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Years ago, when I started some of my sites, I had to use a CMS that would display articles and all the information. So I chose php-nuke (yep, no wordpress back then :P). For forums, the first one was phpBB, if we don't consider a free hosted YaBB platform. What's the first CMS you ever used? When was that?

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Can Geocities or Xoom be considered as CMS? I used them almost 15 years back and they offer a comprehensive solution to publish content online. There were no Blogs or Web 2 sites back then and the interface offered by Geocities was very primitive.

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First CMS was probably Joomla, Drupal. Forum software, was the old free ipboard. Still a massive fan of SMF, never really liked phpBB. I think I'm developing a soft spot for IP Board though :D

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First CMS I've ever used was CuteNews back in 2002. It was a pretty light-weight system that was easily incorporated into my website's template and it made it easy to post content quickly and affectively to the website. I'd still use it today if I needed it as it was a good product to use and was simple and easy to use for anyone who was in charge of editing my wbesite back in the day.

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I'm mainly forum based. I started with phpBB many many years ago (I'd guess 8-10), then eventually moved to vBulletin. Since then I've recently hopped aboard the xenforo train and just recently tried out wordpress for the first time.

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Can Geocities or Xoom be considered as CMS? I used them almost 15 years back and they offer a comprehensive solution to publish content online. There were no Blogs or Web 2 sites back then and the interface offered by Geocities was very primitive.

Yup, mark me as an "oldie", too... Geocities was my first start. Wow, I think back to that and can't believe how far things have come. Did have an SQL driven site that was self-hosted back when I was married to the evil-not-so-genius.... First forum was phpBB... I got into forums a really, really long time after I got into websites/blogging.

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The only CMS that I've used before is Joomla. I don't like the interface though, and can't get the hang of using it. I don't use CMS for my websites, I find that plain HTML is better than using a CMS system. I do like WordPress (although that's primarily used for blogging) which I like the interface of.

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I started on php nuke and then joomla and then wordpress and I have been using wordpress ever since. I am using wordpress as a landing page on my forum. And wordpress is making up 50% of the traffic to my forum. I would be losing out on a lot of traffic if I was not using wordpress as a landing page.

 

Greg 

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Back in 2004, I believe I started off with CuteNews. CuteNews had a lot of problems with handling spam from commentors, so I had to move to a different CMS. Then I moved to FusionNews, but as of 2008-ish I think, its developer abandoned the project and just let it die. I then moved to a bigger CMS, namely WordPress. No regrets.

 

For forums, believe it or not, I started out with ProBoards. Right now, I'm using XenForo.

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Wordpress all the way! It was the first CMS I used, this was maybe five years ago and I am still using it today. For me it is an easy tool for site design, it fact only once have I actually used to make a blog site. Currently I am designing a new site for my business using Wordpress, and I still find it a good choice. I also find it easy to create high ranking sites.

 

Saying that I have recently been wondering if there is a more powerful alternative? I am just designing my site using free hosting so have a number of different CMS autoinstallers offered by the host, anyone got any good recommendations? Even though I love Wordpress, it has been around for a while now so I am sure there must be improved tools out there.

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The First CMS I've ever used was WordPress. Although I've also used Joomla, WIX, Magento, Weebly, Drupal.

WordPress is a free and open-source content management system based on PHP & MySQL. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system. It is most associated with blogging but supports other types of web content including more traditional mailing lists and forums, media galleries, and online stores.

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