[thelist] CMS: opensource or hand-roll?

John Corry jcorry at gmail.com
Fri Sep 12 07:50:36 CDT 2008

I use Joomla.

It's newest version, which is getting better every week, is pretty good.

Customization with your own 'hand rolled' modules, components and 
plugins is a LOT easier than building a whole CMS/framework from scratch.


Zachary Kent wrote:

> I have been thinking of creating a CMS lately but have been daunted by the
> number of existing systems out there.   My wife is starting a law practice
> and I think I would like to use the CMS to mainly target law firms.  I would
> also like to target churches, schools and small ecommerce.  In one way, I am
> reluctant to use an existing system because I will likely get into the site
> and decide I don't like the CMS or that cool feature or add-on isn't quite
> so hot after all...

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