If you're trying to set up an ordinary, informational website that doesn't look anything like a blog, wiki, portal, or phpBB... i.e. looks just like an ordinary website... and if you want a non-geek to be able to set up a such a site quickly (including getting rid of the default content/organization and putting their own in)... and if you want the site to have theme support (preferrably CSS themes)... and if you want an even less geeky person to be able to log into this site and alter the content once in a while (not necesserily the layout)...
...what CMS would you pick?
i would use post nuke its very customizable you can add your own links to the menu very easily and there are loads of addon modules you can get although to add content its probly best to download the pagesetter module
what are the + and - comments between postnuke and phpnuke?
i wanted to use phpnuke for my site, but now.. i'doubtful..
please help me to choose between these 2 cms (knowing that i'm a total noob in programming and that i've not plenty of time to use for website designing)
> very hard to confure your menu if not impossible via teh admin panel
>generaly a pain in the arse to configure
>easy to configure your menu via the admin panel
> just as pwerfull as phpnuke but alot easier
> adding a standard page i just as difficult ad phpnuke (but with pagesetter its a lot easier)
> cant thinkof any more cons
postnuke use modules and blocks too?
is postnuke in french and has is a great community?
tks a lot for fast answer
How about Mambo?
It is very nice and easy to use too.
I think the interface is much better than phpnuke.
You can try it out at http://www.mamboserver.com/
And see you like it.
it could be a good idea, i'll test it.
tks, i did'nt know this open source cms.
i've tested spip too, the real good point is the installation, you put only one file on the ftp, and everything is automated, do you know other cms that are such efficient?
mambo has to be totally uploaded i think, as phpnuke..
too bad behind my strict firewall (at job )
what about phpwebsite? It's a completely graphical interface so any "non-geek" can use it and the wysiwig editor guarantees that the code it outputs will comply with w3c. I'm just trying it out now along with drupal at the moment.
i'll look that too!
that's great, i was looking for an host to try phpnuke, and now, i'm looking for a cms to try my idea of site
tks a lot to this great frihost community
i looked the french version of phpwebsite, but there are too few modules and blocks to use in a french version, translation has not been done for many modules..
i could do this translation but i've not enough time to translate everything, so i'll try another product.
tks for the tip
So what does PageSetter do for PostNuke? Has anybody seen any examples of a PostNuke site that doesn't look like a blog/portal?
Okay, my Mambo learning curve was officially one week. I'm no longer looking for an intuitive CMS, I have made Mambo my b1tch, it's intuitive enough and now I can explain to anybody how to run it. See my post in the Tutorials.
The main realizations came from just one day-long hack session.
I have an ever better suggestion for you. Instead of downloading each flavor wasting installing it, testing it, uninstalling it, downloading the next one and repeating the previous steps you can accomplish the preview and testing by visiting:
If you want someone else to make the decision for you then check out the ratings tree:
If you want to quiz other people who are using other CMS options then
Uhh... my choice would be Serendipity http://www.s9y.org
Drupal is not bad too.
They are have very interesting interface... a bit confusing for me though.
1. What about security and administrator's skills for CMS?
Is there the way for beginners to get into it, without learning php, cgi or whatever else is required?
(from Joomla website).
|By the way, if phpini and register_globals are unfamiliar terms you are probably not ready to securely manage your own site.
2. It is not so difficult to install and use most of the popular or light CMS, as pay the bill for damage caused by security breach on your website - you are responsible for everything that happens on your account
It was noted that only using an expensive hosts, specializing in hosting dynamic websites, can ensure that this shouldn't happen, but their conditions still hold you responsible and state that bill that they see fit the amount of damage caused, will be charged.
Because of that, I'll stick for now with free hosts and static websites without 777 permissions. Unfortunately, only one domain can be hosted at Frihost.
3. On the other hand, a lot of inexperienced people are installing and using blogs and CMSs, and get way with this without consequences after hacking. Or there were some? Pity, that nowhere to ask about it.
CMSs are much easier and faster for adding information.
Is here someone knowledgeable enough and willing to make a crash course on the dynamic websites' secure administration for beginners and answer the related questions in general? It will be extremely helpful.
|Crinoid wrote: |
|It was noted that only using an expensive hosts, specializing in hosting dynamic websites, can ensure that this shouldn't happen, but their conditions still hold you responsible and state that bill that they see fit the amount of damage caused, will be charged. |
They would have to do more than just host you; which woudl involve configuring and managing a stable version of a well known CMS that has impeccable security (i.e., for example, is absoloutely not PHP-Nuke)
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