[CALUG] Recommendations for a CMS

Ken Jackson linux at kenjackson.us
Mon May 9 12:29:07 EDT 2011

If you haven't seen them, there are a couple of extensive lists:



On 05/09/2011 11:24 AM, Joe Tseng wrote:
> I recently took over management of a website for a youth 
> sports/activities league/nonprofit from the original maintainer.  
> There are a number of activities for boys and girls and sometimes 
> both; currently I am the one who takes updates from the league's 
> commissioners and post them on the site.
> I have been looking at various possibilities of rolling out a 
> PHP/MySQL-based CMS and all of them seem to have some kind of 
> shortcoming.  I had considered Drupal but it looked way too 
> complicated and was completely unintuitive.  Right now I'm considering 
> Joomla because it can allow for contextual viewing/editing of content 
> (e.g. a football parent can look at public and football-related 
> content, but they can't see anything else; a football commissioner can 
> see public and football-related content but can only edit football 
> content).  It doesn't seem like it can create a contextual scheduling 
> calendar.  I was also considering phpBB, not only as a forum, but also 
> to have it drive the user management authentication and management.
> Has anyone done anything like this before and do you have any 
> recommendations?  Is there a CMS that can do alot of what I'm looking 
> for; if not, is there one that's easily extensible so I can make my 
> own features?  Or am I simply better off designing my own portal from 
> the ground up?
> Thanks,
>  - Joe

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