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Content Management Systems

Postby trubeliever-p40 » Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:45 pm

Hello Everyone,

I've been reading this forum for awhile now and i finally decided to jump in and make a post. I know that content management systems aren't new and have been around awhile, but I haven't really seen them used all that much. I decided to do a little research on the various open source platforms available out there. Based on reviews and studies I've narrowed my findings down to Joomla and Drupal. However, I'm curious or interested to know if there are any ready made applications out there that utilize either of these CMS systems?

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Postby PhillipsCJ » Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:12 pm

trubeliever wrote:...Joomla and Drupal. However, I'm curious or interested to know if there are any ready made applications out there that utilize either of these CMS systems?


Are you asking for examples of sites that use Joomla or Drupal or how to create applications using a CMS?

Both Drupal and Joomla offer a lot of 'application' functionality through add-on modules-


I am not as familiar with Joomla, but if you would like to share what you are trying to do, I would be happy to point you to the relevant Drupal modules.

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Postby WelchTC » Tue Nov 27, 2007 7:25 am

trubeliever wrote:Hello Everyone,

I've been reading this forum for awhile now and i finally decided to jump in and make a post. I know that content management systems aren't new and have been around awhile, but I haven't really seen them used all that much. I decided to do a little research on the various open source platforms available out there. Based on reviews and studies I've narrowed my findings down to Joomla and Drupal. However, I'm curious or interested to know if there are any ready made applications out there that utilize either of these CMS systems?

Both good choices. The FamilySearch Developers website is built with Drupal and this web site is built with Joomla. You probably won't go wrong with either one. I'd pick based upon your familiarity with the tool and the available extensions that you need. For Joomla, there are a ton of extensions (as there are with drupal).

Tom

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SharePoint

Postby phydroxide-p40 » Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:49 am

I've been experimenting with SharePoint for the last year at BYUI

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Postby WelchTC » Mon Dec 24, 2007 7:48 am

phydroxide wrote:I've been experimenting with SharePoint for the last year at BYUI

We use Sharepoint at the Church. It is a good product but one thing you may hear from Microsoft is that Sharepoint is browser agnostic but it is not. You get a very different experience with IE and Firefox. For example, you do not get rich text editing in other browsers besides IE so if you want formatting in your wiki documents, etc. you have to know HTML. But in IE you do get rich text formatting.

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Postby russellhltn » Mon Dec 24, 2007 11:31 am

Fron what little I know of Sharepoint, I believe that it has hooks into Office. So your experience may be different depending on if you have MS Office installed or not. That may not be a big issue for use in business, but may be an issue when you want to tap the home user.

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Postby thedqs » Tue Dec 25, 2007 12:45 pm

RussellHltn wrote:Fron what little I know of Sharepoint, I believe that it has hooks into Office. So your experience may be different depending on if you have MS Office installed or not. That may not be a big issue for use in business, but may be an issue when you want to tap the home user.


That is true, you can save to and open from MS Office although I problem I don't like is that two people cannot edit the same document at the same time.
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Postby russellhltn » Tue Dec 25, 2007 12:58 pm

thedqs wrote:although I problem I don't like is that two people cannot edit the same document at the same time.


I'm not sure how that can be made to work. Unlike a database where you can lock records, many changes in documents can change the entire document. Screen sharing seems to be the only practical method I can think of.

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Postby thedqs » Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:14 pm

I have used the marking annotations and the merge function in Word and that has been very successful. You have a bunch of writers and an editor, the writers type up their changes and the editor merges everyone together. You still need a person going over everything but at least multiple people are working on the document at the same time.
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