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    Colonel Jack O'neill Josh_'s Avatar
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    Need help finding a CMS...

    So if I had more time I would write this myself, but basically all I'm looking for is something where the client can edit the pages that have already been created in the backend.

    Basically I just want a CMS where I can create those pages in the backend, then put a piece of code in the HTML that displays the content.

    <html>
    ..
    <div>
    <code that displays content from backend>
    </div>
    ..
    </html>

    Something basic like that.

    I've been looking at Joomla, it seems pretty intense for this, but if anybody has any advice on an easy way of doing this in Joomla that'd be great too.

    Thanks!

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    Joomla is you answer it you want a contnet management site.

    Boonex is your answer is you want a social networking site.

    Oscommerce is your answer if you want a online selling store.

    Wordpress is your answer If you want a blog.

    If you need help this is all what I do please pm me.

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    I've just coded a pretty simple cms called SimpleCMS lol. It takes all the complexity out of a CMS and makes updating websites quick and easy for people with very basic knowledge. It actually provides the ability to create new pages too. All applied within the predefined template.

    Let me know what you think.
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    SimpleCMS looks pretty promising - I will be keeping it in mind for future projects.

    Thanks for the link

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    I always use WordPress for sites like that. It's easy to set up and probably the easiest CMS to make themes for. The nice thing about using WP is that a client can even add new pages and have a blog area if you want them to. It's also very easy to extend with plugins if down the road they decide that they want their site to do something more. Joomla is a nice CMS but I think that's it's a bit much for a simple site.

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    Joomla! has this feature built in. All you need is add a possibility for your user to log in to the front-end (you can even put a login/password combo on an "orphan" page nothing links to). Once the user logs in, the articles on the site (the content itself) are directly editable by means of a WYSIWYG editor.

    You can even install a rights-management component that would allow you to restrict the editable content depending on the user's rights/access level.

    I've used this with 1.0.x but I imagine they kept this feature with 1.5.x as well

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    joomla is good but for me it was not easy to learn it.
    you can try 19pages.com - very easy.
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    I heard cushycms.com is also good. you can edit the selected page or the selected paragraph in a page to be ready for easy editing.

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    Anybody recommend droopal? I think it's quite simple and yet flexible like joomla.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudflow View Post
    I heard cushycms.com is also good. you can edit the selected page or the selected paragraph in a page to be ready for easy editing.
    I just looked a cushycms.com and I must say it looks very limited. It uploads static content to a remote server, and does not seem to be capable of things like contact forms or anything involving database interaction. It's a nice toy, but it would probably only really work effectively on about 5% of the sites I've worked on. To me, that doesn't really make it a viable option for a CMS system.

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    you can try wordpress if you do not like the joomla. it's more easy cms than joomla

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    Quote Originally Posted by webchalkboard View Post
    I've just coded a pretty simple cms called SimpleCMS lol. It takes all the complexity out of a CMS and makes updating websites quick and easy for people with very basic knowledge. It actually provides the ability to create new pages too. All applied within the predefined template.

    Let me know what you think.
    Cheers,
    Tom
    Not to get off topic here, but I've been coding a CMS for my site that's really similar to this, aka an in-page CMS so the back end is meshed with the front end. I'm a a little jealous . I really like your implementation. The drag and drop navigation list, I really like that and was considering it too (before I saw yours, I swear). Yours doesn't do exactly what I'm looking for so I think I'll keep coding my own, but I will definitely keep up on it.

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    I prefer Joomla CMS.
    I think Joomla is the best CMS available on a Open Source Platform today.

    I have been using Joomla since "Mambo" and am very happy about it.
    It's free, easy to use and very scalable!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Czaries View Post
    I just looked a cushycms.com and I must say it looks very limited. It uploads static content to a remote server, and does not seem to be capable of things like contact forms or anything involving database interaction. It's a nice toy, but it would probably only really work effectively on about 5% of the sites I've worked on. To me, that doesn't really make it a viable option for a CMS system.
    Definately depends on what you're doing. I find that Cushy works for 95% of my clients. All they need to do is update content and a few images. Cushy fits the bill quite nicely.

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    Cushy looks good. My partner and I created Instant Update which is bit more complex, but still under 5 minutes setup time.
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    I really recommend MODx for this kind of job - very straight forward.


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