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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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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User Friendly .NET CMS

I am looking for a recommendation for a somewhat powerful but more importantly user friendly CMS for .NET. The ones I have found seem decent at best. If you say DotNetNuke I will be tempted to ...
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CMS or web-framework? - When to use which?

When should I use a Content Management System, and when should I use a web-framework?
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Strengths of various open-source PHP Content Management Systems? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Content Management System (CMS) should I use? What are the strengths / weaknesses of the various PHP-based open source CMSes?
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How can I decide if I should roll my own software or use a packaged CMS (and appropriate plugins)?

I'm a software engineer with little web experience currently in the process of wanting to actually using my web host and domain name for something other than a file dumping ground for files that I ...
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Where can I find some CMS usage statistics?

Does anyone know a place where I can find some usage statistics on different CMSs? Also, do folks actually believe the massive massive Drupal share given here? (Netcraft claimed that Drupal was the ...
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Why should I use a Content Management System?

I've heard a lot about cms's like drupal, joomla, and wordpress. I've always hand-coded most of my PHP and HTML and done fine. What are the pros and cons of using a cms?
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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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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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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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Paragraph tags in different browsers with SDL Tridion?

In the SDL Tridion 2011 content management system, when editing a component in a rich text field (RTF) I noticed pressing enter results in different HTML tags in the source. I think it's based on ...
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What do webmasters need most in a CMS?

I would like to draw on your experiences with different web content management systems and hear what kind features you feel are the most important from a webmaster point of view. As a webmaster what ...
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One website two CMS

I have a business with two products, lets say boat engines and car engines. Direct from the home page one can click on either cars engines or boat engines. The subpages of each section are then not ...
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Is there a Content Management System that allows multiple & independent blogs to be running on one domain?

I am a Wordpress fan, and I'm now building a new site and I'm not sure which CMS can achieve what I'm trying to do. I am building a food blog network for a bunch of cities in the US, and I want to ...
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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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Download as PDF - really worth implementing?

Many CMS systems (e.g. Joomla) offer the user an option to download the post content in PDF format. Is this really worth implementing? Are there any reliable stats showing how many users do use ...
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CMS for a site with blog, login, shopping cart, etc [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Content Management System (CMS) should I use? I am in the planning process of a website that will have a blog (as well as other pages which will be static), a ...
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PHP URL Rewrite engine for small project

I use PHP. I want to setup a micro site as a prototype, where I can work with the frontend only, separated from any CMS. URL Rewrite I also want the URL rewrite to be correct, like ...
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Pros and Cons of Wordpress multiple installations versus networking?

I have several sites and I build most of my clients' websites on Wordpress. It makes sense for most of the sites I build and if I want to give them the reins it is easy to train a client on. I know ...
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E-commerce + CMS: 2 sites or one?

Ok, let's say that a customer already has a CMS managed web site but now wants to sell goods online using an E-commerce platform (Magento in this case). My question is, does it make any difference ...
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html/css vs CMS

I am currently a CS student and an aspiring programmer/web developer. I am wondering whether it is worth taking the time to master html and css to make websites when these CMS services/wysiwyg editors ...
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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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Choosing open source vs. proprietary CMS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Content Management System (CMS) should I use? I've been tasked with redesigning a website for a small academic library. While only in charge of the site for 6 ...
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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? ...
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Rich text format area size in SDL Tridion 2011 SP1

I've set a schema field to height 2 and see the following for the input area in Chrome and IE. I'm expecting to have text area that's 2 lines high based on the default text size. I removed the ...
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Which Bliki (Blog+Wiki) solution can you recommend? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Content Management System (CMS) should I use? I'm searching for a good Bliki solution, meaning a combination of blog and wiki that I can install on my own web ...
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no-CMS front end WYSIWYG website editor

Is there a front end WYSIWYG website editor that can edit a webpage without having to install a CMS?
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How should I fix the problem of duplicate content created by my CMS system's manual page alias feature?

My site’s CMS has a manual page alias feature which is in wide use. I recently noticed that the aliased pages and the original pages are showing up in GA with separate traffic. For example: ...
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Software to run a large university website

I'm trying to find a replacement solution for a large university's current web presence. There are a number of strategies we are considering, including perhaps using an open-source or commercial ...
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CMS for an artist to display art work?

I am helping a friend put together a website for an artist. The person wants a very simple looking site to display their artwork, but will want to have an image slider and a few pages where they can ...
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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 obtain a page's GUID in Composite C1 CMS?

Question is pretty simple, I think. How can I find out what the page GUID for a certain page in my Composite C1 website is? I need it for RSS reading from a Blog within the CMS.
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What is the ideal publishing workflow for an enterprise CMS?

What is the ideal publishing workflow within an enterprise CMS? Background: Company size is 1,000. There are approx 20 Managers that must approve their respective department content before ...
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Recommendations for a hosted blog with a plugin that allows syntax highlighting.

I want to keep a blog with useful code snippets for myself. I don't want to setup some website with blogging software or something similar. All I want is register with a blog site and be able to use ...
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Combining a content management system with ASP.NET

I am going to be creating a site that seems like it requires a blend of a content management system (CMS) and some custom web development (which is done in ASP.NET MVC). I have plenty of web ...
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Is there a FOSS web app suitable for homeowners assocations?

I'm not quite sure where this question belongs, here or in SO, so please migrate this if appropriate. Overview The large homeowners association (HOA) that I live in could really benefit from ...
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Blog/CMS software with editing style like Stack Exchange [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Content Management System (CMS) should I use? Are there any pieces of content creation software for making a blog that support an editing style like Stack Exchange ...
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How to show all albums in Wordpress NextGen Gallery [closed]

I have a Wordpress install setup as a simple CMS. I am starting to use the NextGen Gallery plugin to support photo pages. I expect to have a number of people uploading pictures, and not all of them ...
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How to choose a CMS system for a small web site?

My friend is going to start his own business and he wants to have a simple web site where he could exhibit some videos and pictures. As he has absolutely no experience in programming, he is ...
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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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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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way for teachers to post homework assignments

What kind of product would work to provide a feature on a school website to allow teachers to post homework assignments and allow students / parents to quickly find the assignments by class and ...
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Object-based content management system

I remember hearing within the last year or two about a content management system either being released or developed that was centralized around product/item information. I'm aware that there are ...
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What is a CMS with good user forums support? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Forum Software should I use? If I'm starting from scratch with any CMS I want, which one has good support (or a plugin) for discussion forums?
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how to create Joomla templates?

I see a lot of sites selling Joomla templates at a premium but most of them look simple enough to build. Where can I find some tutorials to create such templates which I can provide users for free?
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Which CMS is this (from screenshot)?

Does anyone know what CMS this is? Thanks!!
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Simple CMS for clients?

I'm looking for something fairly simple for clients to use and very easy for me to skin (somewhat complicated themes). something like Perch or Couchcms, but has to be open source to satisfy some ...
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Advertising Platform CMS

I would like to know if there is any "advertising platform" cms arround, in order to host affiliate marketing tags / banners / etc Thanks
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How do you get Drupal to go to a page other than the User Profile on login?

ISSUE: Please help, I've tried a few things to get Drupal to STOP going to the User Prolfile page on login, even installed a module called LoginToboggan; which has nice features, just doesn't stop ...
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Custom or Open Source CMS?

I am in the process of having our corporate site redeveloped. My problem is do I choose a bespoke CMS or open source solution? We have used a bespoke CMS in the past and it can be very limiting in ...