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    Is There anything else like joomla

    Is there anything similar out there like joomla???

    -a rival?

    -a alternative?

    anybody?

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    Re: Is There anything else like joomla

    Check out OpenSourceCMS - knock yourself out

    Personally I prefer Website Baker.

    PS. No need to shout

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    Re: Is There anything else like joomla

    There is loads. Take Website Baker as an example (webman built his website using this on www.bishopbarrington.net )

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    Re: Is There anything else like joomla

    Beat me to it, Craig

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    Re: Is There anything else like joomla

    I'm using a simple alternative called CMSimple at a couple of my sites

    http://www.hoole.lancs.sch.uk

    http://www.allsaintscofe.lancs.sch.uk

    It requires PHP facilites but not SQL

    regards

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    PS And obviously I like the name

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    Re: Is There anything else like joomla

    PHPnuke
    E107
    Drupal

    Theres loads, Opensource CMS will show you loads as mentioned above.

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    Re: Is There anything else like joomla

    I'm a big fan of Typo3

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    Re: Is There anything else like joomla

    We use drupal for Internet, Student Intranet and Staff Intranet here

    http://www.chace.enfield.sch.uk

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    Re: Is There anything else like joomla

    Just been looking on Webmans Bishop Barrington Site.

    Amazing, well done!

    Its sort of given me some ideas for what the new joomla site should have in it. I like the virtual tour bit.

    Thanks for some inspiration

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    Re: Is There anything else like joomla

    Quote Originally Posted by _Bat_
    There is loads. Take Website Baker as an example (webman built his website using this on www.bishopbarrington.net )
    Well done to whoever did this website ! It's really nice. I have been watching website baker for some time, simple, quick and easy which is why I imagine it will become popular as soon as more templates become available.

    btw. Is the template for www.bishopbarrington.net available ?

    You can also look at EE (Expression Engine) free and paid.
    http://www.ellislab.com/
    http://expressionengine.com/

    I have been informed that it is prefered by some who have used wordpress and joomla. I am still building the courage to jump in myself.

    Roly

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    Re: Is There anything else like joomla

    Checkout www.plone.org - it's quite a heavy CMS (used by ebay) and the backend can be a little daunting but the front end is VERY easy and I have my staff trained up on it. It also has good permissions levels security, so you can say who can edit what.
    We have www.palepurple.co.uk to host it. (~£120/year)

    Our website: www.maldon.essex.sch.uk (I've been lazy and edited the standard template but you can get snazzier stuff).

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    Re: Is There anything else like joomla

    Figure this is worth putting in here as the security side of things is a big aspect to consider.

    Be careful to check for security exploits and the response time on some of them... phpnuke is not alone in this area but my experience is that nuke has shown itself to have a number of problems.

    As a mod writer and maintainer for phpBB2 I can also atest to the fact that you need to be careful about any mods/hacks that you install as well.. I fell foul of SQL and variable injection vulnerability exploits in my own code and there's plenty of others who've hit the same issues so avoid new code and look for established code and whether it's well maintained. Basically apply this rule on both the main package and on the mod/hack front too.

    Just because you may be looking to an intranet site you need to consider that you have a community of students who include the usual 7337 h4x07s who'd love to take the school site down or gain access to private info.

    Final point.. Where possible sign up to security or news email/rss lists so you know when updates are available and you can close loopholes quickly and with minimal fuss. Worth considering subscription to hacker sites too so you know when a 0day exploit has been announced (you can bet the more "effective" hackers in your school will) as many package communities have a "if we don't mention it they won't know" attitude to exploits which is rather shortsighted.

    Realise that creates a bigger list of things to watch out for but it's less time consuming that looking for a new job or dealing with a heavily compromised site.

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    Re: Is There anything else like joomla

    @eean
    Your link gives a strange error msg with me
    Bad Gateway

    The proxy server received an invalid response from an upstream server.
    regards
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    Re: Is There anything else like joomla

    Yes. Bloody typical. There I am saying how great our host is and then this happens. To be fair, it is the first time we've had any problems and their homepage is suffering the same fault. I've sent an email so we'll see how long it takes them to sort it out.

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    Re: Is There anything else like joomla

    Seems to be working now. Knock yourselves out.

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