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MrGrey
Xoops strong sides! - why choose Xoops?
  • 2008/4/20 9:04

  • MrGrey

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What are XOOPS strongest sides compared to other CMS's? Which attributes do you like the most?

Why do you think more people should find and embrace Xoops?

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Note that defining a software like XOOPS also helps to take most advantage of it or even finding it. Others opinions on strong features may also encourage users to take new approaches and use XOOPS to better or more nice looking websites.
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Could pls a moderator /administrator move this to:
"XOOPS general usage questions".

Sorry for this mishap...


/MrG

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Mamba
Re: Xoops strong sides! - why choose Xoops?
  • 2008/4/20 9:21

  • Mamba

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As posted by Richard Strauss:

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Here are 20 great reasons why XOOPS is the most powerful and creative option for your new website project;


1- XOOPS uses a database (currently MySql) to store all the content

2- XOOPS uses style sheets that allow quick and uniform style changes throughout the site

3- XOOPS uses templates that can be easily customised to suite your design needs.

4- XOOPS uses sophisticated access permissions to allow registered users special access to hidden sections.'

5- XOOPS uses add-in modules to display different types of content according to your design needs.

5- XOOPS is open source, that means it's totally free of charge with no timeouts or adverts attached.

6- XOOPS is well supported by a large community of thousands of developers and users worldwide.

7- XOOPS is being constantly improved and developed to incorporate all the latest website concepts and WC3 standards.

8- XOOPS allows custom development of themes, styles and home made modules to fit your exact needs.

9- XOOPS is search engine friendly and can produce optimised URLs in website addresses.

10- XOOPS uses safe and recognised PHP programming methods to ensure data integrity and security.

11- XOOPS is a dynamic content system, that means you can edit, delete, add and update content online instantly.

12- XOOPS incorporates many modules such as forums, photo galleries, calendars, article management etc.

13- XOOPS offers a superb email notification system allowing members to be updated instantly of any content changes.

14- XOOPS has a built in administration area that is available only to webmasters directly through the browser.

15- XOOPS does not require programming knowledge of html, css, or javascript, although this can be useful for customisation.

16- XOOPS can import whole existing websites written in html retaining complete integrity of all content and objects.

17- XOOPS is recocognised by CMS watch as a bonified, mature and well supported system that suites a wide audience of users.

18- XOOPS uses extensive use of smarty template engine that will be a delight to web developers and serious programmers.

19- XOOPS can be easily backed up to keep all your files and data safe in the event of a server crash.

20- XOOPS is multi-lingual allowing all major languages to use the system and modules.
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MrGrey
Re: Xoops strong sides! - why choose Xoops?
  • 2008/4/20 9:31

  • MrGrey

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So, if you would like to choose 3 features that you really like uourself, which whould it be?

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Mamba
Re: Xoops strong sides! - why choose Xoops?
  • 2008/4/20 9:45

  • Mamba

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Personally, I like the following (taken from here)

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* Fully Modularized: Modules can be installed/uninstalled/ativated/deactivated with a click using the XOOPS module administration system

* Versatile Group Permissions System: Powerful and user-friendly permissions system which enables administrators to set permissions by group

* Theme-based skinnable interface: XOOPS is driven by a powerful theme system. Both admins and users can change the look of the entire web site with just a click of a mouse. There are also over hundreds of themes available for download


Now with the upcoming version 2.3 you'll be able to also change themes for the Admin.

What I like about XOOPS is the healthy balance of power/features and ease of use. The upcoming release 3.0 will take it to the next level.
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sarahmx
Re: Xoops strong sides! - why choose Xoops?
  • 2008/4/20 10:43

  • sarahmx

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  • Since: 2007/10/28


- Good Support
- Modularized
- Easy to customize with themes, templates, smarty
- powerful group permission

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hackbrill
Re: Xoops strong sides! - why choose Xoops?
  • 2008/4/20 17:55

  • hackbrill

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  • Since: 2005/7/14


-modular
-permissions
-it's free and has excellent support

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MrGrey
Re: Xoops strong sides! - why choose Xoops?
  • 2008/4/21 11:02

  • MrGrey

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Hi again Xoop'ertroupers!


Quote:
What I like about XOOPS is the healthy balance of power/features and ease of use. The upcoming release 3.0 will take it to the next level.


I have understould /heard that XOOPS is one of the CMS's that makes it really easy to customize websites from scratch. With standard CSS (stylesheets), HTML (that everybody knows) and easy to use CMS-coding to implement into XOOPS (its far more intuitive then cms's like Drupal, Bitweaver, Joomla, e107 and SPIP). Is that so?

/MrG

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Mamba
Re: Xoops strong sides! - why choose Xoops?
  • 2008/4/21 14:20

  • Mamba

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  • Posts: 11256

  • Since: 2004/4/23


Quote:
I have understould /heard that XOOPS is one of the CMS's that makes it really easy to customize websites from scratch. With standard CSS (stylesheets), HTML (that everybody knows) and easy to use CMS-coding to implement into XOOPS (its far more intuitive then cms's like Drupal, Bitweaver, Joomla, e107 and SPIP). Is that so?


We definitely believe so!
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solo71
Re: Xoops strong sides! - why choose Xoops?
  • 2008/4/21 15:05

  • solo71

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  • Since: 2003/1/29


Xoops offers possibilities for skilless module developper to develop usefull modules.


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wishcraft
Re: Xoops strong sides! - why choose Xoops?

Hi mr grey? Are you one of these aliens

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They always seem interested in our software, but we always though the grey meant we where being eaten for the 'software' in our DNA.. I thought MrGrey Just reminded me of the species we earthling call 'The Grey' just because of the tone of melanoma that is in their skin...
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