Saturday, May 22, 2004

Content Management systems

I decided to create a web site for our Home Owners Association, but I didn't want to be stuck maintaing it by myself. I want to create the site, where other people in our complex could update the site themselves. I thought that this could be accomplished with a Wiki or a CMS (Content Management System).

When I looked into Wiki systems, I liked the fact that it was easy to set up. The one thing that I didn't like about it is that the user needs to use special syntax to create links. Also I am not sure if there is a way to upload images when creating a page

I decided to use a CMS. There are two of them that I looked at: Post-nuke and php-nuke. They have pretty much the same feature sets.

I decided to go with postnuke, since there are supposedly some security holes with phpNuke.

There are some other cool features of postNuke. forums, News, faqs and comments.

I have finished the first version of the website. It can be found at I really like the permission system (Once I figured it out.)