|12-26-2010, 05:38 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Nebraska, USA
Best Free Content Managment Software?
What is the best free content management software? I am starting a website, and I heard that CMS is an easier way to build a website than from the ground up. I plan on selling e-books on my website and will also have a blog with free content in the future. Could a wordpress plugin do the same thing>
|12-26-2010, 03:29 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Hostgator hosting (~$10/mo) + Wordpress (free) + MemberWing plugin (free for small blogs) = will get you all you need to sell digital downloadables + sell access to premium posts and pages if you want to run membership site.
Disclaimer: I wrote memberwing.
|01-02-2011, 09:33 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Definitely Wordpress, especially with it's almost limitless supply of very high quality themes, either free or premium. Drupal is also very good, however it has a very high learning curve. Stay away from Joomla!, that's a seething pile of %$!&.
|02-01-2011, 01:39 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2010
I've been coming up to speed on building sites with ModX Revolution. Learning curve is a bit of a pain. Not because it's hard to use but because, while there is a lot written about it, documentation tends to be vague and scattered. However, once you get it, you probably won't go back to anything else.
What's nice about it is that you start with a site you build from scratch, use that as a template and insert the ModX tags (or ones you create) within it to make it work. The result is that you can actually build sites that don't look like templates. It's a true designers' CMS.
Highly flexible and powerful once you're up to speed on it. Completely standards compliant (you still design the page and styles). It's like being allowed to scratch-build your design, but with the added functionality of a CMS.
Oh, and the package allows for a huge number of permission variations, allowing the ability to allow or disallow different users from different areas of the backend. Too much to list here, see: Content Management System, Framework, and More - MODx
|02-01-2011, 01:38 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Yes WordPress is the way to go! =)
You can do anything with wordpress!
Social networking site? Wordpress!
Classified ads? Wordpress!
Blogging site? Wordpress!
Membership site? Wordpress!
You can get wordpress hosting here (me and my team run this) and use Oronjo for your digital deliver system (free!) to keep start-up costs down.
|02-01-2011, 03:07 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Let me second what aussie said, don't go with Joomla. I've been supporting a site running Joomla with VirtueMart, and I've had to do a lot of digging through the code to fix various problems and annoyances. It's getting better, but I wouldn't recommend it.
If you're selling ebooks, you could use an existing service for it, such as Amazon, if you want to skip managing the shop yourself. Of course, they'll take a share of each book you sell.
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