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    Ok, one last try....I'm still looking for a decent content management system....something that will help me create a database driven website, just like SitePoint.....

    I've found portal packages that go for 10-20k.
    I've checked HotScipts, CGI-Resources and a dozen other script sites.
    I've found typo3, MyPHP and a ton of other "projects", but nothing that is near done, or relatively well documented or that doesn't take a doctorate in quantum physics to understand.
    I don't have the time or ability to build it myself right now.
    I've gotten offers from programmers that want to build it for me, but they are all in the thousands......

    It must be that what I'm looking for doesn't exist, but I thought I'd give it one more try....

    1. CMS system that uses either Perl or PHP and has a MySQL back end.
    2. Template driven?
    3. Multiple categories, editors
    4. Web based control panel
    5. Completed, documented, relatively bug free
    6. Printer friendly, email to a friend capability
    7. Under or not too much over $1,000

    Does such a thing exist? Anyone have any ideas?
    Thanks!

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    Try Zope at www.zope.org I think it's what you are after. I am looking for the same sort of thing and have had a very quick look.

    It's open source (free) and looks pretty good but the documentation is a little thin

    If you get anywhere with it PLEASE let me know how you get on.

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    There's a definite lack of a CMS solution in the lower price range... Vignette StoryServer charges $500,000 for an installation. The free solutions aren't all that great.

    At SitePoint we spent a small fortune on programmers to get out CMS together. Offering it as a standalone solution for a few grand is something that we may do in the future. It will require quite a bit of work though to make it universally adaptable to different websites.
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    SitePoint Guru sowen's Avatar
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    Matt,

    Is sitepoint assembled in one location? I have noticed that your advisers are scatterd around the globe, do they submit directly to your db or is it all gathered together and posted from HQ.

    An article on how your CMS works would go down great!

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    Nope

    It's open source (free) and looks pretty good but the documentation is a little thin
    Thanks for trying, but this is exactly what I'm talking about.... a FLOSWIP, (foreign language, open source, work in progress) Not what I had in mind.

    Anyone else? I know they must exist, I've just never seen one....kinda like baby pigeons?

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    Maybe not...

    Hmmmm....I may have spoken too soon. My apologies, Zope might be a contender after all....sorry, just got so used to failure that I didn't give it a chance.....

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    Originally posted by sowen
    Matt,

    Is sitepoint assembled in one location? I have noticed that your advisers are scatterd around the globe, do they submit directly to your db or is it all gathered together and posted from HQ.

    An article on how your CMS works would go down great!
    We have corporate offices in Melbourne, Australia. We have a full-time Content Director whose sole job is to work with writers and database content.
    Matt Mickiewicz - Co-Founder
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    sundown, did you see phpnuke.com ?...

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    Hi sundown,

    If you are interested in building one like Sitepoint CMS

    You can Go to
    Step by Step, Building a Simple Content Management System Using Php and MySql

    And join us in the CMS building.
    Join and help us build a simple
    Version of SitePoint CMS(Content Management System).

    Step by Step, Building a Simple Content
    Management System Using Php and MySql

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    PHP Nuke was the first script i downloaded... i knew zero PHP and MySQL... took me a couple of hors to have it working, itīs a great program.


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