Saturday, November 12, 2005

Search for a CMS

I have spent the past few hours looking for a CMS. The problem is that the project I am working on requires the content to be divided into certain sections with different users having their roles restricted to specific sections. This is something that Mambo, otherwise my favoured option for a CMS, doesn't provide.

I was suggested by Ara to take a look at Magnolia as a possible option. It certainly looks good at first sight. I find it quite intersting for its drag-n-drop options for reordering pages and pagecontent directly in the browser. And it isn't too heavy on the requirements list too! It only requires JDK 1.4.1 and Tomcat 5 or later and no external database.

I have downloaded the binary installer and will get down to configuring it sometime this week. The last time I had tried another CMS, Apache Lenya, I had some issues with templating and all. Just hope that this time around, there aren't many glitches.

Update: I just realized that the Authoring section of the live demo does not have a Log Out option!

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andy @ said...

Have you tried TYPO3? I've played around with it myself, seems like it covers most of the basis.

Let me know how it goes...

shodZ said...

thnx for the info. btw, i have been using for some time now, and i think it still requires too much effort to be really produktive. browser neutral JS is too big a mountain to skale.

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