Agreed - thanks Will (and Bob) for the reminder. There has been mention of using FTP for the file uploads. That is certainly a possibility, although I guess I was thinking of a way to have everything under one "admin" site to avoid multiple links/logins for them. I actually maintain a site for another venue, and use FTP to upload their pics all at once. I just assume it's too much of a hassle for someone else. But looking back on it, that really shouldnt be that big of an issue. I only mentioned those two things as criteria because everything else they need seems to be pretty basic. So if beggers "could" be choosers, then that was what I was after. Thanks again! Todd -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Will Sent: Monday, September 21, 2009 11:12 AM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] CMS Recommendations 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 > -- > > * * 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 ! > -- * * 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 !