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Introduction to Content Management Systems

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Uploaded on Dec 12, 2010

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Level: Beginner
Presenter: Eli the Computer Guy
Date Created: October 6, 2010
Length of Class: 40 Minutes
Tracks

Web Publishing
Prerequisites

Introduction to Web Publishing
Purpose of Class

This class introduces students to the idea of Content Management Systems, what they are used for, and things to think abut when selecting one for their Web Publishing venture.
Topics Covered

Types of Content Management Systems
Considerations for Choosing a Content Management System
Class Notes

What are Content Management Systems
Content Management Systems are web based software packages that allow you to publish content to the web using easy to understand graphical interfaces
Examples = Drupal, WordPress, Joomla, DZOIC, PHPFox
Things to Look for When You are Selecting Yours
Active Developer Community =Are people creating NEW modules
Modules
Video
Forums
Payment services
Chat
Cost and TCO (Total Cost of Ownership)
Installation Service and Help
Where does it come from
Can you get help if you need it? What does support cost?
Can you Customize the system?
Will it grow with you?
Free vs. Pay For vs. Hosted
Cost And TCO
Speed -- How fast do pages load/ is content delivered?
Do you really want to mess with maintenance?
Final Thoughts
Choose wisely Migration is a Bitch
Resources

WordPress
TypePad
Drupal
Joomla
PHPFox
DZOIC
SubHub

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