[thelist] CMS suggestions needed

David Williamson dw at clara.co.uk
Tue Apr 6 17:58:23 CDT 2004


I've just spent the weekend just trying to see how useful Drupal
(www.drupal.org) would be as a CMS for non-profit organisations. It's got
some good features and seems easy to configure.

>From the Drupal site...
"Drupal is an open-source platform and content management system for
building dynamic web sites offering a broad range of features and services
including user administration, publishing workflow, discussion capabilities,
news aggregation, metadata functionalities using controlled vocabularies and
XML publishing for content sharing purposes. Equipped with a powerful blend
of features and configurability, Drupal can support a diverse range of web
projects ranging from personal weblogs to large community-driven sites."

The site I'm playing with is up at www.asincough.net/drupal/ Can give you a
user ID and password if you'd like a look behind the scences.

You could also try Movable Type (www.movabletype.org) if you're looking for
something simpler.

Both systems are open source and you need PHp and MySql to run them.

Hope that helps. Please do let me know how you get on

Dave Williamson

-----Original Message-----
From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org
[mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Merlene Paynter
Sent: 06 April 2004 16:03
To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
Subject: [thelist] CMS suggestions needed

Hi folks,

I'm helping out an e-zine to develop a new layout and cms. The current
design is a very awkward and cumbersome setup using MS access and ASP
and the 'zine folks would like to switch over to a mysql/php type setup.

The zine is a non-profit, volunteer organization of approximately 50
women with 5 content departments. I'm thinking a cms would be the
easiest for them to maintain and update on a monthly basis with minimal
messing with code.

I've never really used cms but I know there are several such as
php-nuke, etc.

Any suggestions would be welcome!


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