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Yup. CMS is the way forward for people who cannot code. This will even remove the fact that they have to use a FTP to upload files to the site.


 

Not to mention all of the free themes rolling around out there....

 

Joomla, Mambo, and Drupal are also popular CMS choices, but I've found WP to be the easiest to use.

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Not to mention all of the free themes rolling around out there....

Joomla, Mambo, and Drupal are also popular CMS choices, but I've found WP to be the easiest to use.

Ok I was looking into CMS and I have a little hard time understanding exactly what it does. I'd like to get some technical background on it before I recommend it. Is it a code generator, an API? Does Wordpress sit on top of CMS?

Many thanks!
    
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do dreamweaver.

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post #14 of 18
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Ok I was looking into CMS and I have a little hard time understanding exactly what it does. I'd like to get some technical background on it before I recommend it. Is it a code generator, an API? Does Wordpress sit on top of CMS?
Many thanks!

Ok.

1. Buy domain
2. Buy hosting
3. Log onto your Cpanel
4. You install a "CMS" or content management stysem.
5. You change the theme and make some posts

It's basically a GUI for adding news, posts, documents. NO CODING yay!

Here is an example of a site with a CMS on it:

http://adonislinux.com/blog/

As you can see they use wordpress.

Common CMS

Wordpress
Joomla
Drupal and some others

Hope this helped.
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post #15 of 18
CMS = Content Management System
Basically after the initial setup, it makes it very easy to add content, blogs, pictures, etc etc with a few clicks and an easy to use GUI.
Wordpress is very popular. There are tons of extensions, themes, etc that you can get that install in seconds, and really provide nice functionality. Setup is generally pretty easy, and some of the major hosting companies have simple scripts to install it for you even. You basically pick where you want it installed, and it creates the database, home pages, basically everything you need. If you want to add in a theme, basically find one you like (tons of free and premium themes out there) and there is an easy install option on almost all of them you do from the same GUI.
Think of it kind of like VB, or huddler even. Management does not create every single page you see, the 'system' does after very little input from a user. (ie creating threads, importing avatars, etc)
Same thing applies to most CMS's now. You don't have to hand code everything, after some basic rules/options you set, the system will create it all for you.

If your good at coding, you'll get it installed quick, and your friend that isn't really savvy will be able to pick up on it just as quick. I've used it for several sites I've done for clients, and really have had no complaints yet. (and these are not savvy people at all)
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post #16 of 18
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I'm going to look into CMS smile.gif She has dreamweaver already as part of her Adobe Creative Suite. She's a graphic designer but never learned web design.

look into a CMS i think if she learns some coding such as HTML/CSS and some PHP, she could mod the CMS in Dreamweaver and create nice templates/themes for her CMS and fun to learn.. smile.gif
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post #18 of 18
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She's a bit familiar with DW and doesn't feel like learning anything new so I'm going to help her with coding lol.
I'll keep in mind CMS for myself though, thanks everyone! thumb.gif
    
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