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stag
12-06-2006, 09:19 PM
Hi all,

I need to make a simple CMS for a website which will be updated infrequently. Is contribute ok to use, as ive never done CMS stuff before...

Cheers
Stag

davidj
12-06-2006, 09:30 PM
my understanding of contrabute is to allow none techies to add content to websites. Users would require some training but dont need any html (or any code) exposure

If its infrequently updated then im sure it would do using the 1 license or it would probably be quicker and cheaper to take 10 minutes to do the updates your self

lux
12-06-2006, 09:32 PM
what about mambo?

can be setup pretty quickly if you dont want to create your own.

otherwise follow the videos and make your own cms and add to it from there, it will require some time and effort.

stag
12-06-2006, 09:35 PM
yes, they want to have the flexibility to update the stuff themselves, so what would be the opition(s)? So with contribute, no one can access CMS and update without an individual license?

Oh Lux, which vids?

lux
12-06-2006, 09:39 PM
http://www.dreamweaverclub.com/vtm/

these will give you a start on the basics of adding, updating and removing content from a website as well as login/out functionality.

from there on you can add to the site as you please.

i would look up mambo though cause im pretty sure it offers a hell of a lot

lux
12-06-2006, 09:41 PM
http://www.mamboserver.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=35&Itemid=116

give it a test run.

oh...im not an affiliate or anything it just came to mind, im sure theres loads of free cms's out there. Just look on sourceforge.net and have a search

stag
12-06-2006, 09:44 PM
is this the correct site http://mambo-foundation.org/

Ok, not wanting to show beyond basic understanding of this, how err, does this work? :)

stag
12-06-2006, 09:45 PM
Ahhh cheers ;)

ramandeep
12-07-2006, 07:17 AM
Opensource CMS are good choice for a cost effective solution, Plus there web interface lets you do the admin work from anywhere!

Mambo is a good option but i would like to suggest you to use Joomla. There is no big difference as such but you can think it is a enhanced version of mambo.

you can download from here
http://www.joomla.org/

installation , configuration and working are almost same as mambo

The best thing is the opensource community which is there to help ya.

if you face any problems working with mambo/joomla shout here!

edbr
12-07-2006, 08:00 AM
I would like to second that . Joomla is a a tad better than mambo in my opinion and they are testing a beta version which looks good.