[Tutor] Python CMS advice wanted

jim stockford jim at well.com
Tue Nov 27 16:10:57 CET 2007

my experience with cms systems is that there's a big
learning curve. you might have more fun (and be more
productive and maybe more creative) if you use the
available appropriate python modules and cobble
together your own site.
    maintenance, especially by some one else, would
be an area to worry about: each cms system has its
own community of experts, a few of which are always
available to help. your custom code would present
new people a learning curve.
    expansion and extensibility would probably be as
problematic regardless of your choice: you can
expand/extend your code depending on available
modules and your imagination/skill. you can expand/
extend a packaged cms system depending on how
it presents an API and/or other means and limited
by what the people coding, managing, and releasing
the cms package choose to add (there'll sooner or
later be bloat in everything, you want your bloat or
some one else's?).

On Nov 27, 2007, at 6:52 AM, Richard Querin wrote:

> Hi,
> I've got a site that is currently a static site. While not 
> unmanageable at the moment (it's still pretty young), we've been 
> entertaining thoughts of converting it to a CMS system. I'm looking 
> for some good suggestions based on some simple criteria:
> - Python based - I have a rudimentary knowledge of Python and like it, 
> so I'd prefer to go this route
> - Simple - Our needs are not very complex, we're really just thinking 
> about maintainability and expandability.
> - We want to be able to customize the look and layout of the site to 
> our whim.
> I'm a complete newbie when it comes to CMS systems so I'm not sure 
> whether or not it might be better just to go with something like an 
> install of Wordpress instead.
> Just looking for some suggestions. The current site btw is 
> http://screencasters.heathenx.org
> RQ
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