Python and CMS

johnzenger at johnzenger at
Mon Oct 23 00:15:44 CEST 2006

For a free out of the box solution, look at MoinMoin.  It is wiki
software, but nothing stops you from turning off user signups, locking
down the whole site, and just using it as a CMS.  It's very easy to set
up, can run as a CGI, and requires no database backend.

Echo wrote:
> I am going to start working on a church website. And since I like
> python, I decided to use WSGI. However, I later found out about all
> the different CMS's in php. So I wondered if there where any in
> python.
> Sadly, I only found Plone, skeletonz, and PyLucid (If there is any
> more, please let me know). Of those three, only PyLucid supports WSGI
> and it didn't look very nice to me.
> Both Plone and skeletonz looked very nice. However, they can't be
> hosted on a regular web host(at least to my knowledge) since they run
> as the web server themselves. So hosting would cost more, at least 2-3
> times more from what I've seen.
> So I'm thinking of making a python CMS based on WSGI. I'm now trying
> to figure out a few things like the best way to store the content and
> how to manage/use plugins. For storing the content, the only ways I
> know of are as files or in a database. But I'm not sure what would be
> better. And as for how to do plugings, I plan on looking at Plone and
> skeletonz.
> As for working with WSGI, I have found
> Colubrid( and
> Paste( I was wondering if anyone knew of any
> other libraries that make working with WSGI easier. Also, I wondering
> if anyone would like to share their experiences of working with those.
> ps. I know that this is a big and complicated project. But no matter
> how far I get, it will be fun because its Python:)
> --
> "Now that I am a Christian I do not have moods in which the whole
> thing looks very improbable: but when I was an atheist I had moods in
> which Christianity looked terribly probable."
>   -C. S. Lewis
> -Echo

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