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Offline Mick

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« on: November 26, 2015, 10:21:12 AM »
When it comes to CMS (Content Management Systems) there are so many options to choose from, you can implement some class calls and use the very friendly CushyCMS - https://www.cushycms.com or one recommended by various other users called Pulse - http://www.pulsecms.com

There are also blog related sites compiled with things such as Wordpress - https://wordpress.com and Joomla - https://www.joomla.org

One of my favourites is the opened source Concrete5 - http://www.concrete5.org - Just visit the site and click the video

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« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2015, 11:21:11 AM »
Hi Mick,

Concrete 5 looks interesting. What is your experience of using it? How does its speed compare to WordPress?

Your forum layout appeals and I hope it takes off as the member list already looks good!
 

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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2015, 11:29:32 AM »
Hi John,

Tried this sometime ago to be honest and with other stuff going on with my normal work place, plus on going projects at home, I've not delved to deep into it, I did find it much easier to work with than Wordpress and I haven't used Joomla in years.

Thanks for the feedback on the board too, always good to hear positive feedback and I too hope it takes off  (thu)

On another note, you may want to change your board name "username" isn't really a personal or friendly title and I'm sure you fall into the category of friendly  ;)
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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2015, 11:44:17 AM »
Hi Mick,

Take your point on name but I used 'username' on the old serif forum which I enjoyed.

I use WordPress regularly but Joomla and Pulse have fallen by the wayside. The Concrete5 videos have persuaded me to download and try it although the themes are expensive. I'll let you know of any progress.
 

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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2015, 11:46:12 AM »
Thanks John (no worries about the username, pardon the pun) and look forward to your findings, I'm going to do another new install myself and will be playing with it as and when time permits - Cheers  (thu)
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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2015, 11:56:50 AM »
I use Joomla 3 for a few years now, it can handle simple websites to complex websites or company applications. It is a bit more complex to learn then Wordpress, agree on that.
Joomla is getting better and better since 3.X. more orientated on endusers and still improving.

The benefit of a CMS is that interaction with visitors is easier, tons of extensions and plugins available. Most of them are installed and running within minutes. Like any other editor it is a tool that is as good as the users skills. You can use it in a fast way using the pre-made templates or build from scratch only using the framework source. :D
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Re: CMS Options
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2015, 09:08:03 PM »
I use Joomla 3 for a few years now, it can handle simple websites to complex websites or company applications. It is a bit more complex to learn then Wordpress, agree on that.

WordPress for me.  I've given up trying to work out how to create plugins and extensions for Joomla.  It's just too difficult and needs a degree in computing.  WordPress on the other hand provides really easy customisation, as long as you know PHP.
 

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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2015, 06:28:41 PM »
Wordpress with the Beaver Builder theme and Beaver Builder pro plug-in works very well and is is easy for clients to update and enjoyable to build. I find it simpler than Joomla and the range of plug-ins and online services impressive ... but costs soon mount.

I am also using  Make+ and starting a first site using Genesis + Dynamik, again Wordpress, which are tremendously impressive.

I like the availability of support and high quality plug-ins but have spent far too much time in theme clubs and using shonky plug-ins, buyer beware as ever.

Mark