I happened to try other CMS like Xoops and Impress last weekdays and found them the same and honestly i liked them but not enough to satisfy my cravings =). Well, i have here my simple comparison of the CMS i've tried in the past couple of days.
CMS Program : Joomla
Lacking : Content
GACL like other CMS.
Advantage : Lots of components to use..
Easy to install components, modules and plugins
Organized components and modules at Joomla!'s website.
Comments : Very user friendly
easy to learn&use.
Joomla! core dev
should also focus on
GACL and good content management
CMS : Drupal
Lacking default WYSIWG editor
No content approval
or publisher by default
and have to find a module
for your users to access
Click & run installation of modules..
Advantage Really good GACL
Good content sub-categorization
Also a CMF.
Comments : Should have at least one WYSIWYG editor on its package.
I believe it's better to have the modules easily installed.
CMS : Xoops
Lacking : Good rendering of WYSIWYG
Advantage : News modules
Comments: I've tried to install
FCKeditor but does not
render very well especially on table.
Same with Xoops..
CMS : Exponentcms
Lacking : Teaser for contents
Workflow policy does not function very well.
GACL like what Xoops and Drupal have.
Does not use CSS
Advantage : Easy to use. You'll enjoy creating pages/sub-pages.
Comments : Good for simple websites.
I've tried to limit users from publishing but still no hope for me.
Since I have not yet decided which is best for me, let me just summarize everything.
If you want a good content management system with minimal sections and no sub-level categories and very enticing appearance you should try Joomla.
Drupal, Xoops and Impress are very well recommended to those didn't enjoy Joomla!'s content sub-categorization and who didn't like its GACL implementation.
I will recommend Exponentcms to those who want to have a not so complicated website's content.
My next post will be comparison of the CMS above regarding on development of sub-package and templates. I just hope you enjoy what i have here. I know there's a lot of CMS out there and if i'll have more time i'll give a try.
Note: These are just based on my personal experience. Comments are accepted here.
CMF - Content Management Framework
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