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    SitePoint Enthusiast obiwan1's Avatar
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    Noob question about CMS

    Sorry...this question will be very fresh. Can anyone recommend an open-source CMS solution where I can build and manage a website? Currently, I have a domain name with a single holding page. Obviously I am no programmer, so am looking for a dummies-type fix. I actually don't even know how I would go about uploading anything to the url - but I suppose my host would be able to help me out there. Any suggestions appreciated.
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    A lot of people like Drupal. Whenever I need a cms evaluated for a specific purpose, I often use OpenSource CMS to see for myself how the admin and guest interfaces work.

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    It depends what you're wanting to do with it. If you're a newbie I'd suggest Drupal might be a bit too much for you. Wordpress or Textpattern might be better options.

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    I agree - WordPress is pretty simple to use and there are tons of add-ons to add extra features.
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    Depends on what you really want to do. If you want something simple to use, Wordpress for sure. Something really expandable and not too hard, Joomla. I like Joomla 1.5.x the most for the joomla solution.

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    'CMSMadesimple' (search for 'CMSMS'), simple to use, great forums and documentation, plus it's easy on the eyes.
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    but no simpler" - Albert Einstein

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    beginner? go for wordpress or joomla
    Last edited by web67; Apr 15, 2008 at 18:51.
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