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Dustin
Posted: Jun 13 2003, 03:47 PM
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I had this strange idea where I wanted to get some of my computer "not-so-literate" family to set up their own websites and put them on my VDS (after all, everyone needs their own website). Most of them view the term FTP as a word from a foreign language, so I'm looking into setting up a good content management system. Most of the ones I've checked out seem to be geared more towards "news group" types of sites, and I'm looking for something with more of a "personal website" feel. Something that allows a pretty flexible layout. Obviously, ease of use would be high on my priority list.

I know I'm asking for the world here, but has anyone ran across anything like this?
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andy
Posted: Jun 19 2003, 04:09 PM
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Have you checked out the one over at http://www.scriptarchive.com ? I've not used it myself and only looked at it briefly, but it looked like it could be good.


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inetwiz
Posted: Jun 20 2003, 09:59 AM
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I'm not sure about personal use, but I use PHPWebSite over at Mustang High School. I'm currently using an older copy of the software, but working on upgrading to the latest release (sure looks a lot slicker from their site's screenshots).

I have used PostNuke, PHPNuke and a couple of others, and decided that I like PHPWebSite the best. However, like I said, I do not know if that is what you would be looking for on a personal site.

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Dustin
Posted: Jun 20 2003, 11:01 AM
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QUOTE (andy @ Jun 19 2003, 05:09 PM)
Have you checked out the one over at http://www.scriptarchive.com ?  I've not used it myself and only looked at it briefly, but it looked like it could be good.


After you pointed it out I looked at it a bit. It has parts that I really like, in fact, if it was open source, I'd take peices of it and make my own CMS. Unfortunately, I can't stomach the pricetag. blink.gif

QUOTE (inetwiz @ Jun 20 2003, 10:59 AM)
I have used PostNuke, PHPNuke and a couple of others, and decided that I like PHPWebSite the best.


Out of the ones I looked at, I think I agree with you about PHPWebSite. In fact, I'm probably going to put it to use for one of my own sites. Unfortunately, I don't think it's the right CMS for a personal website. Why can't they make an online version of FrontPage without the bugs or pricetag? mrgreen.gif
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Jonathan
Posted: Aug 12 2003, 11:18 AM
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I don't know exactly how good it is, but I found a CMS called Plone which some site called www.slackers.net was using. The Plone website can be found at www.plone.org if you want to check it out.

It looks nice and the first thing that came to my mind was that it might work great to organize some projects I am working on. If I ever get around to setting it up, I will post more information.


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Singer
Posted: Jun 15 2004, 01:17 PM
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HI, did you ever get around to checking out Plone:? And if so, will it work on my upipe?
I have a friend who is interested in setting up her personal website and I'm trying to find somethign eassy for her to do it with ahve just heard about it and was wondering how it went for you

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Posted: Jul 1 2004, 01:34 PM
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I spoke with Jonathan and he has not had a chance yet to look into Plone. He has been busy working on some system-level projects and he will probably not have time to test that program any time soon.

If you are interested in using Plone and have some free time you may want to just try it out and see how well it works for your needs.


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Posted: Aug 4 2005, 11:22 AM
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just an update on cms if anyone is interested.. still searching..

I have tried to install mambo but it's a really frustrating software to get to work like it should nad has alot of bugs in it.

FOund something promising called website baker but it is being rewritten.. due in November 2005.. it looks good though but I would ike something now

heard abotu plone but can't figure out how to install or how it works.. too above my head language wise.

stil searching.. open to suggestions

hotscripts.com seems to have a bunch for any one interested

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Posted: Aug 4 2005, 11:57 AM
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I recently tried PHPNuke for a new website, and had a friend install it on my UPIPE account. It LOOKS like a great program, but adding content, and especially CHANGING it (even using the HTML feature) turned a nice-looking site into.... well let's just say it was a Big Pain to work with.

I actually junked it and went back to my fav - FrontPage 2002. I have complete control over META tags, templates, includes, and site-wide searches. I am used to it, and it is fast, and therefor, my clients get more for thei dollar.

I have yet to find a CMS that can perform well - they all seem to be in the creation mode, with constant updates...

Also, I tried WebCEO, which is free, does an amazing amount of changes (including SEO), but keeps crashing on my Win XP !!!!! What a time-waster that was...


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Posted: Aug 5 2005, 12:31 AM
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As posted above, I was and still am using PHPWebSite on the Mustang High School (mhs.mustangps.org) web site.

However, I use GeekLog (google it -- geeklog.net i think) on the district leve site (www.mustangps.org) -- the district communications officer has done an absolutely tremendous job maximizing the capabilities of the software.

Also, I am developing my own in-house CMS currently being used at: www.mustangchamber.com -- if there is enough interest in it, i might release it into the public domain as open source.

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