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Old 03-07-2012, 03:22 PM   #1
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:45 AM   #2
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Having tried most of them over the years I have standardised on Joomla!, mainly for its ease of templating, styling and extendability. Importantly, I have found it relatively easy for my clients to use. For a standalone blogging site I will usually use Wordpress, again because it is relatively easy for client use.

   
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For a wiki (often for personal use, to keep structured notes) I usually use WikkaWiki (to which I also contributed) but I'm about to try out DokuWiki for a public site, mainly because it has a Textile plugin - a kind of markup a lot of my intended audience is at least partly failiar with, so it would be easier for them to contribute.

   
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Another note: Kelvyn mentions Joomla! for general use, Wordpress for blogging - I mention two wiki engines... the point that I'd like to make is that there is a wide variety of CMSs - your choice really depends on your purpose (and in the case of wikis, on your audience): there is no one size fits all!

   
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Wordpress. The hosted version is less customisable, but good for small brochure sites and you don't have to worry about s/w updates. As it has the concept of hierarchical pages, you can make quite sophisticated web sites with it, not just blogs.

As Kelvyn knows, I had a bit of trouble with Joomla and its shopping counterpart VirtueMart, which rather put me off. But it does a lot more than Wordpress, which is I believe pretty poor at e-commerce.
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I used MODX for my most recent CMS site. I needed to have different menus in different sections of the site, and MODX handled that very well. It's a development of Etomite, which I used before that.

   
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