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#1 zed00

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:52 PM

I'm using the latest PageLines Framework and WordPress for a software company's site and have been asked to set up another site for a cabinet and furniture maker. These are very different beasts. The cabinet maker's site needs to be more of a glossy brochureware type of of site, with mainly static pages, minimal text, very few blog-style real-time posts or updating, lots of categorized galleries of photos that will not change often, etc. The hoster of this site allows for easy installation of WordPress, Joomla and Drupal. I've worked with older versions of Joomla quite a bit. Question: would I be better off using J or D instead of WP for this type of site? For example, just trying to set up a series of separate, statically-named directories for various cabinet and furniture photos in the WP media library is not particularly easy. I like certain WP and PL features, such as the QuickSlider, but just getting the static content established in the first place (prior to working on its presentation) is proving to be a bit of a pain. Appreciate any thoughts/comments/ideas!

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 02:06 PM

I've never personally tried using Joomla or Drupal so I can't say whether or not either would be better. If you're going to be uploading a lot of pictures, perhaps there are WordPress plugins you can install to make the sorting easier: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 02:18 PM

Thanks, CD. I do know from experience that Joomla could do the job but was hoping to stay with WP/PLF because I've been using these site dev tools more, of late. I did find a media manager plugin for WP that would help with my efforts but it was starting to feel like I was trying to force a square peg into a round hole -- it can certainly be done, but excessive smoothing of edges required.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 05:26 PM

I see what you mean. Maybe you can try using the media manager for a bit and make a decision from there?