[TheThinkTank] Content Management Systems

Michael Wolfe gzuphoesdown at gmail.com
Thu Oct 11 20:53:23 PDT 2007


this one might be worth a look.

http://radiantcms.org/
Built with Ruby on Rails

Radiant is built using Ruby on Rails <http://rubyonrails.com/>. This means
it's easy for developers to extend Radiant because it's built on a widely
accepted (and understood) Web application development platform.

http://radiantcms.org/

On 10/11/07, Jay Varner <jay at sopobikes.org> wrote:
>
> just to go ahead and state my position, i agree with jonathan. he laid
> it out just as i would. in my capacity as a web development consultant
> for non-profits, i would never set up a drupal site and walk away
> (unless it was a non-profit of drupal developers). joomla is by far
> the choice if the end user(s) are not into hacking code.
>
> if you don't want to do much, wordpress is awesome. wordpress is the
> first thing that has actually made me think PHP was worthwhile.
>
> My dislike of PHP is why the Sopo site is running on a CMS that i'm
> developing in Perl. I'm almost ready to open up the code for anyone to
> use. if you're good with AJAX feel free to volunteer to help out with
> me finishing up.
>
> On 10/11/07, Simon Z <youractionsdefineyou at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I have to recommend drupal too.
> >
> > PROS: Aside from ease of use, it is free and all its modules are free
> > and it is widely used in the non-profit / radical community which makes
> > cross-networking very easy.
> >
> > CONS: you need to know some php or css to create a site that looks
> > really different from the basic formats / themes.
> >
> > Simon
> >
> >
> > Andrew Bushaw wrote:
> > > We have been using pbwiki.com (a free wiki, one login) for our
> > > organizing but are starting to feel the need for a tiered access
> > > control as well as for an actual website to send the public to. We
> > > have been contemplating getting a content management system such as
> > > "drupal" to serve both functions. I think the SLBC uses a similar CMS
> > > for their website and maybe others do to. How well does it work? Do
> > > regular folks have a difficult time using it? our ideal: public web
> > > page w/ donation links, a login page with a volunteer only section,
> > > then a section for core members only where we would keep fundraising
> > > info. Would like it to be easy to edit, with a wiki-like interface,
> > > preferably wysiwyg editors. Thanks, Andrew
> > >
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