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Old 22 Oct 2009, 06:02
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Any Joomla Users?

Im firing up yet another site , its a Portal and will have feeds , news and events from all my sites and ect all in one place , i have decided to install it on a different server and do everything remotely they have a pretty extensive "extensions" section ive been hanging out on and bookmarking all the things that would be of use to me , im curious if anyone here has messed with Joomla any ?
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Old 22 Oct 2009, 11:11
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I have been using joomla for years, looking for any specific information?
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Old 22 Oct 2009, 15:11
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I've used it off and on over the years, and I like it well enough. It's much easier to get up and running than Drupal (though I ultimately prefer Drupal in most cases). I'm using it now for my new portfolio site I'm developing. Also, I'm starting to concentrate more of my design work on Joomla, Drupal, and Wordpress, because vBulletin design jobs have been drying up; in part because of the economy, I'm sure, but I think the main reason is vB 4.0 being on the horizon; many are holding off on having a full custom design done until its released.
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Old 22 Oct 2009, 16:00
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About 3 years ago I used joomla for about 6 months. Again in 2008 I used joomla for a few weeks.

My only advice, use Wordpress or Drupal instead.
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Old 22 Oct 2009, 19:07
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Joomla is good cms too easy for customization . Only thing you need to be aware of is secutrity ,Some small issues were left behind in all addons be sure the plugins you choose are good and safe to go with . There are mamy groups who usually target on joomla sites ,sql inject them and leave Hacked message .

I have been using it for last 4yrs .
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Old 22 Oct 2009, 19:10
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I'm the opposite, I can't stand Drupal. I use wordpress or joomla, just depending on the project. I tried using joomla when it was on 1.0 a couple years back and really struggled. Once my knowledge of web design increased a bit I went back about 2 years ago or so and haven't looked back since. I love joomla and it's only getting better. I use it to run our school districts website and have helped a few others on some big projects. It does take some time to get it down but if you break it up into pieces it makes it much easier.
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Old 22 Oct 2009, 19:15
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Joomla is good cms too easy for customization . Only thing you need to be aware of is secutrity ,Some small issues were left behind in all addons be sure the plugins you choose are good and safe to go with . There are mamy groups who usually target on joomla sites ,sql inject them and leave Hacked message .

I have been using it for last 4yrs .
Yeah, you have to be on your toes a bit more with Joomla. I once ran a Joomla site that was bridged with a SMF forum, and it was a security nightmare. That won't be so much of a worry with my portfolio site, as it's going to be light on modules and extensions.
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Old 24 Oct 2009, 05:42
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1) Drupal is powerful but if you aren't a php developer, have funds, have patience or experience with drupal, it will take you a long time to get up something that looks good and not like stock drupal.

2) Joomla is OK. Looks great, many designs, not impressive from a performance standpoint, can be a hassle to manage content as it gets larger, and is much higher in load than others. Modules are generally plentiful, some good but most are just awkward additions shoved into the software. I find it most useful to use Joomla for smaller corporate type sites where I need something up very quickly that looks very good.

3) Wordpress - if it's simple it works very well. Can be adapted to blogs. Personally my CMS of choice, surprised that I found it to be the best for most uses, at least IMHO.
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Old 24 Oct 2009, 10:13
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Joomlas wrapper Extension is one of my favorite features. I actually really enjoy joomla myself. Its fun to hack and has endless possibility's If your going to bridge a forum i would recommend using Jfusion. http://extensions.joomla.org/extensi...n-bridges/3723
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Old 24 Oct 2009, 23:15
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1) Drupal is powerful but if you aren't a php developer, have funds, have patience or experience with drupal, it will take you a long time to get up something that looks good and not like stock drupal.

2) Joomla is OK. Looks great, many designs, not impressive from a performance standpoint, can be a hassle to manage content as it gets larger, and is much higher in load than others. Modules are generally plentiful, some good but most are just awkward additions shoved into the software. I find it most useful to use Joomla for smaller corporate type sites where I need something up very quickly that looks very good.

3) Wordpress - if it's simple it works very well. Can be adapted to blogs. Personally my CMS of choice, surprised that I found it to be the best for most uses, at least IMHO.
It's not hard to Manage the contents that depends on one who runs it should know how to Manage it . It takes while to Learn getting used to this CMS . I have been running this cms from 4yrs already and loads of things have been changed contents/traffics of users . Still site is smooth one should know what kind of modules /addons/plugins should be applied to the project they are working on . I know some people randomly choose many plugins to make their site crowd and looking better but less use of plugins/addons could be better idea to handle this cms .

Main thing on this cms will be security managements . Then theres nothing to worry about .
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