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    Multiple CMSs in the web tree?

    Hello again:

    (?) = opinions welcome

    Say I'd like to use Joomla (?) for info and pushing products (?), have a blog area managed by WordPress (?), and a social net area so customers can share info and tell their friends "Hey! Look what I found!" using, say, Xoops/yogurt (?)

    I'll either use a modified template or just make my own site design... either way, there will be some CSS/JS/DHTML/AJAX/PHP/MySQL work to be done to get it done my way, I'm sure.

    Ok. I figure that whatever I'm using to manage products will have to coexist with a separate shopping cart app, so using other management systems should be ok.

    Anyone see any dangers/pitfalls of putting this stuff together?

    Will any of these CMS systems get in my way when it comes to customization?

    Ok, I can always get the packages and upload them if I have to, but anyone familiar with what HostMonster offers (including the stuff I still have access to as they execute their migration away from Fantastico fiasco) might be extremely helpful regarding this design desicion(s) but if your not... lessee if I can paste in what's available below my signature.

    Thanks in advance
    Mike

    with simple scripts, this CMS stuff is also available:

    MODx
    e107
    TikiWikiCmsGroupware


    Fantastico stuff:

    Blogs
    b2evolution
    Nucleus
    WordPress

    Content Management
    Drupal
    Geeklog
    Joomla 1.5
    Joomla
    Mambo Open Source
    PHP-Nuke
    phpWCMS
    phpWebSite
    Post-Nuke
    Siteframe
    Xoops

    Customer Relationship
    Crafty Syntax Live Help
    Help Center Live
    osTicket
    PHP Support Tickets
    Support Services Manager

    Discussion Boards
    phpBB
    SMF

    E-Commerce
    CubeCart
    OS Commerce
    Zen Cart

    F.A.Q.
    FAQMasterFlex

    Hosting Billing
    AccountLab Plus
    phpCOIN

    Image Galleries
    4Images Gallery
    Coppermine Photo Gallery
    Gallery

    Polls and Surveys
    Advanced Poll
    LimeSurvey
    phpESP

    Project Management
    PHProjekt

    Site Builders
    Pro Edition
    Templates Express

    Wiki
    TikiWiki
    PhpWiki

    Other Scripts
    Moodle
    Open-Realty
    phpAdsNew
    PHPauction
    phpFormGenerator
    WebCalendar

    Extras
    Language
    Side menu appearance
    Email notifications
    Installations overview

    Thanks in advance
    Mike

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    What I would do is pick a content management system for the site/blog (use it for both), a good forum (I prefer SMF over phpBB, but that's my own personal bias), and look at plugins/mods for both of them (or as Rudy likes to say, bofadem) and bridge the two. I know WordPress has a Plugin that will bridge it and SMF together so that they share the same user database, but I'm not sure about Joomla. If the site is going to be more of a complex traditional site than a blog with extra pages, then you'll definately be better off going with Joomla 1.5 than the older version or WordPress.

    Oh and please, for the love of $diety, do NOT use Fantastico. Install the scrpts yourself if you can (it's easy, just create a database using the server's control panel, then follow the instructions on the script itself) and save yourself the hassle of not being able to upgrade until Fantastico decides it's the "right time" to push them out for you.


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