Website content management and publishing tools

15 Sep 2006 - 7:28am
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Vinay Rao
2006

Have any of you used Open Source Content Management Systems such as Joomla for
building scaleable websites?

Recently I've noticed the popularity of web publishing tools such as Wordpress,
conventionally associated with blogs, being used to create full websites.
Scalability is achieved by treating every new entry as a new 'post'.

I'm curious to know which method works best in which situation.

Cheers
Vinay Rao

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15 Sep 2006 - 8:45am
Baldo
2005

what do you mean with "scaleable"?

> Have any of you used Open Source Content Management Systems such as Joomla for
> building scaleable websites?

15 Sep 2006 - 6:32pm
Vinay Rao
2006

scaleable = being able to add new pages and automatically index/link them at the
appropriate locations such as within a category or on the home page

Vinay

-----Baldo <baldus at gmail.com> wrote:
what do you mean with "scaleable"?

> Have any of you used Open Source Content Management Systems such as Joomla for
> building scaleable websites?

16 Sep 2006 - 9:23pm
Tzaddi Gordon
2006

Vinay Rao Wrote:

Have any of you used Open Source Content Management Systems such as Joomla
for
building scaleable websites?

Recently I've noticed the popularity of web publishing tools such as
Wordpress,
conventionally associated with blogs, being used to create full websites.
Scalability is achieved by treating every new entry as a new 'post'.

I'm curious to know which method works best in which situation.

Hi Vinay

I've recently used both Joomla and Wordpress. Here are some impressions:

- I found Joomla to be incredibly difficult to configure. It seems to me
like a platform built by programmers for programmers (apparently without
effort to make it easy for non-programmers).

- Joomla has so many "features" in the default installation that it's overly
complex and cluttered. File structure for customization is a nightmare.

- Wordpress by contrast is quite simple in it's default installation.
Non-default features can be added by finding open source plug-ins (or having
a programmer write custom ones)

- Wordpress file structure is simple and straightforward. With a basic
understanding of PHP you can customize quite a lot through the GUI.

- Both seem to have quite a strong community that you could turn to for
advice, though perhaps the Joomla one is more skewed to folks offering
contract services vs. an open-source, give-back-to-the-community kind of
group.

My context:
- I've spent more time with WP since I preferred it, so these comments may
not be quite fair to Joomla
- I know just enough programming to be dangerous :-)
- I have configured blogging software before (Movable Type)

Hope this helps,
Tzaddi

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Tzaddi Gordon
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Date: Sat, 16 Sep 2006 05:02:53 +0530 (IST)
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] Website content management and publishing tools
scaleable = being able to add new pages and automatically index/link them at
the
appropriate locations such as within a category or on the home page

Vinay

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