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    Quote Originally Posted by bogart View Post
    Wordpress is a great CMS. In a short time you can build out a site. I've seen websites built on wordpress and it works well. But the templates were custom.
    Custom templates are reasonably priced these days, there is quite a bit of competition. You just need a good designer to get the look+feel ok.

    Quote Originally Posted by bogart View Post
    I have around 50 articles. But many are between 700 to 1000 words. The social sites have an edge when it comes to fresh content. But it appears that sites seen as blogs don't have the staying power.
    Hmm, you definitely need a CMS with this amount of information, trying to manage this with a custom app would become a real pain in the butt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chatterbox View Post
    Hmm, you definitely need a CMS with this amount of information, trying to manage this with a custom app would become a real pain in the butt.
    I'm thinking about using php or shtml. At a later time do a redesign.

    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    I am possibly the worst designer ever.
    On a technical level, SHTML is pretty easy. You just copy the "shared" part of your design to include files and then you call the include files:
    Code:
    <!--#include virtual="/includes/header.shtml" -->
    This makes it easy to make sitewide updates with just a few keystrokes.
    Which do you like better php or shtml?

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    I started with a WP site, didn't like it... Moved onto static sites... Didn't like 'em... Moved onto creating my own custom CMS (with Nathan's help), which I am still satisfied by.

    Bogart: If you're going static... I'd recommend using variables to store your page titles/page content (within includes). This will make it a heap easier to add new pages. You can use SHTML or PHP, personal preference really. I used SHTML.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles View Post
    I started with a WP site, didn't like it... Moved onto static sites... Didn't like 'em... Moved onto creating my own custom CMS (with Nathan's help), which I am still satisfied by.
    Did you use Drupal or Joomal to create the custom CMS?

    Bogart: If you're going static... I'd recommend using variables to store your page titles/page content (within includes). This will make it a heap easier to add new pages. You can use SHTML or PHP, personal preference really. I used SHTML. [/QUOTE]

    I agree here. I've used PHP for a few small sites. One issue is that should the server be running slow, the sites don't fully load.

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    HTML or Wordpress??

    Hey Guys,

    I am getting ready to build a private article site, I guess you could say much like techfaq but I doubt will ever reach the 4000 alexa rank

    Anyways I am trying to get some thoughts of what type of templates I should use, wordpress?

    I have never used WP before, I have always used DNN, something never heard of around here..lol. But it is just stick for me.

    or HTML?

    I want to able to put a video or ad (from any network) where I please.

    What are your recommendations?

    Thanks Guys

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    you can embed videos,ads in wordpress..

    Use the register only plugin to make it a private site..

    You can find a lot of good templates by googling..

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    Do you think WP would be a good option for a site like this?

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    Can you embed something javascript? and stuff like that. Obviously I like proxies, so the techfaq proxy list is something I would DEFFinatly want...I just do not know if it would be possible with wordpress. I would need MySQL etc and just do not know if its WP compatible.

    Thanks IN Advance

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    I would go with WordPress. WP makes it easy to get your site off the ground and get things moving in the right direction

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    A customized wordpress theme would fit the package It works well with SEO,

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