The Ironism

The Ironism


The lair of Lars J. Nilsson. Contains random musings on beer, writing and this thing we call life.

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CMS Hell; Part II; Joomla!

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This is a series of post starting here, in which I look at different CMS installations and despair.Joomla! is the offshoot of Mambo. I’ve heard a lot of good from both. So I actually started looking at, and installing, Mambo.  But after surfing round for an hour or so, looking for documentation on multilingual content (mambelfish? god preserve me) and installing Mambo and playing around a bit, I found this: Joom!Fish. This is the Joomla version of the Mambelfish and lo! They distribute a package with Joomla pre-bundled with Joom!Fish. That was enough to tip me over the edge and install Joomla instead.The Good

The Semi-Good

The Bad

ConclusionThe installation, the extensions and the themes saves Joomla!. It is not a bad package, and for a single language site I would probably use it. As it is, it is still not out of the running, I’ll keep it installed if nothing else and better comes along.

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    • Amy Stephen
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      Amy Stephen Amy Stephen

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      Let me know if you need some help with Joomla!. V 1.5 will hopefully be available by the first of the year (?), and things should be easier in the Joom!Fish area. We need to keep working to make things easier for the community. Swing by if you are wanting help and plan to continue with Joomla!Amy 🙂


    • fungrim
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      fungrim fungrim

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      Well, cheers! If I have time I’ll probably play around a bit more with it. The multitude of extensions are tempting…


    • Amy Stephen
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      Amy Stephen Amy Stephen

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      You let me know! V. 1.5 beta will be out today, or in the next couple of days. Then, six to eight weeks of testing. Probably by the first of the year, there will be a solid v 1.5. That might be a good time to jump in! Take care!


    • Lawrence Meckan / Absalom Media
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      Lawrence Meckan / Absalom Media Lawrence Meckan / Absalom Media

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      I recommend you talk with Franck from 55 Thinking.com in regards to multi-language usability. He’s been doing it for a while and I recommend his work.