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Basic intro to the concepts of a CMS, what's available, how to choose. Some focus on Drupal as a CMS of choice.

Basic intro to the concepts of a CMS, what's available, how to choose. Some focus on Drupal as a CMS of choice.

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What's A CMS? Presentation Transcript

  • 1. What’s a CMS and Why You Should Care Why You Should Care
    • Bob Morse
    • Morse Media
    • http://morsemedia.net
  • 2. What’s the Agenda?
    • Basic Concepts
    • What’s Out There - Which One?
    • Drupal
  • 3. CMS = Content Management System
  • 4. Old Way Lots of Static HTML Pages
  • 5. New Way
    • Dynamic Content
    • Web Services
    • Write Once/Publish Everywhere
    • Get Rid of Webmaster
  • 6. How?
    • Separate Content from Presentation (CSS)
    • Content in Database
    • Web Applications (Open Source)
  • 7. Why Open Source?
    • Free As In Beer
    • Constant Development
    • Portability
  • 8. Holy Crap! Plone Drupal WordPress Joomla Typepad MoveableType Alfresco Concrete5 Umbraco Django Moodle Magnolia Silverstripe ModX OpenCMS
  • 9. The Smackdown
    • What’s the ultimate CMS?
    • How do I choose?
  • 10. Who Are You?
  • 11. Process
    • Feature Set
    • Usability
    • Support
    • Host Environment
  • 12. Resources
    • OpenSourceCMS: http://opensourcecms.com
    • CMS Matrix: http://www.cmsmatrix.org /
    • CMSwire: http://cmswire.com
    • Twitter: http://twitter.com #
    • Google
  • 13. The Popular 3
    • WordPress (Blog that can be a CMS)
    • Joomla (CMS)
    • Drupal (Web Application Framework w/CMS)
  • 14. All systems require installation which means downloading a package, uploading to a server account using an FTP program, creating a database, following some steps which includes entering database access information, sometimes setting some file permissions, blah, blah, blah, blah.
  • 15. ?
  • 16. 10 Minute s
  • 17. WordPress
  • 18.  
  • 19. Joomla
  • 20.  
  • 21. Drupal
  • 22.  
  • 23.  
  • 24.  
  • 25. Other Strengths of Drupal
    • Granular Permissions System
    • Open Architecture (hooks, APIs)
    • Designed for Community Sites
    • Content Types and Views
    • Openness to the Web
  • 26.  
  • 27.  
  • 28. Who Uses Drupal?
    • Tim Berners-Lee (the father of the web which just celebrated its 20th birthday)
    • Recovery.gov
    • The Onion
    • Amnesty International
    • Arcata Chamber of Commerce
  • 29. More?
    • Universal Music
    • Fast Company
    • Mother Jones
    • Popular Science
    • Wiyot Tribe
  • 30. More More?
    • Jennifer Lopez
    • Lifetime Television
    • PBS
    • Britney Spears
    • Eureka Chamber of Commerce (soon)
  • 31. The Future
    • Huge improvements with each release
    • Usability (without sacrificing flexibility)
    • Higher level core templates/designs
    • Even more power in core
  • 32. Questions?