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    CMS systems - recommendations

    I use to have my own site a few years ago running Postnuke CMS, I've kept the domain but only the name. Now I'm considering firing it back up as I miss being able to control my own images, content etc easily and host forums etc for friends. It costs money but it was actually an enjoyable hobby!

    Anyway I'm looking for a flexible CMS, I liked Postnuke but it was rather buggy and limited at times although no doubt it's improved over the last 18months or so since I last updated it. Any suggestions? I will be trying everything at some point, gallery, blog, forums etc. I need the lot which is why I went with postnuke in the past.

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    Re: CMS systems - recommendations

    Have a bash at the many demos at the OpenSourceCMS website.

    Personally I use Website Baker on the school website (in my signature) but Joomla and CMS Made Simple are used by other EduGeekers.

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    Re: CMS systems - recommendations

    I'd go for Joomla. There should be a new release coming out sometime in the near(ish) future.

    I find it manageable, but like all software, it has its peculiarities. I'd say give it a go and see what you think.

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    Re: CMS systems - recommendations

    I used joomla on www.theovalprimary.co.uk .

    I've not used any other CMS before, but had a look at website baker after seeing Craigs website. It looks fairly simple to use, but I think I'm going to stick with Joomla for any websites I make for the time being as it is what I'm used to now.

    Joomla is highly advanced and has a wide variety of common addons and extensions which can be used. It takes a little while to get used to the admin backend, but I suspect that applies to most CMS.

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    Re: CMS systems - recommendations

    Have you ever tried Moodle ? It is an Open Source CMS.
    http://moodle.org/

    My personal experience is with this tool. I think its good points are

    1. Comprehensive Help Documentation
    You can find a lot of help documentation of Moolde-related issues on its official site.

    2. Technical Support

    The help forum is very active and you can alway get advice there.

    3. AICC/SCORM Compliance
    Moodle has the AICC/SCORM feature to import external content. And you can use external tools to create standard complaint package and then upload to Moodle.

    I have limited knowleadge with Joomla, so I just want to know how do other people say about it .

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    Re: CMS systems - recommendations

    I don't no about anyone else, but as good as Moodle is - its always looks damm ugly to me.

    Never seen one that I think - ooh - you could use that theme as a website.

    But is someone thinks they've got one/seen one then I'd be very interested to look at it

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    Re: CMS systems - recommendations

    have you tried incosoftware. www.inco-soft.net they do the site for web.camphillboys.bham.sch.uk and they are secondary school of the year 2006. We're just waiting our SMT to sign off.

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    Re: CMS systems - recommendations

    I use E107, great CMS, good admin section. lots of templates if you are not up on creating them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    Have a bash at the many demos at the OpenSourceCMS website.

    Personally I use Website Baker on the school website (in my signature) but Joomla and CMS Made Simple are used by other EduGeekers.
    Did you get this website baker to use SSO with Active directory so that staff don't need to sign on when viewing teh page logged in as them?

    Chris

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    CMSMS I keep trying others and always find that i want to come back to this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjohnsonuk View Post
    Did you get this website baker to use SSO with Active directory so that staff don't need to sign on when viewing teh page logged in as them?

    Chris
    No, I didn't. There's only me that logs in to the CMS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjohnsonuk View Post
    Did you get this website baker to use SSO with Active directory so that staff don't need to sign on when viewing teh page logged in as them?

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