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April 15, 2001
Can you recommend a content management system? I'm thinking of starting a small, somewhat commercial site in a similar sense to mefi with a focus on football talk
at 8:00 PM (4 comments total)
For a slashdot-style site, both
appear to work well. Squishdot requires
. Both are open-source and free.
If you want a simple solution with minimal software involvement on your part, a combination of
might serve your needs.
-based site would also fit the discussion weblog bill. You can get free Manila blogs from Userland or from
. You can use fancy tools like
to edit these sites or just a plain browser interface. If you want to go all out in the Manila world, you can buy
, the system Manila is built on.
is another Frontier-based web CMS with discussion forums, etc. I believe you can get free sites from them as well.
If you want to get really hardcore, you can join Cam's
(also check out the (outdated) summary of CMS products on that page), or better yet, write your own, using
, or whatever.
Is that enough to get started? :)
on April 16, 2001
Ben Brown was touting a discussion board product recently in a MetaTalk thread, here's a
on April 16, 2001
Thanks for the info dave.
Was thinking of using discuss, but license fee was $500 from mr. brown. So I
on April 17, 2001
I used to read camworld for info on this. He has a chart somewhere. (whoops, that was referred to above)
Basically, according to Philip Greenspun, you are better off rolling your own at some point. I have gotten frustrated with limitations of [insert system here] and am just going to begin the long process of trying to do something within linux using mysql and php and blah blah blah.
I just want a way for our office staff to update pages on a regular basis, and be able to change the site using templates. And discussion boards and chat. All integrated. And XML everything. And free. And easy to install.
For simple discussion boards, I really, really like discus.com
on April 18, 2001
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