What website cms should I use?
Our team has a fairly basic website that is pretty simple but worked well enough when I designed it and had time on my hands.
These days I really don’t have time to manage it and want a simple cms type system to do it.
any suggestions that do this?:
– easy to set up on our web hosting (which includes databases)
– templates that I can use as a starting point and then tweak to match the club’s colors, etc.
– can be managed from Android tablet/phone as that’s what I have to hand most of the time.
Thanks in advance.Posted 4 years agojwhMember
WordPress – just because there are so many templates and forums available to get you started.
And having created CMS with all the features a client wants and then they never use i’d point most people towards wordpress.
Its super easy to set up on a windows server – you can do it from IIS web platform installer.Posted 4 years agonickjbSubscriber
I have a wordpress site and I have wondered the same thing. I have been merrily adding content but it only exists in the cloud in a format I have no idea about. Would like to at least back it up and it would be nice to have a copy that I could take elsewhere. I presume you can just copy the database but I haven’t looked into this. Another job for the list. On the plus side it was easy to set up and I can edit it from my Android phonePosted 4 years agosmokey_joSubscriber
+1 for wordpress, lots of free responsive templates to choose from, easy to use CMS, plug-ins to do anything you want it to and fully open source.Posted 4 years ago
Spend a bit of time thinking about what you want the site to do and find a template that requires the minimum amount of tweaking.
Just a note to say thanks. I’ve got our site up and running with wordpress
http://www.lvis.org.uk (any tips welcome! 🙂 )
Actually, one question – if I restore the db, presumably that doesn’t hold any of the media (eg pictures) that I’ve uploaded via WP so I guess I’d need to manually transfer those in order to do a restore to a different location/web host.Posted 4 years ago
That’ll work, will it? I kind of assumed that you’d need to actually install wp rather than just copy the files.
Yes – WP is all written in PHP, so if you copy the files over and as long as you have the same file permissions, it’ll work happily. It’ll moan if it doesn’t have a database on the new server – let it set up a database, then import the DB you exported from the old site.
Or just transfer the database over as well – that’s not hard if you have a MySQL web front end on your web host (all decent ones will).Posted 4 years ago
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