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Gnn... I am getting so frustrated. I want to set up a new publishing system (CMS) for my personal web-site, but I am totally unable to locate a decent software that fits my needs.

Any tips? inputs? experiences?

What I have:
* Apache web-server
* Windows box
* MSSQL (I would like to avoid using MySQL or anything else, since I know MSSQL and that is what I use for work)
* ColdFusion 6.1 (might move to BlueDragon 6.2.1 later)
* PHP 4.x
* no cash for this (it needs to be an open source one)

What I want:
* Good, full-featured, easy-to-use and customize CMS
* Perferably multi-lingual content
* Versioning
* RSS etc

It seems like there are no s/w that fits the bill. I have experimented a bit with one called typo3, but I have had some problems getting it up and running fine (may be too complex for me as well).

Seems like I would have to:
a) Move my databases to MySQL (might do that, but only after I have bought a new machine)
B) Upgrade to CFMX7, then I can use the open source FarCry CMS (upgrade is fairly costly)
c) Write my own in CFML (this might actually be the hottest option so far...)
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Some background reading:
http://www.digital-w...ent_publishing/

Linked from Adrian Holovaty's page.

Also contains resources (down at bottom).

What about MovableType or the other big big ones like Django or Mambo? (I think those are all CMS's).

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I'm using Mambo/Joomla and DotClear for two blogs, and MODx for a portal.

Mambo is a little bit overstuffed and complex, especially on the styling/css side. DotClear is more easyly stylable, and adaptable, the php code is (in my opinion) more legible.

MODx is great for a complex content portal (multiadmin, mutli redactors), offers numerous plugins and a good developpers forum.

A nice ressource to compare CMS :

http://www.cmsmatrix.org/

(I'm using SPIP too, for a content publishing site, but it's less known).

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almost all those that you guys list only support/require MySQL, which I am not too keen on... Actually the hottest option might be to continue using what I currently have, which is FarCry 3 (a bit outdated)
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almost all those that you guys list only support/require MySQL, which I am not too keen on... Actually the hottest option might be to continue using what I currently have, which is FarCry 3 (a bit outdated)

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Oops I didn't even notice you put MSSQL instead of MySQL :) Hmm, I will have to do some reasearch on that.




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