Best CMS / Portal?

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Best CMS / Portal?

Post by revival » Wed Dec 26, 2007 7:46 pm

I am starting a site that will be basically a forum but I need a cms for articles and the like.

Can anyone recommend a cms that integrates phpbb3? Is a portal better than a cms or should I go the full cms route?

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Re: Best CMS / Portal?

Post by Sheldon469 » Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:04 pm

I would like to know also. :D

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Re: Best CMS / Portal?

Post by dellsystem » Wed Dec 26, 2007 9:15 pm

Joomla! is making a bridge for phpBB3, but I don't know how far along the development is. May want to look into that :)
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Re: Best CMS / Portal?

Post by revival » Wed Dec 26, 2007 9:18 pm

the learning curve is sooo steep for Joomla.

I know there is a bridge for Drupal. But it is a pain to have to skin 2 different scripts exactly the same. Thats why I wonder if just using a portal would be easier. I hope someone has some input on this.

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Re: Best CMS / Portal?

Post by Vyriix » Thu Dec 27, 2007 2:52 am

Drupal is not your preferred choice if you're just serving pages and does not require user participation.

Wordpress will do your job fine on any scale.

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Post by Sheldon469 » Thu Dec 27, 2007 3:21 am

Vyriix wrote:Drupal is not your preferred choice if you're just serving pages and does not require user participation.

Wordpress will do your job fine on any scale.
Isn't Wordpress a Blogging program?? How's that going to work as CMS/Portal??

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Re: Best CMS / Portal?

Post by revival » Thu Dec 27, 2007 3:37 am

You may be right. I use Wordpress for almost all my sites these days.

Since I do not need to integrate user bases a cms may be unnecessary.

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Post by guitarnoise » Thu Dec 27, 2007 1:20 pm

Wordpress can be used as a really great CMS. It's lightweight and much easier to use than something as complicated as Joomla. There is something called WP-United which bridges Wordpress and phpBB 3.0. I haven't used it yet, but it sounds like a great idea. The users posting comments on articles and blog entries would have to abide the same behavior standards on the message board, or face being banned.

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Re: Best CMS / Portal?

Post by Grandtheftcow » Thu Dec 27, 2007 1:54 pm

I've been looking at MK Portal as an option however PHPBB 3 won't be supported until the next release that should be available soon.

Unfortunately since 3.0 is still a recent thing there aren't to many options at this time.

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Re: Best CMS / Portal?

Post by biffs » Thu Dec 27, 2007 9:35 pm

I am currently working to integrate phpbb3 and CMSMS (http://www.cmsms.org) it is slow going because I am working on it in my spare time, but its going.

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Re: Best CMS / Portal?

Post by Sheldon469 » Sat Dec 29, 2007 6:58 am

Thanks for those nice screen shots biffs.

So like what challenges are you running into thus far trying to integrate this cms with phpbb3?


Oh, and keep the screen shots coming. :D
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Re: Best CMS / Portal?

Post by biffs » Sun Dec 30, 2007 5:43 pm

only real problems will be user management when i get to it. instead of using the cmsms user model, it will have to be re written to use phpbb3 user table and sessions. considering there is no built in user management in cmsms, with the exception of the admin back end - i dont see that being a big issue.

another problem i see coming will be the permissions. phpbb3 permissions i havent quite figured out yet, and im not too sure how im going to integrate it into content management

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Re: Best CMS / Portal?

Post by amagab » Sun Dec 30, 2007 6:05 pm

Does anyone know of a simple portal that doesn't need separate theming, design, etc?

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Re: Best CMS / Portal?

Post by ssnobben » Mon Dec 31, 2007 10:23 am

Well I would go for Joomla http://www.joomla.org/content/view/4122/74/.

There is 3 bridges for the new J 1.5 and phpBB 3.0 now http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... 4&t=543575
There is three bridges for doing a Joomla 1.5 and phpBB 3.0 solution as I believe.

The new Jfusion that I have tested myself and is working
http://extensions.joomla.org/component/ ... Itemid,35/
and then the more mature CB connector that I have tested and is also working http://www.cbconnector.com/

Then we have the new Rokbridge that I have not tested yet bcs not released.

Should be interesting to see how well these are when comparing them finally.

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