[thelist] CMS Recommendations

Will willthemoor at gmail.com
Mon Sep 21 11:11:45 CDT 2009

Don't tie up your CMS decision with your media gallery decision.
though media is content, sounds like that's only there to support your
main content - events. As you start to want to extend the events model
(adding more meta, possibly assigning users/groups/who knows), you'll
be bummed that you went with the CMS that had bulk uploading as it's
main feature. If anything, calendering is way thornier. Better
questions are Does this support my existing workflow? Is this
something I can maintain and extend? Is there enough
support/documentation? Can I train content creators to use it?

There are lots and lots of photo services/galleries that you can tie
into your CMS. flickr, gallery2, zenphoto and about 123135135 more.
One nice thing about zenphoto is that it will allow you to dump 100
photos via FTP or directly from windows.
http://www.zenphoto.org/2009/07/zenphoto-uploader-for-windows/ No web
form in the world is going to make uploading 100 photos fun though
flickr comes closest.

My boss writes this blog (http://cmsmyth.com). It's perhaps enterprise
focused but I think a lot of it is very worth reading.

On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 8:10 AM, Fred Jones <fredthejonester at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm looking for a good CMS for a site for a bar/restaurant.  Flavor isn't a
>> big deal - can either be .NET or PHP.  However, free/cheap is important.
>> Besides being easy to use, the two major "modules" that it needs is to
>> manage events, and have a GOOD photo gallery.  By "good", it would be nice
>> to have the ability to upload multiple files at once.  The ones I've been
>> looking at have options such as "if you want to upload multiple files, click
>> the add button and choose your new file."  That won't work if you have 100
>> photos from an event they want to publish.
>> I've looked at several, but without installing and hunting down modules, I
>> can't tell if they will do what I need.  So if anyone knows of something
>> that fits the bill, I would greatly appreciate it.
> You will not find anything better than Drupal. Check out the home page
> RIGHT NOW to see the latest post that a top-60 site is migrating to
> Drupal. Get on the bandwagon dude. :)
> Fred, Drupal groupie
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