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    Question Professional Portals/CMS?

    I'm looking to start a game community and I want to go all out on this one. That means lots of planning, lots of money and hopefully instant popularity and lots of return. (In a perfect world.)

    In my search for a portal/CMS that ISN'T included in fantastico... I've come up short. The only thing I've found so far is this plumtree corporate portal which is geared towards companies in the fortune 500 list and probably costs 3 arms and a leg. Needless to say I'm not at the point where we have 50,000 employees, or 3 arms I want to give up.

    Does such a portal that is a little more professional than phpNuke but possibly under $1000-$2000 exist?

    I'm sure someone has gone the extra mile and created a professional, supported CMS/portal. Haven't they?

    Thanks in advance for links/suggestions.

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    Yea.. mambo is a part of fantastico too, with less features than Nuke. There are upsides to it I agree, but again, open source, not supported, not what I'm looking for.

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    Honestly, there are no other portals in existance today? Anybody? Anybody?

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    Hi,

    http://www.opensourcecms.com has a big list of open source cms's.

    (Whew, this five post requirement to write an URL is a real annoyance!)

    Best wishes,

    mtz

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    haha, way to take one for the team. I'll look through it, thank you.

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    Try Plone (www.plone.org). You will need an instance of Zope, though. We have a number of non-profit sites running it. They like it because a normal MS Word user can actually edit the website.... which may not be so good now that I think about it .


    Cheers,
    matthew

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    Another great CMS, though I'm not sure it'll be right for your needs in www.ExpressionEngine.com.

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    Here is a pretty nice one as well. Not sure this one is listed at opensourcecms.com

    http://www.globalmoxie.com/

    jtw

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    I was looking for a while there for a real good CMS .. this is by far the best I found

    http://www.nephp.com

    499$ .. but worthed
    Carlos Rego
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    I don't see what the difference is between regular and corporate version? I can't find it anywhere. It does look nice though, and a lot of the demo sites have vBulletin integrated right in. Very nice.

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    Re: Professional Portals/CMS?

    Originally posted by Certus

    In my search for a portal/CMS that ISN'T included in fantastico... I've come up short. The only thing I've found so far is this plumtree corporate portal which is geared towards companies in the fortune 500 list and probably costs 3 arms and a leg. Needless to say I'm not at the point where we have 50,000 employees, or 3 arms I want to give up.

    Does such a portal that is a little more professional than phpNuke but possibly under $1000-$2000 exist?

    I'm sure someone has gone the extra mile and created a professional, supported CMS/portal. Haven't they?

    Thanks in advance for links/suggestions.
    The short answer is absolutely "yes".

    Peter Kinev.
    Open Solution, Inc
    http://opensolution-us.com

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    thanks for your expert advice pnorilsk.

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    Originally posted by Certus
    thanks for your expert advice pnorilsk.
    Sorry, this is how far I can go publicly without violating rules of this forum.

    Peter KInev.
    Open Solution, Inc
    http://opensolution-us.com

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    Originally posted by Certus
    I don't see what the difference is between regular and corporate version? I can't find it anywhere. It does look nice though, and a lot of the demo sites have vBulletin integrated right in. Very nice.
    I have enterprise edition and from my knowledge there is no difference other then you can remove the copyright in the enterprise version.

    NePHP does seem to be ok, but finding someone willing to do template work has been a big pain.



    -Michael

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    Yea, I've seen your name plastered all over a bunch of different forums. If you're interested, I've had a lot of experience working with php/MySQL based web applications, design wise. Maybe I could help you out. Send me an IM or email with details.

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    Originally posted by CRego3D
    I was looking for a while there for a real good CMS .. this is by far the best I found

    http://www.nephp.com

    499$ .. but worthed
    I second that, I am using it to develop www.dislexik.com into a community and it is the best CMS out, it is powerful and allows you to do everything you needed, yeah it is expensive at $499 without copyright, $299 with copyright or $99/year which I feel is very good, I mean look at vBulleting, $80/year I think, it is worth the extra $20.

    Regards

    DislexiK
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    the best cms i have ever seen is the one which sitepoint.com uses, but they do not sell it (core is based on vbulletin)

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    http://www.cmsmatrix.org has a nice list of open source and commercial CMS products that allows you to search by features and compare different products. It's maintained by Plain Black, the makers of WebGUI.

    Richard
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    I use Mambo OS myself. Its one of the best portal engines around, far better than any "nuke". It has a great community, tons of addons, hundreds of free templates, etc.
    Whats important , that even normal users can easily learn how to post articles, etc.

    If you want the best, try Typo (www.typo3.org) its also open source, but you can get paid support. It has a very steep learning curve though. But you could do cnn.com with it.. :

    Bela

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