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    I am looking for a good content management system for my site. I need one where one can add news, articles, links etc and control authors etc.

    I have found three candidates that I'll try and install on my server, but I would really like to hear of your experiences first (if any):
    - Midgard: www.midgard-project.org
    - Back-End: http://back-end.org
    - Netgenie: http://netgenie.netdienste.de/netgenie/index.html

    Also, if you know of another good one, feel free to share ;-).

    BTW, I found these scripts at http://www.hotscripts.com ...

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    Back-end is OK but the major thing it is missing is a good templateing system, all of those who have seen how vB's templates work will know the kind of thing I am on about.

    Midgard is to complicated to install for the average user and would require interventation and co-operation on the half of the people hosting the web site.

    As for the other one I haven't looked.

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    Thanks for your replies. Actually I have decided to do the a system myself. There are too much that need to be modified in the existing ones, even though they are quite good.

    And after having read Kevin Yank's tutorial, I think I should be up to the job ;-).

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    I tried Back-End, which is a good program but still in its infancy. I am building my own system from the ground up now though, because I want some very specific things I can't do by simply editing Back-End's code. Back-End also doesn't support images yet

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    Fine idea...as has been said here many times: there's no turn-key solution that will be useful to a high number of sites...everything needs to be personalized...you'll probably outgrow anything pre-packaged anyway, so learning it yourself is always the better way to go, assuming you have the time.



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