Which content platform do you feel is better long term?

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I am looking to redo a static site into one that is editable by people.
I am looking at various software, don't really need to customize it much at all, just the template to mirror current.

I created using tinymce a custom editable site, and don't wish to revisit it with the man hours it took as the first project. So looking at pre-builts..

http://www.concrete5.org/
http://www.movabletype.com/
http://www.joomla.org/

Of those, are there any more I should consider or any experience with those 3? Concrete5 is very close to what I did before.
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Drupal is also a very good choice.
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I've personally given up on CMS's. I just got tired of not having enough control over markup and data. Instead, I build my own simple systems. So far I've done it for 3 sites and it's worked out very well in each. I find I spend an equal amount of time building my own as I would deconstructing and reconfiguring what others have done. Plus, the users I work with seem far less confused and more inclinded to use them because of their simple functionality.

Having said all that, I think any of the ones mentioned above are fine products.
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If you have Python installed, I really like Plone.
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If concrete5 is close to what you were doing before, it seems like an obvious choice to me. :)

I've done pretty much the same thing dM is doing for my last two sites. Given up on CMS and put together my own simple solutions.

I've yet to find a CMS that isn't a great piece of software, they just tend to try and do too many things and I end up with a bunch of wasted server resources because I'm not using everything.
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digitalMedia wrote:
I've personally given up on CMS's. I just got tired of not having enough control over markup and data. Instead, I build my own simple systems. So far I've done it for 3 sites and it's worked out very well in each. I find I spend an equal amount of time building my own as I would deconstructing and reconfiguring what others have done. Plus, the users I work with seem far less confused and more inclinded to use them because of their simple functionality.

Having said all that, I think any of the ones mentioned above are fine products.

Im on this boat.

I use my own flat file CMS based on tinyMCE. Files are stored in the web folder, not in a database, meaning that when I want to put the website on a different server, I just zip it up and unzip it on the other system. No MySQL to mess with.

Here is an example of a website with this system: www.klaircristiani.com

Simple, one folder with a template and another with the pages.
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Oh and if you have an iPhone, check out www.klaircristiani.com on an iPhone. Same simple CMS flat file system.
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If you don't have an iPhone, you can shrink your browser to 320 pixels wide (tall narrow browser window), and click HERE http://www.klaircristiani.com/?usemobile=1

The CMS system can be edited by anyone, since it's based on tinyMCE users see exactly what they are editing as they edit it. And they don't need to know html or PHP or anything.
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digitalMedia wrote:
I've personally given up on CMS's. I just got tired of not having enough control over markup and data. Instead, I build my own simple systems. So far I've done it for 3 sites and it's worked out very well in each. I find I spend an equal amount of time building my own as I would deconstructing and reconfiguring what others have done. Plus, the users I work with seem far less confused and more inclinded to use them because of their simple functionality.

Having said all that, I think any of the ones mentioned above are fine products.


Thought about doing the same, but it is hard I guess. I have looked in those joomla's codes, they're sooo much. I wonder if we write from scratch, it takes real effort...

Can I look at your client's website which you built, Chris...?

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George L. wrote:
Can I look at your client's website which you built, Chris...?


Hey George, I've sent you some links and screenshots in PM. It's really not that difficult. ;)
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digitalMedia wrote:
George L. wrote:
Can I look at your client's website which you built, Chris...?


Hey George, I've sent you some links and screenshots in PM. It's really not that difficult. ;)


I know, I have checked. Thank you.. :)
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The only thing I worry about with our own tinymce implementation is the vulnerabilities we may have left in.
We used robust login methods, but the actual page modifications could be hacked I believe.
It is something I dread, and have nightly backups going just in case.

How do you know your methods are all secure when you homebrew one?
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Well I'm not moving around sensitive data. I use htaccess for most of my security needs.

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