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Re: [OT] CMS suggestions?



On Mon, 2005-04-04 at 14:09 -0500, sharif islam wrote:
> I am looking into CMS products. I have a fairly large site(20,000
> page) with 40 or person editing different sections. We also use some
> dynamic php,perl page.  Currently it is residing in a fedora server
> with mysql. I have tested mambo, drupal and few others. But I haven't
> found a open source product that would play nicely with multiple sites
> and editors. Any suggestions?

It's tricky. There are many many FOSS CMS systems out there. Many of
them developed out of smaller projects originally designed to do one
specific kind of task, like running a blog, a news site, a Wiki, or a
bulletin board, and slowly added more general CMS functionality.

For example, Word Press (wordpress.org) is an Apache/MySQL/PHP
application which is slowly but surely maturing from a blogging tool
into a general purpose personal publishing platform. It would support
multiple editors, but not multiple sites, and I doubt it would scale
well to 20,000 pages.

MediaWiki (mediawiki.org) is the Wiki software which runs WikiPedia and
is Apache/MySQL/PHP based. It will almost certainly scale well to your
needs but without knowing more about what it is you want to do it is
impossible to tell whether it would meet your needs.

In my opinion, the only enterprise level CMS out there is Plone
(plone.org), which is based on top of Zope (zope.org). There are
packages for Zope and Plone available in Fedora Extras. However, Zope is
a web application framework which includes its own HTTP server and
object oriented database. Getting it to work with existing Perl, PHP and
MySQL material may be difficult, especially if you are completely new to
Plone and Zope. However, if you were interested in at least considering
the possibility of migrating everything you currently have over to a new
system then I would recommend you take a look at it.

Best, Darren

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