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    Wordpress is kinda plug and play..

    How about drupal?

    I'm thinking drupal right now. I'm having trouble downloading extras in modx..

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    They say wordpress is kinda plug and play.
    How about that? I'm thinking of drupal right now.

    I'm having trouble in downloading and installing extras.

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    Quote Originally Posted by claro View Post
    Wordpress is kinda plug and play..
    You don't have to use it that way. But the alternative means digging into a fair bit of code, which is a bit messy. I also still begrudge WP for being primarily for blogging.

    How about drupal?
    I looked into it back in the day, and found it a bit of a behemoth. I'm sure once you know how it works it's great—there are some great members around here who attest to that—but I found it a bit confusing and left it behind.

    You could perhaps try something else like CMSMadeSimple ... though I'm not sure how simple it really is. Another popular one is Concrete5. Not sure if these will do what you need or how easy they are to use.

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    I must add that to my cms vocabulary.

    CMSMadeSimple and Conrete5..Is it free?

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    Yes, both free I believe.

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    C5 is interesting.

    Now I'm more confused.
    hahaha

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    Yes, it's not easy. This is probably why a lot of people cling to one when they've found something that suits them. It always feels like you are climbing a mountain when you face using a new one. I find most (if not all) of them lack a really good introduction that gives you a clear, conceptual overview of how the CMS works and what it offers.

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    This problem should address to them.

    Your bet is drupal right?

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    I just tried the demo from C5,
    I did'nt see what I want.

    I hope all cms has there own demo too.


    http://claro.c5host.com/
    user: admin
    pass: carlos

    for now, I'll just stick to modx and study deeper.
    I just read its manual and I'm too far to get back.

    I hope modx will be good to me.
    I'll just credit modx support.

    It always feels like you are climbing a mountain when you face using a new one
    you're right.
    It feels that way.
    Really that way or more.

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    There aren't that many modx developers out there who know it well. However, there are many Drupal developers… who know it in and out. By using a system that is not real well known your somewhat doing your client a disservice when/if they need support and your not around. I would choose something a little more mature and large community. modx has a very small following and your pretty much writing just about everything by hand. It works for small, simple sites but ones that are highly dynamic I wouldn't see how without a lot of custom programming. If you find though it works for you than more power to you. Though without a list of at least semi-detailed requirements it is really all just a crap shoot.
    The only code I hate more than my own is everyone else's.

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    You got me shaken.

    The CMS I want is that the templating, extras, add-ons won't sacrifice my design and I find modx meeting those things. But you got me of your words. Modx is too young.

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    Dude what happen if I don't use CMS anymore? perhaps a DW template for a copy and paste section. Is it ok?

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    Quote Originally Posted by claro View Post
    Dude what happen if I don't use CMS anymore? perhaps a DW template for a copy and paste section. Is it ok?
    Not quite clear what you are asking, but you can make the site static if you want, just updating it "by hand", as it were.

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    I mean, Is there any disadvantage of not using cms?

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    It's just more work in the long run. Say you have a blog, or regular entries on your site. You may want snippets of the latest entries on the home page, and each entry to end with a list of related entries. You can do all this by hand, but it's very time consuming. It could all be done instantly/automatically by a CMS.

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    I see,but I want a full control of my design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by claro View Post
    I want a full control of my design.
    Maybe try something like MODx or EE then. Seriously, though, the better CMSes give you that control—some more easily than others, perhaps. Did you have a problem with that in MODx?

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    I started in modx,

    but I don't like to start if I know in the future would fail.

    There aren't that many modx developers out there who know it well. However, there are many Drupal developers… who know it in and out. By using a system that is not real well known your somewhat doing your client a disservice when/if they need support and your not around.

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    What do you mean by fail, though? You won't lose control of your HTML and CSS.

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    the supports.

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    Do you mean the add-ons? Are you sure you need any?

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    uhm..nothing for now.

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    To me, it sounds like MODx is a good fit, so I'd stick with it if I were you. Even if you keep it simple at first, you'll have a lot of room to extend the site over time. For anything other than a small, not-oft-updated site, static sites with no backend are not much use these days.
    Last edited by ralph.m; May 24, 2012 at 21:34. Reason: typo

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    I'll give it a try.
    Thank you for your patience sir ralph.


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