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In my view the simplest and the most popular content management systems are email browsers. Here you can view outline, edit each message, sort by date, from, subject, etc. Typical mail client is in essence a primitive (or not so primitive in case of Lotus Notes) text database.  The only bad thing is that  the headers are not that flexible ( although you can add any X-headers to mark you content they usually cannot be processed in the email browser).

For example you can write a script which create blog entries from emails. In this case you can manage blog using regular email client. You can use some standard attributes like  Date, Target (TO,CC)

Simple content management system does not mean that it is not powerful and always mean that it is flexible. As such they can beat their more complex brothers and sisters in many areas.  One also needs to understand that one size does not fit all: in essence   Blogs, WikiHelpdesks, Bug Tracking Systems are all content management systems with different strong and weak points and different specialization.

Many complex content management systems like infamous Documentum betray Unix principle and create a monster that is counterproductive.

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This WikyBlog is a great software, different to Wordpress, but it needs less resources if you got much traffic on the blog. I tested it, great cms.

aphpkb website

Andy's PHP Knowledgebase using MySQL is a database driven knowledgebase management system.
It includes bookmark friendly URLs, Q&A, easy search with browsing by category, article submission,
a powerful administrator interface and a professional and attractive interface.

Features include:

Knowledgebase Admin features include: Project details for SPINE

SPINE is a Web-based Content Management System. It features mixed static/dynamic content, separated template and content administration, granular privileges, user-friendly URLs, and plugins. Community plumbing

Is Drupal right for you? Probably not :-)
Drupal is a highly configurable, modular content management system. Before you can answer if Drupal is right for you, consider a couple of questions: Which type of Drupal user are you, and what are your needs?

Below is a list of common user types followed by Drupal features. If the features meet your needs and you have the skill-set required to implement them, Drupal might be a perfect system for you. (See the list at the bottom of this page for more on required skills.)

I'm a Blogger and I need...

Skills needed: end-user, administrator

I'm evaluating Drupal for my organization/company and we need...

Skills needed: evaluator, end-user

I'm a community organizer and I need...

Skills needed: evaluator, end-user, administrator, site developer (to some extent)

I'm a small business owner and I need...

Skills needed: evaluator, end-user, administrator, site developer (to a limited extent)

I build or design websites for clients and I need...

Skills needed: evaluator, administrator, site developer, developer (to some extent)

I'm a programmer and I need...

* a robust, well-designed, modular system that I can customize and extend
* well documented APIs
* system and architecture documentation and coding standards
* access to a community of other developers
* a rich feature list

Skills needed: administrator, programmer

Do you know what type of Drupal user you want to be? If you do, review the skill sets below to see what you'll need to get started:

Now is a good time to learn more about Drupal. The Case studies section examines typical types of sites that use Drupal and gives links to real sites of each type. This section includes a listing of hundreds of Drupal sites.

In the Feature overview we survey some of the most important and commonly deployed features of Drupal.

A discussion of the merits of using Drupal over writing a custom Web-application framework to support your project is presented in Rolling your own system vs. using Drupal.

HOWTO: Enact change within the Drupal communityupGallery: Images and links to the home pages of Drupal sites

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Recommended Links Project details for SPINE

SPINE is a Web-based Content Management System. It features mixed static/dynamic content, separated template and content administration, granular privileges, user-friendly URLs, and plugins.


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