I’m currently planning to make a new site for myself, a better one than the googlepage thingy I have right now. I want it to be a dynamic, database driven one. So the first thing I came across was joomla. Read two books about it, only to find that a lot of buttons/functions are in slightly different places or do slightly different things. I’m having trouble just making menu’s appear (where I want them) or making (news)items appear where I want them, or have they categorised under certain menu’s etc etc.
Seems it’s not as straightforward as I hoped it’d be.
But that may be due to the vast posibilities that are possible with joomla.
But I can’t find any decent gallery/webcomic kinda plugins or themes for joomla. A big portion is going to be images/gallery, and maybe one or two small comics or the like. I’d like to manage these seperate from each other.
(for instance, when you make a new item, you can type in a shitload of text, but you can’t have it linked to an image item, the way you would think of a webcomic. yo can link images in the text though)
I also want some people to be able to register, maybe use a shop and/or allow clients to login sometime in the future. These are things joomla is supposed to be good at…
But then there’s wordpress. which seems to do comics/gallery stuff pretty good, but I’m not so sure about the other features I might need.
I don’t want to end up having to redo my site once I actually get it to grow and want to add new features, but I’ve been fighting with joomla for over a month now. Wordpress is looking more and more interesting every day (haven’t tried to actually use it yet though…)
What are your thoughts on this.
Should I stick with joomla? or go for wordpress?
what are the cons and pro’s?
and before you say “do some research”… I have, it’s just like, well not seeing the forest anymore because of all the friggin trees in it right now…
So i want to start with:
- me being able to post new items, comics and portfolio items. And manage them around without needing to change properties in like 3 different windows (like in every other CMS I’ve tried so far)
- set up rights for other users to post or comment (like allowing another friend of mine 3. to keep another webcomic and/or blog on the same site)
eshop, client registring etc etc.