Website help with regards to a content management script

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I am devloping a local music review site. the guy who wants to do the site doesnt know anything about html or anything, so I need something, maybe its a content management script, im not sure, but I need something where I can set the site up, let him login to certain areas of the site and add new stuff, without having to touch any html....

is a content management script what I'm looking for, and if so do any of u have any preferences?
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Sounds about right. I havent really done those, I have set up webstores with osCommerce that allows the site owner to manage product withough having to know too much HTML. You could set up a PHP News system that allows him to quickly and simple post new reviews and such. That would probably be easiest. This isnt really my area of expertise so these are just amatuer guesses :P. But really you can get some really powerfull and best of all FREE PHP news systems that will allow him to post new reviews very simply and easily. Just do a google search for Free PHP news scripts.
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the site will have interviews with musicians, a store, all sorts of stuff and the guy just needs to be able to login to a page, make the post and have the links to it automatically added to the section in question.
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You can find many CMS (Content Management Scripts) located at bigwebmaster:

http://www.bigwebmaster.com/search.cgi? ... &query=cms

http://www.bigwebmaster.com/PHP/Scripts ... anagement/

http://www.bigwebmaster.com/Perl/Script ... anagement/
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have any of you used a CMS script and if so, which one would you recommend.
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noone has any recommendations?
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As far as free ones go, I'd recommend PostNuke or Typo3.

http://www.postnuke.com/

http://www.typo3.org/

Typo3 is the Free Software Foundation's CMS. It's really cool, but it's also sort of complicated. PostNuke isn't quite as functional out of the box, but it's better supported (from a community standpoint) and there are a ton of great modules you can add for free. Creating your own themes is pretty much a breeze too, assuming you know how to actually design a website (graphics, HTML layout) and you know PHP scripting. You'll have a hard time if you don't, but there are also numberous pre-made Themes you can download and use if you can't figure out how to build your own.


However (this is the big HOWEVER). You CAN'T SELL THESE PEICES OF SOFTWARE. Period. They're liscensed under the GPL, which means you can distruibute them as part of a paid service, but you can't charge for the software itself. If you're building a site, and you use PostNuke or any other GPL technology, you can charge money for services rendered, but you can't sell the software.

If you do, may you rot in jail for copywright infringment... the whole point of the Open Source and Free Software movements are that you don't sell the software, you sell services surrounding the software.. like hosting, consulting, installation, confguration, etc, and you provide the software for free. Basically, it's like the clients gets the software themselves for free, then pays someone to come make it work... Saving themself the money that would normally go into buying the software. Win win situation.

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