Re: [ia-55] CMS Question

From: noel s.
Sent on: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 12:54 PM
I "third" the recommendation for WordPress as a fairly easy to use, flexible, and scalable (for the future) CMS. Of course I am a little biased, as I co-run the SoCal WP meetup group. ;-)

On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 12:49 PM, Mike Takahashi <[address removed]> wrote:
Here's a very detailed report (http://bit.ly/IAuoaO) you might find useful that did a comparison a while back on 4 popular CMS's: WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and Plone. 

I'll share some of my insights and experience with Plone and WordPress.

In terms of the easiest system to use for non-technical people to update and edit content, Plone has a big advantage.  Out of all four CMS's, Plone is currently the only CMS to offer users in-context editing of pages making it very intuitive to use. You go to a page on the website you want to edit, and you edit the page right there.  There's no back and forth switching between the front end and back end when updating content like the other CMS's. User training is minimal and non-technical people love its ease of use. 

I've found WordPress to be a great solution when sites are small and updating/management is minimal.  When it comes to many users collaborating and editing, user management, workflow and ease of use, Plone works very well. However there is a trade off.  Plone does have a bit steeper learning curve for developers than other CMS's.


Mike Takahashi
Associate Director, Digital
UCLA Marketing & Special Events

On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 12:11 PM, Stephen Ruiz <[address removed]> wrote:
Happy Monday all!

I've been tasked with choosing a Content Management System for a site of around 150 pages for one of my clients. It's a content-based site (text, video, podcasts, etc.) with no real back-end functionality. It has to be an easy system for non-technical people to update and edit content. We have a developer to deploy and maintain the CMS once it's up and running.

My experience has been limited to smaller sites, so I thought I'd reach out to this group. Has anyone had experience with something like this? If so, do you have any specific recommendations?

-S


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Stephen Ruiz
Digital Media Expert
StephenRuiz.com
@stephenruiz




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