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Well, the topic is my question.
I been trying to use phpwcms for å while now, but I cant seem to ever understand how to implement my site into it.
Anyone have any experience with phpwcms or could any one recommend a cms system thats easy to use, as in easy to implement your own css / html in?

Thanks in advance.
Joppe

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It largely depend on what

It largely depend on what application the CMS would have for you. For instance, if you just need a simple install site with a blog, you could try Wordpress or CMS Made SImple. If you want something more robust, I would suggest Drupal , which is what this site happens to be built on. However, some CMS apps are easier than others. The first two I listed are relatively easy. Drupal, however, is probably not for the feint of heart, but much more powerful IMO. Explain what features you'd like your CMS to have and we can recommend something. I'm personally not familiar with the one you listed.

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I've got to say it took me

I've got to say it took me less time to write my own CMS in a language I wasn't exactly familiar with at the time (C#) than it did for me to figure out and modify one of the pre-made open source versions. I tried phpNuke (or whatever it's called), wordpress (the best of the bunch even when modifying it to work as a CMS) and about 300 others.

If you must go with one of them I'd say Wordpress is the easiest to modify and force into working as you'd like it. I haven't touched it for about a year and a half though.

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You might want to look into

You might want to look into CMSMadeSimple
oops just noticed it was already mentioned :blushing:

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I was real skeptical of

I was real skeptical of using a CMS with stories about how hard they were to use and modify, especially since I'm not a programmer. But, with a little bit of drive, Drupal wasn't that bad. Plus, there are a lot of people using it. I've heard that the most recent version, which is the only one I've used in depth, is a lot easier than earlier versions. With that said, I've worked with Wordpress also, and that was really straightforward. Unfortunately, I don't have the ability, or really the time for that matter, to build one from scratch. I'd just suggest finding a theme or base theme, that is fully css compliant. Those themes are out there.

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Erm Drupal should not be

Erm Drupal should not be recommended to anyone without some experience as it can be hard to modify, requiring more deep level scripting skills than any of the others.

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I agree. But, I also don't

I agree. But, I also don't believe it to be as hard for most applications as people believe it to be. If you're requiring a lot of functionality, whatever CMS you choose is going to have some pretty extensive challenges.

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Isnt Drupal perhaps one of

Isnt Drupal perhaps one of the easiest to implement your own html and css in? Sure if you are going to create your own modules, nodes and such its getting tricky. But for layout and graphics I find it extremely simple...

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It depends on the features

It depends on the features you want.
Drupal can be really simple straight out of the box or it can be really difficult.
Where if becomes difficult is when you want something not provided by a module or you want something done differently.

Theming Drupal can be very clean, you have a lot of control over the page structure. It can also be very difficult once again depending on your needs.

why not design the site as you want it with the features you want then see what cms will meet your needs.

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The features I want

Thanks for all the replies! I am sorry it took so long for me to respond, been quite busy with my exams at school.

Well, I would like the cps to focus on the news content, and give me freedom to choose my own picture / video systems. If there is a way to implement the forum as well it would be nice, but I have some backup from a former phpbb forum that I would like to import. If it just can handle the news content in the beginning, I could experiment with the other features later.

I put a quick template of what I could imagine the page would look like. But keep in mind that its just a template and not the final result.

http://www.stemning.net/whatiwant/

As you can see, I would like to go towards the "web - newspaper" style and not the blogging type of site.

Btw. Drupal looks nice.

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ExpressionEngine is my weapon of choice.

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Joomla all the way

Joomla all the way Wink

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Drupal-The Best CMS

Hai

I understand your problem.It is better to use Drupal.I suggest Drupal because it supports all the features a website should have and it is hack free.It is suitable for small and large scaled websites.So it would be better if you build your sites with drupal.