I’ve been debating dumping MT in favor of a full blown CMS package for use here at SEB. My main motivation would be to have a user registration system so I could have a little more control over comments and the like. An integrated message board and poll system would also be nice. The two options I’ve been learning toward include Xoops 2 and e107. Of the two, Xoops seems like the more robust package, but e107 seems less resource hungry. Both have support for multiple themes and plug-ins for adding functionality and both seem to have active communities supporting them.
Biggest drawbacks to them would be the loss of pinging weblogs.com and other similar services as well as the trackback function. Plus the fact that the move over would mean any links to my current site from elsewhere would suddenly become defunct unless I opt to leave the old stuff in place as-is and just start fresh with the CMS.
I’ve set up test installs of both packages to gather opinions from you guys with. You can see the
Xoops install here and the e107 install here. I’d love to get some feedback from those of you who visit regularly on what you think.
Update 3/26/03: I’ve removed the test installs and as such have removed the links to them. You can still try them out at OpenSourceCMS.com though.