Various CMS

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by ToddH, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. ToddH

    ToddH LawnSite Silver Member
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    So in following the various threads.

    There are good and bad templates.

    There are several Content Management Systems out there.

    Joomla, Drupal and Word Press to name 3. These are so called free and open source programs that can be used and or modified for free. They are what is often called Extensible.

    Meaning there is a core program and then individuals or groups of individuals will create features that "hook" in to the core. There can be thousands of these and often several that do similar things because they are individual projects. It gets very confusing for the novice and to make matters worse each extension may not play well with others. Code breaks and it can be hard to find out what did it.

    I can see that Word Press has a lot of users and many supported extensions.
    Many people swear by Joomla too and I tried it.
    Lastly, I tried Drupal and started in D6 and almost gave up but D7 came out and the UI was much better.

    I can not help anyone with any other CMS like word press or Joomla. I know it is deemed to be less complicated than the other two mentioned.

    The purpose of the thread is to discuss the pro's and con's of these programs so others trying to decide on a route to take.
  2. ToddH

    ToddH LawnSite Silver Member
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  3. PaperCutter

    PaperCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Todd, my entire site is built on Wordpress and I love it. I'm pretty careful with what plugins I install so I haven't had any crashes or compatibility issues on my current template. I did have trouble with an older template because I bought one of the cheap templates that every TemplateSquirrel/TemplateWizard/TemplateHooligan/etc site sells for fifty bucks. Because it was low end the developers never did updates so as Wordpress updated my template broke. Lesson learned.
  4. ToddH

    ToddH LawnSite Silver Member
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    Seems like that is all that matters and it seems you have all your micro data set up well too.

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