Do I need a CMS?


I have been running an online forum ( which I am about to turn into a national forum & online community (to be hosted at

Initially the website will consist only of a forum (located at, however in the future I would like to add blogging capabilities for members, a dedicated home page, a space to display advertising information (even an automated system for purchasing advertising).

Should I begin by installing a CMS (such as Joomla) onto my site and then adding the Forum onto it? Or can the CMS be added at a later date?

If you’re going to do it (and I think you probably should), add it now instead of trying to retrofit it later. Much easier in the long run.

Thankyou, that was the advice I was after.