I am in a middle of CMS research and testing for the community site i am about to start, but whenever i search for 'the best cms' or even 'the best community cms' i got nothing relevant. I am aware that there's no best cms, but best for your situation. However, i am still asking myself and now..yourself what is the best cms for comprehensive community building? What are your experiences and opinions.
It's easy to put up a forum and start a community by that, but i am searching for something more around that forum. I want to provide my visitors more options than one forum can give.
What my CMS needs is:
- full phpbb integration
- ability of exporting 'hot topics' on other pages from phpbb forums
- polls and petitions
RSS news agreggator
- great scalability for future growth (multi server setups)
- best possible performance and speed, stability
- very good overall reputation
ease of use both by admin and users
I made the above list more on the fly, but that sums up generaly what is most important to me.
Just to mention, i heard that drupal has some special reputation and is known by its taxonomy, but misses phpbb integration and i don't like their built in forums (newbb if i am not wrong) Also i know that mambo is by many considered the best, but i got the impression that it just isn't meant for these kinds of community driven sites. Typo3 has everything, but that everything may turn to be too much, and it's requirements are too much which may result in lower performance. As for nukes.. i don't know what to say really.. there are simply too much clones that i end up confused.. CPG nuke sounds good, PHP nuke is very popular and all have phpbb integration. Are nukes good for community driven sites?
Please, post any experiences you may have with establishing a community with a CMS. What is/are the best CMS for community driven sites?
Thank you very much!