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Hello,
I am looking to create a dynamic site for a local charity including
regular news updates and a forum.
I have dabbled in php and am interested in a php-based CMS.
What is the relationship between php-nuke and postnuke?
Are they both current, active systems?
Do they both utilise phpBB?

Many thanks,
Skiffer
Bonnie Scotland

Apr 12 '06 #1
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ianw wrote:
Hello,
I am looking to create a dynamic site for a local charity including
regular news updates and a forum.
I have dabbled in php and am interested in a php-based CMS.
What is the relationship between php-nuke and postnuke?
Are they both current, active systems?
Do they both utilise phpBB?

There's lots and lots of CMS open-source PHP CMS out there. If *nuke come
close to meeting your requirements then you're spoilt for choice.

I like Mambo for its template system, etomite for its simplicity, Drupal for
a platform where I need to do development. You might want to take a look at
http://www.opensourcecms.com/ for some more opinions.
Many thanks,
Skiffer
Bonnie Scotland


You could try asking at scotlug (#scotlug on freenode irc,
www.scotlug.ork.uk, or come along to the meets in Glasgow at the end of
each month)

HTH

C.
Apr 12 '06 #2
"ianw" <ia********@cwcom.net> wrote in news:1144860114.377261.45610
@t31g2000cwb.googlegroups.com:
Hello,
I am looking to create a dynamic site for a local charity including
regular news updates and a forum.
I have dabbled in php and am interested in a php-based CMS.
What is the relationship between php-nuke and postnuke?
Are they both current, active systems?
Do they both utilise phpBB?

Many thanks,
Skiffer
Bonnie Scotland


For a start off stay clear of phpnuke. its the most unsecure bag of crap
ever. The developer does not care about the people who use it. It may
have a big community but thats only because of the every day normal
person who us it try together to get it secure and working properly. If
i was you I would look else where ... there are lots of php based CMS
that use phpBB as a back end.

or try this one http://www.squirrels-project.co.uk

Its a new CMS thats due to be released very soon and has a demo site for
you to play with AND its free

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Apr 13 '06 #3
"ianw" <ia********@cwcom.net> wrote in news:1144860114.377261.45610
@t31g2000cwb.googlegroups.com:
Hello,
I am looking to create a dynamic site for a local charity including
regular news updates and a forum.
I have dabbled in php and am interested in a php-based CMS.
What is the relationship between php-nuke and postnuke?
Are they both current, active systems?
Do they both utilise phpBB?

Many thanks,
Skiffer
Bonnie Scotland


For a start off stay clear of phpnuke. its the most unsecure bag of crap
ever. The developer does not care about the people who use it. It may
have a big community but thats only because of the every day normal
person who us it try together to get it secure and working properly. If
i was you I would look else where ... there are lots of php based CMS
that use phpBB as a back end.

or try this one http://www.squirrels-project.co.uk

Its a new CMS thats due to be released very soon and has a demo site for
you to play with AND its free

-------------
Get FREE newsgroup access from http://www.cheap56k.com

Apr 13 '06 #4
phpbb has it problems too! I would chose something else.

Apr 13 '06 #5
"ianw" <ia********@cwcom.net> wrote in message
news:11*********************@t31g2000cwb.googlegro ups.com...
Hello,
I am looking to create a dynamic site for a local charity including
regular news updates and a forum.
I have dabbled in php and am interested in a php-based CMS.
What is the relationship between php-nuke and postnuke?
Are they both current, active systems?
Do they both utilise phpBB?


I just went through this exercise. It's not easy.

There are hundreds of php-mySQL CMS's.

I looked at typo3, but even their premier demo sites locked up or crashed.
Didn't give me much confidence.

phpNuke seems to have a bad reputation (as has been noted here) on several
fronts (security, attitude).

I spent a lot of time with Mambo and Joomla (there is a bunch of politics
surrounding the split). They certainly work, have large user communities,
and lots of "3rd party" stuff.

I settled on Joomla, mostly because it does what I want (CMS + Community
Builder + forum, all nicely integrated).

But the PHP code in Mambo/Joomla is scary. These guys never heard of
writing code in short modules. They write for page upon page, with
indentation that reaches halfway across the page. And their indentation
seems as much random as anything else. Not a comment in sight. Functions
typically start with a couple of dozen "global" statements.

And the HTML they spit out is impossible to properly style with CMS. The
authors seem unaware of the distinction between markup and styling. It's
all <tables> and <br>.

If anybody knows of a CMS that is well written, and that permits fluid
layouts, I'd love to hear about it.

Having said all that, I'm going ahead with Joomla, and to its credit, it
does work, and it's not hard to use.

-Dana
Apr 13 '06 #6

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