[Chicago] Drupal equivalent?

Erion Omeri erion.omeri at gmail.com
Thu Oct 30 12:58:00 CET 2008

Plone works great and easy to set up out of the box with default
settings. Getting it to work nice with Squid the caching service, load
balance it was a little tricky for us. Also we found the
administration architecture to be a little hard to use when
programming portlets(modules) for it. Plone is really powerful and
once you get your head around it, you can do a lot of things with it.
By default it uses Zope to store object and even the data but you can
make it store on a relational database as well. In my experience it
was a little pain to debug, and the online code modification views
made it convenient to access code, but not as powerful as any new IDE
out there.
One of the greatest benefits of Plone though, was the public view,
that content generators(users) would use that is why we did strong
move to convert all the websites that had static content to Plone at
UW-Oshkosh, which is still a working progress.

I overall I would still recommend Plone to anyone for its power and
extendability. http://www.plone.org

Django I dont have much experience with, although I have seen the
presentation at Google Tech Talks about it.

Good luck!


On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 6:03 AM,  <skip at pobox.com> wrote:
> A friend of mine is going to be running for alderman here in Evanston and
> asked me about content management software for websites.  He mentioned
> Drupal which I know nothing about.  Feature-wise I presume he's going to
> want some fairly basic features: easy blog capability, user feedback,
> top-level control of page appearance and templating, RSS feed generation,
> basic database capability, probably role-based permissions.
> In the Python world I'm vaguely familiar with Plone and Zope (the former
> built on the latter, right?), but nothing else.  I know plenty of folks like
> Django.  Is there a content management system built on top of it?  On the
> CMS page of the Python wiki:
>    http://wiki.python.org/moin/ContentManagementSystems
> I see a handful, none of which I recognize other than Zope, Plone and
> PyLucid.  I'm not keen on Zope simply because of its heft and seems like it
> woild be massive overkill here.  That would seem to doom Plone as well.  (Is
> it any easier to install/use?)  PyLucid seems to have some of the features I
> mentioned about.  I see someone (Massimo?) has built a CMS atop web2py
> called KPAX.
> So what to people use/recommend for CMS on smallish websites?
> Thanks,
> Skip
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