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Old 3rd April 2008, 16:57   #1
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I have decided to start working on my website again. for quite some time I used drupal, and frankly speaking, upgrading is a pain, and I am not too happy.
So I am looking at something sleeker, something easier and more robust and flexible.
The candidates are wordpress and mediawiki. I want something for which a lot of community support is available.
The website will have a couple of books(I intend to convert my travelogues to an e-book), quite a few articles and reviews about travel restaurants etc., and a blog too.

As for functionality drupal is the king, but I would like to hear from you about suggestions
Requirements are simple :
1. Open source, no compromise on this front
2. Should run on linux based systems running apache
3. Should run on either pSQL or mySQL
4. Should not be a disk space hogger
5. Fast page loading
6. Good image uploading interface.
7. Good looking with nice sleep themes, for example our very own BHP black.
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Old 3rd April 2008, 17:56   #2
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Tanveer try JOOMLA! or for a look at all the open source CMS's ... try this Home - OpenSourceCMS
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Tanveer, its not open source and I am not sure about the other tech requirements, but why dont you give Subdreamer a try? It syncs with vbulletin too; important since you mention the community aspect in your plans. Both, subdreamer and vbulletin, have an endless number of hacks, modifications and support available. Much more than you will ever need. They are a breeze to use (for admins and users alike). Call me if you have any queries on either of these softwares.

If you find Subdreamer too limited, then Joomlas your best bet. I have heard only good things about it.
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thanks! Joomla! and subdreamer look best, with joomla taking the cake(its free too!)

the extensions simply rock, and with plugins for maps etc., serve my purpose.
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Have you tried movableType? I have used it and had no issues for most of what you want.
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movable type is a little limited for my needs, esp in slickness department
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I would personally go with wordpress if you are looking to be primarily a blog provider but if community features are what you are after then i would strongly recommend peopleaggregator. Have worked with both of them as most me my clients look for the same. People aggregator had me floored with all the features.
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Wordpress is just a blog.
I don't need community features(forums etc., not needed) but I would like to have a CMS which can allow me to manage different types of content like eBooks etc.,
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Quote:
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Wordpress is just a blog.
Check this out TSK >
Graphic Design Blog Wordpress as a CMS - Content Management System

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I use Modx CMS. Lots of features

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Alfresco is open source ECM and CMS too
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Posting only because you mentioned the problem with upgrading drupal. Why is drupal upgrade a problem? Why don't you stick to the applications provided by the distro you are running? Should not the package management system take care of upgrade hiccups?

I think even for the new app, you should stick to whatever is provided by the distro. :-)

Plug:- Debian has the widest choice of cms'es (or applications, for that matter)
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In the 4.x days drupal used to be very very difficult on the upgrade path. Even with package management etc., and upgrade scripts things used to be quite buggy and kludgy. I am told the 6x series is an improvement.
Will try that too anyways.
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+1 for Joomla it is undoubtfully the best CMS flowing around, with numerous extensions you'll never need to look for options in future.

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I found joomla pretty "cryptic". I know its easy to install etc., and getting a site up and running in joomla is a breeze, but after that it loses out on the architechture front.
I am going to try drupal 6.1 and see.
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