CMS stands for Content Management System. A CMS is a platform used to build websites that are easily edited by multiple users.

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Why can using a CMS be bad for SEO?

I often hear and read that if you are serious about SEO you should avoid using a CMS. Are there any credible reasons as to why a CMS can be bad for SEO/Website optimisation?
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Are there Content Management Systems that don't require working with code?

I've used Drupal for every site I've made for the last couple of years. I guess Drupal is different things to different people, but what I love is the power it gives me without having to write code. ...
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Do hosting company and CMS matter?

Does it matter for SERP, where my site is hosted and whether it's created with the use of a CMS, and if yes, does it matter, what particular CMS was used?
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Expression Engine vs Drupal for Theming

I've been using Drupal for years and now with work need to learn Expression Engine. I'm interested in the comparison of Drupal and Expression Engine, but purely from a theming point of view (I've no ...
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How should we handle a website migration to a CMS?

I am asked to migrate an existing website to a CMS (Joomla / Drupal). The current website is on a shared hosting and there are already lots of files inside the public_html folder. I am thinking of ...
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ASP.NET Simple CMS

I have an existing ASP.NET web site. The site has a "news" section and I'd like to add some very simple content management functionality to that an administrator can edit the news. I had thought of ...
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Is there a program that can import CMS templates and manipulate them? [closed]

I have a website done in Joomla. Is there any way that I could import that template into some program and change the design without coding? Something like Artisteer, only Artisteer can not import ...
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Unified data source for k2 installed Joomla websites

I am responsible for a few web sites of my organization. I use Joomla! 2.5.9 for those web sites. They all are running at the same server. I use K2 component for content managing. I have a general ...
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Adding a CMS to an existing Magento shop

I am working on a project for 3 niche stores built on magento (using magento's multi-store function) that each get roughly 50k unique visitors a day. The sites don't currently have a blog or forum ...
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Does seperate marketing website and main web application make sense? [closed]

I am working on a website that offers a service to customers. As part of this, there is obviously lots of informational, marketing and news information, as well as a regular "backend" where actual ...
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Which CMS scenario should I choose for SEO?

I have a website, about web design and programming, which uses WordPress. I also list some applications that I have made, in pages like: mysite.com/myapp1 mysite.com/myapp2 (note: these pages are ...
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Using Public Key Authentication for websites

I know GitHub uses it for code development (not user authentication for the website though). I saw this article on the idea: ...
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Is there a wordpress like platform for publishing code documentation? [closed]

Is there a wordpress like platform for publishing code documentation? I have an API I'm publishing internally and I want to add documentation like jQuery or Kendo do, and I'm wondering if they just ...
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Which Content Management System (CMS)/Wiki should I use?

This is a general, community wiki catch-all question to address non-specific "I need a CMS or Wiki that does x, y, and z..." questions. If your question was closed as a duplicate of this question and ...
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Can creating a duplicate site for testing and upgradation can cause duplicate content

Considering upgrade of CMS to latest version- the process may take anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks. May suggest - we need to work on live server, what we have planned: take exact replica of site and ...
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Which FLOSS Python CMS for video sharing in a school? [duplicate]

I have an university project in which we develop a video sharing system for schools. Our central use cases are as follows: The system has to manage videos (and associated arbitrary metadata) Where ...
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Is OpenCart any good? Or should I go with Shopify? [closed]

So I am to develop an e-commerce site. I have used OpenCart in the past for very small jobs but havent fully explored it. Is it reliable? Can I also use it as a proper CMS? I am considering using ...
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Is there any Open Source alternative to e-paper CMS? [duplicate]

I'm looking for an open source CMS such as Express News Dawn E-Paper Similar question has already been asked but its still without a proper answer.
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Best CMS for a membership site? [duplicate]

I have been told Joomla but I am partial to WordPress. Can anyone let me know the best membership CMS, its plus points and any big sites running it? This is for a non-profit members only site mainly ...
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Knowledge required to build a book rental website

My friend and I are considering building a book rental website like http://www.campusbookrentals.com/. My question is what are the required knowledges to build such a website? I've learned HTML and ...
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Are images with non-standard extensions (such as “.ashx”, instead of “.png” or “.jpg”) bad for SEO?

Certain CMS' running on IIS like Sitecore do not give image files appropriate file formats like .png or .jpg by default, but instead link to images as: <img src="/media/Some Folder/EX-IMG.ashx" ...
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CMSs & ERPs for hospital management system

What are the best free CMSs or CMS plugins or ERPs or any other free tools available for developing a hospital management system? I want to develop it for a children's hospital run by my father. The ...
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Magento: placing available blocks

I've installed a custom theme in Magendo. I browse pages and get shocked. Some pages have blocks, other - no, some have the left sidebar, some - the right. The complete mess. How can I know all the ...
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Wordpress/CMS for small business SEO? [duplicate]

It's oft-heard that Wordpress has top-notch SEO and there are even rumors that Google's algorithms (and other search engines) are designed to specifically favor Wordpress-based sites. If I'm in ...
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Is using ads module in any content management system perilous?

Is using ads module in any content management system to deliver Adsense ads perilous? It states that delivering Adsense ads through advanced scripts is prohibited.
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A Java based modifyable web shop platform? [duplicate]

I have a project which requires a web shop. It should be a Java based web shop, since I know Java well. The functional requirements are: modifiable layout for main/goods pages modifiable processes ...
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What are my options for Web 2.0 gallery software? [closed]

My question is: What are my options if I need a Web 2.0 gallery software that work in a very similar manner to this removed web site. Essentially: users can create account, then create and manage ...
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Can front end code cause an application error in a CMS user interface?

I'm not sure if this is the appropriate place for this question, but here it goes. I'm using a Ruby based CMS (which shall remain nameless) which has been throwing an application error when I try to ...
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Best location for a websites CMS

As part of my job I recently started making numerous content management systems for websites. So many that obviously my next step was to set up a 'template' for the websites so I could quickly remove ...
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How to create a site with these features without programming? [closed]

My girlfriend & I are creating a site as a side business. I'm a programmer but for this site I don't want to do any programming because a) I want to make the site quickly, b) it's a fun side ...
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Web-based CMS for mobile app [duplicate]

I'm just about to start developing a mobile app which needs to be fed from a CMS. I started designing the tables when I thought there must be something out there which could save me a load of time and ...
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Best CMS for review-type sites [duplicate]

Is there an ideal CMS for making a review site? By review site, I mean like a restaurant review site where you have each entry belonging to different major categories like Cuisine and City. Then users ...
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.htaccess keeps being deleted from my root directory

I have a site built on the ModX Evo CMS. I have noticed that almost every day the .htaccess file is deleted meaning the FURLs no longer work. I have scanned for viruses and found nothing. Does anyone ...
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Blogspot as a simple CMS

Blogger/Blogspot recently released a new version of their software. This new version appears to have features relevant to a simple CMS (static page, albeit limited). I read from their Buzz Blog ...
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Updating Old Site To New. Which Content Management System Lets Me Retain My Old URL? [duplicate]

My old site is done in HTML with .html as file extension. To allow all those users who visit sites by typing a specific page url, and URL structure being good, I do not retain every single old url as ...
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Offline CMS for Static Web Sites [closed]

I have a friend that wants a desktop-based content management system -- one that publishes entirely to static HTML (and images, CSS, etc). What are the best options?
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Web-based interface for a static CMS [closed]

I would like to have a static CMS, but I need a web interface for the editor. The editor can be a php/python/ruby app hosted off my computer for when I need to edit.
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Is it valid to have 2, 3, or more canonical tags?

I have seen a major website have more than 2 canonical tags on certain pages. Here's the page URL: http://www.example.com/en_GB/shop/details.cfm?R=PRODUCT23:en_GB Here's the first canonical ...
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What's the best CMS for my project? [duplicate]

I'm new to content management systems and I have very little experience in web development. Which CMS do you recommend for the following tasks? Users can login and create list items Users can upload ...
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Editable block: CMS or PHP script?

I'm designing a Website for a restaurant. The site will be fairly static except for a 'specials' block which the client will need to update on a daily basis. I'm more of a designer/front-end developer ...
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Looking for a Social Bookmarking Content Management System [duplicate]

I want to make a website like Reddit, I already tried Pligg, Drigg, Elgg but the codes were too messy and impossible to customize. I really like WordPress and Joomla but they are not designed for ...
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Joomla redirect manager doesn't redirect when there are params in url

We've recently transfered a huge site to joomla. It has two languages; english and german. There is a twitter account which has links to the previous site. These links look like this: ...
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CMS that allow pdf to be view online (not download into the computer)

Is there any CMS that allow user to view the pdf file on the CMS instead of downloading them into the computer and open using a PDF viewer? I notice that the CMS I encounter usually require user to ...
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SocialEngine Installation Error 500 (Step 3)

I'm trying to install SocialEngine (clean install, empty database, legal license key) but I ran into this error message 500 at Step 3 of the installation: Step 3: Setting up MySQL Database MySQLi ...
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Joomla component upload error 500

When I try to upload a Joomla component via the the Joomla extension upload manager I receive a error 500 message. What can be the cause of the problem? How do i fix it? Note: I have tried changing ...
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Drupal - after installation the website invisible

I just installed Drupal. But after installation I can't see my installed site. Upon visiting the URL http://localhost/drupal-7.0/ in my browser I do not get the web page as expected but see files and ...
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How do I make dotCMS pick up the preferred language from the browser's settings?

I have a bilingual dotCMS site. Switching between languages with the pulldown at the top of the page works great, but the default language is always English (or whatever else I configure). I'd much ...
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Is Joomla or Drupal easier to manage? [closed]

Is Joomla or Drupal easier to manage? Better community than the other to receive help? One made for corporations vs for private? Seems like WordPress is very popular, too, but can it do the same ...
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what is the best CMS for member login and job posting [duplicate]

Hi I have worked in wordpress and joomla but i am confusing to choose CMS.. which one is suitable for my requirements. Please read requirements and suggest me some CMS. Thanks in advance Directory ...
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Is there a visual web application builder or rapid webapp prototyping framework?

Question: Is there such a thing as a self-hosted framework or CMS especially tailored towards the creation of interactive web applications without -- or with an absolute minimum of -- programming? ...