IT Conversations has outgrown my homebrew content-management system and I’m looking for a replacement, preferably one written in PHP. Any recommendations?
During my research I’ve discovered that the term “content-manatement system,” which meant one thing in the pre-Web days, now usually refers to a web-site creation, management and runtime tool, but that’s not what I’m looking for. I just want a good behind-the-scenes package for managing the content on the input side of the database.
The IT Conversations site is rendered dynamically and statically from a MySQL database using PHP, Smarty (templates) and a fair amount of custom code. I’m happy with the rendering side of things. But I’ve also got a web-based admin system for adding and editing the data from which the site is rendered, and that’s the piece I want to replace. For example, the current system has no concepts of users or groups, so I can’t safely invite others to manage portions of the content.
As I look (superficially) at packages luke Drupal and Mambo, it doesn’t appear that they can be used to manage an arbitrary schema. Rather you’ve got to use their schemas, and I’d prefer not to have to convert the entire site, since I like the way it’s organized internally.