Best Content Management System...

Hi.. We´ve got cPanel, and with it some open source content management systems (Drupal, Geeklog, Mambo Open Source, PHP-Nuke, phpWCMS, phpWebSite, Post-Nuke, Siteframe, Typo3, Xoops).

I´ve spend some time on Mambo, and although quite powerful, it´s rather complex for my clients to use for themselves.... also, I can´t take the copyright notices out....

Is there any content management out there that doesn´t cost $25,000 a year (Atomz), and is still up for the job? Our budget is rather minimal, but a couple of hundred bucks for a site would be acceptable...

Also, which one out of the following list is the best...? (Drupal, Geeklog, Mambo Open Source, PHP-Nuke, phpWCMS, phpWebSite, Post-Nuke, Siteframe, Typo3, Xoops).


mpaertAsked:
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rdivilbissCommented:
Xoops is very well liked, but I can't say it is better or worse than some other.  (PHP-Nuke and Mambo are both excellent)

Each has its niche, and it really is a metter of what works best for you.

I think if you really want to make a decision, you need to make a list of must haves, nice to haves and can't haves, then rate each package in terms of what it can or can't do to fulfill your requirements.

Asking others to tell you which is better, is at best bias and at worst rumor.

You need some objective measurement of value, and that is your requirements.

FWIW,
Rod
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humeniukCommented:
I agree with rdivilbiss.  You have to figure out which one has the features that best suit your needs - for example, it seems you are looking for something that is user-friendly and easy to use.  You will likely find people who have had good (and bad) experiences with each of the examples you give, but their experiences may simply reflect the suitability of that option their specific needs or their subjective taste.

Personally, I like Post-Nuke, Mambo, and phpWebSite, but as noted above, I'm not sure that's relevant.
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rdivilbissCommented:
humeniuk,

I will qualify my statement, that when and if I have ten million points in a topic area then if I say its best, its best!!!  LOL
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humeniukCommented:
". . . when and if I have ten million points in a topic area then if I say its best, its best!!!"

You have a good point there :)
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rdivilbissCommented:
LOL
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bimal_linuxCommented:
EzPublish: (http://ez.no/) the best open source CMS I ever seen.

Bimal
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