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Advice on Choosing a CMS

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 5/14/11 (12:29pm)

[I sent out a version of this to the LITA List but I thought it worth posting here as well.]

Drupal and WordPress are the biggies and I'd be happy working with either. There are others and everyone has their favorites but whichever one you pick, it should be widely established and not some obscure boutique item that somebody's choosing because the local script monkey can only do perl or because the chotskies from the sales guy doing the presentation are awesome.

Doing the latter only guarantees the hallowed "4-Year Cycle of IT Horror" consisting of enthusiasm at the beginning, pain and frustration mid-way and rejection finally at the end as people look around for replacements in order to repeat the cycle.