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Simple content management for PHP

I'm overhauling a web site with a new content management system.  It has to be in PHP and I don't want to make it from scratch.  I don't have terminal access so I can do anything really fancy.

The system needs to be simple, open source (I'm probably going to have to change some things), and database independent. Suggestions?  Thanks a lot!

PHP ain't so bad
Friday, March 12, 2004

Gavin van Lelyveld
Friday, March 12, 2004

Mambo is pretty decent.

Just me (Sir to you)
Friday, March 12, 2004

Friday, March 12, 2004

Can you let us know a bit more about what you want to do?

There are literally hundreds of CMS systems out there. All with differenct strengths.

How big is the site going to be?
How many people updating content?
How often content is updated?
Do you want one with a Windows client for updates?
etc etc etc

Check out

Look in PHP scripts, and specifically the Portal Systems, and the CMS categories.

hope this helps

Friday, March 12, 2004

In addition to Drupal and Mambo, take a look at Pivot, which is also open-source but doesn't require a database. Might be good enough for what you're trying to do.

Friday, March 12, 2004

PhpWebsite is about as functional and easy to use as they come.  Try out their demo and see for yourself :

Here is a good resource for PhpWebsite addons and documentation.

It's GPL'ed.

Thinking Hard.
Friday, March 12, 2004

Thanks for your comments. is a really help site.  I like that I can try out all of these systems as administrator without the hassle of installing them myself.  Really, really cool.

I think I'll be going with phpMyWebsite, but I'll have to hack it a bit or add a module or two to get it working the way I like.  Nevertheless, thanks all.

PHP ain't so bad
Monday, March 15, 2004

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