I am trying to program a web page for a restaurant and need help deciding between content managers. I have tried to work with Joomla before but found it was counter-intuitive and had a very steep learning curve. I am looking for something I both use to build a site and teach a non-techie how to easily use to update their site.
I will be using a linux server. Here’s the site of options: https://hostingconnection.godaddy.com/AllApplications.aspx?id=8
You are not limited to using the software listed on this page, these are just some of the suggestions from GoDaddy. Joomla is one of the easiest Content Management Systems (CMSs) to learn and it makes it very easy and-user friendly for end-users to maintain the content. It is also one of the most widely used and robust systems. A number of government sites have recently migrated to Joomla.
Quick comments on the software titles listed:
anyInventory – an inventory system rather than a CMS
Drupal – VERY powerful but is much harder to learn than Joomla and not nearly as user friendly for the end-user.
Mambo – Joomla is a spin-off of Mambo, think of it as Joomla 1.0, not as powerful as Joomla.
MODx – more of a development framework than a CMS.
Moodle – used mostly for educational sites (online schools).
nucleusCMS – used mostly for blogs and blog-like sites.
Pligg – Used to create social networking sites.
SilverStripe – powerful development framework but not as user-friendly as Joomla.
Xoops – just read the comments from GoDaddy users
I really doubt that you will find a CMS that will be much easier to learn than Joomla. You may actually want to consider GoDaddy’s “Website Tonight” feature which builds a site based on a pre-designed template for you in a matter of minutes – http://www.godaddy.com/hosting/website-builder.aspx?ci=9028
on: 14th June 10