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site management basics


I want to run a website that has news, quizzes, polls, and so on. I know that I need to get a CMS for the same (like PostNuke).

But while gathering/researching/preparing content for my site I have tons of information that I want to store in a structured (organized as well as searchable) way out of which some specific extracts will be published on the website. So, I need a CMS and a what? Obviously Excel seems to be a tedious option. Any knowledgebase tools or something like that will help me organize my content (before I move someof it to the CMS?)??

Any articles on this topic also will help me understand the concepts and options, if not a direct tool hint.

Thank you,
Friday, February 09, 2007
You could see if my product, Surfulater, fulfills your need. See
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Friday, February 09, 2007
"Server not found."
Friday, February 09, 2007
One W too many.
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Friday, February 09, 2007
A CMS will make your life infinitely easier. There's a whole list of them with demos at - it would be worth trying a few of them out.

As an aside, I'm not crazy about the *Nuke family. I find them more difficult than necessary to work with and customize (although, it has been a while since I've looked at them. Things may have changed.) phpNuke had a terrible security history. I'm not sure what the status of postNuke is on that front, currently.

I've become pretty fond of textpattern . It's not perfect, but it is very easy to use and has more of a "build stuff from small pieces" philosophy, as opposed to one that embraces great big modules that (try) to do everything for you.

Might not be for you, but I'd recommend looking at it.
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