As some of you may know, I am the webmaster for the Fordham Church website. It is currently using the MODx CMS. I quite like it – it’s quite flexible, easy to edit, and customising the look and feel is very easy.
However, it does have one drawback: the pages are all fairly static in nature. It’s not so easy to create a page which has regularly updated content (blog-style).
Recently I’ve been thinking about moving to a different CMS. MODx has been fine for now, but I want something a little more powerful. Basically, I’d like the front page to appear more like a blog, and also I’d like to publish an RSS feed of sermons etc. There are a couple of options here: Joomla, WordPress, and Drupal.
- Joomla is a very powerful CMS. I’ve tried it before, and there were plenty of things you could do with it. The problem is, I think it might be a bit too powerful for what I want. If I was building a more complicated website this would be a good option, but I don’t think it would be so good for the Fordham site as it stands at the moment.
- Drupal is another powerful CMS, although I think it’s a little less complicated than Joomla. I downloaded it and installed it on my machine at home last night… the problem is, I can’t help thinking that it might be overkill! There are a lot of options and features, most of which I probably wouldn’t need.
- WordPress is what this blog is currently running on. The advantage to WordPress is that I know it. The disadvantage to WordPress is that I’m not sure it’s quite up to being a full-blown Content Management System just yet! You wouldn’t get all the advantages of something like MODx or Drupal with it. Having said that, I probably wouldn’t need all those features…
So, decisions, decisions! If anyone has any suggestions I’m always open to ideas 🙂