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Favorite CMS?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by The Dark Wizard, Oct 31, 2011.


Favorite CMS?

  1. Wordpress

  2. Drupal

  3. Joomla

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. The Dark Wizard

    The Dark Wizard Well-Known Member

    I am wondering which CMS people like the most in regards to a CMS(Not looking for something that goes with xF. I just want to spark some conversation) and why you like it.

    If I missed any please let me know :).
  2. Robbo

    Robbo Well-Known Member

    Those are all bad.
    Dodgeboard likes this.
  3. The Dark Wizard

    The Dark Wizard Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the constructive post. Do you mind explaining your reasoning/opinion?
  4. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    I voted Joomla, as you asked CMS. Wordpress is extremely good, but Joomla is better IMO for all round CMS factors. If I wanted to blog primarily, then I would take Wordpress, hands down.

    I don't go near Drupal nowadays... kind off surprised its even still around.

    The best CMS to go with XF forum, will be XF CMS.
  5. The Dark Wizard

    The Dark Wizard Well-Known Member

    I see. I have not had a chance to play around with Joomla but Drupal is so messy.
  6. Robbo

    Robbo Well-Known Member

    They all have badly designed code. They are old. They need to start from scratch with a proper design. I see the listed software like SMF, phpBB and vB. All dated and hacked and bloated. To the end user they are ok I guess.
  7. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    Joomla has just been completely rebuilt... so not sure about the old code philosophy you cite. Not sure how old the current WP code is, but I'm pretty sure last time I looked, it's using HTML 5 elements.

    I haven't come across a CMS yet that is feature rich that doesn't have some server drag due to queries. You can't have the best of both worlds... you can't have every feature and option known to man, and have super fast on the lowest grade server spec.

    Its usually lots of features equals decent server hosting. Limited features, cheap hosting.

    Xenforo is using OOP and the Zend framework, and also now having to implement caching strategies and performance factors, because as they increase functionality, it will increase queries, thus server load to some degree. Keeping it as minimalistic as possible is the aim IMHO... which I believe people like XF are excelling at.

    Joomla 1.7 isn't too bad for load, compared to its earlier, outdated 1.5 code that could crash a server with a good spike.
  8. Thomas P

    Thomas P Member

  9. Robbo

    Robbo Well-Known Member

    Just had a look at Joomla code and it does seem a lot better then before.
  10. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Wordpress is the bomb but is Kier really going to provide a CMS? If so then I'll switch over because my Xenforo forum is faster than my main Wordpress site even when I use different themes. Will Xenforo also come out with blogs?
  11. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

  12. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    1. EZPublish
    2. ExpressionEngine
    3. Joomla
  13. Rigel Kentaurus

    Rigel Kentaurus Well-Known Member

    I thought Wordpress was for blogs
  14. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Its lost focus and they've bloated it to be more of a CMS. Factor in plugins, and it can be just as good as most full blown CMS.
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  15. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Thank God they lost focus cause I wasn't feeling drupal or joomla.
  16. mrGTB

    mrGTB Well-Known Member

    I've never been into "Joomla", but I know a lot swore by it. I used to be a big WordPress fan, but I dislike greatly the changes made with it since. Sure, you can install a custom theme with it. But what on earth made them use that new default theme called Twenty Eleven?
  17. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Member

    vivvo and expression engine
  18. mrGTB

    mrGTB Well-Known Member

    I used to own VIVVO but sold my license soon after to another person on vBulletin at the time. It's looks even more like a classy CMS today, I still like it and rate it as being the best looking of the bunch using the stock theme design. But, I never could understand why it runs so slooooowwwww. Even running it locally on WampServer to avoid my shared hosting test, it ran like a snail.

    That's why I sold my license soon after buying it, the slow running speed was driving me nuts.
  19. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

  20. Ranger375

    Ranger375 Well-Known Member

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