any thoughts on Mambo??? :o) lt's one that l've been playing around with recently, l don't know enough about code to evaluate it, but would appreciate some opinions. Gabbie ----- Original Message ----- From: "Stuart Young" <syoung at unitec.ac.nz> To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org> Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2004 10:46 AM Subject: Re: [thelist] CMS suggestions needed - Stay Nuke Free! merlene said: > I've never really used cms but I know there are several such as > php-nuke, etc. > Any suggestions would be welcome! Stay away from the Nukes - the code is terrible - they are basically a cobbled togther mess of bits built on bits that are very time-consuming to hack and you keep coming up against things that you can't change. For example the code mixes layout/presentation with logic, there is no commenting or documentation of the code, no consistency in coding approach, and it outputs VERY invalid HTML. Another vote for Drupal from me. I like Drupal because: * you have complete control over the structure/IA of the site by editing the taxonomy. PHP-Nuke for example, a article can only be in one topic and no sub-topics are possible. In Drupal you can have any hierarchy/tree structure you want with multiple levels of sub-sub-sub-topics, and a topic can be a child of multiple parents. * all sorts of content are supported, you can enable or disable: static pages, news articles (i.e. Slash format), blogs, wikis, and books (a wiki with multiple pages - can reorder the pages) * it has workflow (content approval process) and revision history (can revert back to previous versions of content) * it has excellent roles/permissions management You can try out all the open source PHP/MySQL CMS before you install at: http://www.opensourcecms.com or check out the international association for Open Source Content Management: http://www.oscom.org/ http://www.oscom.org/matrix/index.html cheers Dr Stuart Young, +64 (0)9-815 4321 Ex 8656 <syoung at unitec.ac.nz> Lecturer, School of Computing and Information Technology, Unitec New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand http://hyperdisc.unitec.ac.nz/staff/syoung.htm I would provide a URL for my official staffpage, but its too long and complex -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !