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Can non-IT people handle a wiki? [closed]

My company is looking to improve their market research data management. Current data management style: "Hey Jimbo, where's that picture of our WhatZit 2.0? "yeah I remember that email about that ...
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How to promote an open-source project?

First of all, I apologize if this is the wrong section of network to post this question. If it is, please feel free to move it to more appropriate location... Question: I would like to hear your ...
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Should I build my own CMS or rely on a pre-built one? [closed]

Related: As a beginning programmer, should I favor building my own libraries over using 3rd-party libraries? As an intermediate to advanced level PHP web-developer and a young one at that (15yrs.), ...
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When (and when not) to use Wordpress? [closed]

For the sake of simplicity, my question is focused specifically on Wordpress instead of focusing on all Content Management Systems including Joomla, Drupal, Concrete5, or you-name-it. Wordpress is ...
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Why choose an established CMS as opposed to building one from scratch?

A lot of my research over the next few weeks will be into different CMS's. I've already had a brief look at episerver and umbraco. While reading into these systems I can't help but think that ...
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What's the difference between CRM, CMS and ERP [closed]

I know that CRM stands for Customer Relationship Management, CMS stands for Content Management System and ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planner. I would like to know what each of things does best ...
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Why don't public web applications use ini files for configuration

Almost every public CMS out there uses a .php configuration file for the database settings and so on. For example WordPress automatically creates a .php config file when you install it. Why don't ...
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Website development from scratch v/s web framework [duplicate]

Do people develop websites from scratch when there are no particular requirements or they just pick up an existing web framework like Drupal, Joomla, WordPress, etc. The requirements are almost ...
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If multitenancy is a priority, should I store site content in the database?

I have a multi tenant ASP.NET MVC website and all client specific text is stored in resource files. Every time someone wants to change text I have to jump through hoops and fill out forms and let ...
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Who is a CMS really for? [closed]

I have started lately discovering Content Management Systems, and I was wondering, who is really CMS for? What I mean by that: is it only for companies, small businesses or individuals, that pays a ...
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Difference between a CMS and a Web Development Framework

The web world is flooded with CMSes. Some tout their CMS as Web Development Framework. Some say it as Content Management Solution and nowadays i m hearing Content Management Framerowk. When we hear "...
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What are some easy-to-implement scaffolding systems? [closed]

Often when stating a new project I'll require a "quick 'n' dirty" content management solution. Ideally something that can read my database schema and generated HTML forms. Previously I've used; ...
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What do you do about content when someone asks you to build a website

I am an experienced asp.net developer and asp.net mvc and I have my own CMS that I have written but starting to think there should be another approach. When someone asks you to develop them a website ...
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CSS in a CMS - Pros/Cons [closed]

I am a regular user of Wordpress and whenever I feel the need to change the look of a DOM element, I prefer to use it inline. This is just because I don't want go back to the stylesheet and create new ...
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Who manages a CMS after a freelance project is complete?

I've been a full stack .net developer for several years now using C#/MVC4/SQL Server and have never taken on a freelance project. This is because up until now I have worked only as a full-time ...
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Should we use an outside CMS?

I work at a web design/development shop. Everything we do is centered around the Joomla! CMS. I'm a bit worried-if anything goes wrong with Joomla (major security flaw revealed, Joomla folds and ...
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What to test when building websites using CMS?

My job is mainly building websites using CMS such as Drupal, eZPublish or Magento. Most of the work is templating, CRUD and adhering to the specs with this. Occasionally, there is some business-...
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How deep should we dive into testing different layers, i.e. Drupal's db_query?

We use Drupal 7 as our base CMS tool. For one specific product, something like an ERP, we've created sort of a non-drupal layer, to keep our specific business code in. It would be something like ...
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What are Web CMSs and how they work?

I have heard about many content management systems (CMSs) such as Drupal, Wordpress, Joomla, etc. Many sites are built using these CMSs, but what are CMSs and how do they work? Is a CMS a normal blog-...
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How to automate a tasks system in a CMS software

I'm currently developing v2.0 of my personal cms. However, I'm stuck. I strongly feel that my old solution for "tasks" is not very dynamic and must be revisited. Currently I'm looking the whole ...
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CMS and Databases vs. DIY

I have been programming for many years now, primarily in PHP and the like and would consider myself an intermediate programmer. Some of my online projects have now gone global and very widely used, i ...
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Syndication feeds and show I bother with providing anything other than RSS 2

I'm creating a CMS and have lots of legacy code from other applications. I'm wondering should I bother providing other syndication formats except rss 2? I'm inclined to say no but was wondering what ...
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Should I use a CMS for a new large application with a lot of common features (login, profile edit, blog etc)?

I'm currently planning a new ASP.NET MVC3 project which will be quite bespoke. However, there will be a lot of common features (login, profile edit, blog etc). Initially I was planning on building ...
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ROI in choosing a CMS solution

At the company I work for we need a CMS. We have to choices, first one, work with an existing CMS ( Drupal, Joomla, whatever ) or develop our own. I know for sure that developing our own is the ...
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How to build configurable forms?

I'm working on two separate projects now that are essentially just CMSs -- a bunch of forms for recording various bits of information. Each project is built to serve many clients, and each client ...
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Suggestions for a CMS markup language for PHP [closed]

As a learning experience, and as project, I am attempting to write a CMS module for ZF2. One of the functionality I would like to have is the possibility of adding dynamic contents in the pages by ...
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Easy to customize .NET CMS with ecommerce facility

I have tried DNN and nopCommerce. After going through their source-code, I realized they are not that easy to customize and need a fair amount of time to their documentation before any changes can be ...
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Should CMS be coupled with presentation?

There seems to be a growing trend for CMS systems to manage not only data capture and workflow, but to be an end-to-end product that manages presentation and end user content (like comments/forums). I ...
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Anyone know about webs.com?

I have a friend who created a website with web.com which use to be called freewebs.com. He also has his domain name registered through them as well. Are theses one of those dangerous sites to stay ...
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Advice needed - CMS vs. framework [duplicate]

I am going to make a website for a client that wants to be able to alter the site about every week (changing pictures and textual information mostly). It is for a restaurant and so the client wants to ...
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Transitioning from Oracle based CMS to MySQL based CMS

We're looking at a replacement for our CMS which runs on Oracle. The new CMSes that we've looked at can in theory run on Oracle, but most of the vendor's installs run off of MySQL vendor supports ...
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CMS Design: Is multi-site a good idea?

I'm building a new CMS with Node.js, and I have a question. Would adding WordPress-like multi-site support to the system be a good idea? Or should I let the user handle it via a reverse proxy like ...
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Effective template system [closed]

I'm building a content management system, and need advice on which theming structure should I adopt. A few options (This is not a complete list): Wordpress style: the controller decides what ...
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Is it a good idea to implement OpenID services in internal and/or customer applications?

I've been discussing with my colleges about logging in by using your OpenID account, Google account etc. in our customers CMS and/or the internal systems we use, as we've had a few requests regarding ...
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Drawbacks to entirely Ajax driven CMS

I'll try to keep this question as specific as possible.. I'm about to start building an API for an upcoming project. I'm currently thinking PHP/Symfony2. It will be a farily simple HTTP-based api for ...
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Framework for developing front-end with back-end as REST

Currently I'm developing the back-end of a PHP application using Recess Framework. I'm almost done and I now need to do the front-end. I have many alternatives and I prefer a CMS. The alternatives in ...
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How to create a centralized update mechanism for a hosted CMS?

We're a team developing a hosted CMS (something like WordPress.com, but in .NET platform), and we want every site to get updates as we update our software. Our CMS is not multi-tenant, i.e. each site ...
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auto generated web CMS for pre-existing SQL db?

What I'm looking for is a way to auto-generate a simple web-based CMS for a simple pre-existing SQL database. To be used by 'app administrators', not the general public. Something that: allows ...
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CMS with unknown data structure [closed]

I am looking to build a sports small application, but I would like to build it so other people/organizations could use it as is. These would be separate apps, not one app that caters for all. For ...
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Using mod_rewrite for a Virtual Filesystem vs. Real Filesystem

I started working in a department that uses a CMS in which the entire "filesystem" is like this: create a named file or folder - this file is given a unique node (ex. 2345) as well as a default "...
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Storing documents in Database vs CMS in JSF, Seam, Hibernate application on cloud

I am about to start with an application using JSF 2, Seam 3, Hibernate and Hibernate search with the following characteristics: Users will be uploading documents (pdf, doc). There can be millions of ...
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Right tool for small size Content Management System Project

I'm starting a new project in my head. It will be an events calendar. It will get info from openData sources the local goverment provides and will allow registered users to add aditional events to the ...
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Using a CMS that I'm not familiar with just for the sake of the job?

I've been designing and developing with Wordpress for about two years (and I love it). Recently, a respectable designer told me that I could work for him. He works with Joomla! My job was to create a ...
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Is there a common reason a more technical/traditional web developer should use a CMS for his/her own purposes?

Note When this question was originally posted months ago, I worded it to sound relatively neutral. Whereas it has been answered in a way that seems probably valid and that I would be tempted to ...
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web content management system [closed]

Quite a few of my friends want to have their own personal website to showcase their talents. However, they don't want to deal with such technical things as writing html and managing web server. ...
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Tips for a novice PHP developer to drive down long-term maintenance costs [closed]

I'm an experienced Java developer who is just starting up a project for an NGO. I will be working on the project for at least 6 months, following which the NGO will have to pay or find a volunteer to ...
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Authentication with If/Else

For keeping the "Administration Panel" secure to those who are logged in, for my web application, is the best practice to use an If/Else Statement? if($_SESSION['logged_in'] == true) { include '../...
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Twitter Bootstap: Backwards compatibility? [closed]

I work for a university Digital Services team. Our university's main website uses the Ektron CMS (I have my own thoughts about this, but that's irrelevant). Because we maintain a university website, ...
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Is it a good idea to use Header(“Content-Type […]”); in the core file of a CMS?

I have been working on content management systems for about 7 years. 2 years ago created my own. Currently building a newew, better and bigger version. However, fell into dilemma. I have a core file, ...
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Api for CMS And Mobile applications either separate or same

I would like to ask an architect based question What is more secure and most standard way to follow.For let's say a mobile application, Should the Api for mobile interaction with server be ...