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Re: [school-discuss] School web site CMS choices
Le Sun, Feb 15, 2004 at 07:47:57PM -0500, Randy Edwards a Ã©crit :
> I wanted to see if I could tap the knowledge of the list here on the
> topic of school web sites.
> When I say "school web site", I'm not talking about online classes (e.g.
> Moodle, Claroline, Manhattan, etc.) -- just the regular "informational"
> portions of a school web site (i.e. main page, events calendar, lunch
> menus, school board minutes, contact lists, etc.).
> In the past, I've used PostNuke (PN) <http://www.postnuke.com> and
> various PN modules for school web sites. This let me use a bunch of nifty
> features (PN has a slick calendar module that's really neat) and gain the
> flexibility of a CMS.
> Lately I've been thinking that Zope's <http://www.zope.org> Plone
> <http://plone.org> CMS might be better suited. Is anyone use Zope/Plone on
> their school web site?
I am starting to do so.
Have a look at zwook too. It is made on Zope but ahs apparently the simplicty of
Postnuke and its flexibility. It allows, as plone, to create a full collaborative
web site without any technical knowledge
> The advantage I see in Zope/Plone is Zope's user flexibility. Being
> able to mindlessly segregate portions of the web site so that various
> secretaries can directly upload things to only that portion is quite
> powerful, and aids in lessening IT's work. Sure, such things can be done
> via .htaccess and other methods, but Zope/Plone seem a powerful combination.
> The downside I see in Zope/Plone is that it doesn't have the richness of
> modules that PostNuke has and it pushes one towards the "all Zope" model on
> the web server. Again, anyone using Zope/Plone?
yes, with much pleasure
> Also, any new free software toys/tools out there that I should be
> looking at?
plone rocks, but zwook may be interesting
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