[Chicago] Drupal equivalent?

Erion Omeri erion.omeri at gmail.com
Thu Oct 30 12:59:47 CET 2008

wrong link before:
Here is the correct on.

On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 6:58 AM, Erion Omeri <erion.omeri at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMql3Di4Kgc
> Good luck!
> Erion
> 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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