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.NET Content Management
I'm looking for a fairly simple to use ASP.NET-based CMS for a project I'm working on. I've looked at DotNetNuke and Rainbow Portal, both of which offer the source code; of these DotNetNuke seems to be the more developed. I can work with either VB.NET or C#, so either language is fine, but I'd prefer C#. I'm not able to spend a lot of money on this, so I'm looking for either Open Source or fairly cheap. Any suggestions? Am I overlooking something? Thanks!
Whats wrong with the two you just mentioned?
I may actually use DotNetNuke, as it looks to be the more developed of the two. However, being as general as they are, they don't have all the features I'm looking for, such as granular article management. I could develop a module for this, and I might, but I'd also like a better URL rewriting system that I've seen in several of the PHP solutions.
We've just started using <a href="http://www.communityserver.org">CommunityServer</a> over at <a href="http://www.madprops.org">our site</a>. Seems to work pretty well.
... and Matt discovers that hyperlinks don't really work in the forum ... :)
I picked up Real World ASP.NET: Building a Content Management System (http://www.contentmgr.com) a few weeks ago out of having similar needs as Josh. It appears to detail a particular CMS system built by the author, he calls it CMS.NET. The source code hasn't seen significant update, but I don't believe that's the point of the source offering--it's a learning tool.
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