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    What should I use? Mambo or Xoops ?

    Whats the best "software" to use? I want a pretty simple web site made, need a voting thing, will have a lot of news (want printer friendly version, email to friend etc.), some statistics, and maybee a forum/message board of some sort.

    What would you use?

    Are they diffecult to customize? So that they fit my layout/design?

    Is it possible to get news on one part of the web site from a RSS feed and display it?

    Are they SEO-friendly?

    I hope someone who is experienced with these can help me..

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    I tried Mambo, Xoops, Drupal, Typo3 and Textpattern last year and decided to go with Mambo. Then things happened, all of the Mambo core developers left and started Joomla. Mambo and Joomla are still very similar, but Joomla is more active and released several smaller updates already.

    I currently have 3 Joomla sites and really do like the program.

    It is very easy to create your own template from scratch, so that it fits your design.

    Joomla has a "SEO friendly" option, but this should not be a problem anyways with the major search engines.

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    I have never tried either so I can't really give you a proper answer. From what I read and hear though Mambo is one of the best, easy to skin and customise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DA Master
    IFrom what I read and hear though Mambo is one of the best, easy to skin and customise.
    Yes, Mambo still is one of the best CMS, but as all of the core developers left and started Joomla, I decided to switch, too. Joomla seems to have the edge above Mambo.

    Here you will find more about Mambo - Joomla.

    If you would like to get more information about the split, you can google for Mambo, Miro, Joomla.

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    Ah cool, thanks for link pixelcop.

    Isn't Miro the corp who developed Mambo?

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    I think so.

    I looks like Miro has transferred the rights to Mambo Opn Source now: http://mamboserver.com/index.php?opt...d=179&Itemid=1

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    Do you know of any "news templates" in Joomla or Mambo or Xoops, that I can build my web site from??

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    Or, where can I find them? Is there any mamo template web sites for example?


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