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GregD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-18-04 12:35 AM
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Web software suggestions?
I have built a couple blogs with MoveableType and Wordpress, but that's the limit of my experience with blog software.

Someone in the opposition to paperless e-voting (BBV) has asked me to help with (yet another) site which will seek to help promote awareness of this critical issue. It can run on either a Linux or Windows box.

The thing that makes this site, which will be similar to a blog (with multiple authors) is that on the front page there will be boxes (sections) with "Latest NEWS Items", "Latest ACTION Items", "Latest ANALYSIS/OPINION Items" and so on.

Each of those sections will contain the title/blurb for a dozen (or so) articles, with links to the rest of each story. There will also be a link, for each section, to older articles in that section.

Different authors will log in and be responsible for each such section (or zone, whatever you want to call it.)

Can someone recommend a good blogging or other such content management system for this? PM me if you want to see a mockup of the site being built.

Much thanks...
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Fleurs du Mal Donating Member (511 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-19-04 06:39 PM
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1. Almost sounds like a Wiki
for instance, TWiki.
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gottaB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-20-04 08:14 AM
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2. a couple
I've tinkered with blosxom and greymatter.

blosxom is the sleeker and more configurable of the two, but I ran into a few problems that were beyond my competence. The blosxom mailing list was somewhat helpful. I've been wanting to set up something with blosxom on my home machine, but I'm pretty lackadaisical about it.

greymatter is a little more stable and more userfriendly. I got great help from the greymatter forums, but I found that a couple of features I wanted would require visitors to use javascript, which is not what I wanted. It's possible that's no longer the case. There seemed to be a community of people contributing mods and templates, though not to the extent that people contribute to blosxom, which is by design extremely modular.

Both require perl.
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