I just installed Drupal yesterday with a bit of hassles but it's up now. I needed a CMS to build a small news site. However, before I go further I've read that Drupal seems to be hard to customize or presents pretty basic templates. I don't want to use a template that everyone has, but be able to upload my own template.
I've read a lot of good comments about Xaraya regarding how easy it is to customize it with my own templates. Here you have Xaraya Vs Drupal and here Drupal vs Xaraya
Also it seems to be that Drupal is more for blogs, while I don't want my site to be a blog nor allow people to leave comments. It will be just an information site.
People who prefer Drupal say it has more modules than Xaraya and others, what does that mean concretely?
This is the features that I really need:
- Ability to allow multiple users
- Easy to upload images
- Easy to add links
- Maybe some videos
- Possibility to send a newsletter to people who would have chosen to receive one
- Maybe a print friendly feature to print my articles
- Easy to use, meaning I don't want to go through all kinf of codes to do a minor change.
- Use the CSS files that I want
- Good design and easy to customize
Also, you may ask why I didn't check out Mambo, I know Mambo, the first site that I worked on was on Mambo and I remember how hard it was to add categories, align images and the interface was ugly, maybe it has changed now but I still have bad memories
Thanks for your help, if you have a site on one of these CMS please be kind to point me to them so I can get an idea of what I can get.
Edited by Nadir, 07 January 2006 - 07:25 PM.