gives demos and descriptions of all the main CMS systems out there (all free ones I think). Definately browse around, find the ones that seems to fit you, and try their online demos. :)

davidj
09-21-2005, 11:05 AM
just been playing around with eZ publish and it seems ok.

I dont like the way that your stuck with templates for layout. you have about 20 to choose from so the chances are that some other buisiness will have chosen the same look and feel. Not very proffessional.

The problem i have is our director does not want to be tied down for 12 months working on a product that is all ready out there.

here is his wish list ...

web site corporate frontend with an ecommerce solution to handle product Subscriptions.

a forum Q&A system for each product.

client-specific content (dynamicaly driven)

he said he would compromise and agree that...
THE ONLY THING THAT CANT BE EDITED IS THE <HTML> </HTML> TAGS!

and wants all this in a free CMS

Mmmm ... maybe there is a dreamweaver extension that will build it for me????

not asking for much eh

davidj
09-22-2005, 11:59 AM
tested and previewed as many CMS as i could and found that JOOMLA is one of the nicest

it has a wealth of functions even down to tweaking the raw html of each page

joomla web demo ('http://demo.joomla.org/')

i now have 15 days to become a jedi joomla user

davidj
09-22-2005, 12:20 PM
i spoke too soon

when clicking on the contacts i get the following error

Fatal error: Class mambovcard: Cannot inherit from undefined class vcard in /var/www/html/joomla/components/com_contact/contact.class.php on line 90

i have googled this error but it appears thats its more popular in non english forums

can anyone help in a translation of a fix

davidj
09-22-2005, 12:42 PM
i have figured it out

changed the php.ini file to

Short open tags: On

still remembered a little bit of german from school

uktag
09-22-2005, 02:07 PM
hey David

recently had do a final uni project and used Otter CMS and tweeked the code to my own requirements, it uses templates but you can use your own design pages as long as you save them as .tpl.php pages and upload them to the back end. I tweeked it so that the meta tags could be edited dynamically using a back end form for SEO Strategies, that was the basis of the project.

You have probably looked at it but thoght I would throw in my two penneth..thanks again btw for all your help on .css etc

ramandeep
09-23-2005, 11:09 PM
Hi David,
Have a look at this CMS http://plone.org/ ('http://plone.org/')
Its a nice open source fruit :D

davidj
09-26-2005, 08:16 AM
Doh

tested a few over the weekend but they are all buggy!

and because the java/html/php are dynamicaly created its imposible to debug

I am going to have to design my own

davidj
09-26-2005, 02:03 PM
any one know of a good commercial CMS

domedia
09-26-2005, 02:23 PM
rentacoder.com? ;)

wish I could help you.. At work we use our own propietary CMS. For private use I only use open source no-customization stuff..