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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 9:36 am 
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i am intending to do a practice site, portfolio. but dont have much ideas/time to do a proper 1 now so maybe i cheat a little use a CMS instead of trying to do a site from scratch. so whats a good CMS to recommended?

i looked at PHP Nuke, PHP Fusion etc but seem to have problems installing even locally so what is good and how do i install? i need chmod or something?

anyway my site under construction using template http://iceangel89.110mb.com/
and my myself http://iceangel89.110mb.com/v2

critics are welcomed


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 2:00 pm 
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You will almost absolutely need chmod, yes.

As for which CMS to use...thats impossile to answer as there are literally 1000's of CMS systems available on the market.

Those you mention, such as Post Nuke or PHP Nuke I feel are slightly antiquated and often bloated and difficult to extend.

Try poking around opensourcecms.com until you find one you like.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 2:02 pm 
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Drupal is bi in Toronto, but wordpress might be more appropriate for a personal site.

I always liked the look of expression engine as well, but have never touched it.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:21 am 
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By far and away the best, in my opinion is ModX.

http://www.modxcms.com/


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 9:53 am 
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I'd vote for drupal due to it's amazing flexibility/extensibility. However it does have a fairly steep learning curve, but once you 'get over the hump' things get easier (or so I'm hoping ;))

Kieran Huggins wrote:
Drupal is bi in Toronto, but wordpress might be more appropriate for a personal site.

I always liked the look of expression engine as well, but have never touched it.


Kieran, what exactly do you mean by 'bi in TO'? I'm assuming you mean big :) That being said, do you have any drupal theming experience? :)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 7:40 pm 
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8O ....... :oops:

I did mean big - oops! I guess with the pride parade that was a not-so-obvious typo.

Anyhow, there are a lot of Drupal devs in Toronto. There are monthly Drupal meetups at the linux café downtown (good panini). Generally, Toronto is on of the main Drupal hubs. Vancouver is another, I think.

I have limited Drupal theming experience, having done it twice a few years ago. I have friends who have done a lot more.

@nick: How close are you to Toronto? If I had to guess I'd hazard London/Stratord.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 1:37 am 
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Kieran Huggins wrote:
@nick: How close are you to Toronto? If I had to guess I'd hazard London/Stratord.


A little too far south, but close.. Currently I am living in Hamilton, roughly 30-40 minutes or so from Toronto (1.5h from London ;))...

I had no idea TO was so big on Drupal.. I'm just starting to try and wrap my head around it, and I'm a little hesitant to attempt to skin up a custom theme until I have a firmer grasp on the rest of the system.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:26 am 
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If you're interested in Drupal, you should go to a Drupal event - you're so close to Toronto that it would be a piece of cake.

Walkah's hosting one @ CSI on the 17th that's specifically about theming. You have no excuse not to go!

Let me know when you're in town and we'll get some pho before hand - there's a really good spot across the street from CSI.

http://groups.drupal.org/node/8006


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:03 am 
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check out SilverStripe (http://www.silverstripe.com/)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:15 pm 
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doh :( ... I do have an excuse not to go :( I work thursday's and friday's 12-8... I will for be up for them when I can ditch those pain in the rear hours (and job.. heh).


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:52 am 
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Joomla is another good CMS available


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 12:23 am 
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Man, this site is full of AdSense. What's the point!?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:09 am 
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Hello guys.

If you're looking for a content management system that is full of features and has a good support - I would suggest using a WebsiteMill Content Management System - http://www.websitemill.net. After struggling with Joomla and Drupal and the limitations on functions that they offer I decided to look for a commercial CMS. WSM just works magic for me.


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