I use Website Baker for several sites I manage.
I run a series of educational websites and am looking for an alternative to static html - so... an open source content management system seems sensible. I like the idea of a database driven modular structure with dynamic pages.
However, what to choose is always the question on people's minds - pros and cons, etc.
My initial research leads me towards to more in-depth scrutiny of Joomla, Drupal and Moodle.
Any thoughts would be much appreciated. Kind regards, Richard Gent
moodle is good at what it does... but might be overkill for CMS, it's more designed as a VLE / to provide online courses. I'm sure someone will be along momentarily to plug the edugeek Joomla package ;-)
Joomla or e107
Both are easy to setup and use.
Thanks for your initial comments. I may be looking to provide VLE style online courses in the future so that feature might be attractive.
How do I narrow my choice?
I need a PHP programmer I use to be able to work with the platform.
I need it to be flexible and robust.
I need it to support subscription / access systems.
It needs to be capable of reducing cross browser compatibility issues.
It needs to have flexible style sheets / templates.
It needs to sync well with forums and other social networking options.
It needs to cope with podcasting.
It needs to be able to communicate with LMS / SIMS.
It needs to cope with huge user rates and very large content management.
It needs to offer tried and tested WYSIWYG interfaces.
It should be able to cope with multiple authors / content managers.
* Dynamic form builders
* Business or organizational directories
* Document management
* image and multimedia galleries
* E-commerce and shopping cart engines
* Forums and chat software
* Blogging software
* Directory services
* Email newsletters
* Data collection and reporting tools
* Banner advertising systems
I need to be able to access expert support relatively swiftly and easily.
I'm sure there are loads of things I'm over looking...
Further advice would be FAB! Many thanks.
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