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A CMS with more scripting than CityDesk

Wich software can do a bit more with its scripting language than CityDesk? I mean: not too difficult like Perl but in the style CityDesk does. Is MovableType an option or is it really somthing for the pros?
TIA.

Rinus Luijmes
Sunday, August 29, 2004

MovableType is ok, but it's not really a CMS. It's a weblog. You post something, and it goes up. I think you can swing categories though.

Zope/Plone may be your best bet. I think Nuke is too specific to be really useful as a general CMS.

http://www.plone.org/

www.MarkTAW.com
Sunday, August 29, 2004

:re A CMS with more scripting

Nothing that I know of [desktop based] can compete with CMS Encore Pro – 200 plus scripting functions.

http://biitsoft.com/

This is one very powerful CMS applications which gets much of its scripting power from Borland’s Delphi.

David Mozer
Sunday, August 29, 2004

CD is one of just 3 desktop CMS products I am aware of at consumer prices, the others are server side and there are dozens of those, you can look here for several examples.

http://www.cmsinfo.org

The server side ones create the web pages on the fly as they are requested, from a database (usually MySQL), while CD creates the whole site as static html files.

Ron Lane
Sunday, August 29, 2004

There are a lot of open source cms out there.

A great starting point is http://www.opensourcecms.com. The open source cms's listed on this site are based on "LAMP" (linux/apache/mysql/php).

There seems to be a flavour for every appetite.

Zope/Plone is the very high end, with a steep learning curve.

I'd like to hear experiences anyone has going from CityDesk to open source cms.

Bob Bloom
Monday, August 30, 2004

I have started using a .NET CMS called Absolute NewsManager.NET. It rocks and is at about a similar price.

www.xigla.com

Don Makoviney
Tuesday, September 14, 2004

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