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Best CMS for small site that is easy for end user?

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I would like to develop a CMS system that will allow users to edit their website with ease, without having to deal with any HTML or other language. I would like them basically to have a login that would give them rights to specific areas. From here they would modify content in their section (text, pictures, etc) but not modify others or the global site.

I deployed Joomla to play with but wanted to see if anyone had a suggestion or something better?
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I love joomla 1.5 and I've handed it over to the people who write articles, and have not heard about any issues that they might have.
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I've tried the various cmses that come with the fantastico apps deployment software on many hosting packages. Tried b2evolution, drupal, mambo, php-nuke, and wordpress. In terms of easy of use, I've stuck with joomla. I recently upgraded to 1.5 and it was painless.
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I installed Joomla 1.6 which seems to have less templates. Unsure if 1.5 templates will work with 1.6. Any idea or if I should change versions?
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You could always start up legacy support and port older templates across to the 1.6
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OK, I have been searching for templates and reviewing sites to see what they are doing with the CMS. I am a system administrator, not a web developer of any kind so I am going to go with a template. Some of the sites I see I can only assume a developer was used but maybe there are nice templates out there.

So far Drupal based sites have a nicer look to them.
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I had the same issue. But, if you look heard enough you'll find the right look and feel template for joomla. Try the bamboo templates at http://demo.joomlabamboo.com/
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I started playing with both, I have only spent about 15 minutes on each which isn't much time at all. Drupal seems more complicated but both so far have not been very easy to use even for me. I have not spent the time or read anything to learn but I was hoping for quicker and easier.
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Thank you.
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Thanks for the grade and good luck.
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