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Choosing a CMS

VixendettaVixendetta Registered User regular
edited November 2006 in Help / Advice Forum
Hi all!

So, I have a question regarding a good CMS for my site.

I've done the research at various websites, but mostly I'm looking for user opinions.

My site currently runs on e107, and I'm looking to switch out of it. Poor ACP, buggy templates, etc.

The site is used primarily as a writing showcase, with contributions from me and other people on my website. You can get an idea of what it's about here, though it's been put on hold solely because of how tedious it is to design and update and set up pages.

Integration with phpBB is not necessary but it wouldn't hurt.

It doesn't have to be anything too heavy, just easy to manage with plenty of customization options.

I've looked at Joomla but I feel that one glance and everyone knows it's Joomla. I've looked at Wordpress (which I know is blog software but can be used as a lightweight CMS) but I have absolutely no experience with it and its template choices appear limited.

Any ideas? Tips? Suggestions?

Thank you very much!

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    SzechuanosaurusSzechuanosaurus Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2006
    You know that both Joomla and WordPress don't require that you use the provided templates? You can create your own designs from scratch with either Joomla or WordPress built in.

    So sites created with either of them needn't be remotely recognisable as originating from a specific CMS.

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    VixendettaVixendetta Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    Yeah, I know, the problem is that I have zero talent when it comes to designing templates... I generally find one I like and tweak it, but I wouldn't know where to start in terms of creating my own.

    Thanks, though. :)

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    ffordefforde Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    I have never used it but I have heard good things about Drupal. Aparently is used for the website for the TWiT Network Podcasts Website, which is where I heard about it. May be worth looking into.

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    kevbotkevbot Registered User regular
    edited November 2006
    Check out ... They have default installations of almost every CMS and BB out there for you to try out. I personally use PHPBB with custom templates and display pages to make it act like a CMS.

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    sarksark Registered User regular
    edited November 2006

    it has a plugin that will allow it to integrate with phpbb.

    i really like the nucleus community. the forums have a lot of extremely helpful people.

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