Ok, in an attempt to get back into kung-fu training, I have suggested rebuilding my sifu's website for him in exchange for lessons.
His requirements are simple:
- If each student has their own user name and password requires a lot of admin. Happy for them all to share or can they get a password automatically?
- Need members area
- Roughly the same type of content as at the moment
- Need an area and way I can update constantly like the current stop press area.
Now, I am mostly familiar with Wordpress, although have also used Drupal (still use it, but not worked on it for a while).
I think that Drupal would be best, although no idea what his server is like (I have no plans to transfer all his mail servers etc) so it could be slow, like my old server was with Drupal.
Anyhow, the only tricky bit for Wordpress would be the members only pages - although there are some plugins that sound like they do the trick.
Which should I go for? Wordpress with a private/members plugin, or Drupal?
I am happier with Wordpress, but maybe Drupal is the only way to do the job properly? It will be my first "design" job. In exchange for work, I get the opportunity to be used as a human punch bag.
Or is there a better option? Whatever CMS I use, it has to be very straightforward for users as well as admin. My main concern with Drupal is that I had some feedback that it is not very user friendly. Wordpress posting is much easier.