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Old 06-09-2010, 13:39   #1 (permalink)
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Client wants ability to update website

I have no experience in CMS such as Joomla but need to build a site in which the client has the ability to update the content quite regularly.

client: "If i could upload pics/videos that would be a bonus but not essential."

Where do I start with this? The site will be fairly basic, I can build it in a fairly short time scale but not sure how to implement the CMS. Any advice appreciated.

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Old 06-09-2010, 13:46   #2 (permalink)
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I'm sure everyone here will go on about Wordpress, but I've found MODx to be really easy to pick up.

Very easy to port an existing site into as well. Plus, I can help you if you run into trouble.

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Old 06-09-2010, 13:49   #3 (permalink)
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wordpress should do that
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Old 06-09-2010, 13:52   #4 (permalink)
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I'll say WP also, easy to pick up and nice simple interface for the client.
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Old 06-09-2010, 14:08   #5 (permalink)
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Cheers, will look into these. What would you guys charge someone for creating a basic Wordpress site?
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Old 06-09-2010, 14:17   #6 (permalink)
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That is a very vague question old chap!
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Old 06-09-2010, 14:34   #7 (permalink)
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I know, I'll just need to pluck a number out the air then
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Old 06-09-2010, 14:39   #8 (permalink)
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10k easy
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Old 06-09-2010, 14:55   #9 (permalink)
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I would second Refreshed, "IMHO" modX is far better and indeed easier for building a website than Wordpress although Wordpress beats modx if you are building a blog.
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Old 06-09-2010, 16:15   #10 (permalink)
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I charge 1.5k to 8k depending on how and what. Wordpress is so flexible its defiantly worth taking a bit of time out to learn. My last 4-5 sites have been wordpress based.
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Old 06-09-2010, 16:26   #11 (permalink)
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ModX!
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Old 06-09-2010, 17:08   #12 (permalink)
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I am a Wordpress fanatic, but after reading this thread and checking out Modx, it seems to be a sexy little CMS. I might just use it for the site I was about to port over to Wordpress.

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Old 06-09-2010, 17:23   #13 (permalink)
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I can see the advantages of using Wordpress. If a blog is going to be one of the main features of your site, then Wordpress is unbeatable.

However, if you want your site to have plenty of other features, you can easily build a blog with the same functionality as Wordpress, and add all the other bits too.

I've built sites with both, and just found MODx easier to get my head around. Also, its extremely flexible and has a very active and friendly community behind it.
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Old 06-09-2010, 17:26   #14 (permalink)
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I'm sold after reading about the chunks, tv's and ditto.
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Old 06-09-2010, 17:58   #15 (permalink)
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Humm.. May have to have a nosey..
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Old 06-09-2010, 18:18   #16 (permalink)
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I've never used Wordpress so I reckon I'll try out this ModX.
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Old 06-09-2010, 18:33   #17 (permalink)
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Old 06-09-2010, 18:48   #18 (permalink)
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Use wordpress. Are you going to totally design your own theme or use one thats already been made and modify it a little bit? I think that's going to decide how much you charge. The actual wp installation and setting it up is a breeze so you shouldn't charge a fuckton if you just do that with a theme you download.
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Old 06-09-2010, 23:15   #19 (permalink)
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I am really new to HTML/CSS, and I didn't even really need to read any documentation to "ModX" a site. It's really intuitive.

Code your site, strip the content then add the syntax and paste it into to the manager. Easy as that.

We have just moved to Revolution, and it is fantastic. The extras are seemless, and all worked first time round for me. You can even download them and install them direct to your site via the manager and not even use a browser.
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Old 07-09-2010, 10:03   #20 (permalink)
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Sounds good. I'm still waiting to hear back from her. She wants a basic site for her Zumba classes that she can update with her class times, add photos and videos as well. She said there was a guy who said he'd do it for 400 but he was a bit weird so wants me to do it. I said I'd do it cheaper than that. Plan is to just build it in HTML/CSS as normal and then implement this ModX for her to update as she wants. She's in no rush for it so I can take my time.

edit: She's just given me the go ahead. She also said "I don't have a clue about computers so I'll trust you"... is this a worry for anyone wanting to update their own site?

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