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What Is The Best Php/mysql Opensource Cms Available?

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Joomla is powerful true with all the extensions available. Then the risk factor comes into play. making sure things are compatible and no coding flaws in extensions. I guess many people writing extensions try to do their best to avoid flaws in the code that may lead to huge security vulnerability.

If i had a project that deals with building all the normal things like blog, gallery, shopping etc. I would most likely go the standalone approach. e.g.

Blog = wordpress

Gallery = zenphoto

cms = anything lightweight and clean

Then in this way, I can find solutions to modify the user tables to use single sign-on.

This is more work for customization and maintenance. Did this once before for personal use but since I am semi-retired from web dev. Any approach to building a solution would be carefully looked into depending on client needs. Ideally, I dont think I would do this for a client but it all varies on the type of client I have to work with.

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CMS: JOOMLA

Reasons have already been mentioned by yawatide and in addition, i can write my own modules and php pages to be included.

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I completely agree with your last post. I am still an average joomla user. And true, it has so much plugins that

i have not yet bothered myself with writing one, maybe unless i need it badly and i cant find it anywhere. . . .

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Exactly yawa-ti-de, you are very good at echoing my thoughts. Maybe my handle on singlish is not very descriptive *or i hav been writin too mush codes*

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Hmm, I think the best way to pose this is as cactus has suggested -

"Based on your experiences, what opensource/php/mysql/cms tool do you think is best and why do you say so?"

Then readers can make an informed decision based on posts. I guess the question also reminds me of the popular saying that when all you have is a hammer, everything becomes a nail to you.

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If you watch it again and zoom the screen, you will see that dhtml is tatooed on the chest of japanese fighter.

Ok, let me put it in another form, tell us the best cms/category for instance you can say: wordpress/blogging

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This is not fair. All CMS are not created equal. And they have different functions

You cant compare CMS Made Simple with Joomla.

Maybe you need to come up with different categories (Blogging, Full-featured, extensible, gallery, community, lightweight, simple, or however you want to break it down.)

Not good to have an all in all evaluation.

BTW: My dream is to buy a Smart Car. Those little things rock

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