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    Hi WHT members!

    I am thinking of building a CMS just for fun as a project of my own not to sell or to let other people use just for my own experience of doing it.

    What features should i be looking to integrate?

    And what process should i take from start to finish?
    e.g. get a template coded 1st and then make an admin panel etc?

    Thanks,

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    Try to build a CMS that allows you to design more freely than Joomla and Drupal
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    Or even better learn to work with Joomla or Drupal and make yourself familiar with open source software. Many of the components used in these programs such as caching would be much too difficult for a new programmer to create.

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    Joomla is my favorite cms but has a little learning curve.
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    Nail down your list of features or modules. Remember, it can't be everything for everyone.

    Look at the Smarty templating system - simple. It keeps code seperate from design. Any HTMS/CSS template can be made and {tags} inserted to represent code/functionality.

    Take a look at sitereptile.com. Simple, yet effective. Again, not for every situation, but it has a good list of features, simple user interface and you can easily make your own templates.

    I would sugest something along that line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dennisthompson View Post
    Try to build a CMS that allows you to design more freely than Joomla and Drupal
    They did it's called WordPress, haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The-Pixel View Post
    They did it's called WordPress, haha.
    Very true!
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    Most of the blogs right now uses Wordpress as their platforms. I myself uses wordpress in my blog.

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    wordpress is the best with thousands of themes/ plugins etc

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    Just get a list of features together which you think should be in there. Include popular features from existing CMS' and think of some original ones.

    Concentrate of user friendliness.
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    Start with the back end first. Are you using PHP for this build?

    The most important thing is to plan!
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    Yeh PHP is going to be the plan..

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    Joomla is great, try to include some of there features.

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    Learn PHP get the best features between pop cms!

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