[Pro] CMS for a novice

I am about to start using CMS (for the first time) and thanks to this forum have decided on WebYep.
However, I notice from a recent thread that WY doesn’t really support video content – which is a major issue as the client specifically wishes to upload video to the site.

So I’m throwing the same question forward to the forum again: Which is the best (simplest to use) CMS tool for an inexperienced practitioner that will also provide a good range of options?

Many thanks!


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On Mar 24, 2011, at 3:54 PM, Nik Andrew wrote:

So I’m throwing the same question forward to the forum again: Which
is the best (simplest to use) CMS tool for an inexperienced
practitioner that will also provide a good range of options?

Some of my picks for lightweight options:

MojoMotor http://mojomotor.com/
Mojo Demo http://mojo.motori.st/
Perch http://grabaperch.com/

Todd


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PulseCMS integrates well with FW, very easy to set up.

There’s also PyroCMS though I haven’t used it.
http://pyrocms.com/

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Unify is another small CMS that is easy to integrate into any web site, including video content.

Having said that, it is not particularly Freeway friendly. What I mean is the CMS editing takes place on the web AFTER Freeway has generated it’s html and you post it on your web server. By editing a site in this manner you will lose any changes you make if you ever modify your original Freeway layout and re-upload to your web sever as that will wipe out your Unify additions.

It is workable as long as you keep the above in mind. Your Freeway file will essentially be bare bones pretty template with the intention of adding all content through Unify later.


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The site is going to be quite complex and highly designed so it sounds as though UNIFY is going to be suitable.
Whatever I use has to fully integrate with FW - as that is my primary tool.

Thanks to you all for your useful feedback!


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Whatever I use has to fully integrate with FW - as that is my primary tool.

As I said, Unify would be used to add content to finished pages after the Freeway generated code is loaded to a web server. The tags that Unify looks for to find editable areas you add as Markup items in your Freeway pages. Take a look at their demo for a better idea: http://unify.unitinteractive.com/
Also, you are required to buy a separate license for each domain you intend to use Unify on but that is pretty standard for most CMS.

It should be mentioned that following a flexible layout plan when building this kind of site is a must, so Pro only.


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This would be the pertinent information on integrating Unify tags with Freeway: http://unify.unitinteractive.com/tutorial-installation.php


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