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#1 BrandonT

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 10:34 PM

Looking to finally add a real homepage to my general gaming site and trying to decide between the two. Iso input on pros & cons. Sorta like Wordpress but couldn't find any templates I liked. With Joomla I liked all the extras it had. Or If you have a better recommendation I'm open to suggestions.

Edit: Not all that great at website building but ok...

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 01:04 AM

Looking to finally add a real homepage to my general gaming site and trying to decide between the two. Iso input on pros & cons. Sorta like Wordpress but couldn't find any templates I liked. With Joomla I liked all the extras it had. Or If you have a better recommendation I'm open to suggestions.

Edit: Not all that great at website building but ok...


I've only worked with Wordpress and it was several months ago. It's easy to setup and like joomla has a lot community support. This may have changed since I last used wordpress, but joomla seems a lot more powerful in what it can do, it a full blown cms rather than just a blog. Depends on how complicated you want your website to be I guess. Is it just a few pages or a full blown website with downloads system, reviews etc...

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#3 GaVrA

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 05:44 AM

Well the best thing you can do for your self is to see what you really need. If all you need is that one extra home page, i would really sugest usging IPB Portal... ;)

#4 BrandonT

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 12:41 PM

I thought about just using portal as homepage but still unsure.

I tried joomla again and found templates I liked but they would never end up the way I expected lol.

Also just got done doing wordpress and ended up with this - http://www.thegamingsurge.com really basic but works for now.


Having difficult time getting somethings I like :P

#5 Michael

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 07:05 AM

I'm just setting up a website for local town nearby. And found this to be a good guide: http://www.cmsmatrix.org/

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#6 BrandonT

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 07:30 AM

Thanks Michael. I ended up just doing an html page and guess It turned out half descent lol - http://www.thegamingsurge.com/

#7 GaVrA

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 07:44 AM

You can do that with IPB portal... :)

acp->look & feel->edit template html->ipb portal->csite_skeleton_template

that is like index.html that you have now... :D

it is much logical to use this then to have seperate html/css/etc... :o

here is mine new home page which will be finnished very soon:

http://www.crtaci.in...ex.php?act=home

simple but it really helps to use ipb portal(or any other portal mod for ibp hehe)... :)

Edited by GaVrA, 17 June 2009 - 07:46 AM.


#8 Sara Martin

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 12:51 AM

That is totally depends on the need you feel.If you feel that this is very important then you should go for it.
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 02:11 AM

Yes, it depends that which one fulfills your! needs. In addition to the basic use, each CMS may have some unique features of its own. so choose the one that suits you.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:31 AM

thank you .....


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#11 christineaib

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 12:29 AM

Yes, Joomla is much better with many unique inbuilt & extra options rather than wordpress.






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